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Ban the Benjamins!Hundred-dollar bills are for criminals and sociopaths. Why do we still print them?
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Pool FoolsRepublicans are right: Obamacare's high-risk pools were a dumb idea. But it was their dumb idea.
McSurance on TrialA Senate committee puts the spotlight on the crap health insurance given fast-food workers.
The Mortgage-Relief ConHow "mortgage assistance relief" companies prey on homeowners facing foreclosure.
Wise Up, Print Addicts!How to avoid paying the sucker rate for a New York Times subscription.
Party Animal He’s a former poker pro, motivational speaker, and YouTube celebrity. Now he’s leading Florida’s Republican Party.
The XX Factor
UVA Sorority Sisters Banned From Frat Parties to Punish Them for Being Potential Rape Victims
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Rule Breakers What the Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” has in common with the last Patriots championship team.