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Japan Brought an End to Gun Violence by Doing What The U.S. Won't

America, it's time for a lesson.

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Young People Are Rising Up Around the World, but Not in America — Here's Why

There's a new story that needs telling.

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Fact Check: What Republicans Got Wrong in Their SOTU Rebuttals

Let's compare the speeches with the data.

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Myth: The Fate of Obamacare is In Millennials' Hands

Contrary to what we've been told, Obamacare will not live or die with millennial enrollment.

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The Youngest Female Billionaire Shows Exactly What's Wrong With America

Lynsi Torres got rich the American way: by inheriting a fortune.

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In Defense Of Onesies — and Pajama Boy

The manly man at 'National Review' don't like them, but onesies are very comfy and you'd probably wear one all day if you could.

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Megyn Kelly Gets Jesus' Race — and Everything Else About Him — Wrong

It's not just that Jesus wasn't white. He wouldn't exactly be too keen on Fox News' political agenda.

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An Interview With Miles Corak, Grandfather Of the "Great Gatsby Curve"

With Obama pivoting towards inequality, I discuss social mobility and inequality with Canadian economist Miles Corak.

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Beltway Insiders Don't Mind Cutting Social Security Benefits For This Simple Reason

These insiders don't have the same interests as middle-class Americans.

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The Head Of the World's Richest Hedge Fund Explains Why Democrats Are Right About the Economy

Bridgewater's Ray Dalio sides with the left on some major economic issues.

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Congress is Cutting the Deficit in the Worst Possible Way

Congress has zero idea how to effectively manage the nation's deficit. Hint: austerity isn't helping.

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The Selfish Reason Republicans Are Trying to Take Down Teachers

Republicans hate raising taxes so much, they'd rather trample on workers' rights.

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Bill de Blasio Facts: 5 Crazy, Paranoid Things That Rich New Yorkers Have Said About the Next Mayor

Donald Trump could not be reached for comment, but we imagine he's pretty miffed too.

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Watch These Gay Activists Punk One of America's Most Bigoted Senators

Senator Jesse Helms was on the wrong side of history over and over again. Watch him get what he had coming.

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Politicians Don't Understand Most Americans, and the Research Proves It

Inequality has created an empathy gap in the U.S. that could have economic consequences for everyone.

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Obamacare Website Glitches: Save Your Anger For the Media

There's a lot of shouting and finger pointing, but anger over the Obamacare website glitches is misdirected, at best.

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The Tea Party and GOP Will Never, Ever, Ever Get Back Together

The Tea Party disagree on more than just tactics, they fundamentally disagree on what the government should look like.

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Ted Cruz's Government Shutdown Would Never Have Happened if Ed Murrow Were Here

Journalists today have no moxie. Accuracy is no longer determined by objective facts. Ted Cruz's government shutdown is a case in point.

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Here's the Case Against Hillary Clinton in 2016

Liberals are ecstatic about the possibility of Hillary Clinton as president, and she has a 50% lead in the polls among likely Democratic contenders. But do we need another Clinton presidency?

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4 Times Republicans Could Have Made a Deal, But Instead Said "Screw You"

And six other cool facts you can use when you debate Republicans.

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A Quick Primer On Why the Debt-Ceiling Debate is Crazy

Seriously. As an economist, I feel like I'm taking LSD.

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4 Right-Wing Talking Points Debunked With Charts

With the possibility of the government defaulting on its debt looming, it’s worth critically examining some of the more popular right-wing talking points.

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One Chart That Proves Republicans Already Got What They Wanted

Don't believe the photo-ops and the talking points. Republicans aren't ready for any "grand bargain."

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The Republicans Are Winning the Shutdown

Ignore the polls and the talking heads. Republicans are getting what they want from the government shutdown.

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NBC and CNN Should Call Reince Preibus' Bluff

NBC and CNN should not cancel their upcoming documentaries.

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This Chart Debunks the Myth That Republicans Create More Jobs Than Democrats

Republicans claim to be the party of entrepreneurship, but they don't understand how it works.

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5 Things Religious Fundamentalists Don't Get

Right-wing Evangelical Fundamentalism claims to “go back to roots of Christianity.” In fact, it ignores tradition, in favor of politics.

