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July 27, 2014

Woody Allen's Worst Film Yet

At 78, one can expect good days and bad, or good mornings and drab weeks. After "Blue Jasmine," Woody Allen owes us nothing. That was among his best pictures. Even now, he is at work on an untitled project for 2015. So it may just be paying his debt to time, or conforming to the sadder laws of nature, but... continue

July 26, 2014

2014 Is Already the Worst Year in the History of Lethal Injection

On Wednesday, July 23, a prisoner named Joseph Rudolph Wood III suffered what was one of the longest executions in U.S. history. Executioners in Arizona began pumping the lethal drugs into Wood's veins at 1:57 p.m. His death was not pronounced until nearly two hours later, at 3:49 p.m. According to Michael Kiefer, a... continue

July 25, 2014

Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand Just Got a Divorce

You don't need to love Rep. Paul Ryan's new plan to reform anti-poverty programs to admit that it's an improvement over his old plan that entailed using increased suffering as an inducement to work. You also don't need to love Paul Ryan's new plan to reform anti-poverty programs to acknowledge that... continue

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