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George Washington isn’t the sexiest of American presidents in our public imagination, nor the most accessible. Perhaps we are all too weighed down by the “father of his country” image, the cherry tree myth, his powdered wig and...
200,000 registered voters don’t have a driver’s license Editor’s Note: In recent years, a spate of states have passed laws requiring voters to show identification before casting a ballot. Supporters of these measures say they prevent voter fraud;...
Farmer Paul Schlagel grows genetically modified sugar beets outside Longmont, Colorado.Photo by / KUNC and Harvest Public Media. Editor’s Note: With a month left before the Nov. 4 general election, voters in Colorado and Oregon are considering a...
Photo by Flickr user Tequiua.[/caption] Editor’s Note from Paul Solman: One of the most exciting developments in economics in recent years has been its conjunction with psychology. What do we really want? How might we behave in what’s...
A girl picks out a book at the Scholastic store in New York City. Credit: NewsHour YA is a booming business. Young adult fiction is one of the largest categories of book sales for the publishing industry today, and people have begun to take notice....
Photo by Flickr user zombieit WASHINGTON — Telecom giant AT&T will pay a hefty $105 million settlement after the government accused the company of unlawfully billing wireless customers for tens of millions of dollars in bogus charges — a...