Oklahoma

Amid all the expensive camerawork and sharp matching windbreakers on the major TV networks’ coverage of Monday's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, the best dispatches largely came from local TV news. In the Times, Brian Stelter quoted John Welsh of KFOR, the NBC-affiliated TV station, eyeing the ruined landscape from his helicopter and repeating the word “gone” as he realized how many local landmarks had been leveled.

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Building a Better Disaster-Funding System

A tornado puts Oklahoma's Republican senators to the test

A tornado puts Oklahoma's Republican senators to the test.

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Can one determined libertarian stop millions of people from getting health insurance?

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How Obama should deal with the fiscal cliff: ask the wealthy to pay a little more taxes.

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The split between the popular vote and the Electoral College isn't as simple as Ohio.

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There's almost no legal precedent for how to deal with electoral fallout from a storm.

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Woody Guthrie was one of the fathers of free culture before it was a movement, the Lawrence Lessig of the guitar.

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Meet the newcomers in the RNC lineup, including a former Hooters promoter and a GOP governor who's slyly leaving the door for Obamacare funds.

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Not much of a change in the polls, but Romney's cash advantage looms over the horizon

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I recently observed that the right had invented a Democratic "war on men" to fend off complaints about the Republican war on women with regard to abortion and contraception. There is no war on men, I assured my readers. Perhaps I was too hasty. Although there's no serious war on men, apparently there has developed a parody war on men. State legislators are introducing various pieces of "anti-male" legislation related to reproduction not because they want them to become law but because they want to want to show how asinine and one-sided the conservative reproductive agenda is.

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