Richard Cohen is awed by the president's impeccable poise
Finance guru James Altucher ponders the benefits to condoning the shady practice
A new book says today's world-record holding men don't stack up to their ancient ancestors in the slightest
David Frum ponders the strength of conservative pundits' convictions
Europe likes the U.S. again, but is that good for internationalism?
A business writer suggests that states should think of themselves as brands
Two physicists speculate that people from the future are thwarting the particle accelerator
A public radio report says insurance companies may not be the culprits after all
The economics prize is given out by the Swedish Central Bank, not the Nobel committee
Jason Zengerle wonders if rewarding promise over accomplishment is the whole point
The contraceptive pill may alter the biological underpinnings of sexual attraction
A blogger bashfully admits that racing didn't grant him a lifetime of fitness
Marc Lynch wonders if Israel bluffed on bombing Iran
The end of communism in Germany could have secured it in China
October is breast cancer awareness month, when the pink comes out in force
The FT's Michael Skapinker wonders whether there might be "business benefits" to smoking
Saturday Night Live's Jenny Slate accidentally said the F word--and no one really seems to mind
A Guardian writer thinks that godlessness is becoming a badge for the elite
David Ignatius ponders why capitalism's biggest gamblers came out on top
Michael Masnick pokes fun at techphobes and asks whether fear greets all great advances
The Giant receiver got two years for gun possession. Democratic Underground wonders where his defenders are.
Chinese President Hu Jintao did not retaliate on Obama's tire tariff, prompting one journalist to ask, 'Who's more protectionist?'
The unprecedented violence suggests the government is battling more than mere drug cartels
The Emmys highlight the challenge that traditional TV faces to remain relevant
Steve Chapman wonders if technology intensifies the over-the-top criticism
The Guardian wonders what happened to the appealing push for engines that emit only water...
At The New York Times, Peter Baker unpacks a push to make the House more proportional
Michael C. Moynihan wonders why the party of NAFTA became so protectionist
Michael Lind says it's no coincidence that ethnically homogeneous countries have the most generous health care
Many of the country's poor are obese—is it fair to guilt them?
Joe Weisenthal takes a step back to poke an elephant in the room
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