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Entries by Marty Kaplan from 01/2011

The "Lock and Load" Rhetoric of American Politics Isn't Just a Metaphor

| Posted 01.08.2011 | Politics

The "second amendment solution" does something worse than make politics a branch of entertainment. It makes it a blood sport.

The Vitriol in Our National Bloodstream

| Posted 01.09.2011 | Politics

Within a few hours of the Tucson shootings, the national political narrative transformed into a soul-searching query: How has our society come to this season in hell, and what must be done to heal us? The right's panic about this shift was palpable.

My Favorite Blowhard

| Posted 01.24.2011 | Media
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Olbermann was by no means error-free, but he respected facts; O'Reilly, not so much. Saying so does not make me a partisan, unless reality, as Stephen Colbert said, has a liberal bias.