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What It Do: Truth Will Out

Politicians—successful ones, anyway—have an uncanny ability to hide their dark side from the public eye. Whether you’re talking about a megalomaniacal bully like Chris Christie or a narcissistic grifter like fo...
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What It Do: Traffic

The recent net neutrality decision by the Appeals Court in D.C. has sparked a fair amount of concern among people who believe the internet should remain the open platform it is today. For those that missed what...
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What It Do: I, Human

In I, Robot, the 2004 movie based on the work of science fiction author Isaac Asimov, the antagonist, a super-powerful artificial intelligence system, determines that in order to follow the first “Law of Roboti...
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What It Do: American Dynasty

Last month’s controversy over the statements of Phil Robertson, one of the yuppie-turned-redneck stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, dominated the airwaves and the internet, becoming yet another proxy battle for t...
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What It Do: The Payoff

The Facebook debate was annoying, but not entirely unexpected. After I posted the Mother Jones article referenced in last week’s column (detailing the aggressive rental property acquisition strategy currently b...
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What It Do: The Delivery

The housing crisis of 2008 wiped out a staggering amount of wealth, especially among minority and low-income Americans. Millions who had finally attained the multi-generational aspiration of home ownership and ...
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What It Do: The Set-Up

During the financial crisis of 2008, a tsunami of home foreclosures—mostly from within the subprime lending market—caused seemingly apocalyptic toil among the financial markets, even causing the venerable inves...
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What It Do: Now We Here

The public education system, envisioned by people such as Benjamin Franklin and W.E.B. Du Bois, and built up during the 20th century into a genuine engine of upward economic mobility, has been wounded—mortally,...
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What It Do: Starting From The Bottom

Remember kindergarten? Coloring books. Story time. Finger painting. Paste tacos. Okay, that last one might have just been my experience, but you get the idea. It’s supposed to be about developing a child’s cogn...