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Saturday, February 17, 2018

America’s school funding is more progressive than many assume

IN 1647, the Massachusetts Bay Colony passed a law mandating the establishment of publicly funded schools. Puritans were worried that otherwise children would fail...

The rise of long-distance marriage

THE Callahans, Karen and Kevin, got married in 1973 when they were college students in Des Moines, Iowa. Forty years, two children and umpteen...

Supreme Court justices may give away their votes with their voices

THE JUSTICES don black robes, sit impassively during State of the Union addresses and steer clear of Twitter for a reason: the Supreme Court...

The Golden State’s new pot laws are almost comically progressive

ON A hazy January morning, scores of cannabis enthusiasts queued outside MedMen’s elegant West Hollywood store to celebrate the first day they could legally...

The safety net in Republican states is about to get skimpier

KENTUCKY, a poor, rural state nostalgic for coal, has never been quite sure of its politics. For three years it was the darling of...

Measuring the effects of partisanship on pie-eating

THANKSGIVING is supposed to be a time for families to gather together, forget their differences and feast on turkey and pumpkin pie. The Automobile...

Hostility to immigration used to be found in both parties

ONE moonlit night 13 years ago Jennifer crossed into Texas, squeezed into a car footwell. Her mother had made the clandestine journey from their...

Donald Trump gives his European allies 120 days to get a better deal with...

ON JANUARY 12th President Donald Trump declared that if the “disastrous flaws” in the nuclear deal with Iran are not fixed within 120 days,...

The brief government shutdown could presage…another government shutdown

IF YOU want to shut down a government as painlessly as possible, do it over a weekend. The federal government closed for business at...

Subsidising coal production is a really bad idea

It’s the hope that thrillsON A brisk early-autumn morning in Welch, seat of the poorest county in America’s third-poorest state, four young men methodically...

Health

Atlanta hospital opens mobile ER to handle flu cases

As the flu epidemic overwhelms Georgia, one Atlanta hospital has set up a mobile unit to handle flu patients.Original Article
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