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Photo by Jim McGuire via Getty Images. Editor’s Note: In this special edition of “Ask Larry,” we present an excerpt from Larry’s forthcoming Social Security book, co-written with Making Sen$e Medicare columnist Philip Moeller...
Illustrations by Ruth Tam Many historians point to television as the game-changing technology that made a presidential candidate’s appearance almost as important as their platform. The truth is, aesthetics played a role in politics long before the...
Americans love their aquariums. The United States reportedly imports nearly half of the total worldwide trade in aquarium fish, and two-thirds of the world’s 1.5 million aquarium hobbyists live in the United States The colorful fish that fill these...
The cannonade ceased and guns fell suddenly silent across eastern Ukraine at midnight Saturday as a cease-fire between government forces and pro-Russian rebels took effect. As of Sunday afternoon, the truce held in much of the country, but rebels...
Former U.S. poet laureate, Philip Levine, died at age 87 on Feb. 14, 2015. Levine spoke about his role as the working man’s poet in an interview with PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown in 2010. Philip Levine, a former auto worker, turned...
Pedestrians walk past an HSBC bank in London, Feb. 9, 2015. HSBC published an apology Sunday in response to media reports that the bank helped wealthy customers dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets. Photo by Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters...