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GOP Presidential Candidates Struggle With Oregon

by Hannah Gais | Jan 5, 2016 | Blog, Environment, Politics

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore On Saturday, January 2, a group of armed anti-government protesters seized a building at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon, aggrieved by the federal government’s treatment of ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond. The father-and-son duo were convicted of arson in 2012 after admitting that two fires they lit in […]

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James Woods’s “Bengahzi” Spectacular

by Hannah Gais | Oct 23, 2015 | Blog, Foreign Policy, Politics

Conservative media may have taken yesterday’s utterly pointless Benghazi hearing and turned it into a nonsensical firestorm, but it was social media that turned it into an ode to stupidity. The spectacle was particularly apparent on Twitter. Last night, on the right side of Twitter’s homepage in its “trending topics” section for Washington, D.C., was the […]

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Is House Freedom Caucus Chair Jim Jordan the Worst Legislator in Washington?

by Lou Dubose | Oct 23, 2015 | Blog, Politics, The Interval

  Fearless. Aggressive. Relentless. Principled. Contemptuous of convention. That’s Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, the only member of the House Benghazi Committee who ignored decorum and took off his suit coat before cross-examining Hillary Clinton during yesterday’s marathon Benghazi hearing. (He was the strident, animated guy in the blue shirt and yellow tie.) Jordan was […]

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Ben Carson Channels Sarah Palin

by Lou Dubose | Oct 15, 2015 | Blog, The Interval

Photo: Gage Skidmore At the Values Voters Summit in Washington, I listened to a Ben Carson speech–start to finish. Reporters, readers and voters usually catch a selected clip; listening to an entire speech is worth your time when you’ve got it. Even with Dr. Carson. Even if  “speech” doesn’t quite capture what the retired neurosurgeon does […]

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Nuclear Age Began 70 Years Ago Today

by Janette Sherman | Jul 16, 2015 | Blog, Environment

  Seventy years ago today, on July 16, 1945, the first atomic bomb was detonated at the Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range in New Mexico–known from that day in 1945 as the “Trinity Site.” Trinity was the code name for the first detonation, chosen by J. Robert Oppenheimer, the technical director of the Manhattan Project […]

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