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Law and Disorder: The Psychology of False Confessions

At 9:45 PM on November 10, 1984, 16-year-old Theresa Fusco finished up her shift at the roller skating rink in the Long Island village of Lynbrook. She never made it […]... More>

How will you remember 2011?

The year 2011 was a dismal time in American public life. The nation came close to defaulting and lost its AAA credit rating for the first time ever. The do-nothing […]... More>

Hand Washing: A Deadly Dilemma

New Yorker essayist Atul Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, a prestigious teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. A couple years ago, he wrote […]... More>

Shock Study: U.S. Flag Only Boosts GOP

Seeing an American flag can shift voters towards Republicanism