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Demonstrations have spread from Baltimore to more than 15 other cities.
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While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some of the remarkable writers and thinkers who have traded links and ideas with him from Blogosphere 1.0 to this day to contribute posts and keep...
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When you think about the Kentucky Derby, what flavors come to mind? A refreshing mint julep? Pillowy biscuits propping up salty glazed ham? The sweet tang of pickled shrimp? Or how about…tamales? As radio journalist Tina...
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Trains hauling crude oil have continued to explode across the United States and Canada this year as oil production booms in North Dakota and Alberta. Nearly two dozen oil trains have derailed in the past two...
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Christie ally insists that "evidence exists" linking governor to traffic debacle.
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Eyewitnesses: How the Baltimore riots really started On April 12, Freddie Gray was arrested by Baltimore police. One hour later he was comatose. A week later he was dead, succumbing to spinal injuries inflicted while in...
Plants and animals around the world are already suffering from the negative impacts of manmade global warming—including shrinking habitats and the spread of disease. A great number are also facing the ultimate demise—outright extinction—among them the...
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The number of kids entering the juvenile justice system has declined steadily in recent years, yet girls continue to represent an ever-growing share of those arrested, detained, and committed to custody. In his latest collection of...
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Zahra Noorbakhsh was 12 and attending Farsi school in California when a teacher told her that if she didn't start wearing the hijab, her mother might burn in hell. So she tried it. But a trip...
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Bringing Down Gaddafi By Andrei Netto PALGRAVE MACMILLAN Andrei Netto snuck into Libya in 2011, during the heady days of the Arab Spring, and found rebels of "noble, almost poetic aspirations." He stayed long enough to...
"The ground is shaking," a man's voice says, sounding incredulous. "Shit," he says, amid giggles of disbelief from others. Then, seconds later, the camera swings around to see something truly horrifying: a wall of snow and...
As politicians, celebrities, and journalists gathered for the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner last night in D.C., just miles away in Baltimore, Maryland, a big crowd marched to protest the death in police custody of 25-year-old...
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While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some of the remarkable writers and thinkers who have traded links and ideas with him from Blogosphere 1.0 through today to pitch in posts and keep...
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Here's something that won't come as a surprise to anyone who has ever devoured a pint of Rocky Road after a miserable day at work: Researchers at UC Davis recently found that 80 percent of people...
This piece was originally published by Civil Eats. Do you ever wonder why so much organic food also carries animal welfare labels? The short answer is that while the US Department of Agriculture's organic standards...
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Under the Bus By Caroline Fredrickson THE NEW PRESS Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg encourages women to "lean in" and become leaders while former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter insists we "can't have it all." But what of...
Happy Earth Day! Today is a day we can all band together and share our love for this beautiful planet—or at least drown our sorrows about climate change with nerdy themed cocktails. Later today, President Barack...
Solving California's water crisis got a lot harder on Monday when a state appeals court struck down steeply tiered water rates in the city of San Juan Capistrano. Like many other California cities, this affluent Orange...
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Nobel Prize-winning scientist Peter Doherty wrote the book on pandemics—literally.
Liz Mair, the GOP operative who resigned from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign-in-waiting after a day on the job, is in campaign mode again—and this time, she's targeting her former boss. On Tuesday morning, Mair sent...
With the gaggle of GOP 2016 presidential contenders growing, the Republican wannabes have largely refrained from assailing one another and have instead focused their wrath on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. But now Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)...
What if there was a platform that was kind of like Yelp, but with a feminist twist—where you could rate businesses (specifically bars, clubs, and restaurants) according to how their staff and patrons treat women? That's...
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If you live in the West, particularly in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered a 25 percent mandatory reduction in household water use, you may have started taking shorter showers. Perhaps a spiky array of...
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If you live in the West, particularly in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered a 25 percent mandatory reduction in household water use, you may have started taking shorter showers. Perhaps a spiky array of...
Finally, there might be some good news for people inhaling Beijing's famously filthy air: It's getting a bit cleaner, according to a new analysis released by Greenpeace today. Pollution levels in the Chinese capital have shown...
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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico five years ago today, killing 11 men and sending nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the sea. After the well was finally plugged, the...
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The American government is helping China tap its vast shale gas reserves—and the profits are fueling US companies.
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We mapped where pot is legal and semi-legal—and the next places it could go legit...
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"Beautiful by Night" captures the transformations of San Francisco's veteran drag queens.
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For now, anyway.
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A group of conservatives will try to end capital punishment today...
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Wages went up. But companies kept hiring.
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