On the right, the Arizona anti-gay bill was about freedom for business owners. But the Mozilla firing is fascism.

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Over the weekend, pro-Russian protesters rioted in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Donetsk, Luhansk, and Kharkov. They took over government buildings and arms caches, waving Russian flags and chanting things like "Novorossiya" ("New Russia"). Their aim: to declare independence from Ukraine and, perhaps, become federal provinces (oblasts) of Russia. Early Monday, separatists in Donetsk declared the creation of the "Donetsk People's Republic" and set a referendum date for May 11.

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Bill Clinton and Kofi Annan have been contribe about the mistakes they made two decades ago. Have their successors learned their lesson?

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It's just one survey. But the evidence is starting to pile up.

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Hannitys on the Bench

Right-wing judges are recycling sound bites from Fox News—and might still destroy Obamacare

And they're the Right's last best chance for destroying Obamacare.

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Stark Raving Rahm

Tell us what you really think, Mr. Mayor

Stark raving Rahm on gentrification, the middle east, and the perils of income-inequality politics

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The Greatest Ex-Nazi Writer

Never heard of Gottfried Benn? It's because of his politics

Gottfreid Benn was a Nazi very briefly in the early 1930s. Why did it erase him from literary history?

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In the wake of the Ukraine crisis a rampant chauvinism has been unleashed, while sanctions on Russia have created the kind of atmosphere dictators love.

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All Over But the Shouting

The campaign against Mozilla's CEO was the height of intolerance

Why is it now insufficient to debate our adversaries and coexist with them? Why must we now shame, censure, silence? 

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If you were a political billionaire, would you rather give $5,200 to every candidate, or spend endlessly advertising some partisan issue?

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