Matt Connolly
Matt Connolly

Matt has written for Mother Jones, the Washington Examiner and Chicago Public Radio among many others. He's a resident of Washington, D.C., but much like Bruce Springsteen and pork roll he is a product of New Jersey.

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Jan. 9, 2015

One Chart Reveals the Hidden Dark Side of Today's Stellar Jobs Report

There's more to the falling unemployment rate than meets the eye.

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Jan. 9, 2015

Three Charts Shows the Hellhole America Has Become Under Obamacare

Here's what the United States of Obamacare looks like.
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Jan. 8, 2015

Heartbreaking Photos Capture the Humanitarian Crisis the World Forgot

Freezing temperatures have made life hell for hundreds of thousands of refugees.
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Jan. 8, 2015

America's Budding Marijuana Industry Is About to Get a Big Influx of Green

The best things in life are green.
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Jan. 7, 2015

Republicans Are Using Special GOP Math to Make All Their Own Plans Look Amazing

If you can't beat 'em, change 'em.

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Jan. 7, 2015

One Map Exposes America’s Disturbing Obsession with Prisons

Talk about the school of hard knocks.
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Jan. 6, 2015

Disgraced Former Virginia Governor Is Going to Prison for Two Years

Eleven counts of corruption finally caught up with him.
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Jan. 6, 2015

By 2050, 10 Million People Will Die Every Year From Something That's Meant to Save Lives

We can stop it, but we don't have much time.
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Jan. 3, 2015

Africa's Greatest Animals Are Being Poached in Record Numbers

We have to do something.

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Jan. 3, 2015

It Will Take You 7.5 Hours to Solve the World's Largest Rubik's Cube — If You're Lucky

The cube has 66.9 quinquagintatrecentillion combinations. Yes, that's a real number.
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Jan. 3, 2015

In This Education-Crazy Nation, Teachers Are Becoming Multi-Millionaires

This teacher makes more than most CEOs.
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Jan. 3, 2015
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Jan. 2, 2015

This Beautiful Butterfly May Be Headed to the Endangered Species List

If we don't take drastic steps, these iconic insects may soon stop fluttering through our day.
Jan. 2, 2015

Florida Has the Dumbest Response to Legalized Gay Marriage Yet

Florida is taking its ball and going home.

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Dec. 31, 2014

The Death Penalty Is Officially Over in Maryland

The state's death row is now empty.
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Dec. 31, 2014

This Tweet Doesn't Sum Up Everything Wrong With College Sports — But the Reaction Does

"Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL."
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Dec. 30, 2014

For the First Time Since the Great Recession, Americans Are Optimistic About the Economy

Finally some good news after years of problems.
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Dec. 30, 2014

Putin's Biggest Critic Just Told Him Off in the Best Possible Way

He's taking a very public stand against government abuse.