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Mental Health Break

A watercolor compilation of your favorite YouTube cats:

New York Is Down With NPV

It just become the 11th state to join the National Popular Vote Compact, whose members agree to award their electoral votes in presidential elections to the winner of the popular vote, effective as soon as 270 electors’ worth of states sign the compact. Rick Hertzberg cheers: A lot of people labor under the misapprehension that the Electoral College […]

The View From Your Obamacare

A reader writes: Thank you so much for giving me a platform to share my Obamacare success story! Well, actually, it’s my brother’s story and it starts about a year ago. He was 25 and working for a small radio group in Ithaca, NY. He got into a PhD program at IUP, and since he was […]

Malkin Award Nominee

“In the last few days in terms of the people who have been yelling the loudest about [Truvada], they’ve all been associated with bareback porn. They’re all associated with bareback porn, which kind of makes my point that it’s a party drug,” – Michael Weinstein, president of the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest […]

Nobody Is Rounding Up Jews In Ukraine

Donetsk Chief rabbi: leaflet distributed by separatists asking Jews to register, calls it a "provocation" #Ukraine"— News On Ukraine (@News_On_Ukraine) April 18, 2014 Yesterday, a troubling report that Jews...Show More Summary

A Quote For Good Friday

“Just as we were all, potentially, in Adam when he fell, so we were all, potentially, in Jerusalem on that first Good Friday before there was an Easter, a Pentecost, a Christian, or a Church. It seems to me worth while asking ourselves who we should have been and what we should have been doing. […]

Dissent Of The Day

A reader writes: Your criticism of Jo Becker is hopelessly histrionic. I watched election returns at my then-boyfriend’s apartment in West Hollywood on November 4, 2008. I still recall the bewildering disorientation associated with feeling such enormous pride that our country had elected our first black president – while, at the same time, feeling such […]

The Putin Way Of War, Ctd

Vice captures a Ukrainian police station being overrun: Mark Thompson explores the Russian military tradition of maskirovka in more depth: Maskirovka (which is rooted in the English word, mask) is designed to sow confusion and frustration among opponents by denying them basic information. Show More Summary

The Math On The Midterms

Sides calculates that the GOP’s House majority could grow significantly larger:  [B]ased on the current model and current conditions, there is a real chance that the 2014 election could give the GOP as many or more seats as it had after the wave election of 2010.  There is less of a chance, though still a chance, that […]

Edward Snowden, Russian Propagandist?

Joe Coscarelli introduces the above video: With NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s asylum in Russia still technically temporary, he’s doing his best to fit in. [Yesterday], that included a special appearance — or bizarre PR stunt — during a televised Q&A with Vladimir Putin, in which Snowden served up a chance for Putin to tell the world that […]

Another Goldwater Moment?

Douthat declares that “the most striking thing about the public polling on the 2016 Republican nomination isn’t just the absence of a clear frontrunner: It’s the absence of a clear pair or trio or even a quartet of frontrunners.” He wonders if we are deviating from “the path that every post-1970s Republican primary campaign has ultimately taken, in which a candidate […]

8 Million Sign Ups

German Lopez charts the latest enrollment figures: Cohn looks at the demographics: As for the age mix, you may have heard that about 40 percent of the population eligible for coverage in the marketplaces is between the ages of 18 and 34. That’s true and, obviously, 28 percent is a lot less than 40 percent. The worry has always been […]

What’s The Deal With The Ukraine Deal?

Talks in Geneva between Ukraine, Russia, the US, and the EU on the Ukrainian crisis produced an agreement last night: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry outlined the terms of the deal during a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland. All parties agreed that all sides refrain from violence. All illegal groups must be disarmed. All illegally […]

The Discovery Of Earth’s Cousin

Alex Knapp summarizes the news: NASA has announced that its Kepler telescope has uncovered a new solar system about 500 light years away, currently dubbed Kepler 186. Circling that star are five planets, and the outermost planet, Kepler-186f, is about the size of Earth and within the star’s habitable zone. “The discovery of Kepler-186f is a significant step toward […]

Cell Phones On The Cellblock

Jonathan Franklin explores how members of the Primeiro Comando do Capital (PCC), Brazil’s most powerful prison gang, use mobile phones to conduct business and cause chaos on the outside: Whether its members are looking up the home address of their least favorite guard, organizing a riot, or even buying gold bullion with stolen credit card numbers, the PCC has […]

Chart Of The Day

Matthew Klein’s interactive visualization on the ways we die is worth a few minutes of your time. One frame that sticks out:

Time To Regulate E-Cigs?

A group of Democratic lawmakers led by Dick Durbin has issued a report showing that, in the absence of regulations like those imposed on tobacco products, e-cigarettes are being openly marketed to young people: The Gateway to Addiction report...Show More Summary

Why We Yawn

Konnikova relays the research: Boredom, hunger, fatigue: these are all states in which we may find our attention drifting and our focus becoming more and more difficult to maintain. A yawn, then, may serve as a signal for our bodies to perk up, a way of making sure we stay alert. When the psychologist Ronald Baenninger, a professor emeritus at […]

Over The Hill At 24

It may be the age at which our cognitive performance peaks: That’s the conclusion of a new study in PLoS One published last week by psychology researcher Joseph Thompson and his colleagues at Canada’s Simon Fraser University. The team...Show More Summary

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