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Mitt Romney's Loss and the Art of the Concession
Mitt Romney’s Loss and the Art of the Concession

Although the election was called by major news outlets shortly after 11 p.m. last night, most of us… >>

Mark Bittman’s New Book Makes Vegan Easy
Mark Bittman’s New Book Makes Vegan Easy

A few months ago, I wrote 11 Convincing Reasons Eating Vegan Isn't Crazy. I knew all the white… >>

Major Moments in GOP Convention History
Major Moments in GOP Convention History

Although the tradition of political conventions has changed greatly over the years—in the past… >>

Major Moments in Democratic Convention History
Major Moments in Democratic Convention History

This Thursday, President Barack Obama will address the nation from the Democratic National… >>

Leading Sacred Cows to Slaughter
Leading Sacred Cows to Slaughter

Fed up with the "all or nothing intransigence" that is paralyzing Washington, Fortune magazine… >>

Laugh and Learn: The First Obama-Romney Showdown
Laugh and Learn: The First Obama-Romney Showdown

With President Obama and Mitt Romney scheduled to square off in the first Presidential debate on… >>

Kids Reveal Their Pick for President
Kids Reveal Their Pick for President

The kids have spoken! According to more than 500,000 ballots submitted by underage wannabe voters… >>

Inspiring: Golden Retrievers Provide Comfort in Newtown
Inspiring: Golden Retrievers Provide Comfort in Newtown

Newtown schools are just now reopening after last Friday's tragedy, and Sandy Hook Elementary will… >>

In a Time of Crisis: Doodles
In a Time of Crisis: Doodles

With yesterday marking the start of a solemn reflection on the 50th anniversary of the Cuban… >>

Hey, Mr. President: Have I Got a Burger For You
Hey, Mr. President: Have I Got a Burger For You

Now, there's no beef here, Mr. President, because clearly you know your way around a patty (ahem… >>

Hey Girl, It's Paul Ryan!
Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan!

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Gun Control: The Most Thoughtful Responses
Gun Control: The Most Thoughtful Responses

Since Friday's killings in Colorado, we've been listening in to the myriad conversations about gun… >>

Funny Tumblr: Ridiculous Headlines, Real News
Funny Tumblr: Ridiculous Headlines, Real News

As I read the news every day, I often find myself muttering, "You can't make this stuff up." And… >>

Funky Map Shows State Size According to Votes
Funky Map Shows State Size According to Votes

An awesome new feature on Slate offers a unique look at America: What would our country look like… >>

Equal Rights for Warriors: Pentagon Ends Ban on Women in Combat
Equal Rights for Warriors: Pentagon Ends Ban on Women in Combat

More than 280,000 women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, with hundreds wounded and more than… >>

Elections: Primary News Source Is TV, But Mobile Close Behind
Elections: Primary News Source Is TV, But Mobile Close Behind

You can find politics news on the web in an overwhelming number of places, but to keep up… >>

Election Day Must-Reads: One Last Hurrah
Election Day Must-Reads: One Last Hurrah

It's been a long road to Election Day (remember all of those GOP primary debates that began in the… >>

Election 2012: Memorable Night, Cloudy Future
Election 2012: Memorable Night, Cloudy Future

With a  resounding electoral college win and a slim victory in the popular vote, Barack Obama was… >>

Dubious Health Miracle: Did Vodka Save Elephants in Russia?
Dubious Health Miracle: Did Vodka Save Elephants in Russia?

A recent report from the Associated Press contends that elephants were saved from the harsh… >>

Dance the Night Away for Sandy Relief
Dance the Night Away for Sandy Relief

Since super storm Sandy hit my hometown, I've donated to the Red Cross and dropped off food for… >>