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Whatever Happened to Occupy Wall Street

Whatever Happened to Occupy Wall Street

Yesterday I took a walk down to the oldest part of New York City, where the Dutch landed and planted their flag near the current location of the Staten Island Ferry, where George Washington stood his officers rounds at Fraunces Tavern, now filled with Wall Street types, and where a bunch of smelly ...

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Friday Afternoon Roundup - Steal their Thunder

Friday Afternoon Roundup - Steal their Thunder

LIBERAL CORPORATE TAXATION 

Liberals whine incessantly about Citizens United and corporate personhood-- yet the signature achievement of their first administration in almost a decade, was to force everyone to pay taxes to corporations.

What's worse exactly? Corporate Personhood or Corporate ...

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The Ball is in Our Court

The Ball is in Our Court

As the day of judgment approaches, half the country sits waiting for a small group of men and women to decide how many of our civil rights we get to keep. After two flawed decisions that draw not from the Constitution, but from policy and opinion, we wait hopefully for a third opinion that will set ...

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Why The Newsroom is Good News for Republicans

The last time Aaron Sorkin had a high-profile political television show, liberals used it to cope with the decline and fall of the Clinton Presidency and the long winter of the Bush Years. The West Wing was a coping mechanism for the death of a liberal dream, and so is The Newsroom. Both ...

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Egypt: A Muslim Brotherhood President Does Not Prove That We Are All ‘Chimps’

Egypt: A Muslim Brotherhood President Does Not Prove That We Are All ‘Chimps’

Muhammad al-Mursi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, has become president of Egypt. But what does it mean to be president of Egypt? That’s the current question. Let me divide the discussion into two parts: What does this tell about “us” and what does this tell about Egypt and its future?

First, ...

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A Lawless Society

A Lawless Society

A lawless society is a depressing place to live because it's a place completely without law. And while going lawless might be appealing, we aren't talking about an end to laws requiring you to wear bicycle helmets or drink small sodas. Not even laws ordering you to pay recycle, pay taxes and join ...

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A Dark and Vengeful God

A Dark and Vengeful God

At the beginning of Sweeney Todd, the chorus of his murdered victims sings, "He served a dark and a vengeful god." In Egypt, an Islamic Sweeney butchered his wife after an argument, cut her up and sold her mutilated body as lamb chops.

Around the same time as Mohammed Sweeney was selling ...

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The Demographics of Israeli Politics

The Demographics of Israeli Politics

Israeli demographics have always made for a chaotic political culture. While to the outside world, it's a nation of Jews, internally it's a nation of Russians, Anglos, native Sabras, Yemenites, Syrians, Persians and a hundred others. Even the smallest group has its compartmentalized identities: the ...

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Friday Afternoon Roundup - Whack-a-Democracy

Friday Afternoon Roundup - Whack-a-Democracy

What a week, from Daniel Greenfield, from Egypt to Obama's reaction should Iran attack Israel:

WHACK: 

The Arab Spring, the Tahrir Square, the entire works boiled down to a choice between a military dictatorship and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Those of us who actually understood the region warned ...

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