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Stress is Killing Americans

April is National Stress Awareness month. On April 2, Ivan Lopez killed four soldiers and wounded 16 others in Fort Hood, Texas. On April 9, Alex Hribal stabbed 22 people at…

The disappearance of Transatlantic Conservatism: Republicans too religious, extreme for Tories

A quarter century ago, ‘-isms’ reigned in the special relationship between the United Kingdom and United States. Thatcherism hewed closely to Reaganism’s supply-side economics and traditional social values; this shared…

RNC 2014 ‘Campaign Strategy Survey’ exemplifies out-of-touch GOP

In an effort to get the most information possible, I subscribe to both the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention email listservs. Emails from both national parties are…

Brown hopes anti-Obamacare stance will trump carpetbagger charges in New Hampshire

Scott Brown decidedly lost his 2012 Senate race in Massachusetts, but that doesn't mean Republicans don't think he can still win — he'll just have to do it in a…

White House may ban selfies with the president

Was taking a selfie with President Obama on your bucket list? Looks like you might have to find a replacement. You have David "Big Papi" Ortiz, Red Sox slugger and…

A brief history of Pakistan’s corrupt rule: Contextualizing Musharraf’s indictment

Musharraf is by no means the only shameful dictator in Pakistani history. The country, born out of Indian resentment, has been plagued by military impunity from any and all civilian…

New campaign finance decision makes it harder for rich people to be polite

Last week, the Supreme Court struck down the aggregate limit on how much people can give in capped donations to campaigns and parties. While this makes it possible for the…

Wagging the Dog: Why you shouldn’t engage the casual bigots of Twitter

Rick is your classic American bigot. He knows interracial coupling is to blame for this country’s current turmoil, the president is an Islam-practicing Kenyan, and “the gays” are conspiring with…

Obamacare: The March 31 deadline that came and went

Once upon a time, March 31 was the hard deadline for Americans to sign up for Obamacare through the new online federal marketplace. That deadline has now slipped to mid-April. Perhaps…

Obama’s soft power approach will win out in Ukraine

In a carefully worded mass text the NYT reported Putin’s olive branch phone call to end tension on the Ukraine-Crimea border. This comes a week after Russia was snubbed…

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