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My Hometown: What Detroit’s Demise Says About America

My an­cest­ors helped build De­troit. The Fourniers were fur-trap­pers and farm­ers liv­ing hard by the De­troit River un­til the fledgling auto …

Rumors of Marco Rubio's Political Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

His push for immigration reform hasn't cost him a chance at the GOP nomination in 2016.<p>Reuters<p>Has Marco Rubio's advocacy for immigration reform destroyed his ability to win the GOP nomination in 2016? Or is it instead "foolish," as John McCain put it, to write off his presidential aspirations?<p>The …

The Neverending Story

<b>You have to admire one thing</b> about the movement conservatives -- and the Republican party, which relies on them for its very heartbeat -- and that's that they don't believe that any issue is ever settled as long as it seems to be settled in a fashion with which they disagree. If they don't want to …

Right To Vote

Instrument Controls

With all the brouhaha and angst about Nate Silver, his departure from the New York Times and whatever effect he’s had on traditional journalism, I …

US And Russia Simultaneously Announce Intent To Arm Opposing Sides In Syria

If there were any doubts about the proxy nature of Syria for the two sides, the announcements should put them to bed.<p>Congressional hurdles have been lifted and weapons will soon flow into the hands of Syrian rebels, according to a Reuters report<p>"We believe we are in a position that the …

Middle East

Watching Scotty Blow, Continued

<b>Tough times, these are</b>, for Scott Walker, the twice-elected goggle-eyed homunculus hired by Koch Industries to run their midwest subsidiary formerly known as the state of Wisconsin. If his iron-mining clients aren't importing Imperial Stormtroopers to wander the woodlands up north, then wealthy …

Government