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Good Fortune

Francis Levy | Posted 05.14.2017 | Arts
Francis Levy

Here is a saying found in a Chinese fortune cookie: "Your heavy desire, only allow you to see what you are looking for." Will the anonymous writer of ...

Trump's Gaffe Bares the Truth About Re-criminalizing Abortion

James Heffernan | Posted 04.01.2017 | Politics
James Heffernan

Donald Trump has freshly rattled conservatives by telling just such a truth about their longstanding effort to re-criminalize abortion.

Immigration: If You Build It, They Will Go Around It

Crossover Dreams | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Crossover Dreams

The U.S.-Mexico border runs nearly 2,000 miles, much of it across the Sonora Desert, between a very rich country and a moderately poor one. It can never be completely secured against migration no matter how much it's militarized.

Four Pernicious Myths of WWII

Eric Margolis | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

In this ancient fortress city on the Mosel River that stands guard on the traditional invasion route into France, one is surrounded by the ghosts of great wars past -- and the often cruel myths that still linger.

After the 'Contract with America' Republicans Sell Snake Oil Again with the Pledge to America

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

John Boehner's hard-tack hardware store pitch should have started with "I pledge allegiance to power." Fool me once with the Contract with America, sh...