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The Unkindness of Strangers

(9) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 4:23 PM

Just hours after Tuesday's debate, Mitt Romney's anecdote about ordering "binders full of women" for top jobs in Massachusetts had already gone viral. On Google, Facebook and Twitter, jokes about that moment solidly dominated popular reactions to the debate.

What made binders full of women so laughable? Under other...

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The Swing Vote

(2) Comments | Posted May 25, 2010 | 12:30 PM

The limited view of Elena Kagan's sexuality is disheartening -- especially for queer rights.

Even before Kagan was nominated to the Supreme Court, bloggers and journalists were frantically vetting rumors about her sexuality. As early as mid-April, Ben Domenech floated the possibility that Kagan might be the "first openly gay...

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