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Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007 02:39 pm

In the U.S., the Iraq war was, and still is, largely about America. Thats a mistake.

Untitled Document Much ink has been spilled and outrage revved up in arguing that the Bush administration has shamefully ignored the Iraq Study Group report released in December....
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 10:46 pm

Contemporary politics relies on treating adults like babies

Untitled Document Is there any doubt that the infantilization of adults is one of the defining characteristics of contemporary politics? New York City just banned the use of tr...
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006 06:40 pm

Right-wing scribes and pundits scramble to protect Bush

As President George W. Bush’s position on Iraq has become more embattled and folks in the White House have become increasingly isolated, it’s fallen to right-wing scribes and pundits to pr...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 11:59 am

We'll remember November, when our hopes were dashed - and rekindled

November 2006 was a month that historians will study in minute detail, day by day and headline by headline, when they attempt to reconstruct the iron chain of misery the United States has been forging...
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 05:42 am

People are working harder and earning less, and the rich are raking it in. Time to even the score.

The myth of Robin Hood — the outlaw who steals from the rich and gives to the poor (after deducting a modest commission) — is an ancient myth of universal appeal, one that must predate by ...
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 01:28 pm

Chicago convention continues effort to give form to a movement

When it comes to putting out music that makes a statement, rap has ebbed and flowed. In the late 1980s and early ’90s, hip-hop’s mantra was “black power,” and...
Wednesday, July 5, 2006 04:22 am

Think the U.S. military is on our side? Think again.

“Kill every buffalo you can . . . every buffalo dead is an Indian gone.” — Col. R.I. Dodge, Fort McPherson, 1867 “We are going to fight them and impose...
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 01:02 am

Illinois may vote on same-sex marriage but why?

The last time a statewide referendum went before the Illinois electorate, 1978, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt had just been shot and paralyzed, perennial Hall of Fame reject Pete Rose c...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003 02:20 pm

Unmarried women, analysts say, are tilting left politically

Meet the single woman, breadwinner, cultural icon, and the star of every liberal's dream of regime change. Whether she is a divorced waitress in Harlem, a welfare mom in Iowa, or that 30-something sin...


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