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Ellen Goodman: The Poster Boy of Self-Hate

Though Ted Haggard and others find the “sin” of homosexuality repulsive, Americans are slowly becoming more tolerant of themselves and each other.

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Marie Cocco: A Prescription for Congress

The Medicare prescription drug program is the single totem that best represents the ugly excesses of the now-defeated Republican-controlled Congress.

Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE


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Sicko of the Week: O.J. Simpson

Truthdig is sickened by the former football star and actor, whose new book has a working title of “If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened.” For shame, O.J.: If you’re innocent, that title constitutes the apotheosis of poor taste. And if you’re guilty, it shows unbridled malice.

Posted on Nov 15, 2006 READ MORE


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Robert Scheer: Murtha’s No Lefty, But He’s Right

If they know what’s good for them, the Democrats will heed the call of the voters on Thursday and elect Iraq war critic John Murtha as their leader in the House.

Posted on Nov 14, 2006 READ MORE


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Barry Golson: Stop U.S.-Canada Immigration Now!

The editor of ForbesTraveler.com pens a satirical take on U.S.-Mexico border relations, envisioning a scenario in which “Minute Mounties” protect the Canadian border from Americans desperate to fill jobs that our neighbors to the north are too rich to perform.

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Molly Ivins: Now They’re All for Bipartisanship

Having watched election coverage nonstop all week, I sometimes wake up screaming, “Bipartisanship!” and scare myself.

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Marie Cocco: Women Rock the Vote

The media have largely ignored the role women played in swinging the election, as well as the unprecedented power they’ll now wield in Congress.

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Jabari Asim: The Rise of the Black Republican

Maryland’s African-American voters had to make a difficult decision on Nov. 7—whether to send Michael Steele, a black Republican, to the Senate, or instead back a party some feel takes them for granted.

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Growing Up With Gore Vidal

In this Truthdig exclusive excerpt from his just-released book, “Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir,” National Book Award-winning author Gore Vidal recounts Depression-era episodes of his life involving his grandfather T.P. Gore, the blind senator from Oklahoma, along with a political, economic and existential awakening that followed young Vidal’s viewing of “The Prince and the Pauper.”

  • Plus: Watch Vidal read a portion of this chapter

  • Posted on Nov 13, 2006 READ MORE


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    Paul Cummins: The Elephant in the Classroom

    In this excerpt from his new book, “Two Americas, Two Educations,” the co-founder of the trailblazing Crossroads School in Santa Monica, Calif., argues that America contradicts its purported belief in the value of education by egregiously underfunding it.

    Posted on Nov 13, 2006 READ MORE


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