Places that have given me a chair and paycheck: Washington Monthly, Wilson Quarterly, Japan Times, New Republic, U.S. State Department, National Security Council, Foreign Policy, Smithsonian, New York Times, Atlantic, Bloomberg View.
The death last weekend of Zbigniew Brzezinski marked the passing of one of America’s foremost strategic thinkers. With elbows as sharp as his mind and tongue, “Zbig” earned a measure of notoriety during the administration of President Jimmy Carter for both his hawkish anti-Soviet views and bureaucratic power plays. Afterwards, through his books and astringent commentary, he continued to shape decades of U.S. policy and built a formidable legacy as a keen global analyst.
The Republicans are trying to assemble a health-care bill the way some people play Words With Friends. “Is ‘raitch’ a word? How about ‘taitch’? Okay, let’s try my ‘z’ in that slot.…” House Republicans are trying anything to see whether they can actually secure the 216 votes needed to clear the House and move a bill to the Senate, where it will be someone else’s problem at least for a while.
Let's be clear on this: The House of Representatives right now is just a total disgrace. I'm fed up with them now after yet another attempt to put together a health care reform bill. Not because of the content of the bill ... well, that is, the content of the tentative agreement on a concept, or an idea, or whatever they think they're doing without actually having, so far at least, any legislative language.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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