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on Oct 23, 2014 - 15:25 PM ET
Computer Servers

The New Yorker last week published an essay by Evgeny Morozov on socialist Chile’s fascinating Project Cybersyn....

on Oct 23, 2014 - 14:20 PM ET

Over the course of the past year or two on this blog, we've provided notes on each of the major clue types encountered in cryptic crosswords—from the bread-and-butter charades and anagrams to more intricate types like &lit's and...

on Oct 23, 2014 - 11:15 AM ET
Dollar Bills

Cole County, Missouri, seems an unlikely place for a national Republican group to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars. It’s a small county of 75,000, and its leadership is solidly red, with few exceptions. One of those exceptions is Pat Joyce, a Democrat who’s held her seat on the country circuit court for two decades. Until a few weeks ago, with $17,000 on hand and her opponent nearly $13,000 in debt, her chances of serving another term seemed good.

Election 2014, States, The Courts
on Oct 23, 2014 - 10:38 AM ET
Julie Brown

A month ago, Latandra Ellington wrote a letter to her aunt from the Lowell Correctional Institution in Florida, saying, “He told me he’s going to beat me death. He was all in my face, then he grabbed his radio and said he was going to bust me in the head with it.” The 36-year-old...

on Oct 23, 2014 - 10:24 AM ET
Funeral of Baby Doc

This article is a joint publication of TheNation.com and Foreign Policy In Focus.

Haitians have seen their fair share of dictators and despots since their country gained its independence in 1804. But for the 1 million Haitians currently living abroad, one dynasty looms above the rest.

For nearly three decades, Haiti was ruled by the notorious Duvaliers—first by Francois “...

on Oct 22, 2014 - 17:11 PM ET
Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren gave an interview to People magazine for this week’s issue and was asked for roughly the thousandth time if she planned to run for president. But her answer to this query was different than all the others:

But is the freshman senator from Massachusetts herself on board with a run for...