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Running Against the City: The GOP Finds Its Demon
August 29, 2012
The GOP officially decides it's got no use for urban areas, where 80 percent of the U.S. population lives.
Money Built That: The RNC Podium
August 27, 2012
The stage at the RNC was designed to be one giant dig at Obama for his "you didn't build that" gaffe. The symbolism doesn't work.
The Tweeps on the Bus
August 24, 2012
BuzzFeed constructs its political content for the Twitter-fied world.
There’s something wrong with the way the three women of Pussy Riot have been portrayed in much of the coverage of their arrest and sentencing last week, and the same thing is wrong with the way Marvin Hamlisch, the pop composer, was conceived for decades prior to his death this month. The issue is the tyranny of profiling by physical appearance—by simplistic presumptions about sex and ethnicity. Pussy Riot and Marvin Hamlisch have nothing to do with each other, except for the fact that some of what we think we know about them is a product of how their appearances have been perceived.