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In Search of the Common Good

1 hour ago   |   The New Republic

In her 2011 article “THE EROSION OF THE PUBLIC GOOD: THE IMPLICATIONS OF NEO-LIBERALISM FOR EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY,” Catherine Broom, professor of education at the University...
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Mark Esper's Fascinating Revelations Would Have Been Far More So in Real Time

1 hour ago   |   The New Republic

In a recent interview, Mark Esper, who served as secretary of defense from July 23, 2019, to November 9, 2020, described Donald Trump as a “person driven by self-interest.”...
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George W. Bush Makes a Brutal Return to Our Psyche

1 hour ago   |   The New Republic

This week, former President George W. Bush detonated a nostalgia bomb in my brain: In the midst of criticizing the Russian government in a speech in Dallas on Wednesday, Bush...
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Clarence Thomas Has Gone Full Hack

23 hours ago   |   The New Republic

Justice Clarence Thomas, the senior member of the ascendant wing of the Supreme Court, has some concerns. He is worried about the court's perception among the American people...
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Did Democrats Make a Mistake by Hyping a Trumpy Insurrectionist in Pennsylvania?

1 day ago   |   The New Republic

Stop me if you've heard this one before. An erratic, buffoonish Republican with dangerous ideas is rising in the polls and surging into contention in his party primary...
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Red Bull Soapbox Race set to roll into Des Moines

Red Bull Soapbox Race set to roll into Des Moines

1 day ago   |   KCCI

There's growing interest in soapbox racing in Iowa. Local races for kids have been going on since 1937.
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The Baby Formula Crisis Shows The Risks Of Corporate Concentration

1 day ago   |   The New Republic

This week, the federal government is moving to address the nationwide infant formula shortage that has deepened to dire levels in recent weeks, threatening the well-being of...
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The Democrats Are Frozen With Fear of the Midterm Voter

1 day ago   |   The New Republic

The Democrats, it seems, are in big trouble. With the midterms less than six months away, the party is deeply unpopular. Polling released by NBC on Monday found its...
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American Politics Just Got a Little More Corrupt Thanks to Ted Cruz and John Roberts

3 days ago   |   The New Republic

As it wrestles with one of its most turbulent terms in decades, the Supreme Court on Monday did something all too familiar: It struck down part of a campaign-finance law that...
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Pennsylvania May Be Democrats' Best Hope for a Senate Pickup in 2022

3 days ago   |   The New Republic

Barring a significant upset, John Fetterman will become the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania's open Senate seat on Tuesday. The hulking Pennsylvania lieutenant governor...
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The House Next Door: Nikol and Dr. Stanley Marks' cozy contemporary in Squirrel Hill

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Best drone deals: Top discounts from DJI, Parrot, Skydio and others

Best drone deals: Top discounts from DJI, Parrot, Skydio and others

We're collating all the best drone deals you can get, highlighting top discounts on DJI drones alongside other popular brands. Read more ...

How abortion clinics are preparing for Roe v. Wade to fall

How abortion clinics are preparing for Roe v. Wade to fall

JACKSON, Miss. - Leaders of a Tennessee abortion clinic calculated driving distances and studied passenger rail routes as they scanned the map for another place to offer... Read more ...

Roof ripped off Wilson County home, thousands without power in Wake County

Roof ripped off Wilson County home, thousands without power in Wake County

While not everyone experienced damage from overnight thunderstorms, some counties east of Raleigh are feeling the impacts Friday morning. Read more ...

Overnight house fire injures 5 people in Oxford

Overnight house fire injures 5 people in Oxford

Five people, including a police officer, were injured early Friday in a house fire in Oxford, Massachusetts. Read more ...

Mayor: After email breach, Saratogians get unwanted messages

As Mayor Ron Kim continues to field complaints about a City Hall email breach, he finds that the residents' personal email addresses have been used for political purposes. Read more ...

Treat Your Kids Like the Little Philosophers They Are

The world is a dark place right now, and kids have big questions about it. During the 2020 protests over police violence, our younger son, Hank , wanted help understanding why... Read more ...

Apple dominates US smartphone market with 51% Q1 share thanks to iPhone 13

Apple dominates US smartphone market with 51% Q1 share thanks to iPhone 13

"This quarter, the iPhone 13's high popularity was the key driver. With global demand more uncertain, Apple has shifted more devices back into North America after prioritizing... Read more ...

Chicago City Council committee to take up ordinance on changes to curfew for...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's new restrictions for Millennium Park are now in effect. Read more ...

Modero & Co. preserves Indonesian culture through dance, arts 

The dance troupe is using the art of traditional Indonesian dancing and storytelling to support the Indonesian community. Read more ...