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Look Who’s Back

Look Who’s Back

So it seems Manuel Zelaya has returned to Honduras, sparking protests and a curfew, and is busy making himself heard. I’ll have more to say about this later (and in the print edition), but to make a long story short, [...]

September 22, 2009 Soapbox Blog
Following the Virginia Gubernatorial Race…

Following the Virginia Gubernatorial Race…

Today, The Washington Post reported a close in the fifteen-point gap Republican candidate Robert McDonnell had over his Democratic opponent, R. Creigh Deeds. McDonnell now only leads Deeds (haha…that rhymes!) by four percentage points, 51%-47%. Among Deeds’ most recent converts [...]

September 20, 2009 National, Soapbox Blog
Thoughts on the Far Right

Thoughts on the Far Right

The dominating theme in political discourse since the inauguration has been crazy people. Birthers, Tenthers, Death-Panelers, Beck, Limbaugh, etc. Like Paris Hilton and other famous-for-being-famous lifestyle celebrities, they take over the discussion, and any attempt to move on to something [...]

September 19, 2009 Culture and Campus Issues, National, Soapbox Blog
Kicking Things Off

Kicking Things Off

by Josh Rittenberg Kicking off the PPR blog, very exciting times. Well, I’ll jump right into it. I had the opportunity today to ask Secretary of Education Duncan and a panel of congressman a question about the The Student Aid [...]

September 18, 2009 Soapbox Blog