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George W. Bush Never Played the Race Card. That Hasn’t Stopped Mitt Romney.
August 28, 2012

Say what you will about George W. Bush, but he never played the race card. Can we say that about Romney?

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.

Marvin Hamlisch, Pussy Riot, and the Perils of Judging by Appearances
August 24, 2012

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.

Clash of the Archetypes
August 24, 2012

Never mind all that nostalgia for 2008. Campaign 2012 is the most compelling election in years.

His Grief, and Ours
August 24, 2012

Paul Ryan’s nasty ideal of self-reliance.

More Wisdom from the Guy Who Brought You “Rape Can’t Get You Pregnant”
August 21, 2012

Meet the Republican doctor behind the myth that rape victims don't get pregnant. Here are some other scientifically suspect notions he's pushing.

Sheldon Adelson and the Jew Card
August 21, 2012

Can you criticize Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson without being accused of anti-Semitism?

The Conservative Legal Stars Who Presaged John Roberts' Health Care Decision
August 17, 2012

John Roberts's Obamacare decision followed conservative reasoning that even Paul Ryan should support.

Pussy Riot v. Putin: A Front Row Seat at a Russian Dark Comedy
August 06, 2012

On the morning of February 21, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Ekaterina Samutsevich walked up the steps leading to the altar of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior, shed their winter clothing, pulled colorful winter hats down over their faces, and jumped around punching and kicking for about thirty seconds. By evening, the three young women had turned it into a music video called “Punk Prayer: Holy Mother, Chase Putin Away!” which mocked the patriarch and Putin.

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