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This Election’s Speeches Have Been Awful

We talked to a bunch of political speechwriters to find out why.

Millions of Southern Baptists Hate Donald Trump, and They’re Not Going to Take It Anymore

Science’s Defense of Expensive Journals Is Hilariously Flawed

The Democratic Primary Ruined My Friendship

Why the Clinton-Sanders rivalry has gotten so personal.

USA’s Olympic Uniforms Are Straight Out of Prep-School Hell


Duolingo’s New Vocabulary

The company made learning languages into a game. Now it wants to make billions by serving as the gatekeeper to English-speaking jobs.

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The Most Shocking Championship in the History of Professional Sports

Nearly relegated last year, Leicester City is now a virtual lock to win the Premier League. It happened by accident.

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