Keelin McDonell

Keelin McDonell is an assistant editor atthe New Republic.

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Feb. 13 2012 8:45 AMThe Shape of My HeartWhere did the ubiquitous Valentine's symbol come from?
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May 18 2006 5:10 PMHow Do You "Jam" a Phone?Dial until your fingers get tired.
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Feb. 13 2006 5:41 AMSnow Daze
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Dec. 25 2005 6:29 AMJailhouse Iraq
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Sept. 2 2005 5:04 PMWhat Is Martial Law?And is New Orleans under it?
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July 12 2005 6:19 PMWhat Catholics Think of EvolutionThey don't not believe in it.
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May 29 2005 5:48 AMCounterterror Turmoil
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April 24 2005 4:57 AMAttack Comeback
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Feb. 27 2005 6:39 AMThe Ring
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Jan. 2 2005 6:57 AMSweet Relief
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Nov. 28 2004 7:54 AMElectoral Quarrel
Recycled
Feb. 13 2007 5:20 PMThe Shape of My HeartWhere did the ubiquitous Valentine's symbol come from?
Explainer
May 11 2006 6:14 PMIs Rapid-Hardening Concrete Dangerous?If you get stuck, just add sugar.
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Jan. 9 2006 5:17 AMBlack Hawk Down
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Oct. 21 2005 5:52 PMWhat's the Deal With Tom DeLay's Mug Shot?Why doesn't it have numbers on it?
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Aug. 10 2005 5:59 PMHow To Make an Avian-Flu VaccineFirst, make the virus bird-safe.
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June 16 2005 4:35 PMWhere Do Red Tides Come From?And will the algae wreck my lobster bisque?
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May 20 2005 1:46 PMHow Come They Divert Airplanes?Why not check the No-Fly List before the plane takes off?
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March 27 2005 6:27 AMOverdue Process
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Jan. 30 2005 8:14 AMBallots in Baghdad
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Dec. 5 2004 6:45 AMIntelligence Quotient

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Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 17 2014 7:03 PM Once Again, a Climate Policy Hearing Descends Into Absurdity
  Business
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Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
  Life
Outward
Sept. 17 2014 6:53 PM LGBTQ Luminaries Honored With MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 8:25 PM A New Song and Music Video From Angel Olsen, Indie’s Next Big Thing
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 7:23 PM MIT Researchers Are Using Smartphones to Interact With Other Screens
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 11:18 AM A Bridge Across the Sky
  Sports
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Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.