Sean Becker
Sean Becker
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These 15 Maps Reveal What's Happening in America's Fastest Gentrifying Cities

The rate of change is stunning.

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Elon Musk Donated to Anti-Science Republicans

Elon Musk's technological visions don't seem to jibe with his most recent campaign contributions.
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Immigration Reform 2013: Catholic Clergy Plead For Action

More than a dozen Catholic clergy from towns along the U.S.-Mexico border are urging Congress to take immediate action on immigration reform.
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Marijuana Legalization: Majority Of Americans Don't Think Smoking Weed Should Get Workers Fired

It's time for the courts to catch up with public opinion.
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What's Wrong With the Senate, in One Simple GIF

For any group of people to achieve something collectively, cooperation is required. But this graph shows the Senate is incapable of it.
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HBO is Cutting Off From Premium Cable in Some Cities, and Time Warner Isn't Happy

HBO is saying goodbye to cable and hello to the internet. Millennials are surely the target market.

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Starbucks Wants to Hire Thousands Of Veterans and Their Spouses By 2018

Starbucks wants to hire thousands of veterans. But do they really care, or is this just clever branding?
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The "Nuclear Option" For Filibuster Reform is All Bark and No Bite

Democrats in the Senate are threatening to permanently change procedural rules. Here's why you shouldn't take them seriously.
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Immigration Reform 2013: House GOP is Turning Around, But It's Still a No-Go

With only 16 days left in the legislative year, immigration reform is basically dead.
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Immigration Reform 2013: John Boehner is Closing in, But Don't Expect Much

It's really more about rehabilitating the Republican Party.
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Why IsoHunt's Shut Down Won't Affect the Movie Industry

The death of IsoHunt is only a temporary defeat for file-sharing services and their fans.

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You Won't Believe What These Rabbis Did to Divorce Orthodox Jews

Two rabbis from Brooklyn ran a bizarre business in which they tortured Orthodox Jewish men until agreeing to divorce their wives.
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Rep Compares Congress to Dog Poop, And He's Right

Sometimes self-deprecation is the best way to try and end a government shutdown.

This Life Insurance Company Takes Advertising to a New Extreme

When a company is advertising, how much is too much?
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Immigration Reform 2013: Democrats Are Playing Games

House Democrats introduced a new immigration reform bill today that has absolutely zero chance of passing. But, why?
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The GOP's Debt Ceiling Proposal is So Crazy It Just Might Work

The extreme, bizarre debt ceiling proposal from the GOP is terrifying, but not entirely purposeless.

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How the ATF Lost 420 Million Cigarettes

The ATF lost 420 million cigarettes... and that's not even the start of it.
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Immigration Reform 2013: An Inside Look At How Conservatives Killed the Bill

The extreme right of the Republican Party has successfully killed off immigration reform, at least in its current incarnation in the "Gang of Seven" bill.