Category Archives: News

Dr. Ben Carson Isn’t God, He Just Plays One on TV

Forget the Holocaust, forget Dr. Ben Carson’s opinions on gun control: any physician who is willing to write a memoir called Gifted Hands and speak of himself performing “miracles” needs to be looked on as an out-of-touch megalomaniac. We in the medical field should have all seen this coming. Continue reading

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Postcard from the Most Illiterate City in America

Bakersfield’s Tomorrowland may never come, writes Nicholas Belardes. Continue reading

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Newtown: One Year Later

A year after the massacre at Newtown, we revisit Sean Beaudoin’s piece on the tragedy, “Going Home.” Continue reading

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Steubenville: On Rape and the Culture of Monsters

Tom Gualtieri on the societal impact of Steubenville. Continue reading

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Lion Fever in Connecticut

A mountain lion was killed by a car in Milford, Connecticut. Elizabeth Eslami investigates what this unusual event means — and what it doesn’t. Continue reading

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Not All Truther Movements Are Created Equal

JFK, 9/11, Sandy Hook: One of these is not like the others. Continue reading

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Sandy Hook Truthers are Afraid of the Dark

As children we fear the Boogeyman. As adults we fear complex thoughts. Sandy Hook Truthers are still afraid of the beast in the closet, and they want everyone else to be, too. Continue reading

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Going Home

Sean Beaudoin attempts to ascribe a veneer of meaning to the events of last week. Continue reading

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Reflections from a Stormy Eye

29th of October, Asbury Park (Sandy): Safe in New York City, Tom Gualtieri contemplates the destruction in his home state of New Jersey. Continue reading

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