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In Cold Blood Money:  All The Journalists’ Men

Film historian and author Ed Rampell registers a shift in popular depictions of journalists on big and small screens since 9/11, linking the recent skeptical, critical portrayals of iconic media figures like Truman Capote (played by Toby Jones, above) to the evaluation of mainstream journalism’s performance.

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King George Loses His Crown

In his quest to expand presidential authority, George W. Bush has claimed extraordinary powers, whether to imprison American citizens without charge or ignore the laws of nature. The Supreme Court’s ruling on the EPA is a breath of fresh air, not just for the environment but for our democracy.

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The Benefits of Slow Journalism

Is Justice Ruth Ginsburg in poor health, or did she just lose a shoe? The answer depends on how quickly—and accurately—you get your news.

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McCain’s Magic Carpet Ride

Sen. John McCain invaded a Baghdad market with a small army this week, determined to sell the surge. But Americans and Iraqis know better: No matter how many soldiers are sacrificed to delay the fact, the war is lost.

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We Must Learn Again

The author takes aim at the shortcomings of the contemporary American educational system, laments the current state of arts education, and wonders what exactly schools are preparing younger generations to do—and become.

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Leave Your Morals at the Border

The Supreme Court may not be interested in applying American values to Guantanamo Bay, but at least one soldier has taken a principled stand against the prison’s tortured justice system.

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Hang Up on War

If you are upset that Congress won’t defund the war in Iraq, there’s something you can do: Stop paying a tax. Legally.

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Fighting a Mockery of Democracy

With the 2008 presidential election on the horizon, a novel plan to circumvent a constitutional amendment and eliminate the anti-democratic Electoral College is gaining momentum in Maryland and other states.

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Closing Time for Torture Island

Like a terminally ill animal, the Guantanamo prison is soon to be put to death. It will be an ugly execution, played out against the sophomoric non sequiturs that are the unofficial soundtrack of the war on terror.

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New Hillary Software Lets Voters Customize Her Positions

The satirist provides an overview of new state-of-the-art software that will enable voters to customize Sen. Clinton’s positions on a host of issues.

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