Influencer Matt Yglesias - featured

"Total Eclipse of the Heart," in one chart

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Data visualization at its finest.

Six short, amazing Gabriel Garcia Marquez stories you can read this weekend

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Jump-start, or re-discover, your new literary obsession with the Colombian novelist and magic realist pioneer.

Obama's Ukraine plan relies on Europe, and that's why it's failing

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Western European countries have the power to deter Putin with economic sanctions, but they're not willing to use it.

Mammograms save fewer lives than you think

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You probably think mammograms save more a lot more lives than they actually do.

Way more than 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare

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Millions of sign-ups among young adults and new Medicaid enrollees extend the health care law's reach.

The dubious science of beards

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A new study supposedly shows beards are going out of style — but there's a problem with it

What is marijuana legalization?

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NBA Playoffs Preview

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Relax, it’s just a breakdown of the first round.

The Heritage Foundation's misleading tax chart

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Accurate information framed in a way that's calculated to mislead can lead people to think that the tax code is dramatically more progressive than it really is.

It's real: hackers are using Heartbleed to attack servers

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We've known Heartbleed was a theoretical problem since last week. But now a security team has detected a real-world Heartbleed attack.

Why are the lowly Milwaukee Bucks worth $550 million? Soaring inequality

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Suddenly the worst team in the NBA is worth half a billion dollars. The story of how that happened is the story of rising economic inequality in America — cartels, crushed unions, and soaring wealth that also serves as a form of consumption.

The parents of a murdered man saved his killer at the gallows

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At the last minute, and it's captured on film. The story behind this extraordinary incident and what it tells us about the death penalty in Iran and around the world.

American knee replacements are twice expensive as Dutch ones

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What we know about the pro-Russian flier threatening to round up Ukrainian Jews

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A flier says pro-Russian Ukrainians are forcing Jews to register in East Ukraine. But the document's authenticity is far from clear.

Why did Harry Reid call the Nevada rancher a domestic terrorist?

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Vox is a general interest news site for the 21st century. Its mission is simple: Explain the news. Politics, public policy, world affairs, pop culture, science, business, food, sports, and everything else that matters are part of our editorial ambit. Our goal is to move people from curiosity ...

Obama won't decide on the Keystone pipeline until after the November midterms

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The administration is putting off a decision on the controversial pipeline until after the midterm elections.

What happens to poor people in non-Medicaid expansion states?

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez wrote the greatest opening line to a book, ever

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Here is the legendary opening sentence to "100 Years of Solitude."

People who think they're attractive tend to be more comfortable with economic inequality

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A new study suggests that if you like how you look, it can cause you to also like inequality

The new study about oligarchy that's blowing up the Internet, explained

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Economic elites and interest groups affect policy, but the general public has little influence.

White House: 8 million people signed up for Obamacare

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The number comes after HealthCare.gov's botched rollout, which led to few sign-ups in the fall.

Which states allow charter schools?

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China's coal boom is slowing — that's a huge deal for climate change

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If so, that would make a huge difference for global efforts to slow the pace of climate change.

Beyond the Laffer Curve — the case for confiscatory taxation

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There's more to taxation than money. If we're serious about tackling inequality, we need to consider tax rates that are so high they won't raise any revenue at all — they'll just deter high wages and maybe boost middle class incomes.

Chelsea Clinton is a very typical pregnant woman

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New mothers are more educated now than they've ever been

If it Happened There: How would we cover Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy if it were in another country?

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The latest installment of a continuing series in which American events are described using the tropes and tone normally employed by the American media to describe events in other countries. WASHINGTON, United States—Though free of monarchy for more than two centuries, Americans this week were strangely fascinated by ...

Wildfires in the US keep getting worse — here's why

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A new study finds that wildfires in the Western US have been growing at a rate of 90,000 acres per year.

Here are the deadliest US cities for biking or walking

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The US has more biker and walker deaths than many European nations. And the worst offending cities aren't as obvious as you might think.

Scientists found a planet 500 light-years away that could be just right for life

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The planet, 500 light-years away, is the size of earth and might have liquid water

Are charter schools just for urban areas?

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Americans aren't ready for lab grown meat or driverless cars

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A new survey shows we're not interested the technologies of the future

9 questions you’re too embarrassed to ask about normcore

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You may already own everything you need to participate in fashion's newest trend.

If Russia invades Ukraine, this is how it will happen

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A full-on war between Russia and Ukraine is one of the four most-likely ways this crisis could end.

Obamacare succeeded for one simple reason: it's horrible to be uninsured

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After a catastrophic launch, Obamacare still signed up 8 million people. That's because being uninsured is worse than using HealthCare.Gov.