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The Best Fourth of July Speech in American History

It was delivered on the fifth of July.

Why Christie’s Campaign to “Tell It Like It Is” Isn’t the Whole Truth

The Greek Debt Standoff Is a Bold, Imperfect Form of Democracy Made Possible by the Internet

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The Health Hazards of Firework Air Pollution


The Most Unjust Decision of the SCOTUS Term

A tenacious Mississippi prosecutor will get to execute this man because of a legal error.


The Landscape of Civil War Commemoration

How, when, and where the North and South memorialize the conflict.

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