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2014/08/22 00:22
2014/08/22 00:22
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Jeff Sessions, meet Barbara Jordan. Mr. Sessions, the conservative Republican senator from Alabama, would seem to have little in common with Jordan, the late liberal black Democratic representative...
2014/08/22 00:22
2014/08/22 00:22
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2014/08/21 09:28
2014/08/21 09:28
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We want our politicians to act like LBJ. But not really. President Lyndon B. Johnson shakes the hands of soldiers as he visits American troops in Vietnam, 1966. (Photo … The problem with Barack...
2014/08/19 20:52
2014/08/19 20:52
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So many kind, well-intentioned white people seem to be on autopilot when it comes to issues of race in America. Specifically, when persons of color insist they regularly experience racial oppression,...
2014/08/18 12:48
2014/08/18 12:48
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One of the most poignant characteristics of the conservative movement is the extent to which they deeply yearn to be cool and yet are inescapably uncool on the most fundamental level. From their...
2014/08/18 11:28
2014/08/18 11:28
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, pictured in October 2012, has become one of the most powerful people in Washington. Here's a look at her life and career through the years. Before she...
2014/08/16 21:39
2014/08/16 21:39
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Kale is a symbol for a certain food elitist lifestyle, and a more-politically charged plant has never existed unless perhaps it was tea — the kind the colonists dumped in Boston Harbor — or...
2014/08/16 13:41
2014/08/16 13:41
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After 33 Years, Connie Picciotto Continues White House Vigil By Xander Zellner - It’s a sunny Thursday afternoon outside the White House, and there are two dueling protests. Video Washington, DC -...
2014/08/16 13:18
2014/08/16 13:18
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Accustomed as we West Virginians are to being the butt of bad jokes, there was a time in our not-so-distant history when the Mountain State was not only winning the “War on Poverty,” but was showing...
2014/08/15 19:03
2014/08/15 19:03
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Sure, Kelly Moye told the Black Panthers, go ahead and borrow my car. They didn’t tell them they were on their way to murder somebody. He didn’t tell them he was spying on them for the cops. Moye...
2014/08/15 06:46
2014/08/15 06:46
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Fast-food workers are staging protests for a minimum wage of $15. An Associated Press article quoted a woman who was forced to move herself and her two daughters into an apartment with two other...
2014/08/14 03:06
2014/08/14 03:06
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Retired from over four decades as an OU political scientist, I now have the opportunity to spend time talking with and learning from the sheep and chickens on our little Rt. 13 farm. Using this new...
2014/08/13 13:48
2014/08/13 13:48
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Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images Dean Angstadt, a 57-year-old, self-employed logger, said that the Affordable Care Act saved his life. He was unemployed when a faulty aortic valve necessitated heart...
2014/08/12 18:26
2014/08/12 18:26
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The study of government, like the government itself, is in a tight spot. In 2009, during a vote on a House appropriations bill, Tom Coburn, a Republican senator from Oklahoma, tried to abolish the...
2014/08/11 12:28
2014/08/11 12:28
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There appears to be a shift in the United States in favor of relaxing marijuana laws, a topic that has dipped in and out of the national conversation for decades. Public perceptions about pot have...
2014/08/11 11:48
2014/08/11 11:48
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The emerging conventional wisdom that the Tea Party is being vanquished by the GOP establishment, based solely on the fact they are beating primary challengers, is exceedingly myopic. If you believe...
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2014/08/11 11:09
2014/08/11 11:09
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Lyndon Baines Johnson is having an awfully good year. Fifty years after he was swept into the White House by the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Americans are remembering Johnson’s presidency with...
2014/08/10 08:31
2014/08/10 08:31
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... lose no matter what. If he expanded the war, he would never fulfill his dream of building a "Great Society" at home, and the North Vietnamese could well still prevail. Let South Vietnam fight...
2014/08/10 05:03
2014/08/10 05:03
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... steps' The Small Business Development Center of Lock Haven University will host a "First Step for Starting a Small Business" workshop from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, at the center's Lycoming...
2014/08/09 08:02
2014/08/09 08:02
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Theater-holics! Summer doesn’t have to mean the doldrums, though many local stages are on hiatus until fall. Instead of longingly driving with a sigh past shuttered South Coast Repertory, broaden your...
2014/08/06 19:40
2014/08/06 19:40
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In this Aug. 10, 1964, file photo, President Lyndon B Johnson signs the Joint Resolution for the Maintenance of International Peace and Security, also known as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, backing...
2014/08/22 00:22
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