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Researchers at UCLA put 1.5 million English-language books into a tool that catalogs phrase usage and found that "over the last 200 years there has been an ever-increasing use of particularly acquisitive words: 'get', 'unique', 'individual', 'self', 'choose'; while over the same period 'give' and 'obliged' decreased," Owen Hatherley writes at The Guardian.

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A new Gallup poll shows that American attitudes about the Republicans and Democrats are similar to attitudes in 1994, when the Democrats lost Congress. More Americans, Gallup claims, say they share Republican values and a Republican view of government. Americans feel that neither party, however, really understands their problems.

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Way back in 2004, pollsters and pundits just knew that cultural and moral issues were the wave of the future. But a funny thing happened on the road to the revival tent. Updated

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Right, so it was clear that things were going to change a bit at The Wall Street Journal when it became a part of the Murdochian Empire, but this is a little much: In this somewhat startling essay, Andrew Klavan sees a "W" where others see Batman's bat symbol in "The Dark Knight" and believes the film is a "paean of praise" to President Bush.

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Politicians usually try to explain away their records once they bid for higher office Take the case of just about any big-time Democrat and the issue of gay marriage But San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who formally launched an exploratory bid Tuesday for the California governorship, says he's not worried about his gay rights legacy: "We're about civil rights and equal rights, you better believe it I'm proud of that, I'm not going to hide from that".

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Two questions from Sunday's Democratic debate: Does Joe Biden have to set himself on fire to get serious attention? And whatever happened to the lunch bucket issues that once made Democrats the dominant political party in America?

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Linda Seger explains why Jesus had more in common with Democrats than Republicans, how Christians have been manipulated into compromising their values and what the Bible really says about homosexuality.

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