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Chris Christie is, even in moments of tranquility-of which, in his life, there seem to be none-a torqued-up, joyously belligerent, easily baited, and preternaturally exuberant son of New Jersey, so bringing him to a Bruce Springsteen concert is an exercise in volcano management.
Dick Morris: Obama Will Lose - Dick Morris - Fox Nation
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Leonard Cohen, le plus grand parolier du monde | Slate
Leonard Cohen a sorti fin janvier un nouvel album, Old Ideas, au bout de sept ans d'absence. Son douzième, à l'âge de 77 ans. Il était évident, connaissant le personnage, que ses nouvelles chansons seraient imprégnées de son âge. Le titre ("vieilles idées"), bien sûr, comporte un double sens, le second étant que ces morceaux sont des idées sur la sénescence.
ESPN runs "Chink in the Armor" headline with Jeremy Lin story | JIMROMENESKO.COM
Really, ESPN? ‘Chink in the Armor'? "We want to give ESPN the benefit of the doubt here," writes Cyd Ziegler Jr., "but it's impossible to believe the person who wrote that headline didn't know exactly what they were writing. Especially since ESPN previously came under fire for using the same headline…to describe a USA basketball game in China."
Backlash to barber crackdown in Conn. - The Boston Globe
A crackdown on unlicensed barbers in Waterbury is stirring a backlash among Latinos, who represent most of the violators. More established barbers are cheering the hard line taken by Mayor Neil O’Leary, a former police chief, who announced this week that unlicensed shops in the Brass City may be forced to close.
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) -- Over and over, Mitt Romney takes credit for turning around the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City after a bribery scandal and says the success of the games is one big reason he should be president.
Maryland lawmakers under national pressure on marriage bill
Del. A. Wade Kach, left, a Baltimore County Republican, listens… February 16, 2012|By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun As a handful of undecided Maryland delegates wrestle over their position on same-sex marriage, they've received calls from national leaders trying to move them one way or another on the bill.
The American Conservative » Blacklisted, But Not Beaten
Patrick J. Buchanan February 16th, 2012 My days as a political analyst at MSNBC have come to an end. After 10 enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous.
So, what would your plan for Greece be? — Crooked Timber
by Daniel on February 16, 2012 Reading the media and blogs, it seems to me that left and right are united in the view that the Greek default is being handled appallingly, that the current attempts at a solution are childishly obviously wrong and that everything is the fault of someone, probably the Germans.
Tomgram: Ari Berman, The Politics of the Super Rich | TomDispatch
Tomgram: Ari Berman, The Politics of the Super Rich Posted by Ari Berman at 9:46am, February 16, 2012. America has a serious air pollution problem. Kathleen Hall Jamieson is hell-bent on fixing it. "Air pollution," in this case, doesn't mean CO2, methane, or anything else in the poisonous cocktail of gases helping warm our planet.