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Inviting me to a recent wedding in Virginia, the proud parents asked if
I would do some sort of officiation.

Robert Kaplan is a hugely well-informed, indefatigable journalist who
combines firsthand reporting, mostly from poor, badly governed or
ungoverned countries, with wide reading on the political,

Preferring death to getting caught,
She emptied weapons as she fought.
Though shot and stabbed she didn't flinch.
She battled on, did Private Lynch.
Or did she?

The Medicare bills passed by the Senate Finance Committee on June 12 and
the House Ways and Means Committee on June 17 move the
thirty-eight-year-old social insurance program one step closer to

"Citizens have a compelling interest in ensuring that their government does not abuse one of its most awesome powers, the power to arrest and jail."

An unnecessary new law is used to undermine legitimate dissent.

Unocal's pipeline in Burma becomes a test case in corporate responsibility.

Congress has once again passed a bill banning "partial-birth abortion."
It's not the first time. President Clinton vetoed similar bans in 1996
and 1997.

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"The legislation will provide a framework of achievable goals within which agitation, demonstrations and picketing will tend to take place."

July 2, 2015

In a fashion both powerful and heartbreaking, the three African teams have left an indelible impression on the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

July 1, 2015

"The dominion of Canada is formally in existence, to the great satisfaction of the politicians who infest the provinces, if of nobody else."

July 1, 2015

Out in the Night tells the story of the New Jersey Four, women who faced felony charges after defending themselves against an attacker.

June 30, 2015

"Margaret Mitchell gives us our Civil War through Southern eyes exclusively, and no tolerant philosophy illumines the crimes of the invaders."

June 30, 2015

Facebook and Google have been trying to increase diversity for a year, to little result.

June 29, 2015

Bree Newsome showed remarkable political courage. She also perhaps gave a template for reimagining sports.

June 29, 2015

"She acquired a reputation upon the smallest of down payments and then, like the honest debtor she is, set about the unpleasant business of earning the fame she already enjoyed."

June 29, 2015