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‘Duck Dynasty’ Voters Vs. Dems

The left thinks everyone who opposes gay marriage is some bigot like Phil Robertson. That intolerance could come back to sting Democrats in November.


Our 2014 Pop Culture Wish List

It’s one thing to predict what will happen in the new year, but it’s more fun to hope for things. From shorter movies to more Oprah, what our hearts are set on.


This Is No Tribal War

South Sudan is being torn apart again—this time in the name of democracy. But the new fighting isn’t about ethnic rivalries but a power grab.


The Christie Backlash

In a flash, the 2016 contender has seen his reputation slide from straight-talking pragmatist to partisan bully. Could a local scandal really take down Hillary’s biggest competition?


7 Political Predictions for 2014

Sure, budget brinksmanship and Hillary presidential hints are a given. But millions more sign-ups for health-care coverage and the ousting of Mitch McConnell? They could happen, too.


Deaths You Missed This Year

You’ve already read the major obits. From Hitler’s bodyguard to the godmother of burlesque, the human computer to the world’s ugliest dog, the 2013 exits you have may not have heard of.


A&E Ducks for Cover

As remotes around the country thumped along with bibles, ‘Duck Dynasty’ ratings were set to dip. So the network let Phil Robertson off the hook for his homophobic rant.


They Broke America’s Deadlock

Pope Francis and Edward Snowden’s bold challenges in 2013 finally gave Democrats and Republicans some common ground.


Obama’s Failed Islamist Outreach

Earlier this month, the president decided to approach the Islamists at the center of the Syrian revolution. Here’s why they spurned his offer of help against Assad.


The Year in Kick-Ass Feminism

If 2012 was the year of the War on Women, 2013 was the year when women finally had enough of GOP mansplaining.


Federal health care sign-ups pass 1 million mark

HONOLULU (AP) — The Obama administration says its rehabilitated health insurance website has seen a December surge in customer sign-ups, pushing enrollment past the 1 million mark.


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