Jakob Pietschnig and Martin Voracek (Vienna): One Century of Global IQ Gains: A Formal Meta-Analysis of the Flynn Effect (1909-2010). Alexia Gaudeul (Jena), Paolo Crosetto (GAEL), and Gerhard Riener (Dusseldorf): Fear of Being Left Alone Drives Inefficient Exit from Partnerships:: An Experiment. Daniel Wilkinson on the real threat to Venezuela’s democracy. Hollis Griffin on Johnny Weir, Vladimir Putin, and the sexual politics of the Sochi Olympics. Matt Grossmann on how U.S. policy has gone liberals’ way for 70 years. Chris Osterndorf on the danger of thinking George W. Bush is “just like us”: While it’s always easier to think of Cheney and Rumsfeld as the true villains of post 9/11 America, it’s important that we don’t forget about the sincere, dog-painting man whose administration they worked under. The Obama-era race wars are ending — get ready for the Clinton-era gender wars. Start saving now: Day care costs more than college in 31 states. Ed Kilgore on how you don't have to be a racist to practice racism. From Salon, Mary Elizabeth Williams on how there will never be another Barbara Walters; and Alex Pareene on Barbara Walters: “Let’s get things started off right, by reminding everyone how her entire public life has been an extended exercise in sycophancy and unalloyed power worship”. Jamil Zaki on crowds versus company: When are we drawn to groups? The tip system at restaurants is outrageous — and here's the research to prove it.