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Michael Obrien

The Return of Tom Waits

Posted 12.20.2011 | Fifty

How would you describe Tom Waits? Critic Daniel Durchholz took an oft-cited stab at it, describing Waits' voice as one that sounded "like it was s...

Health Care Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susanna Speier

Not at all surprising, when I sent out my Health Care Politiku submission query I was swamped with phenomenal submissions.

Apollo 11 Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susanna Speier

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11's moon landing, individuals with NASA affiliations that range from astronaut to intern condensed the seminal event into 17 syllable historiographies.

Sarah Palin Swan Song Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susanna Speier

Palin's bolt-from-the-blue resignation was a Politiku dream come true. Politiku, by the way, is a contemporary English interpretation of Japanese Haiku poetry. Read: very concise political commentary.

Independence Day Politiku: Where is My/Their Vote?

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susanna Speier

Iranian protesters are now struggling to obtain the fundamental principles of governance that we obtained two-hundred-thirty-three years ago.

Father's Day Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susanna Speier

Dad's Pentagon career began in the early 80s when this issue of nuclear non-proliferation --- his area of expertise -- was considered more of an industrial and diplomatic issue than one of national defense.

Empathy Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susanna Speier

Any justice with the level of training that Sotomayor has would have the professionalism to compartmentalize her empathy while evaluating a Supreme Court Case.