The Edgy Optimist

Stop Obsessing Over Exorbitant CEO Pay

It’s grotesque, but income inequality isn’t as harmful as we think.

The Real Reason Good Friday Is Called “Good Friday”

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Why Everybody Gets Hyenas Wrong


Will Chelsea Clinton’s Baby Be President One Day?

If so, what's the problem? Political dynasties are part of America.


Put Your Clothes On!

Why I hate nudity on television.

One Actress, Many Amazing Performances: Orphan Black Returns

Putin’s Marathon TV Broadcast Was Pathetically Transparent and Full of Lies

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