Ben Eckersley
Ben Eckersley
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This One Trick Would Keep the Government From Shutting Down Ever Again

There are issues worth arguing over in the budget debate, but one thing that we should not have to focus on is the debt ceiling.

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This Study Proved American is Not the Most Exceptional Nation in the World

The U.S. education needs to be completely rebuilt from the bottom up.
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Stoya Knows Porn's HIV Problem is More Complicated Than Using Condoms

Is the widespread reluctance to use condoms in the adult film industry your fault?
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National Zoo Tiger Cubs Are a Reminder Of How Much We Need Zoos

Two Sumatran tigers were born at the Washington National Zoo earlier this week. Without zoos, it is probable they never would have been.
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Another Bank is Caught Messing With Energy Markets — What Will Stop Them?

After Barclay's and Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan is the latest to get caught with its hands in the energy cookie jar. Is it worth making such activities illegal, or will banks always find a way?

Quit Smoking, Make More Money

A new study by the Fed in Atlanta found what people have long suspected: smokers make a lot less money than non-smokers. And quitting helps.

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Chinese Doctors Take Bribes All the Time, But Only Because They Have to

Officials have begun investigation rampant bribery in the Chinese pharmaceutical industry, and the source of the corruption may surprise you.