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on Jun 30, 2015 - 11:31 AM ET
The Federal Reserve Bank

The stock market is jittery from one day to the next because nervous investors want to know when the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates again. When it does, there is widespread fear that the inflated stock prices might crater. Savvy players would like to get out just before the music stops.

But the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington think tank whose economists like to focus on broader public concerns, has asked the Fed quite a different question...

on Jun 30, 2015 - 10:50 AM ET
A patient is examined by a doctor at a community health center in Atlanta.

Editor’s Note: Each week we cross-post an excerpt from Katrina vanden Heuvel’s column at the WashingtonPost.com. Read the full text of Katrina’s column here.

Last week, the...

on Jun 30, 2015 - 07:00 AM ET
Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind, published 79 years ago today, was reviewed in The Nation by the novelist Evelyn Scott, who was mostly critical of the book. In a letter to the editor regarding Scott’s review, the literary scholar F.W. Dupee complained that “the bad writing and unreal characters are touched by [Scott] in a manner to suggest that they are merely casual blemishes.” On the...

150th Anniversary, The Almanac
on Jun 30, 2015 - 06:00 AM ET
Tom Tomorrow

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on Jun 29, 2015 - 16:36 PM ET

A year ago, Google was the first tech company to publicly disclose statistics on how diverse its workforce is, which led to a number of tech companies’ following suit. None came out looking very good. But every single one pledged that, in one way or another, they wanted to do better and would start doing better.

Now the preliminary results of their efforts have come in, and all that talk is looking pretty cheap. At Google, the number of women in technical...

on Jun 29, 2015 - 14:19 PM ET
Vigil for beach resort attack in Tunisia.

The Tunisian government’s response to the attack on tourists at a beach resort in the eastern city of Sousse on Friday has focused on security forces and ideological combat. But the Tunisian left argues that the government’s proposed solution to dealing with a tiny fringe of violent radicals will undo the victories of the 2011 youth revolution with regard to freedom of expression. Further, they assert,...