Boer Deng

The DNC keynote speaker might be the next Barack Obama. But can he ever win statewide office in Texas?

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The Human Factor

Science, like art, is a human expression. Roald Hoffmann has given a great deal of thought to how to convey this truth, which lies at the heart of the

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In China, a perennial T.V. favorite is the “rear palace” costume drama, depicting the conspiratorial high politics of bygone dynasties. An analogous kind of half-concealed theatre seems to be taking place today, not behind the sequestered walls of the imperial palace, but in the Chinese Communist Party’s headquarters at Zhongnanhai.

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High oil prices have given Republicans the opportunity to do some Obama-bashing on energy.

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Mitt Romney is not what you could call a man of the people—that is, if by “the people” you mean the voters he meets on the campaign trail. (The one-percent types he rubs shoulders with at dinner parties are a different story.) Much has been made of how out-of-touch Romney is with the middle-class Americans he is trying to win over. For some reason, we can’t help but recall that he’s the son of a governor, that he went to Harvard, and that he is fantastically rich. But his social troubles go beyond making gaffes in public: His attempts at small talk come off no less alien.

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