As Bernie Sanders draws great crowds in Iowa, this Mother Jones profile covers his early political years, including his curious piece of writing he now likens to Fifty Shades of Grey.
CNN explains what authorities the government (temporarily) lost after some provisions in the Patriot Act expired at 12:01 this morning.
An interview with Edward Mendelson at Prospect magazine discusses how writers become more interested in religious language as they age.
Speaking of language for faith or non-faith, Molly Worthen’s column in the New York Times examines how atheists reckon with the moral and social consequences of an atheist identity.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott will sign a bill allowing guns on campus, with some provisions.