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October 30, 2013

In a video clip that has gone viral today, Jon Stewart rips into CNN for asking the same question of its guest: "Is X good or bad?" Whether the subject is Obamacare, the war in Syria, or the balance between liberty and security, CNN analysts seem intent on defining things in this somewhat simplified manner.

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As October draws to a close, so does Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Michael Bloomberg’s NRA-busting gun control group, marked the month's passing with an event Wednesday morning on Capitol Hill, flying survivors of domestic violence to Washington, D.C., to tell their stories.

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Republicans are outraged that some Americans must give up their current insurance plans because they don't satisfy Obamacare's new regulations for benefits and pricing. Partly they are mad at President Obama, because he repeatedly said people who like their coverage would get to keep it. And that’s fine. As I said yesterday, Obama should have said "most" people, not "all" people.

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Fanfare! Trumpets! There has been a Big Important Speech on the Future of Conservatism. Let’s take it Really Seriously. Sen. Mike Lee, Republican of Utah, went to the Heritage Foundation Tuesday and spoke. Milton Friedman and Irving Kristol were namechecked! Russell Kirk was quoted! The gas tax was proposed to be slashed 80 percent! Oh wait, I am supposed to still be mentioning the Serious parts.

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October 29, 2013

In our most recent print issue, New Republic science editor Judith Shulevitz writes about the range of officious and downright scary technologies available to parents who want to track their kids’ every move—online and on earth.

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Alicia Beltran's case was dropped, but she's not dropping her fight for pregnant women's rights.

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As Al Qaeda suspect Abu Anas Al-Libi, who was captured recently in Libya, awaits trial before a New York federal court, military commissions for five of the U.S. military’s most high-value detainees drag on at the U.S.

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NBC's Obamacare "Scoop" Is Actually Three Years Old

But the underlying issue is a real one

Obama's statement was somewhere between an oversimplication and a falsehood. But the hysterical stories missed it.

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The superb story by Matthew Rosenberg in The New York Times on Tuesday, casually titled 'U.S. Disrupts Tack on Militants,' is actually one of the scarier things written about Afghanistan in quite a while. (And that is saying something). One of the numerous problems confronting Afghanistan is that it faces various threats from extremist groups that operate out of Pakistan.

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Half a century after Robert Frost’s death, his reputation remains contentious.

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