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  • What Can the Developer of the Polio Vaccine Teach Us About Ebola?

    30 October 2014, 2:46 pm by: Theresa Riley

    This story was originally published on…
  • GDP Increases at Not-Bad 3.5 Percent Rate in 3rd Quarter

    30 October 2014, 2:29 pm by: Kevin Drum

    Today's economic news is fairly good. GDP in the third quarter grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate, which means that the slowdown at the beginning of the year really does look like it was just a blip. Aside from that one quarter, economic growth has been pretty…
  • Will Snow Ruin Your Halloween?

    30 October 2014, 2:11 pm by: Tim McDonnell

    The snow forecast from today through the weekend. This data represents a worst-case scenario; there's a 95 percent change there will be less snow than this. National Weather Service…
  • 32 Countries Where Global Warming Could Make Violence Worse

    30 October 2014, 12:56 pm by: James West

    Recently, the Pentagon released a disturbing report. Climate change, it warned, will exacerbate problems like terrorism and disease outbreaks, drain military resources, and create new enemies. The report said that the military's basic operations—everything…
  • Chris Christie Needs to Rehearse His Lines Better

    30 October 2014, 12:44 pm by: Kevin Drum

    Paul Waldman comments on Chris Christie's latest outburst against a heckler:…
  • Watch Anita Sarkeesian Explain Gamergate's "Attacks on Women" and Convince Colbert He's a Feminist

    30 October 2014, 12:35 pm by: Inae Oh

    Anita Sarkeesian, the feminist critic at the center of the Gamergate controversy, appeared on The Colbert Report last night to explain the sexual harassment issues rampant in the gaming world and why women aren't going to just accept a "separate but equal"…
  • Here's What Democrats and Republicans Are Afraid Of

    30 October 2014, 11:33 am by: Kevin Drum

    Wonkblog regales us this morning with the chart on the right, which summarizes a recent Chapman University survey about what we're afraid of. Basically, it suggests that Democrats are more afraid of things than Republicans. This goes against the conventional…
  • "Wild-Caught," Eh? 30 Percent of Shrimp Labels Are False

    30 October 2014, 10:44 am by: Tom Philpott

    Shrimp is America's favorite seafood—we eat more of it than any other kind, by a wide margin. And the tasty crustacean still (more or less) thrives near our ample shores—from the Pacific Northwest to the Gulf to the Carolinas. That's why it's deeply weird…
  • Meet Another GOP Candidate Who's Pretending He's Pro-Choice

    30 October 2014, 10:37 am by: Andy Kroll

    Over the past few weeks, a number of Republican candidates have run deceptive advertisements or used sneaky language to paper over their hardline views on reproductive rights. Pols who've done this include Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Senate hopeful Scott…
  • We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 30, 2014

    30 October 2014, 10:28 am

    The USS George HW Bush travels through the Gulf of Aden after supporting strike operations in Iraq and Syria. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abe McNatt)

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