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Romney’s Crocodile Tears for the Uninsured
August 27, 2012
Tired of reading about Romney health care distortions? I'm tired of writing about them. But he hasn't stopped, so neither have I.
God Asks Akin To Quit Race
August 22, 2012
God, making a rare appearance during the 2012 election cycle, urges Todd Akin to quit the Missouri Senate race.
How Bradley Manning Became a Gay Martyr
August 21, 2012
Why the gay community is divided over whether to celebrate Bradley Manning.
Political polarization has become an obstacle to economic growth because it is increasing uncertainty, and delaying new private sector investment and hiring. That’s the view emerging from the business community and—increasingly—from the economics profession. Earlier this month, in a front-page New York Times story, a number of CEOs gave voice to their fears about the fiscal cliff and the broader policy impasse in Congress. According to Vincent Reinhart, chief U.S.
Five Other Politicians Who’ve Said Idiotic Things About Rape
August 20, 2012
Todd Akin joins the pantheon of moron politicians who have said abhorrent things about rape and rape victims.
Is Pussy Riot’s Persecution Getting Too Much Coverage?
August 17, 2012
Is the Pussy Riot story the human-rights equivalent of one of those missing-white-vacationer stories that dominates morning TV?
Sheldon Adelson: No One Man Should Have All That Power
August 13, 2012
The sheer size of Sheldon Adelson's donations to Republican causes poses a real ethical quandary for Mitt Romney.
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