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The Grossest Cover-Up?
Did Penn State’s culture of loyalty allow child abuse to flourish?
The GOP's Favorite Bizarro Books
Anti-Christian odes to selfishness? Crypto-Confederate manifestos? On the wacky study habits of the Republican candidates.
They Say It’s Over…
The Iraq War is finished. But for soldiers who fought there, and for journalists who covered the bloodiest battles, closure is yet to come.
A Marine officer who served two tours of duty shares memories of his time in Iraq and what the return home has meant.
Tonight, Tonight, It All Began Tonight
Lost in the mystery of Natalie Wood’s death is another tragic tale—the treachery of growing old in Hollywood.
How Hitchens Said Goodbye
He deployed against purveyors of unreasoned pieties.
Joe Biden Lets Fly
The United States won't spend a dime to bail out Europe. The Taliban is not our enemy. And nobody's easing up on Iran's nukes. The vice president lets fly.
Among The Clowns
Meet Rick ‘Crotch’ Perry, Newt ‘the Vulgarian’ Gingrich, and the rest of the GOP contenders as they scramble for the prize in the Des Moines debate.
2011's Most Shocking Verdict
Casey Anthony’s trial seemed like a slam-dunk. Instead, she walked free.
Naughty Newt Gingrich
The political establishment gives us Saint Obama and Straight Mitt—that’s why Sinner Newt is the one to beat.
The Next Roe v. Wade?
Jennie McCormack was arrested for terminating her pregnancy with an abortion pill. The case that could transform the reproduction wars.
Inside Newt's Stunning Comeback
Gingrich tells us of his darkest hour—and his resurrection. Why this man may win the election.
Van der Sloot's New Conquest
The Dutch sociopath accused of murder sits in a dirty Peruvian prison awaiting trial. Has he just charmed another victim?
What Would Newt Do?
Where Newt Gingrich stands today on the top issues.
'Tis the Season for Regifting
Liberate your wallet this holiday season with the help of a new crop of online gift-card exchanges.
The GOP's Gift to Obama
Republicans just opposed a middle-class tax cut—and handed Obama the election.
A Kook on the Ballot
The Republican establishment hopes the base will calm down, sober up, and nominate Mitt Romney. But the primary system may stand in the way.
To Do: Leave White House. Get A Job.
His reelection is down to a coin toss, his mood glum. Eight ideas for Obama's post-POTUS career.
Your Populist Crib Sheet
Update America: Barack Obama just rebranded himself a champion of the middle class.
The Wives of Sex Offenders: Was Dottie Sandusky Complicit?
How could Dottie Sandusky not have known? As new sex-abuse scandals break, you have to wonder.
The Fed is working to prevent an economic calamity. Why do its critics seem eager to repeat the mistakes of 1931?
Burma has repressed its people for decades. Now it’s ready to play nice with America.
Bonfire of the Vanities
In the end, it was Herman Cain’s ego, not the women, that killed his campaign. The GOP’s fatal arrogance.
Where's the Money, Jon?
With the collapse of MF Global, Jon Corzine stands in the middle of the missing-billion-dollar crossfire.
Romney to the Rescue
America is angry at elites. But Mitt Romney’s business success makes him the best candidate by far.
Marco Rubio's Delicate Immigration Dance
Republicans make angry blasts on immigration-and put the party's leading Latino right in the line of fire.
Let There Be Newt!
How the religious right is learning to love the adulterous, thrice-married former speaker.
Who You Calling Lazy?
The president and his GOP opponents tell us American workers have gotten soft. Hardly.
Alan Grayson Strikes Back
The liberal firebrand ex-congressman from Disney World, is running for a new House seat representing Orlando.
Sex Addiction and the City
Director Steve McQueen casts Manhattan as an erotic Disneyland in his latest film, ‘Shame.’