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The false claim that Obama is gutting welfare has clearly become Team Romney's attack of choice. Tom Edsall echoes Cohn in describing their logic: Sharp criticism has done nothing to hold back the Romney campaign from continuing its offensive —... Continue »
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New Zealand just announced a withdrawal as quickly as possible. Though their contigent was small (less than 150 soldiers), their decision comes on the heels of similar announcements from France and South Korea. Since deploying to Afghanistan in 2001, ten... Continue »
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Reviewing David R. Montgomery's new book, The Rocks Don’t Lie:A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood, Scott K. Johnson notes that creationism hasn't always held such sway: Major figures in Christian history—including Origen, Clement, Augustine, Jerome, and Thomas Aquinas—considered literal readings of... Continue »
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I may be wrong, but this doesn't read to me like a presage to a withdrawal: The language he uses is directed at evangelicals. A contrite sinner who asks forgiveness is a profound trope in Christianity and this appeal could... Continue »
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Alright, ok, so I'm a TypePad nerd. Guilty: I've used this platform since the servers used to sit next to the candy bars. That said, I know how difficult it is to make a user-facing feature happen. Maybe something that... Continue »
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Remember Maybach? You wouldn't be remiss for forgetting about Mercedes-Benz’s once-aspiring ultra-luxury brand, resurrected in 2003 to compete better with Rolls-Royce and Bentley. The last 2012 models had starting prices from $376,300 to $1,380,000. Mercedes confirmed nearly a year ago... Continue »
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by Patrick Appel Blue = high school or less, red = associate's degree or some college, and green = bachelor's degree or better: Kay Steiger captions this chart from a new report (pdf): Though the report is upfront about the... Continue »
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Over the past few years, we've seen a global convergence and streamlining of major vehicle lineups, which means more of the Eurocentric vehicles that automotive enthusiasts covet are coming here. But many of them aren't selling well. For proof, just... Continue »
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by Gwynn Guilford Alexis Hauk describes how radio programming is bringing dying languages to younger audiences: Following centuries of oppression that have marginalized minority languages, radio represents a modest but surprisingly promising way to reinvigorate the traditions keeping those languages... Continue »
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by Zoë Pollock Friends don't let friends dance to Maroon 5: An explanation for the blast from the past: It appears as though somewhere around the time the "Chandler Dances on Things" meme was hot that someone made a "Moves... Continue »
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by Zoë Pollock KC Ifeanyi applauds Leland Bobbé's latest project: "Half-Drag" was born with a cadre of queens giving nothing but face, makeup or no (the images are composed in camera and are not two separate images joined together, with... Continue »
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by Zoë Pollock Katherine Sharpe looks for the origin of the depression stigma: Modern conversations about depression often return to the idea that the illness carried a terrible stigma in ages past. It is likely that this sense of depression’s... Continue »
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Life at just under seven feet, according to Tom Breihan: When you're this tall, it becomes a deeply entrenched part of who you are. You become separate, or at least you think of yourself that way. At loud parties, you... Continue »
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The NYT recently noted that stay-at-home dads are a growing trend: In the last decade ... the number of men who have left the work force entirely to raise children has more than doubled, to 176,000, according to recent United... Continue »
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In place of a proper post about GenCon (which was exhausting but lots of fun), here are a few pictures of awesome things I saw while I was there. Continue »
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From Prague's Pride Parade, via Jamie Kirchick. Continue »
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BMW took the wraps off another BMW Zagato concept this weekend. This time it's a roadster interpretation of the concept. Co-developed with automotive design consultancy Zagato, the roadster has a few key styling differences compared with the coupe aside from... Continue »