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The GOP: divorced from reality

a shared story    408 weeks 5 days 13 hours 6 minutes ago
If conservatives don't want to be seen as bitter people who cling to their guns and religion and anti-immigrant sentiments, they should stop being bitter and clinging to their guns, religion and anti-immigrant sentiments. It's been a week now, and I still don't know what those "tea...(more) 

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Meditations on Media: engagement, page views and other hard online drugs

an original story    337 weeks 1 day 16 hours 4 minutes ago
Online news organization too often confuse page views and unique visitors with success. Real success online requires a deep and passionate engagement with your readers. 

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Dennis Kucinich files impeachment papers on Cheney. Woot!

an original story    513 weeks 14 hours 22 minutes ago
If you click the resource link I've set up in the box on the right, you can see all of the supporting documents. Kucinich was supposed to do this earlier -- but the Virginia Tech killings happened on the same day as he was going to file,...(more) 

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The putsch that imperiled America: In an administration in which ideology trumped justice, some said no.

a shared story    447 weeks 1 day 16 hours 32 minutes ago
Ar eport released Tuesday by the Justice Department has documented the Bush administration's unprecedented -- and illegal -- effort to politicize the ranks of the agency's prosecutors and civil service employees with conservatives and true believers in the religious right's agenda. Under then-Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales,...(more) 

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Israel Can Stand Up for Itself

a shared story    462 weeks 4 days 17 hours 15 minutes ago
George W. Bush, the greatest friend Israel has had in the White House, hasn’t been able to keep a commitment to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. 

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Ellen Goodman: Why women steer clear of Limbaugh

a shared story    415 weeks 5 days 10 hours 17 minutes ago
I was going to give this a good leaving alone. But there I was flying home from a mellow family visit when El Rushbo filled — and I do mean filled — the screen before me, delivering what he called "my first ever address to the...(more) 

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Arianna Huffington: Bush's Farewell Address: Still Delusional After All These Years

a shared story    422 weeks 5 days 14 hours 6 minutes ago
Thursday night's valedictory speech was quintessential Bush: delusional from beginning to end. He made Afghanistan sound like a swell place to take a vacation when, in truth, only those with a death wish venture out these days without an armed convoy. He lauded Iraq as "a friend of...(more) 

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Tax Cuts for Teachers

a shared story    423 weeks 4 days 12 hours 12 minutes ago
Over the next couple of years, two very big countries, America and China, will give birth to something very important. They’re each going to give birth to close to $1 trillion worth of economic stimulus — in the form of tax cuts, infrastructure, highways, mass transit...(more) 

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K2 and Its Consequences

a shared story    445 weeks 6 days 1 hour 35 minutes ago
One inevitable measure of a mountain is simply how often climbers escape with their lives. By that standard, K2 stands almost alone in the world.  

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Peggy Noonan on the crisis for Republicans

a shared story    457 weeks 6 days 14 hours 54 minutes ago
Former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan has emerged as the best conservative columnist in the nation. And I mean that in the grand old tradition of intellectual and ethical conservatives: a dying breed as the attack dogs and dwarfs took over American conservatism. Anyhow, Noonan is in...(more) 

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American food supply at risk

a shared story    512 weeks 4 days 3 hours 30 minutes ago
The pet food crisis is forcing Americans to face a stomach-wrenching fact: The human food supply is little or no better protected than food for our dogs and cats. That's true even of domestic products, as we learned from the spinach contamination in September, but even more...(more) 

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New Urbanism for the Apocalypse becomes Urban Agrarianism

a shared story    352 weeks 2 days 16 hours 51 minutes ago
Has the New Urbanism outlived its original purpose? The movement's charismatic founder, Andrés Duany, seems to think so. Last week's 18th annual Congress for the New Urbanism in Atlanta should have been an unalloyed triumph for Duany and his fellow travelers. Their planning tools for reforming and...(more) 

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