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Those Regressive Scandinavians, Ctd Mike Konczal lets the air out of Cathie Jo Martin and Alexander Hertel-Fernandez’s claim that the US has a more progressive tax system than Sweden: They are measuring how much of tax revenue comes from the top decile (or, alternatively, the concentr
Andrew Sullivan | 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Military success has bred popular support for the Islamic State WESTERN LEADERS sometimes suggest that the Islamic State is its own worst enemy, so extreme in doctrine and practice that it will galvanize opposition within the Islamic world. While that is proving true to some extent Muslim governments, senior clerics a
Washington Post | 36 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Posts endorsements for Montgomery County House and Senate elections MONTGOMERY AND Prince Georges counties have contributed heavily to what has become one-party Democratic rule in Annapolis: Not a single Republican state delegate or senator represents either of Marylands two biggest counties. Thats not healthy for those l
Washington Post | 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Iran giveaway: Obama showing he'll take any nuke President Obama plainly wants it so much he can almost taste it, so sooner or later hell sign a deal with Iran. A bad deal. The reason for Iran to...
New York Post | 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Giving Gray Some Shade The political philosopher John Gray is known, among other things, for his iconoclastic and often brilliant review essays (we recently featured his takedown of Richard Dawkins here). Anthony McCarthy returns the favor by panning Gray’s recent book, T
Andrew Sullivan | 1 hour, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Goodbye, Triple J: The Doctor's love letter to Australia's best music station | Lindsay McDougall Im leaving the station after 10 years but the experience is something I will always cherish. The government-funded radio cares about music and its listeners, not profitSo first of all, as the silly song suggests, Im f***ing off. At the end of the year Im
The Guardian | 1 hour, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Remainders: Charisma Ben Bradlee's funeral will be at the National Cathedral. The White House uses physics to explain blocking reporters.Canadian and U.S. media cover breaking news very differently. Al-Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt get an appeal date. NBC freelancer
Politico | 1 hour, 30 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The NHS needs the courage to adapt and survive The NHS is at a fork in the road. Over the next 20 years, the number of people aged over 85 will double, to more than five per cent of the population. As people live longer and as medical advances continue, people are living with many more long-term condi
The Independent | 1 hour, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Letter from the Sub-Editor: Canada is seen as a peaceful nation, but violent crime isnt as rare as you might think Seeing a nations capital locked down because of gunmen on the loose might not have been so surprising if it had occurred in, say, Washington.
The Independent | 1 hour, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Walt Whitman, Shameless Self-Promoter Although the poet’s famed 1882 meeting with Oscar Wilde is now perhaps best known for alleged sexual shenanigans, David M. Friedman, the author of Wilde in America: Oscar Wilde and the Invention of Modern Celebrity, emphasizes the role their confab
Andrew Sullivan | 1 hour, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend