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“If I shut my eyes, I can still feel the fire from those days. And if I open my eyes, I still see the fires all around me. I didn’t like the way the world was, and I believe that there need to be some changes about the way the world is.” John Carlos won […]

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This is not simply a war language; this is an American language. In Sharif’s rendering, “Look” is at once a command to see and to grieve the people these words describe — and also a means of implicating the reader in the violence delivered upon those people. A Poet Subverts the Defense Department’s Official Dictionary […]

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So the one percent does have reason to be upset. No, Obama isn’t Hitler; but he is turning out to be a little bit of FDR, after all. Krugman: Obama and the One Percent – NYTimes.com

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Path to the White House

Buzzfeed has a pretty nifty guide to who wins how and when. The New York Times chart is a bit more complicated.  I’ll leave these tabs open til.. Obama wins Ohio, I guess hope? That way I might actually get some sleep.  Like 4 years ago, I can only recommend Talking Points Memo for thoughtful (liberal-leaning) […]

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Mitt Romney may become our next president. Will he continue to espouse one-factor explanations for multicausal problems, and fail to understand history and the modern world? If so, he will preside over a declining nation squandering its advantages of location and history. Mitt Romney’s Search for Simple Answers – NYTimes.com Prof. Jared Diamond (UCLA) wrote […]

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Once the cordon formed, the deputy sheriffs pointed their truncheons toward the crowd. It looked like the oldest of military maneuvers, a phalanx out of the Trojan War, but with billy clubs instead of spears. The students were wearing scarves for the first time that year, their cheeks rosy with the first bite of real […]