Politics

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The Physics of Learning+

Truth resides in the majority. It is not a scientific thing at the bottom of a well where…

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Public Princes+

Political corruption in New York state and New York City are nothing new, but it seems…

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Flying Toilets+

Funny what cheers you up.  From today’s New York Times, which sometimes still…

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We Hope He Changes+

It’s all in how you look at it, we know, but still, some takes on last night’s…

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Headlines We Skip+

We still read newspapers, but have found a way to greatly reduce the time it takes.  All…

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Obama to Backpage.com: VETO!+

“Did you say…slavery?” This is turning out to be a pretty poor week…

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"Forward!" says the Prez.+

President Obama’s campaign committee has announced that its slogan for the…

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The Political Brain+

In his new book The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion,…

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Relax. We're Doomed.+

A correspondent from one of the most thoroughly fucked parts of our planet — the…

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Politicians Head South+

The politics page of one of my local papers yesterday looked like a parody. But sadly,…

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Faith, Family, Freedom, and Flummery+

Following former Senator Rick Santorum’s close-second finish in the Iowa Republican…

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Politics and Prejudice+

“She’s adorable,” a “gay-friendly Iowan” told…

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Good Book, Bad Boys+

Mixed moral messages are everywhere this election season. Liberal commentators like…

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Why Herman Can’t Read+

“We need a leader, not a reader.” – Herman Cain “I’m…

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Super Uncommitted+

The prospect of our well-beloved Congressional “super committee” failing…

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Poster Boys+

Once more the progressives around here are rhetorically shooting themselves in the…

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Huntsman Candidacy “A Theory That’s Out There”+

Commentators, half-amused and half-outraged, like to point fingers when right-wing…

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Debt Ceiling and Default: A Comment From An American Gnome+

A refreshing viewpoint on our current debt ceiling impasse is offered by Richard Phillips…

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