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  • For Lower Back Pain, You Can Skip the Tylenol

    23 July 2014, 8:24 pm by: Kevin Drum

    Here's the latest from the frontiers of medical research:…
  • Twitter Releases Its Diversity Stats. And Boy, Are They Embarrassing.

    23 July 2014, 7:37 pm by: Josh Harkinson

    Twitter today followed in the footsteps of Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and Facebook by releasing statistics on the race and gender of its workforce. The company certainly deserves credit for voluntarily making its diversity stats public, unlike, say, Apple. "Like…
  • The Great Third-Pound Burger Ripoff

    23 July 2014, 5:19 pm by: Kevin Drum

    This is from a New York Times Magazine piece about America's innumeracy problem:…
  • Glenn Beck Tells Common Core Activists They Shouldn't Mention His Name

    23 July 2014, 4:14 pm by: Tim Murphy

    On Tuesday, 40¬†minutes into Glenn Beck's nationally broadcast "night of action" targeting the Common Core education standards being implemented in schools across the nation, a North Carolina activist named Andrea Dillon announced live that her state's…
  • Chart of the Day: Oil Is Getting Harder and Harder to Find

    23 July 2014, 12:46 pm by: Kevin Drum

    Oil expert James Hamilton has an interesting summary of the current world oil market up today, and it's worth a read. His bottom line, however, is that $100-per-barrel oil is here to stay:…
  • Lots of Americans Think Obamacare Has Benefited Nobody

    23 July 2014, 12:00 pm by: Kevin Drum

    Greg Sargent points us to an interesting new CNN poll about Obamacare. It asks the usual question about favoring or opposing the law, with the usual results. The basic question shows that Obamacare is unpopular by 40-59 percent, but when you add in the folks…
  • Nobody Knows What Makes a Good CEO

    23 July 2014, 10:51 am by: Kevin Drum

    Bloomberg has done a bit of charting of CEO pay vs. performance, and their results are on the right. Bottom line: there's essentially no link whatsoever between how well CEOs perform and how well they're paid:…
  • We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 23, 2014

    23 July 2014, 9:51 am

    US Navy sailors honor Pearl Harbor survivor Motor Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Wesley E. Ford at a memorial service at Pearl Harbor. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan.)  
  • That Antioxidant You're Taking Is Snake Oil

    23 July 2014, 6:00 am by: Tom Philpott

    Plants can't move. They're sitting targets for every insect, two- and four-legged creature, and air-borne fungus and bacteria that swirls around them. But they're not defenseless, we've learned. Under pressure from millions of years of attacks, they've evolved…
  • Contact: Gene Ween Grows Up

    23 July 2014, 6:00 am by: Jacob Blickenstaff

    Ween co-founder Aaron Freeman in Brooklyn. Jacob Blickenstaff…

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