July

Scott Walker's new voter suppression ploy: shutting DMVs

Following a string of hotly contested bills passed by the GOP-controlled state legislature, including a controversial voter ID bill, Walker has his next target in sight: close down state motor vehicle offices in Democratic-leaning districts.

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Oslo lessons: right-wing terror and the Cuban 5

The unspeakable tragedy in Norway reminds the whole world of the need for renewed vigilance against right wing terrorism.

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"Project Nim": Gripping film poses tough questions

Project Nim takes the viewer on a journey through the life of Nim Chimpsky, with a less than stellar outcome for science and, sadly, for Nim.

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Harry Potter and the tide of history

Viewing the story only as a well-written parable of becoming an adult misses a lot - humanity itself came of age in the 20th century.

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In John Sayles' "Amigo" God was busy somewhere else

John Sayles has done us a service in detailing the day-to-day events in a small village occupied by American troops.

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Herman Cain’s peculiar politics

Perhaps in an effort to show off his conservative potential, Cain has made a string of controversial comments.

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Worth a trip: Berkshire diary

Berkshire County is a storied vacation spot year-round, but especially in this season; the summer home of the Boston Symphony is here at Tanglewood; nearby is Jacob's Pillow, a seasonal dance festival.

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The Republicans’ slimy “Obama Agenda Survey”

My father-in-law received a letter from the Republican National Committee, asking for his help in making sure "that Barack Obama is a one-term president."

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Michael Moore's film fest blooms in Traverse City

Michael Moore's influence in the film industry has given birth to one of the most progressive film festivals in the world.

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Holding Americans hostage

The problem is not so much a "gang of six" now making deals, but the gang that took over the House of Representatives and statehouses and governorships across the country last fall.

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