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When Saints Rule? Aung San Suu Kyi and the Politics of Sainthood

Suchitra Vijayan | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Suchitra Vijayan

In the past week, we have seen an explosion of stories critiquing the Burmese opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. One article's particularly hyperbolic headline even asked if she was going to be Burma's "next tyrant?"

Sober Lessons of the 2012 Election

Ken Allen | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Ken Allen

For Democrats to feel proud of pulling out a squeaker against such opponents should be roughly equivalent to the NFL's Baltimore Ravens exulting over a three-point victory over a high school football team.