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The New Yorker enthusiastically endorses Obama, saying his reelection is “a matter of great urgency”

God, I love the New Yorker. Their endorsement of Obama is one of the very best things that I’ve read over the course of this past year. It’s thoughtful, comprehensive, and brilliantly written. Following are two brief clips. One pertains to Obama. The other pertains to Romney. I’d highly recommend following the link, though, and […]

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We can close Guantanamo, but some things can’t be undone…

And, yes, this post was motivated in part by the fact that the newly crowned Miss USA was one of only two contestants who believe in evolution. I’m just really tired of living in a country full of stupid people.

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Will Obama lose his base?

Prevailing wisdom seems to be that Obama doesn’t need to garner the favor of his progressive base. Those of us on the left, it’s thought, will vote for the President regardless, as we know there aren’t viable alternatives that are any better. All he needs to worry about, according to those who study such things, […]

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The ACLU’s “Justice Denied: Voices from Guantánamo”

The ACLU interviews five British citizens held by American forces at Guantánamo for years without charge and denied any meaningful opportunity to challenge the legality of their detention…. Discuss.

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