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The Power of Prayer: An Empirical Test, Day 2

Republican Governor Sonny Perdue of Georgia brought hundreds of the faithful to the steps of the Georgia Capitol building to participate in a state-sponsored, Christian-inflected prayer for rain on Tuesday, November 13. Perdue adopted the role of minister as he intoned: Our Father, as we

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Link: the Explainer on Sweatshops

Slate’s always-interesting Explainer posts a small but handy note on the problems of overseas manufacturing. How does the Gap know if its clothes are made by child laborers? Michelle Tsai’s answer: it doesn’t. According to Tsai, the Worker Rights Consortium, a non-profit which has exposed

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?

Fight the Republican beast!