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The Big East Conference: What's In A Name?

Athletic conferences don't make much sense anymore. Commentator Frank Deford remarks on how the Big East conference is no longer as big or as east as it used to be.

Romney's Wrong And Right About The '47 Percent'

Yes, about half of Americans don't pay income taxes. But experts say few of those are shirking their responsibilities — and most pay many other types of taxes. Meanwhile, the GOP nominee has mixed some figures to come up with his conclusions, fact checkers say.

From Topless Bar To Biology: A Love Story

Susan McClinton says when she met her husband, Philip, 40 years ago, her life was headed in a bad direction. Together, they went back to school and helped each other change their lives.

Tina Brown's Must Reads: The Modern Woman

The Daily Beast and Newsweek editor explores the changing role of women with recommendations that cover a groundbreaking gender discrimination lawsuit against Newsweek, a stay-at-home wife's rise through the professional ranks and the meaning behind a mother's profile picture.

NFL's West Coast Teams Have An Edge: The Sandman

When NFL teams from the East Coast play teams from the West Coast, the outcome might depend on what time of day the game starts. And if you're a gambler, the West Coast players could have enough of an edge to make you consider betting on them.

Vietnam To Sept. 11: A Daughter's Lessons

The anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has editor Laurel Dalrymple thinking about her father — and how he could never talk about his experience in Vietnam. It's made her consider how she will pass on her experience of Sept. 11. What will you tell your kids about that day? Tell us in the comments.

Go On, 'Curate' This Commentary, Too

In recent years the word "curate" has been plucked out of museums and pasted onto everything from cosmetics, furniture and fashion lines to recipes, music- and photo-sharing websites and cat videos.

Week In Politics: Democratic National Convention

Audie Cornish talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Democratic National Convention.