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Don King faces the end of his career - Grantland

Friday, April 12, 2013
Category: America

From www.grantland.com

Don King′s PR problem is that we don′t see him as a civil-rights pioneer. We see him as a gangster — and as a gangster, he must adhere to the strict ethics of a gangster movie. He stole, without a hint of mercy or contrition, from his own people.

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How the NRA Hobbled the ATF Mother Jones

Sunday, February 17, 2013
Category: America

From www.motherjones.com

If you want an agency to be small and ineffective at what it does, the ATF is really the model.

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Ray LaHood was, surprisingly, the right man for the job The Great Debate

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Category: America

From blogs.reuters.com

LaHood’s presence was particularly valuable as it lent bipartisan credibility to what was, inevitably, attacked by some Republicans as covert anti-suburban social engineering. LaHood presented smart growth principles as simple, even conservative, common sense: getting more value for the government’s dollar, reducing commuting costs and giving people transportation choices from which they can freely choose.

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The Interstate Highway System

Monday, January 28, 2013
Category: America

From people.hofstra.edu

In 1919, a convoy of army trucks was sent on a journey across the United States, from Washington to San Francisco, to test the efficiency of the roadway system in case of an emergency. It took 62 days for the convoy to cross the nation, underlining the needs for better road infrastructures.

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The Rise of DIY Abortions

Saturday, January 12, 2013
Category: America

From www.tnr.com

It was 1993, and she was in junior high in southeast Idaho, where she’s always lived and where she still lives now. Blond, petite, and fine-featured, she did tap, ballet, drill team, and cheerleading.

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Secret and Lies of the Bailout Politics News Rolling Stone

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Thursday, January 10, 2013
Category: America

From www.rollingstone.com

On paper, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 was simple: Treasury would buy $700 billion of troubled mortgages from the banks and then modify them to help struggling homeowners. Section 109 of the act, in fact, specifically empowered the Treasury secretary to "facilitate loan modifications to prevent avoidable foreclosures.

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A Dispatch From the ′National Review′s Post-Election Cruise -- New York Magazine

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Category: America

From nymag.com

Rob Long, a conservative Hollywood TV writer behind a TNT show called ­Sullivan & Son, said the party has to accept that it’s been living in a fantasy world. “It’s like The Matrix,” he said. “You can continue to live in the dream world, or you can take the pill and we can unplug you and you can see that things are actually kind of bad.

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The Real, Complex Connection Between Single-Parent Families and Crime - Kay Hymowitz - The Atlantic

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Category: America

From www.theatlantic.com

The bottom line is that there is a large body of literature showing that children of single mothers are more likely to commit crimes than children who grow up with their married parents. This is true not just in the United States, but wherever the issue has been researched.

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In New Castle, Pa., trying to break free of poverty - The Washington Post

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Monday, December 17, 2012
Category: America

From www.washingtonpost.com

Long before the recession, New Castle was a place of vanishing opportunity. It was 50 miles from Pittsburgh but felt farther, and while Steelers banners hung from awnings, the hard hat was a remnant of the past.

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The Real Fiscal Risks in the United States

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Category: America

From economix.blogs.nytimes.com

If we want to start putting federal government debt on a more sustainable path, we should find a path to fiscal adjustment that undoes the net effect on the budget of the George W. Bush-era tax cuts, which represent about $4 trillion over the next 10 years.

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