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Soak the Almost Rich

Will no one speak the truth about the upper-middle class?

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The night after the presidential election, the news anchors on the Spanish-language network Univision,  Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Selena, began their nightly newscast with something of a celebration. As Ramos opened the broadcast, the screen lit up with the numbers 71 and 27—the share of the Hispanic electorate that voted, respectively, for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The surge in Latino voting was a coup for Ramos, who is as much an immigration activist as he is a news anchor.

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A four-point plan to fix the game

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The Curse of Warholism

Never mind Andy Warhol’s art. It’s his perspective that’s doing the damage.

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The last time horse cavalry charged into battle was 71 years ago. The man who led the charge is voting for Mitt Romney.

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Growing Up Romney

The lies families tell themselves.

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How Louis Farrakhan introduced Dianetics to his followers:

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Reading about the latest controversy at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles—the apparently forced resignation of the longtime head curator Paul Schimmel over the pop-culture exhibitions that the new director Jeffrey Deitch is bringing to the museum—I experienced my usual feelings of disbelief.

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This year’s Republican Party platform included some unusually harsh anti-porn language. While previous platforms had only gone so far as to condemn child pornography, this year the RNC held that “current laws on all forms of pornography and obscenity need to be vigorously enforced.” Though many in the adult film industry attacked the GOP for its stance, at least one Republican porn star—32-year old Mary Carey, who ran for governor of California in 2002—isn’t yet ready to give up on her party.

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If anyone ever said they don’t make movies the way they used to in the days of John Wayne, you could turn to Tony Scott for refutation.

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