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What Was So Great About A Gen X Childhood?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Daniel Cubias

I'm here to tell you that growing up the way we did was not a long-term favor or blessed accomplishment. Let me be clear that I don't blame my parents. No, my disdain for nostalgia has more to do with cold, hard facts and unpleasant anecdotes than personal issues.

Movie Review: Dallas Buyers Club

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Having squandered most of this century's first decade being a movie star, Matthew McConaughey has approached its second stanza as an actor. The results have been salutary.

The Little Putz

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Abrams

The Little Putz was never taken in; he understood Obama. He also understood -- or thought he understood -- what it took to pass a tough-minded package of reforms through a dysfunctional Congress.

Learning From History On Health Care Reform

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

The most transformative health care overhauls that succeeded in the last century employed the same strategy: build on what we've got and let the changes happen organically.