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By Michael Waldman
As is well known, the 2012 election saw a national drive to restrict the ability to vote. Citizens fought back. By Election Day, almost every harsh new law was blocked, blunted, postponed, or repealed. Count that a true win for democracy. But let’s not be satisfied with just winning defensive fights.Preview »
By Michael Lind
Between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter lies the asteroid belt, which consists of the pieces of a potential planet that never formed because gravitational forces tore its components apart. What remains are chunks of rock and metal that occasionally flame out in the earth’s atmosphere as falling stars.Preview »
Conspiracists Infiltrating the Mainstream
The Spectator's Arthur Goldwag reported recently that some Americans worry the federal government is buying huge caches of ammunition in order to get gun control through the back door. That wouldn't be so bad, Goldwag wrote, if such paranoia didn't find its way into mainstream political discussion. James Inhofe, the Republican Senator from Oklahoma, co-sponsored legislature that would prevent the Department of Homeland Security from encumbering the right to bear arms. Oklahoma is also the center of a new conspiracy -- that the tornadoes that ripped through the state on Monday were actually a government plot to ... well, we don't know. But according to Alex Jones, the feds have a "weather weapon" of some kind. Goldwag's story foreshadowed this report on "The Rachel Maddow Show." Read Goldwag's story.