What Obama Poll Collapse?

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The president is pretty popular all things considered. Ed Kilgore had some fun yesterday poking fun at our chattering classes’ theory of a second term collapse in Obama’s popularity: While we are staring at Obama’s numbers, it’s worth taking a look at some of the internals, particularly as they bear witness to the accuracy of […]

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Who Is The Real Paul Ryan?

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Is Congressman Paul Ryan’s latest round of outreach to the poor driven by humility and charity, or a desire for good press?

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Ted Cruz’s Journey Into The Wilderness

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The conservative firebrand from Texas isn’t going to be president anytime soon.

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Why We Want to Believe Conspiracy Theories

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Matthew Rozsa holds conspiracy theorists to the same standard of skepticism that they claim to use.

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How Well Does Protesting Work?

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Lots of liberals are looking back on the lessons on Ferguson this week, but they seem to be ignoring one of the most important questions.

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Masculinity And Extremism—A Call For Submissions

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As our world globalizes, clashes, and reinvents itself, we have the opportunity to guide the way that boys become men. It may mean the difference between continued prosperity or a trip back to the Dark Ages.

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Scott Walker Channels The Gipper

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When it comes to how the Cold War ended, Scott Walker believes a pretty strange version of history.

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Shutting Down Homeland Security Is All About The GOP

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A fight inside the Republican Party is why it’s possible that the Department of Homeland Security will be shut down this weekend.

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Masculinity And Extremism Around The World

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Whether the problem is societal collapse in failed states or rudderless post-modern affluence, traditional structures that develop men are unraveling.

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Do Celebrities In Politics Help At All?

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Celebrities are often some of the most visible people in our politics, but they aren’t always particularly constructive.

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Dear Rudy Giuliani Re: Characterization of Obama

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Warren Blumenfeld calls out Rudy Giuliani on his recent statements about President Obama.

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When To Unleash The Warrior Throughout The World?

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When is war justified on the part of nations in this world? What are the “red lines” that the world needs to enforce? How to be Warriors for good rather than Warriors for ill?

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The Return Of George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy

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The American people may think that George W. Bush’s presidency was a disaster, but the Republican Party is still committed to his foreign policy vision.

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Is Chris Christie Done For?

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It looks like Chris Christie’s presidential ambitions are doomed.

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Jon Stewart Is A Strange Hero For Liberals

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Jon Stewart is a brilliant comedian and a great TV personality, but he was never much of a liberal, and certainly no liberal hero.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Islam (But Were Afraid To Ask)

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This series in meant to increase openness, understanding, and personal reflection. The goal is not to change anyone’s mind; rather, the goal is to promote individual decision making based on thoughtful reflection.

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