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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

After successfully attacking jaywalkers with curbside barriers and adult-oriented businesses with zoning curbs, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is now waging war on two fronts at once, to stamp o

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"The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting," writes Milan Kundera in The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. But in the US media today, nothing is so priz

Blogs

Three issues that will matter far more in November than tonight's results.

January 3, 2012

For starters, they can lay off of the racism.

January 2, 2012

Unless we boycott sham amateurism and indentured servitude masquerading as sport, we will never reclaim sports.

December 31, 2011

Why gendered toys really matter: they influence the careers kids choose later on.

December 30, 2011

Dave Zirin picks top sports stories of the year.

December 28, 2011

Lee Evans has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He needs our help.

December 24, 2011

 Reed on fact-checking in the new, old-fashioned way, and the mail.

December 22, 2011

Politifact declared Democrats’ complaint that Republicans voted to end Medicare the biggest lie of the year. But the Ryan budget the House GOP passed would end Medicare. 

December 20, 2011

Gov. Mitt Romney claims to have consistently opposed anti-gay discrimination throughout his career, but his past statements contradict him. 

December 19, 2011

The NFL’s reaction to Tebow’s Christianity has confirmed the hypocrisy of the league’s right-wing politics.

December 19, 2011