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Reagan′s Gone, You′re Old. Get Over It - Business Insider

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Category: America

From www.businessinsider.com

Rather than assume their policies always work, it would have been much cleaner if Hassett and Taylor started with the question: under which circumstances would supply-side policies be most effective? Then you could see whether those conditions actually obtained in the current environment.

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Kentucky GOP Outraged Colleges Want Students to Know Things

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Category: America

From wonkette.com

Kentucky Republicans passed education legislation in 2009 that made it easier to compare the state’s students to other states. Now they’re very upset that the results came back Stupid. ACT, the state’s testing company, interviews professors to figure out the things most important to student readiness for college, which sounds like a smart thing to do.

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When Old Age and Addiction Collide

Thursday, August 9, 2012
Category: America

From www.thefix.com

A report issued by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has warned that the aging of the baby-boom generation is leading to huge increases in levels of addiction among adults over 50—a fact that, SAMHSA says, will require double the availability of treatment services by 2020.

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How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: A Remembrance

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Category: America

From gawker.com

19-year-old black boys can not be perfect in America. Neither can 61-year-old white boys named George.

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Politics, Power, and Preventive Action » Op-Ed Militarism

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Category: America

From blogs.cfr.org

There is no body of civilians that more consistently makes unrealistic demands for the use of military force than editorial boards and opinion-page writers of major American news outlets. These appeals range from full-blown cockamamie schemes to semi-practical, tactical uses of force to resolve complex and enduring political problems of debatable relevance to U.

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The Coming Middle-Class Anarchy

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Category: America

From gonzalolira.blogspot.com

Brian and Ilsa were furious—a fury which soon turned to dour depression: They tried contacting Wells Fargo, to straighten this out. Of course, they were given the run-around once again. They kept insisting that they qualified—they qualified! But of course, that didn’t help at all—like a football, they were punted around the inner working of the Mortgage Mess, with no answers and no accountability.

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Romney impersonator′s face is familiar, but fame is a struggle

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Sunday, July 29, 2012
Category: America

From www.latimes.com

With the general election campaign just ahead, Cote is hoping to land gigs at corporate events, commercial shoots and TV shows that have meant big paydays for a lucky few candidate impersonators. He said he had already booked some "top secret" photo shoots that will have him on magazine covers and California billboards this summer.

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You Will Be Embarrassed About This in 20 Years

Friday, July 27, 2012
Category: America

From www.bloomberg.com

The opponents of gay marriage are right. Once that initial wall is breached, a lot of this suddenly seems to make perfect sense. Where they’re wrong is to think that this is a good argument against same-sex marriage.

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Ideology clouds how we perceive the temperatures

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Category: America

From arstechnica.com

There is a large partisan divide in acceptance of climate change, but most respondents said they base their acceptance on their personal experience of the weather. Assuming that hot weather shows no partisan bias, this doesn′t make much sense—political beliefs shouldn′t influence what we think about the weather.

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When the Army Was Democratic

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Monday, July 23, 2012
Category: America

From www.nybooks.com

At a recent event in Aspen, Colorado, General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of the international force in Afghanistan, said that the United States should go back to the draft in order to continue waging its wars.

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