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Manicured lawns are ruining the planet.

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Sarah Baker and her partner, Daryl Watson, stand in their yard outside of Alexandria, Ohio. Town officials have declared it "a nuisance." (by Amanda Taylor)

He thinks that he can bring back American jobs from China and Mexico. He can't, because those jobs have disappeared.

Yes, gridlock blocks needed change. No, that's not the end of the story.

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Stop enforcing bad custody agreements by locking kids up.

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The President needs to appoint a new, visionary Bureau of Corrections head.

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During the ‘08 economic crisis, Democrats and Republicans worked across party lines to bail out the banks. Time to do the same for working class homeowners.

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Designers from a top firm decode the symbols of the campaign.

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The big cats lose habitat to human encroachment every year. Conservation, not Internet outrage, is what they need.

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Macroeconomists get a lot of press for all the wrong reasons

It’s not about racism. It’s about tradition, pride, honor, respect. A defense of the Confederate flag? Well, yes, all of that’s been said in support of the banner many oppose as a symbol of white supremacy and racial oppression. But the same lofty ideals have also been invoked to justify the name of Washington’s pro […]

Social Security Disability Insurance is a crucial program, not the monstrosity its opponents have described.

I talked to parents who found their children dead, to kids who watched their parents die. It took a toll.

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Julian Assange thinks American academics are not citing WikiLeaks because of cozy ties with the State Department. Let me offer an alternative hypothesis.

Many of the preferences and deductions in our tax code are upside-down. Take the quiz as to why that's the case.

One of academia’s little-known secrets is that private college admissions are exempt from Title IX’s ban on sex discrimination.

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Please stop talking about my child's anatomy.

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Even today, married women don’t have the full protection of criminal law against being raped by their husbands in some states.

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I wanted to understand the sharing economy. Instead, I got schooled in the failures of Atlanta's public transit system.

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A small thought about the difference between vacation conversation-starters and workaday conversation-starters.

Runaway costs could mean more games in authoritarian regimes.

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