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The Tea Party vs. The Public Library

In September 2012 the Library Board of Pulaski County raised property taxes $1 per year for a typical homeowner to maintain the existing level of services in its five libraries. Voters were not given the opportunity to reject the increase; in 2006 however, they were and resoundingly approved a much …

Tea Party

The Republican War on Women: A Red Herring

Anthony Wiener. Eliot Spitzer. John Edwards. Even Bill Clinton. Republicans are now saying that the misogynistic proof is in the pudding, attempting to flip the Democratically coined "War on Women" right back on the party that brought it into the political vernacular during the mid-term elections …

Feminism

A Simple Tea Meditation

<i>By Jesse Jacobs for Mindful</i><p>Over the years that I’ve been running Samovar Tea Lounge in San Francisco, I’ve found that life doesn’t actually get better when we’re distracted -- surfing online, updating our status, checking the news, generally immersed in our devices. Life gets better when we’re …

For the Desperate New Mom Who Thinks She's Crazy Alone

I had no clue how to be a mom.<p>I had never done any real babysitting, never dreamed about my future kids, never wished for motherhood.<p>And I had no idea that the labor continues long after the delivery. Consequently the first year of Jackson's life was about the most blurred and confusing one I …

Parenting

Your meat addiction is destroying the planet

<i>“Jesus,” Molly said, her own plate empty, “gimme that. You know what this costs?” She took his plate. “They gotta raise a whole animal for years and then they kill it. This isn’t vat stuff.” She forked a mouthful up and chewed.” – William Gibson</i>, Neuromancer <i>(1984)</i><p>On Monday, August 5th, 2013, at a …

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The News vs. The Newsroom: Was There a Real 'Genoa' Report? Yes—in 1998

Comparing the HBO series' depictions of Mitt Romney's campaign staff gaffes and the investigative reports on "Operation Genoa" to what really happened<p>How does <i>The Newsroom</i>'s version of news events from last year fit in with the way those events really unfolded in the media? Not always perfectly -- …