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‘Let’s Be Old-Fashioned’: Remembering Gore Vidal

When, exactly, to give him the bad news? Before our interview? That would spoil the conversation. Lunch would be best. But when, exactly? Before the first course, during the meal, or ought I to delay until dessert?

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Peace Through War

President Barack Obama struggled to balance “man of peace” with “man of war” in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, in which he demanded we uphold moral standards in “necessary” war and insisted that war could bring peace.

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Miss Universe ‘Didn’t Want to Leave’ Gitmo

Without a smidgen of irony, reigning Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela called her visit to Guantanamo Bay last week “a loooot of fun,” making it quite a shame that the prison camp will likely be closed by early next year.

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Palin Fears for (Her) Free Speech

Someone better give Sarah Palin a copy of the U.S. Constitution—or better yet, read it to her slowly. The up-and-coming legal scholar/vice presidential candidate is scared for her own First Amendment rights because of “attacks” from reporters who claim she is engaging in negative campaign tactics.

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America and Iran: Three Nuclear Ironies

The United States is apparently considering the use of nuclear weapons to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. How can we contemplate nuking people who might nuke people to show that nuking people is wrong? A veteran nuclear weapons expert at Physicians for Social Responsibility unpacks the apocalyptic irony.

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