Same-sex experiences are increasingly common among Americans these days; Paul Ryan wants to turn the GOP into Uber; meanwhile, American Jews are rethinking their relationship with Israel. These discoveries and more below.

Neoliberalism: Oversold? A new paper on “Neoliberalism: Oversold?” by Jonathan D. Ostry, Prakash Loungani, and Davide Furceri, is attracting a great deal of publicity these days.

Netanyahu Must Decide If He’s the Prime Minister of the Jewish Nation or Israel Netanyahu is betraying his job. This man has to go, and soon. We are all tasked with that sacred mission, and especially the Arab citizens.

Disgust Made Us Human Our ancestors reacted to parasites with overwhelming revulsion, wiring the brain for morals, manners, politics and laws.

The Spirited Sneaker Designs Inspired by LGBT Pride Month Pride month: when brands remember that queer people exist/buy stuff.

The Humanities Golden Age Lasted Just One Generation When Oscar Wilde celebrated color that was “unspoiled by meaning,” he wasn’t looking at the graph of advertised job openings in the humanities over the past 15 years.

Paul Ryan’s Secret Plan to Save the GOP, After Trump: Turn It Into Uber A hilarious GOP report on winning back millennials disses Trump, avoids all major issues and embraces Uber politics.

Sending Republicans Pro–Gay Marriage Postcards Cuts Their Turnout on Election Day Political scientists have grown considerably more comfortable conducting scientifically rigorous experiments in recent years, and the results have proven surprisingly useful for real-life campaigns: Canvassing works better than phone banking; snitching to neighbors about people not voting in the past increases turnout; TV ads are effective, but the effects are short-lived.

Gawker Reminds Buyers of the Fearless Journalism That, It Claims, Makes Silicon Valley Tremble Gawker recently published the world’s longest, and saddest, “For Sale” notice.

Fish Eat Plastic Like Teens Eat Fast Food, Researchers Say Young fish become hooked on eating plastic in the seas in the same way that teenagers prefer unhealthy fast food, Swedish researchers have said.

Let’s Talk Taxes – A Little Historical Perspective The usual argument in the United States, one we’ve been hearing again (and again and again) in the current presidential campaign, is that a decrease in tax rates at the top will help everyone.

The Changing Nature of American Jews’ Relationship to Israel In his latest book Dov Waxman weighs in on this phenomenon of civil disunity with acumen and verve, showing how the American diaspora has produced a collective that no longer views Israel as the sine qua non of its identity.*

More Americans Than Ever Are Having Same-Sex Experiences Americans are sexually experimenting a lot more.

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