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  • The Darker Side of Jason Mraz

    21 October 2014, 6:45 am by: Gabrielle Canon

    It was the early aughts and the American pop scene was closing out the chapter on a decade of boy bands. Singer-songwriters were up to bat, as John Mayer and Jack Johnson crooned their way up the charts and into the hearts of a nation weary of synchronized…
  • Man Who Believes God Speaks to Us Through "Duck Dynasty" Is About to Be Texas' Second-in-Command

    21 October 2014, 6:30 am by: Tim Murphy

    As a Texas state senator, Dan Patrick has conducted himself in a manner consistent with the shock jock he once was. Patrick—who is now the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor—has railed against everything from separation of church and state to…
  • Texas Just Won the Right to Disenfranchise 600,000 People. It's Not the First Time.

    21 October 2014, 6:15 am by: Erika Eichelberger

    On Saturday morning, the Supreme Court ruled that Texas' harsh voter ID law could remain in effect for the upcoming midterm elections, potentially disenfranchising some 600,000 mostly black and Latino voters. In her dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote…
  • Yes, Mass Shootings Are Occurring More Often

    21 October 2014, 6:05 am by: Mark Follman

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  • "A Golden Age to Spy on Everyone:" A Conversation With Director Laura Poitras

    21 October 2014, 6:00 am by: Tom Engelhardt

    This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website.…
  • We Spent $7.6 Billion To Crush The Afghan Opium Trade—And It's Doing Better Than Ever

    21 October 2014, 12:05 am by: AJ Vicens

    Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan is at record levels, according to a new report from the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. That's despite more than a decade of American efforts to knock out the Afghan drug trade—at…
  • Everything You Need to Know About Ebola in America, in One Fantastic Quote

    20 October 2014, 11:13 pm by: Ben Dreyfuss

    Meet a man made of very stern stuff indeed:…
  • Colorado Dems: We Caught James O'Keefe and His Friends Trying to Bait Us Into Approving Voter Fraud

    20 October 2014, 6:09 pm by: Andy Kroll

    James O'Keefe, the conservative provocateur, has been on the prowl in Colorado, the setting of a close Senate race between Democratic incumbent Mark Udall and GOP Rep. Cory Gardner, as well as a nip-and-tuck governor's contest. Last week, O'Keefe and two of…
  • Elizabeth Warren Was on Fire This Weekend. Here Were Her 5 Best Lines.

    20 October 2014, 5:21 pm by: Sam Brodey

    It's good to be Elizabeth Warren. The senior senator from Massachusetts spent her weekend campaigning for Democrats in Minnesota, Colorado, and Iowa, and by all accounts, she tore it up, and got more than a few calls to run for president. (Breaking: she still…
  • The 5 Stupidest Paranoid Responses to Ebola

    20 October 2014, 4:41 pm by: Inae Oh

    As President Barack Obama noted in his weekly address Saturday, Ebola is a serious public health issue. But the level of paranoia that has surfaced across the country since Thomas Duncan became the first patient diagnosed with the disease in the United States…

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