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The only real fix to Social Security’s problems? More babies.

14.05.2024 60

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Who loses in the ‘man or bear’ showdown? Women.

Lies, damned lies and arguments over a silly video. A female grizzly bear photographed by an automatic trail camera in northwestern Montana in...

09.05.2024 50

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Democratic politicians aren’t looking for student protesters’ support

Protesters face off against security forces on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles early Wednesday. (David Swanson/Reuters) Listen 5 min ...

02.05.2024 30

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What happens when the professional class loses out to AI?

Will professionals displaced by AI find new jobs in health care? (iStock) Listen 5 min Share Comment on this story ...

29.04.2024 20

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Why campus protests against Israel probably won’t be effective

A demonstrator at the pro-Palestinian encampment at Columbia University in New York on Wednesday. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) ...

25.04.2024 80

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A better way to end road-closing protests

Pam Satterthwaite sits in her car as protesters block traffic along a highway in Oakland, Calif., on Monday. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/AP) ...

18.04.2024 30

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Trump can’t fix what bothers conservatives about the bureaucracy

Federal Reserve workers in 1957. (Library of Congress) Listen 5 min Share Comment on this story Comment ...

11.04.2024 20

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The economy is strong. Why are our national finances so weak?

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office expects the federal government will be awash in debt over the next 30 years. (Matt Slocum/AP) ...

08.04.2024 30

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What if the economy is as normal as it’s going to get?

Americans want the housing market to get back to what they think of as normal. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) Listen 5 min ...

03.04.2024 9

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Boeing ejected its pilot again. Good luck with a soft landing.

28.03.2024 30

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Electric cars are the future. Why is the EPA pumping the brakes?

A BP Pulse Gigahub charging station in Houston on Wednesday. (Kirk Sides/Houston Chronicle/AP) Listen 5 min Share ...

25.03.2024 30

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We’ll soon find out the true value of real estate agents

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21.03.2024 20

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Colleges are realizing they can’t ignore the truth, even if it hurts

A student looks for a seat before a lecture at the University of Texas at Austin on Feb. 22. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images) Listen 5 min ...

18.03.2024 10

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Congress can’t easily force ByteDance to sell TikTok

The TikTok app logo. (Dado Ruvic/Reuters) Listen 6 min Share Comment on this story Comment Add...

13.03.2024 9

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When treating transgender youth, how informed is informed consent?

A transgender American youth. (Rory Doyle for The Washington Post) Listen 6 min Share Comment on this story ...

08.03.2024 10

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Don’t blame shoplifting for Macy’s closing so many stores

Shoppers enter Macy's in San Francisco on Tuesday. The company announced plans to close 150 locations. (Benjamin Fanjoy/San Francisco Chronicle/AP) ...

01.03.2024 20

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Google’s AI exposes tech’s left-leaning biases

Google Gemini makes unrealistic assumptions about race and politics. (Omar Marques/Sipa USA/AP) Listen 5 min Share ...

27.02.2024 40

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States need to find the income-tax sweet spot

State legislatures struggle to set ideal income-tax rates. (Todd Richmond/AP) Listen 5 min Share Comment on this...

21.02.2024 7

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Attention, cord-cutters. The great rebundling is coming.

An ESPN camera operator works on the field during the National Football League's Pro Bowl on Feb. 4 in Orlando. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP) ...

11.02.2024 40

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The good reason airlines don’t promise your family will sit together

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06.02.2024 10

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Public policy isn’t a game, but policymakers can still learn from gamers

Like game designers, policymakers need to watch for "metas." (Ricardo Arduengo/ALSAC) Listen 6 min Share Comment on...

01.02.2024 10

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Why haven’t Republicans unified to stop Trump? Because they can’t.

Former president Donald Trump and President Biden. (Matt Rourke/AP) Listen 4 min Share Comment on this story ...

29.01.2024 50

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Capping overdraft fees could actually hurt poor families

The cost to overdraw a bank account could drop to as little as $3 under a proposal announced by the White House. (Mary Altaffer/AP) ...

24.01.2024 30

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How far should we be willing to go to silence Nazis?

(Rafael Henrique/SIPA USA/AP) Listen 5 min Share Comment on this story Comment Add to your saved...

22.01.2024 60

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Why was the SEC slow on bitcoin ETF? A hacked tweet tells the tale.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approved bitcoin exchange-traded funds in January. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic) Listen 5 min ...

15.01.2024 20

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Gentrification is a problem for cities — especially when it ends

A shattered convenience store window on H Street in D.C. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) Listen 5 min Share ...

