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Good News: David Brooks Is Wrong

Last week, conservative pundit David Brooks wrote a column saying that Americans were using certain words less in their writing, and this proved the U.S. isn’t as virtuous as it used to be. For instance, a study using the Google books database “found that between 1960 and 2008 individualistic words and phrases increasingly overshadowed communal […]

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Tuesday Is Good News Day: May 14, 2013

Does it seem like all the news is bad? Well, guess what? It’s not! Here are some good things that happened in the last week, y’all.

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Open Thread

This Open Thread Has a Strict “No Refunds” Policy

Ah, the week after Christmas, and I’m not exaggerating at all when I say that I’ve processed eleventy billion returns this week. 

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News That Doesn’t Suck, With Selena and queSarahSarah

This is News That Doesn’t Suck, where your P-mag writers share stories that restore our faith in humanity. This week, queSarahSarah and Selena are bring you all the good news that’s fit to type. 

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Gimme Some Good News

We had a bit of a discussion in this past weekend’s open thread about a need for news that doesn’t make us want to crawl under the covers and stay there.