Politics

Artificial Love

Would it be possible to fall in love with an artificial intelligence? A new film seems to say yes.

God Was My Freshman Roommate

Troy University is opening up a faith-based dorm this fall. Church-state separationists are not impressed.

SCOTUS's Meaningless Death Penalty Rules

The Eighth Amendment forbids the execution of the mentally ill. So why did we kill John Errol Ferguson?

Wendy Davis's Catch-22

The Texas Democrat can run for governor and help revive her party, but she can't win—or can she?

How Long Do You Want to Live?

Turns out that for most people, the answer is, not any longer than they expect to.

Could Jeff Bezos Save the Newspaper Business?

The Washington Post, one of America's great newspapers, was on a downward spiral. Jeff Bezos stands as good a chance of saving it as anyone.

Sex Workers vs. Spitzer

The former "Love Guv" is back in the public eye and calling himself a feminist, but the anti-prostitution measures he signed into law make life more dangerous for women in the sex trade. 

L.A. Story

The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy: a new model for American liberalism?

Burgers from the Future

The first lab-grown meat has arrived. It's got a way to go.

Threat of Terrorism Still Making People Stupid

Is it too much to ask for partisans to just say that something, anything, isn't evidence that their opponents are terrible people?

Will the Department of Justice Find Zimmerman Guilty?

Critics of the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case have applauded the federal government's civil-rights probe. But it's unlikely to lead anywhere.

Exporting America's Campaigner-in-Chief

Jim Messina crosses the pond. Is he crossing Obama, too?

Majority Power Play

What took Senate Democrats so long to make progress on confirming executive-branch nominees?

Part-Time America

About those jobs the economy is creating—are any of them full-time?

The Long Road to a Decent Economy

Jobs numbers released today show how far we are from having a healthy middle class. 

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