Lisa Larrimore Ouellette (Yale): Patent Experimentalism. Amy Ronner (St. Thomas): Let's Get the “Trans” and “Sex” Out of it and Free Us All. Stephen D. King, chief economist of HSBC, may not be the author of The Shining or Carrie, but that doesn’t mean his new book, When the Money Runs Out: The End of Western Affluence, doesn’t offer a vision of a world with more, er, Misery. Does your period affect your politics? Charles Bethea on how the long history of sexist pseudo-science grows a little longer. Everything you know about immigration is wrong: We’ve wasted a whole lot of money on immigration policy and are about to waste a whole lot more. Glenn Greenwald on Michael Hayden, Bob Schieffer and the media's reverence of national security officials. Why is the U.S.’s 1 percent so much richer than everywhere else? Lydia DePillis investigates. Women know more than just love and sex: Big media outlets seem to think women's only area of expertise is themselves. The neoclassical synthesis, the idea that we can use monetary and fiscal policy to make the world safe for laissez-faire everywhere else, has failed the test — what does this mean? Paul Krugman wonders (and a response). The fast-growing federal prison population is crowding out other key Justice Department programs — no wonder Eric Holder wants to curb drug sentencing. Eradicate small dogs now and save the nation from this urban menace.

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