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Jillian Weinberger

Jillian Weinberger appears in the following:

Andy Warhol, Culturally Relevant as Ever

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years," attempts to capture the scope of Warhol's extraordinary influence on contemporary American art, featuring the work of artists like Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Richard Prince — famous artists in their own right.

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How a Liberal Ideal Became a Conservative Cause

Monday, September 17, 2012

Family values is an oft-repeated in phrase in all presidential campaigns, but the definition has definitely changed over the past few decades. Brown University historian Robert O. Self explores the rightward shift of American politics through the lens of family values in his new book, "All in the Family."

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'Governing the World,' from the League of Nations to the U.N.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

When the United States agreed to a no-fly zone over Libya in 2011, the Obama Administration famously "led from behind," and intervened only with the help of NATO, and with approval from the Arab League. But the United State's reliance on international institutions has an inconsistent history. Mark Mazower details this dizzying history in his new book, "Governing the World: The History of an Idea."

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How Voter ID Laws Could Affect the 2012 Elections

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Today the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear a controversial case that's been winding its way through the state's courts throughout the summer. The case will determine the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's voter ID law, but Pennsylvania is in good company: over a dozen state legislatures have enacted voter identification requirements over the past year.

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Highlighting Poverty in the 2012 Election

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Throughout the 2012 presidential campaign, politicians have largely ignored poverty as an issue, so Cornel West and Tavis Smiley are hitting the road to expose the problems facing the American poor.

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The Unwritten Principles Behind the Written Constitution

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

As Yale Law School professor Akhil Reed Amar notes in the introduction to his new book, "America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By," our founding documents consist of only 8,000 words. Therefore, our country's Founding Fathers, Amar writes, purposefully structured our Constitution with an invitation to interpretation using outside texts.

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The Gender Bias Lawsuit that Changed Journalism

Monday, September 10, 2012

On March 16, 1970, 46 of Newsweek’s female employees publicly accused the magazine of gender discrimination in hiring and promotion. It was the first class female class action lawsuit, and Lynn Povich was proud to be a part of it. 

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What's Next for Hillary Clinton?

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Whether or not President Obama is reelected in November, Clinton plans to leave her post in December 2012. How will Americans reflect on her tenure as Secretary of State? Will she run for President in 2016?

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How the Clinton Marriage Defined a Presidency

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Bill Clinton campaigned on the promise of a co-presidency with his wife, "two for the price of one." But the dynamics of their relationship nearly ruined Clinton's presidency.

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What a Candidate's Wife Must Do at a Political Convention

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The role of the candidate's wife has evolved over time, but at political conventions, she is often called upon to "soften" her husband. This was certainly Ann Romney's approach at last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa. How does first lady Michelle Obama's speech compare?

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In Defense of Political Conventions

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Every four years, political conventions inspire absurd antics, from Vice President Al Gore's excruciatingly long smooch with then-wife, Tipper, to Clint Eastwood's recent conversation with an empty chair. Is it time to put an end to political pseudo-drama every four years?

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Strom Thurmond and the Modern Republican Party

Monday, September 03, 2012

A new biography of Strom Thurmond examines the Senator’s influence on the modern Republican Party, and explores how third party candidates who may seem extreme often have serious influence on the two-party system.

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The Art of Procrastination

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Takeaway has been meaning to do a story on procrastination for a while — they just haven't gotten around to it. But philosophy professor John Perry assures us that this is not unusual. Not only that — Perry says procrastinating isn't as bad as we think.

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The Life and Legacy of Neil Armstrong

Monday, August 27, 2012

When astronaut Neil Armstrong took those first steps on the surface of the moon 43 years ago, he became a hero to millions, an icon of mankind’s potential and a symbol of the triumph of American democracy over Soviet communism.

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Follow Friday: Rep. Akin and 'Legitimate Rape,' Looking Ahead to the RNC

Friday, August 24, 2012

As the 2012 Presidential race heats up, political news continues to dominate the headlines. At the forefront this week was Congressman Todd Akin, the Republican running to unseat Senator Claire McCaskill this fall. Representative Akin drew outrage from across the political spectrum with his comments on "legitimate rape" on KTVI-TV in St. Louis.

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Representative Akin Finds Support in Christians

Friday, August 24, 2012

Long before the firestorm over Representative Todd Akin’s comments about rape and pregnancy turned many against him, the Congressman from Missouri had a loyal following in the Christian groups whose beliefs he defended.

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The 'Tyrannical Mosaic' of American Elections

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The 2000 election exposed the fragile state of the American voting system, but it's unclear how much has changed since the Bush v. Gore controversy 12 years ago. Rick Hasen says that result has been a confusing patchwork of election laws. "It's a myth to think that we have a single, national election on election day," he says. "When it comes to the election of the president, we have 13,000 separate elections."

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The Making of America's Vietnam

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

For the United States, the Vietnam War has long been embroiled in debate and analysis, propagated by the war’s three-decade duration, disputed status, and tremendous toll on human life. In a new book on the war, historian Frederik Logevall takes a look at the period of history preceding American involvement to better understand the making of America's Vietnam.

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What Does Your Sneeze Say About You?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Until recently, we thought of laughing, sneezing and hiccuping as ordinary human actions. But it turns out that these seemingly-mundane behaviors have a long evolutionary history. In fact, how we cough, laugh and hiccup says a lot about our psychology, and that of our ancestors.

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How the Drought Can Help Us Rethink Water Use

Monday, August 20, 2012

Our nation's water system generally works so well that for many, it's invisible. The pipes lay hidden beneath the ground and when Americans turn on their faucets, the water flows at little cost. How can a drought help us re-imagine the way we pay attention to, use, and conserve water?

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