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Saving Lyin' Ryan

(92) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 5:49 PM

No doubt about it, Paul Ryan's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention last night was a daring display, especially for a guy with his last name. If Ryan keeps spouting so many blatant and easily checkable lies, the temptation to comedy show and newspaper headline writers will be too...

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Climate Cranks Gin Up the Right Wing Noise Machine

(280) Comments | Posted February 21, 2011 | 10:33 AM

The right-wing media machine is a large part of the reason why denial of climate change persists in the United States long after the rest of the world has acknowledged the problem. Over the past few days, I've gotten a close-up look at how the machine works, because I've been...

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Meet Generation Hot

(209) Comments | Posted September 23, 2010 | 5:27 PM

My daughter Chiara, age five, is a member. So is my goddaughter Emily, age twenty-two. So are the thousands of Pakistani children now suffering after record monsoon rains left 20 percent of their country -- an area the size of Great Britain -- under water.

In fact,...

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