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Do We Have To Fight About Music?

Do We Have To Fight About Music?
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Race To The Top

Race To The Top
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What Is Socialism?

What Is Socialism?
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We Are The Forty-Something Percent

We Are The Forty-Something Percent
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Not Another 9/11 Post

Not Another 9/11 Post
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The Pictures Got Small

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)Hey all. Let's hop to it. Culture About a month ago, New York Magazine’s Vulture ran a defense of “speed-watching” ⁠— speeding up films and shows to get through them faster ⁠— that I’ve been turning over in my head ever since. In

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Mail Time!

Mail Time!
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An Afghanistan Picture Show

Hey all. Let's hop to it. Politics I wanted to do good, and “help the Afghans.” Ignorant of the very evident implications of the fact that I was the semi-privileged citizen of an extremely privileged country, I believed in the simple equality of all human beings, and expected that one

An Afghanistan Picture Show
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Crisis? What Crisis?

Hey all. Let's hop to it. Recent WorkMy long review essay on the work of early American historian Alan Taylor, "the history wars," and American nationalism is available online and in September's print issue for New Republic subscribers. It's been my main writing project for the last several months, and

Crisis? What Crisis?
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Popularity, Contested

Hey all. Let's hop to it. Politics I wasn’t following the Nina Turner race too closely, so I don’t have all that much more to say about that specific outcome than I already shared this week. Natalie Shure and Luke Savage have post-mortems worth reading at In These

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