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The brother of the Sultan of Brunei
Set out to see how much a guy could buy,
And fifteen billion's what he finally spent
Before the sultan voiced some discontent.
The guilt of many shoppers was assuaged.
The most committed shopaholic gauged,
"I'd really have to spend a lot more dough
To be a spendthrift like the sultan's bro."

The creation of the atom bomb is the greatest revolution ever accomplished in science--and unquestionably the most frightening.

On the eightieth anniversary of the riot in that city, we commemorate the report written for this magazine by a remarkable journalist.

Despite statements to the contrary, the rule is resulting in tragic circumstances for women abroad.

Durbin, South Africa, will see the coming together of a large cohort with its own pressing agenda.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan is a disappointment to those who counted on him to uphold the banner
of ethical social change.

Puerto Ricans of all stripes question the Navy's presence there.

Should the question of personhood at the embryo stage really be decided by politicians?
 

Not every citizen has accepted the Court's momentous presidential decision.

Under pressure from activists, the city agreed to assist its poorest residents.

Blogs

Electing more African-Americans and women to office will eventually mean more conservatives from both groups.

March 22, 2012

The American Legislative Exchange Council made Florida's law into “model legislation.” The killing of Trayvon Martin reveals just how bad that model is.

March 21, 2012

Most agree the Saints should have met with some punishment for having a “bounty system” against opposing players, but the NFL is not being honest about why the suspensions were so terribly harsh.

March 21, 2012

Discriminatory impacts rely more on whether people of color can access something than whether they support it.

March 21, 2012

Only the government can assume the role of policing and protecting Americans.

March 21, 2012

Texas is arguing it is unconstitutional; conservative scholars say it is outdated. Both are wrong. 

March 21, 2012

We pay more for the same products and services while making less money.

March 21, 2012

Some justices hint they might limit mandatory sentences that send teenagers to die in prison.

March 20, 2012

Why is President Obama keeping a journalist imprisoned in Yemen?

March 20, 2012

Our police force is the only entity that can ensure protection and justice. We must reform it, not opt out of it.

March 20, 2012