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Anthony Weiner’s Penis Is Not a Campaign Issue

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Critics Demand Colin Kaepernick Stand During the National Anthem for Several Dumb Reasons

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Madonna’s Other Bedtime Stories

The trashy, unexpected joy of reading kids books written by celebrities.

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Stampedes in Airports Aren’t Caused by Panic

They’re caused by our sadly rational fears.


Let It Burn?

Our new policy to let forest fires burn is inspired by nature. Unfortunately, nature doesn’t always behave as we’d like.

Why Airports Can’t Stop False Alarms

Forest Fires May Be Natural, but That Doesn’t Mean People Want to Live (or Vacation) in Them

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