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In 1940, around 15 percent of students got As. Today, it’s over 40.
Harvard has taken considerable flack due to the revelation that the median grade it gives out is an A- and the mode is an A. But it’s hardly
Most poor kids in America never make it to the middle class
In a perfect meritocracy, where people who work equivalently hard are just as likely to get ahead, our parents’ income should have no impact
Is Washington broken? Not for the city’s exploding startup scene.
How the nation’s capital became the next great hub for startups and innovation
Absolutely everything you need to know about the debt ceiling
Congress has until Oct. 17 to raise the debt ceiling. Here's what happens if they don't.
Wonkbook: Big business continues its winning streak in health reform
Big business scored another big win in health reform last night. So what's next?
Google Reader dies today. Here’s why I’m not replacing it.
Dear Google Reader: You've been great. I've loved our time together. But maybe this is for the best.
The Supreme Court could strike down part of the Voting Rights Act. Here’...
The Voting Right Act was an immensely important tool in dismantling segregation. But now it's largely about redistricting, and it might not
One of the worst patents ever just got upheld in court
The economy is being ravaged by frivolous lawsuits based on broad patents. A key appeals court just missed a chance to address the problem.
‘I have a domain name to sell you’ is a terrible business proposition
In the future, sitting on domain names just won't be that profitable.
Here’s how the U.S. population would change under immigration reform
The United States would be adding 36 million new immigrants over the next two decades — a figure comparable to the population of Canada.
Wonkbook: Pass the farm bill, or these kids on food stamps get it
Rep. Mike Conaway has come up with a novel idea for getting Democrats to support the farm bill: If they don't support it, poor Americans wil
Can state laws protect you from being watched by drones?
This year six states have enacted legislation regulating drone surveillance. But some of those laws could be struck down for violating free
Everything you need to know about the nominations showdown, in one FAQ
Obama is filling a number of important vacancies on federal courts - that is, if Senate Republicans let him.
Scott Lewis: Learning from social platforms to build a better news site
Voice of San Diego's technology was built on a shoestring. Its CEO describes why he thought it was time to invest — and how they're trying t