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christopher-meeks's picture
Kurt Vonnegut in his short story "Harrison Bergeron" imagined the world of 2081 where everyone was equal. Ballerinas would have to wear sash weights and bags of birdshot so they could not be graceful. Beautiful people had to wear masks. Smart people had a little radio implanted in one ear...
george-witte's picture
Today we exercise our individual and collective right to vote, and whatever your politics might be, please don't neglect that right.  At my train station this morning, one guy said to another, "Ah, the hell with them all, it's not worth the time it will take to get to the polls."  Voter...
aberjhani's picture
For the better part of 2010, I've been working as part of an editorial team to help produce a series of history books on America's antebellum South.  Like many of us who delve deeply into the past with hopes of retrieving something useful for the present, my attention became so absorbed by the...
will-durst's picture
Who is that masked superhero zooming across the country on treacherous adventures to save the Democratic damsel? It's President Barack Obama, in a desperate attempt to erase the midterm election enthusiasm gap. Two words: good luck. We're talking about a chasm that makes the Grand Canyon seem but...
will-durst's picture
Say what you will about the latest female politician taking her runway turn in the right-wing spotlight, Christine O'Donnell is a lock for Best Newcomer in the Heavyweight Mocking Division. In less than a week she managed to introduce both witchcraft and masturbation into the national...
will-durst's picture
Doom. Impending doom. Deep, dark, impending Democratic Party doom. Losing one if not both houses of Congress -- deep, dark, impending Democratic Party doom. Deep, dark, impending Democratic Party doom of biblical proportions destined to make 1994 seem like walk in the park with a loved one down...