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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  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 11:40 AM The U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked. 
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 21 2014 5:57 PM Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
  Life
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 1:12 PM George Tiller’s Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Provider, Claims Right of Free Speech
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
  Arts
Behold
Oct. 21 2014 12:05 PM Same-Sex Couples at Home With Themselves in 1980s America
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 21 2014 4:14 PM Planet Money Uncovers One Surprising Reason the Internet Is Sexist
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.