The bumpkinification of the midterm elections

The apoth­e­osis of the modern bumpkin mode has been embodied by Sarah Palin, who nearly found her­self one 72-​​​​year-​​​​old heart­beat from our highest national office. Palin, the starkest example yet […]

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Can you learn self-​​control?

The key, all of these writers say, is to counter some­thing that is emo­tion­ally “hot” — desire, temp­ta­tion, emo­tion — with some­thing “cool” — the brain’s exec­u­tive func­tion. Forcing your­self to […]

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The New York Times: Ebola shocks Europe

Mob­sLab, which is based at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston, pro­jected that there is a 50 per­cent chance the Ebola virus could reach Britain and a 75 per­cent chance it could […]

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Can we build a safer internet?

We often take it as a given that the Internet is a cruel place, a nat­ural haven for those who seek to harass and threaten others. But to some people, […]

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What happens when health plans compete

Studies show that market entrances by insurers have a greater effect when there are few in a market, com­pared with when there are already many. (A more pre­cise mea­sure of […]

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Bashar al-​​Assad: Frenemy or foe?

As the United States takes a more direct hand in com­bat­ting ISIS in Iraq, ques­tions have come up about how any rela­tion­ship with Dam­ascus will (or should) evolve. “This is […]

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