The man who pointed out that a crying Jesus statue in Mumbai wasn’t a miracle was threatened with imprisonment and death; Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have inspired erotic fan fiction; meanwhile, Finland has found the key to effective education reform: equity. These discoveries and more below.
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The Strange World of Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan Fan Fiction
The union of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan has brought us many wonderful things ranging from fashion editors waxing about their sartorial choices to the wonky Medicare debate, but this beautiful relationship has also spawned something far weirder: erotic fan fiction.