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Chris Lehmann

When a Thought of War Comes, Oppose It By a Stronger Thought of Peace: Baha'i Inspiration Amidst Disunity

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

This issue is complex, touching on interpretations of the letter of the law, a too-long history of racial injustice and violence, a widening opportunity gap and fundamentally, a lack of unity across people who are only different from each other on a superficial level.

What Obama's Win in the Third Debate Drew From His Loss in the First

Jim Sleeper | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Barack Obama's performance in the first debate was disastrous, I claimed, because "what he has seen of America since 2009 has broken his heart." His performance in the final presidential debate was superb for exactly that same reason.

Jason Linkins

We Can Get Your Financial Crisis Kitsch For You Wholesale | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.19.2012 | Media

Over at the Washington City Paper, "Rich People Things" author Chris Lehmann goes questing after rumors that post-crash tchotchkes from the House of L...

Why Teachers Should Be 'Persons of the Year'

Carolyn Foote | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Carolyn Foote

Time Magazine recently announced that Mark Zuckerberg was selected as their "Person of the Year." I have my own end of the year suggestion for Time Magazine -- how about teachers?

Jason Linkins

'Rich People Things' Book Trailer Re-Dubs 'La Dolce Vita' For Melancholy Look At The Real Economic Victims (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As the Wall Street Journal gamely asserted, people really need to spend less time thinking about how the economic downturn is affecting the nation's r...

Jason Linkins

Enjoy This Dramatic Reading Of Peggy Noonan's Harvard Study Group Syllabus | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan is leading a study group at Harvard, just like Joel McHale does in the new NBC show Community. Her offerin...