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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer
Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing magazine. Follow him on Twitter @Daniel_Luzer.

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According to the U.S. Census, Jesus Was White

Unfortunately for Megyn Kelly, considering he died 2,000 years ago, that classification doesn’t make much sense.

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Why Is Hanukkah So Closely Associated With Christmas?

It’s all about the Benjamins.

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Are Varsity Sports Destroying Exercise and Ruining America’s Schools?

Students who get a lot of exercise perform better academically. But competitive varsity sports limit the availability of rigorous activity in schools.

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What a Real War on Christmas Looks Like

A history lesson for former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and other conservatives worried about “a secular clown posse” set on destroying Judeo-Christian traditions.

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Is Alcohol Really to Blame for the Prevalence of Sexual Assault on College Campuses?

Access to alcohol isn’t anything new, but access to members of the opposite sex is.

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Why They’re the Redskins

There’s such a thing as going too far, but team mascots are supposed to be offensive.

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What Kills Creativity?

Many American writers fear that standardized testing could be destroying our children. They might be right.

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Is the Gay Population a Lot Bigger Than Even Kinsey Predicted?

A new study, which attempts to correct for problems with current survey methodology (even when anonymous we don’t always answer honestly), finds that 19 percent of Americans don’t consider themselves heterosexual.

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How We Discovered That Christopher Columbus Didn’t Get to America First

And why it doesn’t really matter if he was 500 years too late.

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This Government Shutdown Won’t Be Our Last

Get used to government shutdowns. Serious budget problems are a common feature of large states in decline.

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The Gun Rights Crowd Might Be Right About Mental Health

While their intentions aren’t necessarily pure, the numbers suggest they’re actually on to something.

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When a Romance Is Threatened, People Rebound With God

And when they feel God might reject them, they buddy up to their partner.

How Can We Protect Open Ocean That Does Not Yet Exist?

As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

Pollution’s Racial Divides

When it comes to the injustice of air pollution, the divide between blacks and whites is greater than the gap between the rich and the poor.

Hunger and Low Blood Sugar Can Spur Domestic Quarrels

In an experiment, scientists found a correlation between low blood glucose and higher levels of spousal frustration.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014