May

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Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

A tribute to a singular musician and poet, Gil Scott-Heron.

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"Born This Way": Lady Gaga's anthem of acceptance

Lady Gaga's position at the summit of pop culture cannot be denied or overstated.

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Elizabeth Warren versus corporate shills

Republicans are practically foaming at the mouth in their crusade to block the nomination of Elizabeth Warren to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Einstein meets Eisenstein in "The Tree of Life"

Four words I never thought I'd see in the same film: Sean Penn and dinosaurs.

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What do IQ tests really measure?

The one thing most people agreed upon was that, whatever was being measured, these tests did not measure "intelligence."

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Eric Cantor's ugly ransom

There can be no political or moral justification for holding ransom disaster relief money for the people of Joplin, Mo.

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Illinois plans devastating cuts in disabilities services

These cuts target our most vulnerable citizens and are being sold as a way to balance Illinois' estimated $13 billion deficit. The truth is, these cuts are short sighted and will send us on a path of destruction.

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Coffee with John

What a privilege it was to sip coffee with John Gilman.

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The Oprah Winfrey Show: union made

One phrase most entertainment reporters fail to mention about Oprah Winfrey's 25 years as the "queen of talk" is "union employer and member."

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Which way to socialism?

Hopefully, if asked about the road to socialism, people of socialist inclinations can give a better answer than two Mainers did to a lost traveler.

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