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If A Tree Falls In Ohio...
December 10, 2012
The announcement that the Cleveland Plain Dealer will cut a third of its staff again raises the question: What will fill the void, in Ohio and beyond?
Paul Ryan Was Not the GOP’s Savior. He May Even Have Been its Albatross.
November 08, 2012
A few more Ryan appearances in the likes of Ohio and Florida and Romney might have lost these states by much larger margins.
The Surreal Candidacy of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
October 24, 2012
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. vanished from public life in June, but his reelection chances are strong as ever. And it's driving his district crazy.
The Real Fate of the Stolen Monet, Picasso, and Matisse
October 24, 2012
What will happen to the seven paintings—including artworks by Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Henry Matisse—that were stolen from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam last week? Some think the artworks will be sold to shady dealers. Others hypothesize the stolen paintings will be traded in the illicit drugs or arms market. Or maybe these paintings will end up with an evil collector. (That scenario probably owes its popularity to Dr.
How the Federal Government is Killing Community Policing
September 25, 2012
If you’ve ever watched a television series, like “Hill Street Blues” or “NYPD Blue,” you are probably well acquainted with the mutual disdain between local and federal law enforcement. While the script for these shows was predictable, it was engrossing nonetheless. Cops were local bumpkins who policed on gut instinct, and whose ties to locals made corruption an ever-present danger. Feds were arrogant ‘suits’ who used wiretaps and hi-tech devices to drag in dozens at a time—cops included.
Since When Is Swimming in the Sea of Galilee Scandalous?
August 21, 2012
Swimming in the Sea of Galilee is not scandalous or sacrilegious. It's refreshing.
The Inscrutable Life and Death of Marilyn Monroe
August 06, 2012
Fifty years ago, late on August 4 or in the early hours of August 5—so little can be said of her with certainty—Marilyn Monroe died, and began her life in legend. This was only 50 years ago, in Los Angeles, when she was a very important if vague person who may have known even more important persons. There were doctors in attendance, and then coroners; there were police investigations. The world decided it was shocked and stricken by the sudden departure of the 36-year-old, yet not surprised.
Yes, Really, Ban All the Guns
July 24, 2012
I went on a bit of a rant yesterday wondering why, even in ostensibly enlightened circles, it’s only respectable talk about banning assault weapons after a tragedy like Aurora, not, you know, all guns. It turns out that a friend of TNR made the same point on The Washington Post op-ed page about five years earlier—and he made it far better than I did. An excerpt: Guns are good because they provide the ultimate self-defense? While I’m sure some people believe that having a gun at their bedside will make them safer, they are wrong.