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October 19, 2014

Should You Cut the Cord on Cable Tv? Here's a Guide to Help You Decide

If you have a complicated relationship with your cable bill, then this week has been an exciting one. First, HBO made a long-awaited announcement on Wednesday that in 2015 it will start offering a stand-alone streaming service, one you could subscribe to without also paying TimeWarner Cable $90 a month. Then old,... continue

October 18, 2014

The Wall Street Journal Just Helped the GOP Raise a Whole Lot of Money

Anyone who thinks newspapers have lost all the sway of days past should consider what the Republican Party just pulled off via the nation's largest-circulation paper. Just a few weeks ago, the conservative opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal were full of praise for Harry Reid and the Democrats'... continue

October 17, 2014

We Should Quarantine Everyone Coming From Countries With Ebola Outbreaks

Over the last several months, scientists at the Food and Drug Administration and World Health Organization have done an excellent job of educating the public about Ebola. They have provided a great deal of factual information and succeeded in preventing widespread overreaction and panic in the U.S. and other developed... continue

October 12, 2014

Get to Know the New Nobel Winner for Literature in Five Steps

On Oct. 9, the Nobel Committee announced that Patrick Modiano, a French novelist and intellectual, had won the 2014 Nobel for Literature. Critic Sarah Weinman's tweet just about summed up the immediate reaction: "Modiano reactions: alternating between 'he didn't deserve it!' (French) and... continue

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