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How Do I Suppress Thy Vote? Let Me Count the Ways

Mid-way through Election Day 2012, my thoughts turn to voter suppression. The obvious ways the democracy-haters employ have been on public display for several years, as Republican-controlled state legislatures rubber-stamped ALEC-conceived voting restriction laws (such as needing to present identification) … Continue reading

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Breaking: Ignorant white chickenhawk to tell POTUS to “man up”

Buzzing around the internet at the moment is a rumor that at the town hall debate tonight, Mitt Romney will tell President Obama “to man up and accept his responsibility” for the attacks in Bengazi. Linguist Ben Zimmer explains that man up covers a range … Continue reading

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The United States of Reality, Debate Prep Edition

Wednesday night’s first presidential debate poses challenges for both candidates, each hoping to close the deal early with the remaining handful of undecided voters. But methinks the event poses an even greater challenge for the viewing audience, united in an … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Ugly

Yesterday, the Obama campaign’s steely focus on Mr. Romney’s business record and tax history encountered a cascade of racist attacks, so thinly veiled as to be laughable were they not so ugly. Since Barack Obama took office, many progressives have … Continue reading

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