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Arming Ukraine Is A Very Bad Idea

by James Carden October 23, 2014

  Copyright © 2014 The Nation—distributed by Agence Global As if to prove that the one thing the Washington establishment fears more than war is peace, Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and ranking member James ...

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Transformers

by Paul Rapp October 16, 2014

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  Six years or so ago, the talented-but-phony street artist Shepard Fairey came up with the Obama Hope poster. It was everywhere, there were even websites where you could “hope-i-fy” your own image, and most of ...

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Text Dirty to Me

by Evie October 16, 2014

  I’d make you drink a few glasses of wine and start kissing your neck softly while I move my hand up your thigh . . . eventually pick you up . . . tell you ...

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How (Not) to Talk About Vaccines

by Miriam Axel-Lute October 9, 2014

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  There are two topics about which people who otherwise tend to agree with each other tend to figuratively rip each other’s throats out about. Since I wrote about Israel and Palestine in my last column, ...

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Party of One

by Evie October 2, 2014

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  Last night it happened in less than 30 seconds. I quickly made my way to setting No. 4 (my favorite) and reflected back on some bedroom fun—that’s all it took. Sage says it usually takes ...

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No Longer Looking Away

by Miriam Axel-Lute September 25, 2014

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  The e-mail message had no content. Only a subject line, which read “Enough already. Sign me up.” The e-mail came from a rabbi to Jewish Voice for Peace this summer as the attacks on Gaza were ...

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I Will Swallow

by Paul Rapp September 18, 2014

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  This week let’s tear down without building up. Let’s talk about U2. For years, U2 have been at the forefront of the idiot chatter about the evils of the Internet and downloading music. The band and especially ...

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A Place to Play

by Evie September 18, 2014

  Tea has a different taste when served to you by a slave, but I sipped on it anyway. I didn’t want to be rude. I never got the name of this slave, a woman maybe ...

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Ferguson On My Mind

by Miriam Axel-Lute September 11, 2014

  Outside my house, two young African-American boys, maybe 9 or 10, scoot by on skateboards. One is carrying something on a leaf and stops to show me a giant slug. We chat about it a ...

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Understanding the Fappening

by Paul Rapp September 4, 2014

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  Let’s talk about naked ladies on the Internet! You already know about the big “leak” of “personal” photographs of various (mostly) young actresses and you probably already have a strong opinion about it. As usual, ...

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Through the Roofie

by Evie September 4, 2014

  “I found a bathroom, and the image I saw in the mirror shocked me. My face was swollen and covered in blood. It looked like I had been beaten.” It was our first night back at ...

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Vote Teachout

by Miriam Axel-Lute August 28, 2014

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  Part of progressive frustration with the Tea Party, aside from shaking our heads over the sheer lack of enlightened self-interest shown by most of its on the ground supporters, is jealousy. They run primary campaigns ...

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Where There’s Smoke

by Evie August 21, 2014

  Naked, with my back stiff against his headboard, I sat there silent, self-conscious, and shocked. Ouch, I thought, which applied to both my mental and physical state. I held his blue striped comforter tightly over ...

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In the House

by Paul Rapp August 21, 2014

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  Until fairly recently I didn’t get the whole house concert thing; at least I didn’t think it was for me. The idea of going to somebody’s home for a private concert struck me as something ...

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Income for Everyone

by Miriam Axel-Lute August 12, 2014

  If you wanted to come up with a totally cockamamie idea to attribute to someone to smear them as unrealistic bleeding-heart socialist, what would you come up with? Possibly “the government should just give everyone ...

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What’s Your Number?

by Evie August 7, 2014

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  “It has to be over a thousand,” my Aunt Dee said, in reference to the number of people she believed my grandfather had slept with in his life. Just 12 years old, I sat at the ...

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Compassion for All at the Border

by Miriam Axel-Lute July 31, 2014

  If your social media feeds lean the way mine do, you’ve likely been seeing a picture of a sign getting passed around that says “Keep the kids. Deport the racists.” As slogans go, it very neatly ...

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A Gamechanger and a False Alarm

by Paul Rapp July 23, 2014

Net Neutrality update: Well, the FCC received well over a million comments on its “Notice of Rulemaking” to consider ways to destroy the Internet. Last week so many comments were coming in that the FCC’s ...

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Artists and Urban Renewal

by Miriam Axel-Lute July 17, 2014

  Conventional wisdom says that artists and gay people are tend to be pioneers in distressed neighborhoods, signs that change is ’a coming. While there have been some funny, and likely apocryphal stories about unlikely conservatives ...

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Hell to the Redskins

by Paul Rapp July 10, 2014

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Hey, it’s been awhile! Sorry, extenuating circumstances every which-a-way . . . Anyway, there was all sorts of rejoicing a couple of weeks ago when a panel of administrative judges at the Trademark Trial and Appeal ...

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Small World

by Stephen Leon July 6, 2014

  A Saturday morning sometime last season in the TV room, tuned in to the English Premier League. I’m watching Manchester United with two or three of my sons. Wayne Rooney and co. are being challenged ...

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Actually United States

by Miriam Axel-Lute July 3, 2014

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  Americans are a people hopelessly divided by culture wars and fundamental disagreements about the role and appropriate size of government. You know this; I know this. Everyone knows this. In some parts of the country ...

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Dry Detroit

by Miriam Axel-Lute June 26, 2014

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  Water is a human right: Even the much beleagured CEO of Nestle, who has been accused of trying to privatize the water resources of poor communities for the benefit of its bottled-water profits, officially agrees. He ...

Small, Gritty, and Equitable

by Miriam Axel-Lute June 19, 2014

  At the United Tenants of Albany annual dinner last week, Mayor Kathy Sheehan spoke about her “equity agenda” for the city of Albany. We’re only as strong as our weakest neighborhoods, she said. We have ...

The Real Benghazi Scandal

by Katrina vanden Heuvel June 12, 2014

  Copyright ©2014 The Nation; distributed by Agence Global The illogic of the Republicans’ obsession with Benghazi—and with Hillary Clinton’s role in the tragedy—has been documented ad nauseam, and suffice to say that five investigations, 50 briefings, ...

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