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| October 7 at 2:40 am
Oh no: Haiyan, the super typhoon about to hit the Philippines, is even bigger than Katrina.
The U.S. government is an insurance conglomerate with a large standing army, in one chart
A graphic designer made every featured quote on The Wire into art
What’s wrong with the new Newsweek, in 101 tweets
These horrifying images show what two years of war have done to the Syrian city of Homs
Want good schools? Get good teachers, not small classes
Something people forget about Social Security: It’s America’s biggest anti-poverty program, by far
This meeting between the Pope and a badly disfigured man will warm your heart.
What shoes and pants to wear together, in one chart
Thinking of moving? Here’s where your fellow Americans went from 2000 to 2010.
What America will look like once global warming melts the polar ice caps