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"Why Boehner Failed": No Particular Genius Is Required To Succeed In Politics, But You Do Have To Be Able To Count

Nothing so became John Boehner’s tenure as Speaker as his manner of leaving it. Subjectively speaking, he has never appeared to believe very much of the arrant nonsense his position required him to utter. 800 more words

Ted Cruz

"Polarized Congress Will Ignore Pope’s Plea": We Are Living Through A Deeply Polarized Era In Which Compromise Is A Dirty Word

In a more generous political climate, an adorable little girl who gave a letter and a hug to Pope Francis could make a difference. In an era with a more pragmatic Congress and a less Balkanized electorate, 5-year-old Sophie Cruz could break through the gridlock around immigration reform. 613 more words


"The Republican Party Can't Escape Its Past": Trapped At The Center Of A Tug-Of-War Between Its Own Ego And The Conservative Id

A lot can happen through three hours of political debate, enough to carry multiple headlines and just as many different analytical perspectives. Even before the… 599 more words


Victoria Park any more?

It is early June, the period with period June Fourth is associated. It was previously taken for granted that for people who wanted to mourn the victims Victoria Park was the destination. 614 more words

Everyday Life

Dara Lind: 35 maps explaining how America is a nation of immigrants

Vox: American politicians, and Americans themselves, love to call themselves “a nation of immigrants”: a place where everyone’s family has, at some point, chosen to come to seek freedom or a better life. 43 more words


Sticking It to Chomsky

Language: the Cultural Tool

by Daniel Everett

Profile Books Ltd (2012)

Book Review

The purpose of this book is to outline a dispute in the linguistic community between those who believe that language is acquired – that human beings develop language as a cultural tool – and “nativists” who believe that people develop language because of their genetic programming. 254 more words

Things That Aren't What They Seem

Thank you, Mike and Ted!

Thank you, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Ted Cruz (T-TX), for standing up to the NRA and paving the way for Dr. Vivek Murthy to be our next Surgeon General!!! 1,130 more words

Issues And Activism