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Relax, Earthlings, NASA Says the End is Not Near
Relax, Earthlings, NASA Says the End is Not Near

Apocalypse believers who fervently expect the world to end on December 21 are in for a surprise… >>

Read This, Feel Smarter
Read This, Feel Smarter

Prepare to be the most informed relative/coworker/friend in your circle this holiday season. New… >>

PBS Map Makes Electoral College Fun—Seriously.
PBS Map Makes Electoral College Fun—Seriously.

With Labor Day behind us, the race for the White House becomes a sprint, and the time has come to… >>

One Thing Everyone Can Learn From the Presidential Debates
One Thing Everyone Can Learn From the Presidential Debates

Regardless of whether or not last night's debate changed how you feel about the presidential… >>

On Tap: 9 Months of Red Hot Legal Action
On Tap: 9 Months of Red Hot Legal Action

October is always an exciting time for us avid Supreme Court watchers as we look ahead to months of… >>

ObamaCare Lives! and the Debate Continues
ObamaCare Lives! and the Debate Continues

In its most significant decision since Bush v. Gore in 2000, the Supreme Court upheld the… >>

Obama vs. Romney: The Video Game Edition
Obama vs. Romney: The Video Game Edition

With the presidential election only 40 days away, all eyes are on President Barack Obama and Mitt… >>

New App: Best Political Satire All In One Place
New App: Best Political Satire All In One Place

With four debates and countless campaign stops and political ads gone by (not to mention the daily… >>

Must-Reads: Remembering LBJ's Final Days
Must-Reads: Remembering LBJ’s Final Days

This Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of his death, but President Lyndon Johnson still looms as… >>

Must See: The Week's Best News Photos
Must See: The Week’s Best News Photos

I never miss Time's online feature "Pictures of the Week." Every Friday, the magazine's photo… >>

Music to Help a Community Impacted by Violence
Music to Help a Community Impacted by Violence

Late last week, Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer released a musical tribute to the… >>

Morning After: Horses, Bayonets and Debates
Morning After: Horses, Bayonets and Debates

Like the 19th century cavalry he referenced in the best and most Tweeted line of the night… >>

More Tough Times for America's Post Offices
More Tough Times for America’s Post Offices

An article published yesterday in The New York Times is bringing more attention to the troubles… >>

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… >>