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swampland.time.com — This article appears in this week's magazine underneath the title, "Obama's Grand Old Party." To subscribe to TIME, click here. Tucked away in someone else's shoe box of adolescent artifacts, there might be a picture of you in garish clothes and with an outdated 'do, your arm around a high schoo...
newrepublic.com — It's remarkable how quickly the storm of outrage over Apple's epic tax avoidance has passed over Washington. All it took was for Apple CEO Tim Cook (2011 compensation: $378 million) to share some yuks with senators about their love for his company's products ("I love Apple.
newrepublic.com — One of the great small pleasures of used books is the occasional marginalia of a previous owner. You learn a tiny bit about that anonymous soul by seeing the passages she underlined, or tidily double-underlined, or exclamation-pointed, or starred madly and messily.
newrepublic.com — Lamentations of the purported downfall of international news coverage have been plentiful in recent years, as American newspapers have slashed budgets and scaled back their global presence. The New York Times' Bill Keller wrote about this phenomenon last December, touting the importance of full-time foreign correspondents over "reporters or anchors who parachute in when there's a crisis."
newrepublic.com — Proprioception refers to the body's sense of itself in space; or, more specifically, to a sense of its parts in relation to one another. In , British writer Hugh Aldersey-Williams attempts something comparable to this bodily orientation on a social scale, a kind of cultural proprioception that maps our endless exploration of our own physical selves.
newrepublic.com — "Sexy feminism," according to Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Heather Wood Rudulph, "owns the oft-maligned word feminist and aims to show young women how fun, empowering and, yes, sexy it is to fight for women's rights. We want to help other women find their feminism." This is an unarguably laudable aim.
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