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Since the landmark Citizens United decision of 2010, U.S. elections have become less about voters and their voices and more about the moneyed elite and their bottomless wallets. Corporations, unions, and wealthy donors funnel millions of dollars into...

Vouching for Vouchers

Since the landmark Citizens United decision of 2010, U.S. elections have become less about voters and their voices and more about the moneyed elite and their bottomless wallets. Corporations, unions, and wealthy donors funnel millions of dollars into...

These days, recycling is out, and recycling cynicism is in. In 2017, that cynicism peaked when China axed a decades-long agreement to purchase American recycling. This left environmentalists, policymakers, and concerned citizens wondering: could Amer...

Zero-Waste Lands

These days, recycling is out, and recycling cynicism is in. In 2017, that cynicism peaked when China axed a decades-long agreement to purchase American recycling. This left environmentalists, policymakers, and concerned citizens wondering: could Amer...

The so-called “gig” economy is, for lack of a better word, gig-antic. This market, characterized by its dependence upon freelance workers and independent contractors, accounted for 94 percent of net employment growth in the U.S. between 2005 and ...

The Second Death of a Salesman

The so-called “gig” economy is, for lack of a better word, gig-antic. This market, characterized by its dependence upon freelance workers and independent contractors, accounted for 94 percent of net employment growth in the U.S. between 2005 and ...

When Paddy Roy Bates claimed an abandoned military fort as a present for his wife Joan, the principality of Sealand was born. There was no fanfare or paperwork, Bates simply created a micronation: an “entity that claims to be an independent state b...

Tiny But Mighty

When Paddy Roy Bates claimed an abandoned military fort as a present for his wife Joan, the principality of Sealand was born. There was no fanfare or paperwork, Bates simply created a micronation: an “entity that claims to be an independent state b...

“It started out as a kiss; how did it end up like this?” wonder The Killers in their timeless 2003 hit “Mr. Brightside.” This refrain doubles as a genuine question about Jordan, where, this past summer, a single kiss propelled the desert king...

Don’t Kiss & Tell [King Abdullah]

“It started out as a kiss; how did it end up like this?” wonder The Killers in their timeless 2003 hit “Mr. Brightside.” This refrain doubles as a genuine question about Jordan, where, this past summer, a single kiss propelled the desert king...

DNA, the genetic code that lays the foundation for a person’s health, mental abilities, and personality traits, is a fundamental building block of a person’s identity. The assortment of As, Ts, Gs, and Cs tells a unique story, and an analysis of ...

23andUs

DNA, the genetic code that lays the foundation for a person’s health, mental abilities, and personality traits, is a fundamental building block of a person’s identity. The assortment of As, Ts, Gs, and Cs tells a unique story, and an analysis of ...

Five decades ago, restaurants, parks, and schools were shrouded in a cloud of smoke, and U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry was trying to see through the haze. To find a meaningful way to investigate and convey the dangers of smoking, he created the A...

Selling Smoke Under Fire

Five decades ago, restaurants, parks, and schools were shrouded in a cloud of smoke, and U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry was trying to see through the haze. To find a meaningful way to investigate and convey the dangers of smoking, he created the A...