Influencer Matt Yglesias - featured

Is the Rising Democratic Majority Doomed?

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The future is already here, but somehow we don't see it.

Can you explain bitcoin in a 2-minute video?

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The federal government's insane restrictions on medical marijuana

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Even though it could help military veterans, the federal government considers marijuana more dangerous and less medically valuable than cocaine and meth.

Why do some economists say the increase in inequality has been overstated?

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Big food: Michael Pollan thinks Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat

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Michael Pollan explains what studying the food system taught him about capitalism, and more

Labor force dropouts are dragging down wages

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A new study indicates that there's more room for monetary stimulus than a look at the unemployment rate alone would suggest.

How does the Palestinian unity deal affect the conflict?

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Lead water pipes didn't destroy the Roman Empire, after all

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A new study provides another blow to a famous theory about the fall of ancient Rome.

What's the FCC's next move after its loss in court?

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Is the birth control mandate popular?

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Bad news: you probably have herpes and don't know it

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I'm not even kidding. Check out these stats.

How did the Supreme Court justices react to Aereo's arguments?

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A nonprofit in Queens taught people to write iPhone apps — and their incomes jumped from $15k to $72k

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The first students of the Access Code program in New York saw their incomes go from $15,000 to just over $72,000 six months after graduation.

What’s the liberal equivalent of climate denial?

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Parties are supposed to tamp down on their base's worst instincts. The GOP is failing.

What Frozen's remarkable rise tells us about the movie industry

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Inflation and international ticket sales play a part in why Frozen is so successful.

15 ways to tell if that science news story is hogwash

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More than a million scientific papers are published each year. Here's 15 ways to spot shoddy research and shoddy coverage.

Starbucks Will Open in Original Bleecker Street Records Location

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It opens this summer.

Gregg Popovich Named 2013-14 NBA Coach of the Year

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Gregg Popovich Named 2013-14 NBA Coach of the Year[Click Here to View Photo Gallery] SAN ANTONIO (April 22, 2014) – The NBA today announced that San Antonio head co

Obama's new plan to cut prison sentences, explained

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The Obama administration has been extremely stingy in granting pardons or relief to prisoners. That's about to change entirely.

Reviewers will find more spelling errors in your writing if they think you're black

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Researchers gave lawyers a few different research memos. Sometimes they said a memo's author was white. Sometimes they said its author was black. When lawyers thought the author was black, they judged it much more harshly.

Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion just got cheaper for states

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States will spend 1.6 percent more to expand coverage to millions.

The animated map that explains the world

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Watch how democracy spread around the world — and learn why that matters so much.

"Basic": a beginner's guide to everyone's favorite new insult

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Over the past month, people across this great nation found themselves looking in the mirror asking themselves one thing: Am I basic?

Is buying a house a better investment than buying stock?

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Buying a home is risky, but it often makes financial sense because it's so heavily subsidized. But that's not a reason to think the policy of subsidization is a good idea.

What is network neutrality?

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Online sales taxes have cut Amazon business by nearly 10 percent

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A new study of five states with online sales taxes shows that customers in those states cut their Amazon purchases by nearly 10 percent.

The Supreme Court ruled voters can ban affirmative action

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Study: tax hikes could grow the economy

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A new study argues that higher tax rates could help the economy by giving us fewer bankers and more teachers & scientists.

Most Americans don't believe in the Big Bang — here's why they should

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Most Americans don't believe in the theory — here's why they should

Don’t read more health books. Read these 14 words.

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Don’t read more health books. Read these 14 words from the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reading Shakespeare without the sex jokes is the real tragedy.

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Class-based affirmative action, explained

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