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The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous

Gabrielle Glaser The Atlantic The 12 steps are so deeply ingrained in the United States that many…

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Executing the Insane Is Against the Law of the Land. So Why Do We Keep Doing It?

Stephanie Mencimer Mother Jones SIX YEARS BEFORE he shaved his head, donned camo fatigues, and fatally shot…

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Why Police Are So Good at Busting Pot Smokers and So Bad at Keeping Women from Getting Murdered

Hannah K. Gold AlterNet On February 18, 26-year-old Houston resident Takita Mathieu was shot dead by her…

Jill Lawrence

Hey, Governors: You Didn’t Build That

Jill Lawrence Politico Republican governors in the heartland are taking an economic victory lap for what might…

Margaret Sullivan

Spoilers, Embargoes, Disclosures and ‘Jinx’

Margaret Sullivan The New York Times For some of those enthralled with HBO’s documentary series “The Jinx,”…

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Carly Fiorina Shapes Herself as the Republican Foil to Hillary Clinton

Amy Chozick New York Times She has been the chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, a senior adviser to…

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What Net Neutrality Rules Mean for Consumers

Amy Schatz re/code The FCC’s new net neutrality rules for Internet providers are out today and they are…

Caroline Criado-Perez

Who cooked Adam Smith’s dinner?

Caroline Criado-Perez  New Statesman We don’t normally think of unpaid work as relevant to the economy. Housework…

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Scalia’s Embarrassing Question

Lara Bazelon Slate Here is a dirty little secret about the exonerated, some of whom were on…

Amanda Marcotte

White Christian America in Decline: Why Young People Are Sick of Conservative Religion

Amanda Marcotte AlterNet There’s been a lot of media attention recently to the changing demographics of the…

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Policing by fleecing, in Ferguson and beyond

Ruth Marcus Washington Post The most important thing to understand about the problems with the police force…

Kathleen Parker

Another GOP meltdown bodes ill for 2016

Kathleen Parker Washington Post I’m getting that deja vu feeling as House Republicans these past several days…

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Do the Koch Brothers Really Care About Criminal-Justice Reform?

Molly Ball The Atlantic Here is the thing the Koch brothers wish their critics understood: They just…

Amy Goodman

TV Meteorologists Should Say It Loud and Clear: Climate Change Is Here

Amy Goodman TruthDig President Barack Obama issued the third veto in his more than six years in…

CoraCurrier

Spies Among Us: How Community Outreach Programs to Muslims Blur Lines Between Outreach and Intelligence

Cora Currier The Intercept Last May, after getting a ride to school with his dad, 18-year-old Abdullahi…

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Angel investing was always male-dominated. That’s finally changing.

Sarah Barmak McLean’s Back in 2001, at an angel-investing conference in Toronto—a gathering of wealthy individuals who…

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Is the Most Powerful Conservative in America Losing His Edge?

Molly Ball The Atlantic Erick Erickson—the editor in chief of RedState.com, a right-wing pundit whom Democrats loathe…

Dawn Chmielewski

What If North Korea Wasn’t Behind the Sony Hack?

Dawn Chmielewski Re/code From the moment the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified North Korea as the culprit behind…

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On Nerd Entitlement

Laurie Penny New Statesman A few people have forwarded me MIT professor Scott Aaronson’s post about nerd…

Peggy Noonan

The Cuban Regime Is a Defeated Foe

Peggy Noonan Wall Street Journal If a change in policy is in the American national interest, then…

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