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In the Words of the Presidents

Since the days of our founding fathers, American presidents have been enriching our language with novel words, phrases, and concepts that we all now take for granted. ... More

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The Looming Water Crisis

Despite the easy flow of water from our sinks, showers, and garden hoses, in many parts of the country water is becoming dangerously scarce. We... More

Illustration by Gwenda Kaczor
Who Stole the American Dream?

The fortunate in this country carry on as ever before, blind to the suffering of the millions who struggle endlessly with poor health coverage, weak... More

The New Urban Hermit

What does it mean to seek the contemplative life in a modern and increasingly connected world?... More

Stuck in the Internet Slow Lane

Thanks to the telephone industry, Americans pay more to get poorer Web speed and service than citizens of nearly every other industrialized nation.... More

The New No-Car Garage

Where is a guy supposed to find space to stash all the useful stuff he’s collected over the years?... More

Bird Nerds Unite!

Nearly one in six Americans is a passionate bird-lover. Maybe it’s time to check out this grand (and rapidly growing) national obsession.... More

Balancing Act

Is the media today hopelessly biased? Where can you go to find the unvarnished truth?... More

To Boldly Return

The 12th (that’s right, 12th!) film based on the iconic ’60s TV show Star Trek was released in 2013. What is it about this never-ending... More

Avery Brooks as Captain Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Trek Trivia

So you’ve seen all the movies and watched all 716 episodes. But do you have what it takes to move through the ranks of the... More

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Only The Facts

How do you know you can trust what you read? These tactics will bring you closer to the objective truth. ... More

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