11.01.2024 10

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What happens when Harvard supporters act like Trump supporters

The John Harvard statue on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. (Steven Senne/AP) Listen 5 min Share ...

05.01.2024 30

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In 2024, I resolve to hear more from the women who opened doors for us

It took some courage for a woman to force the all-male Cosmos Club to let her walk through the front door. (Gerald Martineau/The Washington Post) ...

02.01.2024 20

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Having lost their flexibility, pro-lifers are losing their cause

Pro-life advocates demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in 2018. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) Listen 5 min Share ...

27.12.2023 30

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Why scooters and e-bikes will soon be harder to find

Bird scooters are strewn on a street in Hollywood (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images) Listen 5 min Share Comment on this...

27.12.2023 40

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Most homeowners are both richer and poorer than they understand

A "sale pending" sign in front of a property in San Francisco in April. (Jeff Chiu/AP) Listen 5 min Share Comment on...

19.12.2023 30

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The world could use more jerks

Opinion The world could use more jerks By Megan McArdle Columnist | Add Follow December 12, 2023 at 6:15 a.m. EST ...

12.12.2023 8

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Politicians in both parties need to face up to the national debt

He’s only a little bit responsible for today’s enormous national debt. (AP Photo/Scott Stewart) Listen 5 min Share ...

04.12.2023 5

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Why social justice activism is unlikely to get a Hollywood ending

Actor Frances McDormand accepts the Oscar for best actress in 2018. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Listen 5 min Share ...

01.12.2023 5

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Everyone’s going to have the best Thanksgiving ever

Happy Thanksgiving. (iStock) Listen 5 min Share Comment on this story Comment Add to your saved...

22.11.2023 20

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OpenAI drama explains the human penchant for risk-taking

Sam Altman, the former leader of OpenAI, attends a gathering of chief executives in San Francisco on Nov. 16. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) ...

21.11.2023 8

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There’s no need to ban TikTok or make ByteDance divest

After World War II, Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) attached legitimate foreign policy concerns to speculation about brainwashing of the U.S....

15.11.2023 10

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Real estate agent commissions might soon shrink, and that’s a good thing

A couple talks with a real estate agent about a house. (iStock) Listen 4 min Share Comment on this story ...

07.11.2023 10

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Sam Bankman-Fried’s trial mistake? Betting on himself.

Sam Bankman-Fried is questioned during his fraud trial in federal court in New York on Tuesday. (Jane Rosenberg/Reuters) Listen 5 min ...

01.11.2023 7

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Republicans and Democrats share blame for the speaker fiasco

Speaker Mike Johnson speaks with reporters on Thursday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Listen 5 min Share ...

27.10.2023 7

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It’s getting harder for sports leagues to monetize their biggest fans

Golden State Warriors forward Jonathan Kuminga during an NBA preseason game on Oct. 20. (Jeff Chiu/AP) Listen 5 min Share...

25.10.2023 10

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Republicans have created a void that’s becoming harder to escape

Rep. Jim Jordan arrives at the Capitol for a Republican Conference meeting on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Listen 4 min ...

20.10.2023 30

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Canceling is wrong no matter how bad the speech

Supporters of both Israel and Palestine engage with each other at Columbia University in New York City, Oct. 12. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) ...

13.10.2023 2

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To reduce crime, cities and police need to respect each other

D.C. metropolitan police officers, cadet corps and recruits gather at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in June 2020. (Amanda Voisard/for The...

12.10.2023 9

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Democrats should have helped McCarthy hold his job — for their own sake

The U.S. Capitol's Peace Monument in D.C. on Oct. 5. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Listen 5 min Share Comment on this...

06.10.2023 20

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Why the U.S. never saves money on health care

A team of nurses and physicians transfers a patient with covid-19 from the emergency room at CentraCare-St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn., in...

02.10.2023 30

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FTC’s firebrand chair has had Amazon in her sights a long time

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) speaks to Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan on Capitol Hill on July 13. (Shuran Huang for The Washington Post) ...

28.09.2023 10

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Lesson from El Salvador: People prefer safe streets to human rights

A man in wrist restraints waits to be transferred to a prison in Soyapango, El Salvador, in August 2022. (Salvador Melendez/AP) Listen...

25.09.2023 10

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Children will benefit if we face this fact: Married parents are ideal

(iStock) Listen 6 min Share Comment on this story Comment If we want to build a healthy society in...

20.09.2023 10

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Medicare can lower drug prices only by eliminating future medicines

13.09.2023 9

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