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There's Nothing New About Telephone Surveillance

Inga | Posted 10.25.2016 | Fifty

People think telephone surveillance is a new thing but then, they're not old enough to have grown up with a party line. Eat your heart out, NSA. Sixty years ago, the entire country was listening in on each other's phone conversations.

Our Opinions Are Dumbing Us Down

Edward Muzio | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Edward Muzio

I have friends and acquaintances who for years I've known to be rational, intelligent and competent. Most have careers doing complex sophisticated wor...

Universal Health Insurance and the Failure of Liberal Framing

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

Obama's health care program, with its private doctors, hospitals and insurance companies, isn't close to socialism, of course. But is it close enough to liberalism?