How Washington is using states as pawns, why we can't explain the Middle East with maps, what coffee shipped overnight reveals about culture, and more...
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August 01, 2014
The United State of America
Washington is expanding its power by turning state governments into instruments of federal policy.
Richard A. Epstein and Mario Loyola
15 Maps That Don't Explain the Middle East at All
The region as it never was, could have been, and sort of is
Nick Danforth
Why Taco Bell Likes to Call Its Workers 'Champions'
The perils of corporate euphemisms
Joe Pinsker
Why Would Anyone Want to Work Out Until They Puke?
As intense exercise programs like CrossFit and P90X gain popularity, a look at the psychology of pushing your limits--and when that can be a bad idea.
Julie Beck
I Drank a Cup of Hot Coffee That Was Overnighted Across the Country
How a single PR stunt reveals the complicated, pervasive intersection of logistics and culture
Robinson Meyer
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