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The Pope and the Planet
On a sprawling, multicultural, fractious planet, no person can be heard by everyone. But Pope Francis comes closer than anyone else. He heads the world's largest religious denomination and so has 1.2 billion people in his flock, but even (maybe especially) outside the precincts of Catholicism his ta

Sanders Gets History Right on Hitler's Rise to Power
So how did Hitler become Chancellor and thus leader of Germany? Well, he won elections. It is absolutely true that the Nazi party used violence and intimidation to secure votes in both 1932 elections. That's what they had the SA's brownshirts around for. And they weren't the only party using violenc

Here's How Outrageous The Pay Gap Between CEOs And Workers Is
If you thought CEOs were earning way too much while the bulk of their companies' employees got left behind -- well, you weren't wrong. The pay gap between chief executives of major U.S. firms and their median workers is massive, according to a recent report from career review site Glassdoor, which

The Real War on Families: Why the U.S. Needs Paid Leave Now
Leigh Benrahou began laying plans to have a second child almost as soon as she had her first, a daughter named Johara, in 2011. Benrahou, 32, wanted to time the next birth so that when she returned to work, her mother, who works at an elementary school and has summers off, could babysit. Most import


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