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April 16th, 2015

Enjoying the Low Life?

    The United States is the most powerful colossus in the history of the world: Our nuclear warheads could wipe out the globe, our enemies tweet on iPhones, and kids worldwide bop to Beyoncé.

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Blowing Past Political Turbulence

    The gaggle of workers in Montana’s Carbon County hacking at the barely thawed ground in late December were on a mission: Secure Mud Springs Wind Ranch’s eligibility for a green-energy incentive.

    Why were they racing to catch a tax credit in that sparsely inhabited land? Congress.

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Bathroom Wars

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America’s Billionaires Owe You a Thank You Note

    This tax season, America’s billionaires are toasting you, the ordinary taxpayer.

    That’s because you’re the one picking up the tab for our nation’s ailing infrastructure of roads, bridges, and rail transport. You’re also footing the bill for military forces, disaster relief, veterans’ health services, and national park protection.

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A rising star stalled by toxic tweets

    Is Trevor Noah the new Charlie Hebdo?

    Most of the civilized world seemed to rise in heartwarming solidarity after that French satirical magazine was attacked by Islamic terrorists in January. But some of that support suddenly softened as many discovered just how offensive many of the edgy publication's cartoons actually were.

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A Higher Education Revolution

    You might not have noticed it yet, but student protests are undergoing something of a renaissance. They’re rising to levels unseen in decades.

    In California, students are stripping half naked to oppose tuition hikes and shutting down highways to draw attention to crushing student debt. In Wisconsin, they’re rising up to resist massive cuts to education proposed by Governor Scott Walker.

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A Bacon-Wrapped Cholesterol Bomb

    Let me say one word to you: Bacon.

    Not only is it delicious, it’s practically irresistible — I even know vegans who sneak bites of the stuff.

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U.S. Embassy, Tehran

    The nuclear deal with Iran is still only preliminary, but if concluded it will represent the most important U.S. diplomatic achievement since the Dayton Accords ended the Bosnian war two decades ago. That agreement was imperfect. Still, not another shot was fired in anger after the loss of more than 100,000 lives.

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Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner is in complete denial

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Rand Paul's Trojan horse presidential campaign

    Rand Paul is a pleasant man with an impish grin and a head of permanently tousled curls. And, by presidential standards, he is on the short side, at 5 feet 8 inches, which for the moment adds to the my-mother-dressed-me- this-morning look.

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