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The Moral Case for A Higher Minimum Wage

The minimum wage debate is a shining example of the left’s vigour and academic prowess. Here's the moral argument that's been missing.

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101 Years Later, Milton Friedman is Still Wrong

How long can a society praise base immorality and still expect social cohesion?

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Instead Of Fighting "Patent Trolls," Congress Should Fight Patents

The patent system drives a further gap between rich and poor by allowing the rich to monopolize on our shared knowledge and, it will hamper innovation.

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The Case for Censoring Hate Speech On the Internet

Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Youtube must take hate speech seriously.

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Tackling Student Loans Must Be Congress' First Priority

Congress must lower student loan rates to reinvigorate the economy, invest in America’s future, and foster the American dream.

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Should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Face the Death Penalty?

Despite the hideous crime he has committed, the state should not attempt to put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.

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George Zimmernman Verdict: Why Are We Talking About Him?

By focusing attention on Zimmerman, American elites have successfully diverted scrutiny from a real discussion of race and class in America.

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Farm Bill 2013: Is This Big Agriculture's Last Gasp?

The original failure of this year's farm bill indicates the stunning level of congressional partisanship and the weakening of a once-great lobby.

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A Citizen's 6-Step Guide to Debating a One-Percenter

PolicyMic's guide to debunking a half-dozen absurdities and myths you may find thrown at you when discussing inequality with a libertarian.

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The Death Penalty Has No Good Purpose — Practical Or Moral

The United States needs to abolish the death penalty. It’s archaic, costly, ineffective and, most importantly, unjust.

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Most Americans Commit Three Felonies a Day — and Here's What Happens If They Get Caught

The United States prison system is a blight for the country. This article examines the causes and implications of America's stunningly high incarceration rate.

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Fisher v University of Texas Decision: There's A Reason America Still Needs Affirmative Action

Affirmative action may be the most misunderstood social program in America. Here's why we still need it.

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Elbert Guillory Party Switch: State Legislator's Party Switch Confuses History and Policy

Guillory points to areas in which he feels Democratic policies have harmed African-Americans, and he might have a point — if these policies hadn't actually been pushed by Republicans too.

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ALEC's New Report Proves What We Knew All Along — Right-Wing Economics Is a Fraud

ALEC and Arthur Laffer released the Rich State, Poor State rankings last week, and unsurprisingly, states with low minimum wage, little or no union presence, and rock-bottom taxes top the list.

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Minimum Wage Increase: Economists Support It, and So Should You

A Massachusetts bill proposes raising the minimum wage to $11 by 2015. It's good economics.

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"Man Of Steel" Review: You Wouldn't Get a Chance to See It If the Pentagon Didn't Like It

It’s an open secret in Hollywood that before the MPAA reviews many movies, the Pentagon does.

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4 Ways Spongebob Promotes Filthy Marxist Class Propaganda

Spongebob has been accused of being gay. But no one knows the sinister truth behind the show.

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Denmark is Better At Realizing the American Dream Than America

Until Americans embrace the idea that everyone should have access to good health care, a good education, and a voice, the American dream will continue to remain more fable than fact.

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Jann Wenner Son: The American Dream Is Dead, and Nepotism Killed It

Has meritocracy died in America? The numbers indicate it may have.

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7 Reminders Of What Real U.S. Government Scandals Look Like

With the manufactured Benghazi scandal tying with the IRS for the story that our corporate-sponsored media is freaking out the most about, it’s worth looking back at some real scandals.

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Drones: Made in America, Sold to Militaries Everywhere

Surveillance and predator drones are made locally, but sold globally. And that poses some worrying questions for U.S. national security.

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Gun Control Debate 2013: Guns and Gun Violence Go Hand in Hand

Don't listen to Dr. John Lott or his cotingent of pro-gun supporters. The evidence demonstrates beyond any doubt that stricter gun laws reduce gun violence.

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Drones Over America: Is It Legal to Fly Your Own?

It's becoming increasingly easy for the erstwhile hobbyist to build and fly his own unmanned aerial vehicles. But is it legal?

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Drones in America: States Compete to See Who Can Bring On Police State Quickest

Faced with economic problems, the states are now racing to see which is the most attractive for future drone test sites. But are they overlooking privacy in the process?

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