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Why It Matters That Jeb Bush Defended Mike Pence

Don’t be surprised if the Republican Party’s position on religious freedom moves further to the right.

America’s Most Important LGBT Legislation Isn’t in Indiana or Arkansas. It’s in North Dakota.

McDonald’s Fortunes Are So Dire, It’s Doing a Decent Thing for Its Workers

Atlanta Teachers Convicted in Huge, Crazy Standardized- Test Cheating Case

Starbucks Is Rolling Out Kale Smoothies. Why This Is a Great Idea.

Science

Science’s Big Scandal

Fraudulent, plagiarized, and nonsense papers pass peer review.

Moneybox

So You Got Rejected by Harvard. Guess What? It Doesn’t Matter.

Science’s Big Scandal: Fraudulent, Plagiarized, and Nonsense Papers Pass Peer Review

So You Got Rejected by Harvard. Guess What? It Doesn’t Matter.

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MTV’s True Life Shows Slut-Shaming in Action, and It’s Nauseating 

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