The Sarah Palin Gravy Train

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Sarah Palin’s new paid video service shows how perverse incentives are damaging Republican politics.

Environmental Justice v. Science Deniers

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Why are the conservative leaders of the U.S.A. in complete denial about environmental oppression?

Raising Our Man to Be a Man

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To Garon and Jamie, equality is important, and they’re gonna make sure their little dude knows that.

Making a Kramer Out of Melissa Harris-Perry

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Why the media’s coverage of the Melissa Harris-Perry controversy wrongfully made her into a villain.

The Boys’ Club and Sexism in Politics

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Sexism in politics is not a Republican problem—it’s everybody’s problem.

Why Won’t The Death Panel Myth Die?

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Years after it was debunked, Republicans are still hawking Sarah Palin’s “death panel” myth.

Talking to Your Daughter About Beauty

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“I still remember the names of two girls my father identified as pretty in a fifth-grade class picture.”

The Government Shutdown Gold Mine

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If you want to know why the Republican Party does so many crazy things these days, just follow the money.

“Tea Party” Pollutes Body Politic

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What’s in a name? When it comes to the “Tea Party,” a distortion of history.

How Competition Among Women Reinforces Sexism

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“We need to stop expecting other women to help us just because we’re women, too.”

The Data Revolution in Sports, Part 2

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In Part 1 of his essay, Liam Day traced the history of the data revolution from the factory floor to baseball’s front offices and beyond. In Part 2, he examines the fear of data.

Game Over: Why Mitt Romney’s Windfall will be his Downfall [VIDEO]

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Cameron Conaway believes investigative journalist Greg Palast just sunk Mitt Romney

On the Eleventh of the Eleventh

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Looking back upon what we could have learned from 9/11, Greg Olear sees only opportunists of many stripes using the events to further their agendas.

The Great Chick-fil-A Snake Oil “Faith” Hustle

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Michael Rowe believes that even if Dan Cathy were a medieval peddler selling slivers of the One True Cross, he couldn’t be more of a fraud than he is in this instance.

On Accents, English and American

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Lewis Lehe riffs on English accents, discussing the possible replacement of Received Pronunciation with Dizzeerascalian.

Dear Mitt, Advice from a Voter

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Mark Ellis would like to give Romney a bit of advice with his campaign.