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London Underground: Ring the bloody Sex Pistols

Amid government budget cuts, Brits are mum while the French rage. What gives?... Read more»

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A Citizens United conspiracy, complete with two Supremes

Smart v. Stupid: The New York Times is reporting that the billionaire Koch Brothers regularly convene secret conclaves of industrialists aiming to prevent government from regulating business.The attendees also include two Supreme Court justices and three news agencies who never report on the meetings.... Read more»

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Collapsing infrastructure? Who knew?

Think again: It should surprise no one to see that most in the mainstream media saw fit to treat the issue of America's decaying infrastructure as an almost purely political skirmish—cast exclusively in the narrative over the election-year fight over jobs.... Read more»

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Will Republican dirty money drive Democrats to the polls?

Smart v. Stupid: If new Democrats stay home, they haven’t just opted out. They’ve picked the other side.... Read more»1

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Just what exactly is Fox News?

Fox News Channel is often described as a cable news station. On occasion, the words “conservative” or “biased” are attached to that description. But few dispute the journalistic orientation of the overall enterprise. This is a mistake.... Read more»4

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The Republicans' weak women

One group of Republican candidates is performing poorly in races from coast to coast. Why did Republicans choose such a weak bunch of women?... Read more»1

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Why the GOP Pledge to America bombed

Smart v. Stupid: In many ways, the Pledge to America is a written version of what we’ve already heard. Republicans promise to stop healthcare, stop regulation of business, stop collecting taxes, stop old people from retiring, and stop any attempt to stop favoring the rich.... Read more»1

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Money talks: Inequality and America’s antiquated politics

It’s ironic—though perhaps that’s too kind a term—to note that at the moment the U.S. poverty rate is reaching a 15-year high the nation is engaged in whether to offer additional tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 per year. (For a single adult in 2009, the poverty line was $10,830 in pretax cash income. For a family of four it was $22,050.)... Read more»

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O'Donnell mania sweeps D.C.

Smart v. Stupid: Both Democrats and Republicans are rooting for Christine O’Donnell and her long shot bid to win a seat in the Senate next term. How can that be? No one expects her to win, but everyone agrees she’s a laugh riot.... Read more»

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The media and the world as it 'ought to be'

One of the key aspects of the poohbahs of the punditocracy that goes relatively unnoticed is how childish so many of them are. Adults understand that "the color of truth is gray." But that is often too complicated a notion to make it into contemporary debate.... Read more»

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Republicans eat their old

Smart v. Stupid: Washington has recently been consumed by a single issue – whether the civil war now taking place in the Republican Party will make it stronger or lead to decades of losses. ... Read more»

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A new liberal lion takes the stage

A new generation heads to college this month, the class of 2014. Among them is a powerful young woman named Emma, a liberal who will major in political science at Virginia Tech, in that state’s conservative south...... Read more»

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Alan Simpson is the biggest ass you know

Smart v. Stupid: Alan Simpson, Republican co-chair of the deficit commission has proven himself unfit to lead. Jimmy Zuma asks, “Are his most recent criticisms of pensioners and veterans a sign of senility?”... Read more»

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Mosque as metaphor

A feeling of insecurity is the underlying motive behind the silly rhetoric about the Park 51 Muslim community center in New York City. Opponents are expressing the despair of the defeated.... Read more»

Opinion: The war over war with Iran

I can’t help feeling that we’re seeing the beginning of a campaign to railroad the United States, one way or another, into attacking Iran – or of cleaning up an unfinished mess created by a much smaller Israeli strike. Don't be mistaken, air strikes against Iran means war with Iran, and that war will rock the world.... Read more»

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