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October is here, and once again it's time for post-season playoffs, foliage and fashion magazines thicker than the Old Testament with seasonal guidance for the young and voguish.

The Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute provided research assistance.

My father disapproved of the "Sensation" show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. He thought it was bad for the Jews.

When Pat Buchanan showed up to tout his new book on Tim Russert's CNBC show, Russert asked about his recent lunch date with Lenora Fulani, former presidential candidate of the New Alliance Party.

He's not dead yet, but the spirit of Ronald Reagan is omnipresent these days, and nowhere is it more damnably profane than in politicians' relentless invocations of the Almighty.

We are entering, techno-boosters breathlessly proclaim, a "third industrial revolution," that of the "knowledge-based" or "new" economy.

With his recent speech on healthcare, Bill Bradley has moved the
worsening plight of the uninsured back into the spotlight.

Michael Kelly said all the right things upon being appointed to head the
142-year-old beacon of American letters, The Atlantic Monthly.

According to the 1996 welfare law, Gail Aska was a model recipient.

Wielding high-stakes tests, a noisy alliance of politicians, corporate CEOs and media pundits seems intent on standardizing education, proclaiming that every kid in America should march in lockst

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“Given the power of photos to influence and persuade, we feel it is vital for citizens to become better ‘readers’ and consumers of visual news, messaging and spin,” explained Bag News.

April 4, 2014

“Richard Sherman is the conscience of the NFL” – Mike Freeman

April 3, 2014

States are cutting back voting days, repealing same-day registration and creating strict voter identification requirements.

April 3, 2014

“Americans support the death penalty, but don’t want to know how the sausage is made."

April 3, 2014

The mayor wants to break down some of the barriers that distance power from people. Good call.

April 3, 2014

There is no mention of the easy purchase of the weapon or any relevant other factors.

April 3, 2014

The network has long gone after progressive black leaders. Last month it targeted two women far outside the Beltway.

April 2, 2014

A new bill in Congress calls on universities to pro-actively address harassment, or risk losing federal funds.

April 2, 2014

The left can only afford to be contemptuous of liberal values when the right isn't in charge. 

April 2, 2014

Texas consistently has some of the highest national rates of prison rape.

April 2, 2014