About Half See CIA Interrogation Methods as Justified

from Pew Research Democrats Divided over CIA’s Post-9/11 Interrogation Techniques Following the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA interrogation practices in the period following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, 51% of the public says they think the CIA methods were justified, compared with just 29% who say they were not justified; 20% do not…

What’s The Most Common Name In America?

By MONA CHALABI and ANDREW FLOWERS from FiveThirtyEight Dear Mona, What are the most common first- and last-name combinations in the United States? Is John Smith really the most common name? Kieron George, 21, North Yorkshire, U.K. Dear Kieron, Well, this is a real head-scratcher — not least because if you want a list of…