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The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #200

A reader writes: I knew immediately upon seeing this image that it was not Seattle … that is all I know. Another: Reminds me of Taxco, Mexico – a great town with real Old World atmosphere, in the mountains southwest of Mexico City. Another gets the right continent: Eleusina, Greece. Shot in the dark, based […]

Muscle Beyond Russia’s Means?

Daniel Gross points out that Putin’s Ukraine adventure could end up being very costly for Russia: In 2013, Russia’s economy grew at a meager 1.3 percent rate, down sharply from 3.4 percent in 2012. This year is likely to be no better. In its world Outlook issued [last] week, the International Monetary Fund downgraded its projection for Russian economic growth in […]

Is A Russian Annexation Now Inevitable?

[PHOTOS] A closer look at the standoff threatening to tear Ukraine apart— Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) April 15, 2014 If #Ukraine starts inflicting casualties on militias, how will #Moscow react?...Show More Summary

“This Is God’s Plant”

Matt Melema finds that evangelicals are starting to come around on marijuana: No one has done a poll of where evangelicals in particular stand on pot, but talking to a dozen or so of them makes me think that the feelings of young evangelicals are shifting as fast as many others of their generation. Given the history of churches decrying marijuana as a […]

The Sticker-Price On Obamacare Goes Down

Yesterday, the CBO estimated (pdf) that the ACA will be cheaper than originally projected: Cohn explains why costs have decreased: The higher the premiums, the more expensive the subsidies. And that’s where the law has, so far, outperformed expectations. Insurers are offering plans with lower premiums than CBO and other experts had predicted. As a result, the […]

Is Camp 7 Camp No?

Yesterday, I assumed that the top-secret camp at Gitmo called Camp 7 was the same as the top-secret Camp No or “Penny Lane”, of the Gitmo “suicides” infamy. And that conflation is floating around the Interwebs. But it’s almost certainly wrong. Camp No is widely believed to be run by the CIA, and to have […]

Quote For The Day

“When I first transitioned, I proudly identified as a “tranny” until people within the trans community told me the word was offensive to them. I complied but quickly realized that while striving to be accepted by the hetero-dominated world, the upper echelons of the trans community were trying to sweep the fringe under the rug […]

Late Show Nation, Ctd

A reader has an inspired idea about who could replace Colbert: My heart just jumped at you’re “Samantha!” comment. I’ve been telling my friends for a couple of years that my dream Colbert replacement, or replacement for Stewart if he ever left Daily Show for that matter, would be: The husband and wife co-anchor team of Samantha […]

Walmart Goes Granola?

The big-box behemoth plans to start selling a line of organic foods: The world’s largest retailer announced Thursday that it would be partnering with Wild Oats, a prominent health food label, to expand the organic offerings in its grocery section and drive down the price of organic foods across the country. … Starting later this month, the Wild Oats […]

A Hairbrained Regulation, Ctd

A reader quotes Elizabeth Nolan Brown on the controversy over the Army’s new hairstyle guidelines, which critics say are biased against black women: “Why not start from a place of allowing women and their immediate supervisors to make those determinations?” Yeah, because if there are two things a military is about, they are decentralized management and individual […]

The Mafia Mind

A recent study out of Sicily suggests that, contrary to popular perception, mafia members may be less psychopathic than other criminals: To measure psychopathic traits, the researchers administered the Italian version of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL-R). This is an interview in which the assessor rates whether the subject displays each of 20 specific […]

Hyperactive Prescribing? Ctd

Another big round of emails, which get more and more nuanced: Thank you so much for featuring this discussion about ADHD. It has been wonderful reading the experiences of others in similar circumstances and I’ve taken away a real sense of solidarity from your other readers who have written in. I was diagnosed with ADHD inattentive […]

From Tree To Cup

While touring the harvest season in Ethiopia, David Farley learned the basics: Coffee, it turns out, touches a lot of hands. “It’s a very finicky process,” [coffee buyer Geoff] Watts said of coffee’s march to the market. “There are so many little things that could go wrong to change or taint the flavor of the coffee.” […]

Inheriting A Tax Penalty

Marc Fisher reports on the government’s attempts to collect old debts: A few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice’s tax refunds from both the IRS and the state of Maryland. Grice had no idea that Uncle Sam had seized her money until some days later, when she got a letter saying […]

The Best Of The Dish Today

Well it’s good to know, I guess, that the Clintons still have a talent for driving right-wingers completely nuts. (And, yes, I consider myself in partial recovery from Clinton Derangement Syndrome, but it’s one day at a time. And the dynasty - Chelsea is ready! – isn’t running yet. So give me time.) I’m also discovering […]

Lyndon’s Legacy

It’s come to Broadway: Last week’s observations of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act have rekindled debate over just how LBJ and his presidency ought to be remembered. Albert Hunt argues that the architect of the Great Society is under-appreciated, due in large part to the shadow of the Vietnam War: In a Gallup poll, only 20 […]

Misinformed Memories

Rebecca Schwarzlose considers why it can be difficult to distinguish real from imagined memories: Why is reality monitoring a challenge? To illustrate, let’s say you’re at the Louvre standing before the Mona Lisa. As you look at the painting, visual areas of your brain are busy representing the image with specific patterns of activity. So far, so […]

Lead On Loan

Graham Denyer Willis reports on a Brazilian crime ring that operates “a kind of gun library … to help members get back on their feet after being released from prison”: The “assistance bank” offers a gun and a cash loan of up to 5,000 Reais ($2,500 USD), an amount roughly eight times the monthly minimum wage. Borrowers have […]

Faces Of The Day

Masked faithfuls dressed as a devil, popularly known as ‘Talciguin’, while taking part in the celebration of an ancient local tradition marking the start of Holy Week on April 14 in Texistepeque, some 84 km west of San Salvador, El Salvador. Talciguines lash Catholic faithfuls to cleanse their sins. By Jose Cabezas/AFP/Getty Images.

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