Barron YoungSmith

Barron YoungSmith is the former online editor of The New Republic. Follow him on Twitter.

July 22 2014 8:13 AMThe National Bar Exam That Could Save the Legal ProfessionIt’s called the UBE—go take it.
Sept. 3 2010 3:30 PMDate LocalThe case against long-distance relationships.
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March 28 2009 7:22 AMObama lays out his plans for Afghanistan.
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Jan. 4 2009 8:00 AMIsrael sends ground troops into Gaza; Congress wrangles over Obama's stimulus bill.
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Feb. 4 2009 6:57 AMDate LocalThe case against long-distance relationships.
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Aug. 30 2008 6:25 AMJohn McCain selects Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.
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July 19 2008 5:38 AMBush seemingly agrees to a troop-withdrawal schedule.
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May 11 2008 5:19 AMMcCain and Obama lay out their strategies for November.
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March 9 2008 6:14 AMExecutive Outcome
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Jan. 26 2008 6:13 AMDemocrats split the South Carolina electorate.
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Nov. 18 2007 7:00 AMBush copes with Musharraf-induced headaches.
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Sept. 29 2007 7:51 AMAcetaminophen may have no benefits.
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Aug. 19 2007 5:51 AMDemocrats awake having given up some civil liberties.
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June 23 2007 3:49 PMBear Stearns bails out its hedge funds.
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May 5 2007 7:31 AMDemocrats remember the rest of their agenda.
Aug. 22 2012 6:30 AMWhy Do So Many Politicians Have Daddy Issues?Paul Ryan’s dad died at a young age. He is in good company. Political leaders often have absent, alcoholic, neglectful fathers, or fathers who died too young.
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May 3 2009 6:36 AMObama gets ready to play hardball with GM.
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Jan. 31 2009 6:42 AMDaschle forgets to pay taxes; the economy continues to implode.
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Nov. 2 2008 6:40 AMBarack Obama tries to run down the clock.
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Sept. 13 2008 7:09 AMA hurricane, a train wreck, and an impending financial meltdown wreak havoc.
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Aug. 24 2008 6:12 AMJoe Biden and Barack Obama appear together.
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June 22 2008 5:49 AMDetailed polling shows Americans are sort of racist.
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April 19 2008 6:06 AMCitigroup, Franklin Raines, and the Catholic Church try to cut their losses.
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Feb. 10 2008 5:32 AMScreenwriters reach a tentative deal to end the strike.
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Dec. 9 2007 6:36 AMOprah Winfrey stumps for Obama.
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Oct. 14 2007 5:59 AMTurkey mulls an Iraq war of its own.
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Sept. 15 2007 7:41 AMAlan Greenspan reveals a jones for Bill Clinton.
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July 29 2007 7:11 AMAlberto Gonzales channels Bill Clinton.
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June 16 2007 6:34 AMAbbas and Hamas consolidate power.
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April 9 2007 7:32 AMMuqtada Sadr calls for Shiite unity.



The Juice

Ford’s Big Gamble

It’s completely transforming America’s best-selling vehicle.

Should the United States Grant Asylum to Victims of Domestic Violence?

The Apple Watch Will Make Everyone Around You Just a Little Worse Off

This Was the First Object Ever Designed

Don’t Expect Adrian Peterson to Go to Prison

In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal. 


How the Apple Watch Will Annoy Us

A glowing screen attached to someone else’s wrist is shinier than all but the blingiest jewels.


A Little Bit Softer Now, a Little Bit Softer Now …

The sad, gradual decline of the fade-out in popular music.

Is Everyone Going to Declare Independence if Scotland Does It? 

I Tried to Write an Honest Profile of One of Bollywood’s Biggest Stars. It Didn’t Go Well.

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Sept. 12 2014 11:26 AM Identical Twins Aren’t Really Identical
  News & Politics
Sept. 14 2014 2:37 PM When Abuse Is Not Abuse Don’t expect Adrian Peterson to go to prison. In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal. 
Sept. 12 2014 5:54 PM Olive Garden Has Been Committing a Culinary Crime Against Humanity
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 13 2014 8:38 AM “You’re More Than Just a Number” Goucher College goes transcript-free in admissions.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 12 2014 4:05 PM Life as an NFL Wife: “He's the Star. Keep Him Happy.”
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 12 2014 5:55 PM “Do You Know What Porn Is?” Conversations with Dahlia Lithwick’s 11-year-old son.
Sept. 14 2014 11:44 PM A Little Bit Softer Now, a Little Bit Softer Now … The sad, gradual decline of the fade-out in popular music.
Future Tense
Sept. 12 2014 3:53 PM We Need to Pass Legislation on Artificial Intelligence Early and Often
  Health & Science
New Scientist
Sept. 14 2014 8:38 AM Scientific Misconduct Should Be a Crime It’s as bad as fraud or theft, only potentially more dangerous.
Sports Nut
Sept. 12 2014 4:36 PM “There’s No Tolerance for That” Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh say they don’t abide domestic abuse. So why do the Seahawks and 49ers have a combined six players accused of violence against women?