Politics

November 12, 2012

East is East and West is West: Al Afghani, Tagore, and Qichao
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The melancholy embrace into which East and West have fallen is the leitmotif of Mishra’s new book, a group biography of three Asian intellectuals.

November 11, 2012

The End of .Com Hegemony and the Coming URL Gold Rush
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The internet is expanding! Here's who's trying to cash in.

November 09, 2012

That Was Fast! A Roundup of Petraeus Resignation Conspiracy Theories
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David Petraeus resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair. "Yeah, right!" say conservatives on Twitter.

Meet the Corgi Who Helped California Raise Taxes
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How Gov. Jerry Brown's dog, Sutter, helped deliver his owner a big political victory.

November 08, 2012

George P. Bush Initiates Run for Office
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Good news, America! Another Bush is running for office.

Welcome to America’s Most Gerrymandered District
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Maryland’s 3rd congressional district, the most gerrymandered in the nation, is a Rorschach test in the most literal sense. The Washington Post called it a “crazy quilt.” A local politician compared it to “blood spatter from a crime scene.” A federal judge said it reminded him of a “broken-winged pterodactyl, lying prostrate across the center of the state.” DCist suggested we ditch metaphor altogether and change the word “gerrymander” to “Marymander.” It would be an apt name.

Paul Ryan Was Not the GOP’s Savior. He May Even Have Been its Albatross.
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A few more Ryan appearances in the likes of Ohio and Florida and Romney might have lost these states by much larger margins.

November 07, 2012

How Rick Perry–Mr. "Oops"–Helped Kill the Romney Campaign
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Rick Perry's presidential campaign may have been a joke, but did it help decide the 2012 election?

How the Election Reset the “Fiscal Cliff” Debate
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Tuesday's big Democratic win gives Obama more leverage over deficit reduction, taxes. Will he use it?

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