Politics: Play of the Day

The Failure of State Democracies

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Otto Kreisher
Feb. 21, 2014, 4:06 a.m.

Jon Stew­art lists the ways vari­ous state le­gis­latures are elong­at­ing the ‘arc of the mor­al uni­verse’ to bend to­wards in­justice. The more cre­at­ive of these? Kan­sas wants to al­low you to hit your chil­dren harder, and Mis­souri only wants to teach classes based on the Bible.

Plus: an Amer­ic­an-born Olympi­an wins a gold for Rus­sia, and Jimmy Fal­lon mimes a Joe Biden tem­per tan­trum over The Lego Movie.


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