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April 19, 2014

Why Kiev Isn't Shooting Back

You'd be forgiven for losing count of the number of times the provisional government in Kiev has set a deadline for pro-Russian separatists to clear out of government buildings they've seized across eastern Ukraine, only to have that deadline pass with barely a whisper. For the record, there have been... continue

April 18, 2014

Democrats Shouldn't Pivot From the Obamacare Fight

The obvious inspiration for President Obama's April 17 press conference was to announce that the Affordable Care Act has eclipsed new milestones -- 8 million private exchange enrollees the most significant among them. But the subtext -- or one of the subtexts -- was to knock vulnerable Democrats in... continue

April 13, 2014

Mickey Rooney Was the Last Old Hollywood Star Standing

He was an astonishing actor, a galvanized entertainer and a star who could never diminish his own glory (though he tried). He was Puck and Baby Face Nelson -- only in America. But it is not enough to say that we have lost an actor, a vaudevillian, an artist and a national treasure. It is the force that is gone, and the... continue

April 12, 2014

The Obama-Era Race Wars Are Ending. Get Ready for the Clinton-Era Gender Wars

Jonathan Chait's superb cover story in New York Magazine on race in the Obama era has been attacked for a number of silly reasons, my favorite being that Chait should have written a different piece entirely. This attack comes courtesy of Jamelle Bouie in Slate, who fails to mention that Chait's piece also ignored... continue

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