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Russian soldiers captured in Ukraine as Putin embraces the Bush legacy of foreign failure

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Putin’s war in Ukraine bears a striking resemblance to Bush’s war in Iraq, and so is doomed to fail.
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Gays have won. So what’s next?

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Gay rights had an amazingly successful two decades. So, which issue should be next on the progressive agenda?
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Palin, GOP spit on returning-POW Bergdahl before getting all the facts

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The Republican party supports the troops, except when it’s politically expedient to attack them.
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If US politics actually were the Game of Thrones

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HBO’s Game of Thrones is based on European history, but also bears a close similarity to present day US politics.
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Could Malaysia Air Flight 370 have been hacked?

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Some researchers claim that an airplane’s internal control systems (SCADA) are potentially hackable.
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Crimea is “Putin’s Iraq”

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The lesson of Iraq was that in the modern era, invading a country is easy — but occupation is hard, and costly.
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Ukraine rejects its own president and Vladimir Putin

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The big loser in Ukraine is Russia, though the US isn’t far behind.
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Welcome to the Chris Christie Super Subpoena Bowl!

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“The crowd is much thinner than expected today. Seems someone closed two-thirds of the stadium turnstiles.”
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Conservatives accuse liberals of fascism because of their own projection

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Conservatives accuse liberals of fascism because that is the type of politician too many Republicans want to be.
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What if Chris Christie’s Bridgegate wasn’t about revenge, but rather money?

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Everyone is talking about “revenge,” but what if Bridgegate was actually about money?
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