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Idealism

Who Is Pressing The Pressmen?

Emily Bracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Emily Bracken

Humorists and comedians are a curious bunch. Quixotic by nature, they want so desperately to live in a world of decency, fairness and goodness, and in Stewart's case, in a world where the media grew some cajones.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg: The Utopian King

Susan Braudy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Braudy

Thank you Michael Bloomberg for turning my personal philosophy on its ear.

Remembering Kurt Cobain: A Spirit That Lives On

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sahil Kapur

Friday, February 20, 2009, marks the 42nd birthday of Nirvana rock legend Kurt Cobain. I learned through Kurt Cobain that there's a dark side to every light, and a silver lining to every cloud.

An American Tune

Anne Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Anne Hill

It's one of those weird things, the patriotic hymns of your youth still live in your heart somewhere, despite all the things you learn in the meantime.

In Defense of the 2009 (and Beyond) Dream

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Devin

If we can dream it, it is possible. A battle to revitalize the human spirit requires no enemies, and a revolution of peace requires no violence.

The Long Exhale

Sasha Abramsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sasha Abramsky

The tears running down my face last night and this morning were of something so much more than happiness, so much more than simple relief. They were an exhalation.

11/5/08 - A Quiet Day

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

It's over. The long primary season and the fight for the presidency are finished. Everything crystallized on the night of November 4th when Barack O...

Obama Brand: Truth or Consequences

Matthew Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Obama's brand involves a new kind of politics, something that doesn't involve political expediency -- which is why it was a blunder to flip flop on public campaign finance for the general election.