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McCrory vs Cincinnatus (The Other Political Archetype)

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

As we watch the damage that Pat McCrory is inflicting on North Carolina, we can remember better men. We can remember a better political archetype and raise our sights. There is the Cincinnatus figure who serves out of duty when he'd rather be doing something else.

'Homeland Is Not a Series' Now Showing on Laura Poitras' Field of Vision

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.10.2016 | Media
E. Nina Rothe

Homeland Is Not a Series is a quick, interesting, quirky and insightful look at what has come to be known as "The Homeland Incident," showing now on Field of Vision.

Does Obama Need to Really "Want It" to Be a Good Leader?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

There's a reason the current president promised to be "no-drama Obama." It's a promise he's delivered on, and that has served the country well. Those who want to know what a re-elected Obama is likely to do should not be distracted by his underwhelming recent performances. They should look back at his first-term record and note how consistent it is with his pragmatic and moderate personal character: an effective, but ultimately modest, balanced stimulus that's helped turn the economy around; the achievement, at long-last, of near-universal healthcare using an idea originating in conservative circles; the comeback of that emblem of American capitalism, the auto industry; winding down two wars and killing al Qaeda's leader in a bold but limited strike that deployed smart power rather than chest-thumping militarism; advancing and protecting reproductive and LGBT rights.

Cory Booker Is 41 Years Old

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

Cory Booker has become cliche: Newark's Savior-in-Progress. An image that's been marching in place for the better part of a decade.