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The debate over Joe McCarthy just won’t die. The conventional...

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There are so many negative aspects of democracy that it is difficult to...

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Kiko’s House, my home blog, can now certainly be considered middle...

T Is For Tip O’Neill

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Although I do not agree with much of what he stood for politically, I do...

Cartoon: After Earth Day Doldrums

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Israel and U.S. tussle over tourist visas

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Why should some radical halfway across the country be able to elect your district’s representatives?

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Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens gets it. And says so. ...

A Bigot’s ‘Point System’

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The Stealth Revolution

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This is the eighteenth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies,...

Rape in Game of Thrones

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For two weeks in a row there has been considerable talk about a scene from...

US Supreme Court Upholds State Constitutional Ban On Racial Preferences

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The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld Michigan’s constitutional ban on...

Supreme Court: states can ignore race in university admissions

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Top US court: states can ignore race in university admissions (via...

The Irrelevancy of the Sunday Talk Shows

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Joe has a post below on the problems of NBC’s Meet The Press and David...

Anti-Semitic Marionville, Missouri mayor resigns

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Increased Health Care Spending Just Might Be Buying Higher Quality Care

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Jonathan Cohn has looked at what appears to be a recent increase in health...

S Is For Suo Gan

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I first heard this Welsh lullaby in the film Empire Of The Sun (a brilliant...

How Not to Talk About Wealth Inequality

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Where Macondo came alive

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WASHINGTON — Years before I met him, Gabriel Garcia Marquez...

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Rape in Game of Thrones

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For two weeks in a row there has been considerable talk about a scene from...

S Is For Suo Gan

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I first heard this Welsh lullaby in the film Empire Of The Sun (a brilliant...

Where Macondo came alive

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WASHINGTON — Years before I met him, Gabriel Garcia Marquez...

Ukraine Crisis: U.S. Moves Troops into Baltic Region

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As the diplomatic agreement reached last week to calm things down in...

Israel and U.S. tussle over tourist visas

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Israel and U.S. tussle over tourist visas By Donald Harrison SAN...

Where Macondo came alive

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WASHINGTON — Years before I met him, Gabriel Garcia Marquez...

The Downside of Democracy (5)

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There are so many negative aspects of democracy that it is difficult to...

T Is For Tip O’Neill

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Although I do not agree with much of what he stood for politically, I do...

Why should some radical halfway across the country be able to elect your district’s representatives?

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Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens gets it. And says so. ...

China and Coal

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China’s consumption of coal has not decreased but the yearly increase...

Quest for extraterrestrial life not over: experts

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Quest for extraterrestrial life not over: experts (via AFP) The discovery...

First Earth-sized planet found in ‘habitable zone’: NASA

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First Earth-sized planet found in ‘habitable zone’: NASA (via...