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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Alec Wilkinson on the earliest recorded sounds.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Alec Wilkinson on the earliest recorded sounds.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Radiators and Bassoons Edition

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and Dana Stevens discuss director Steve McQueen's new film, 12 Years a Slave, Alec Baldwin's move to TV talk show host and podcast Welcome to Night Vale.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: The Democratic Party Finally Grew Some Stones

Monday, September 10, 2012

Marriage equality. The Dream Act. Reproductive rights. Voter access. These Democrats were bold and certain. They were progressive and passionate.

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Opinion: From Gun Control to Paid Sick Leave, Progressives Don't Wait for Washington

Monday, August 06, 2012

Conservatives knew that starting with local victories was a way to build the groundwork for larger legislative successes, which is why ALEC was such a success.

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Opinion: The Liberal Lessons of the Summer Superheroes

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Aside from the coincidence of a villain named Bane (this one destroys cities, not companies), we'll have to wait until this weekend to see if the Dark Knight fits the bill as a modern day Robin Hood (and whether he'd support a Robin Hood Tax).

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Opinion: How Should Progressives Handle Wisconsin Loss? Take Cues from GOP

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Even when they lose a race, conservatives get right back to promoting the ideas their losing candidate ran on. Progressives should do the same post-Wisconsin.

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Opinion: Paycheck Fairness Act Key to Progressive Full-Court Press

Monday, June 04, 2012

With the recent push for the Paycheck Fairness Act, a progressive and important idea is actually driving the debate. Now's not the time to slow down.

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Explainer: Why Don't Non-Profits Lose Their Tax-Exempt Status for Lobbying?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Non-profits can lose their tax-exempt status if they engage in lobbying, but the rules are vague enough that most political activities go unpunished.

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Opinion: ALEC Explained - Why the Conservative Group isn't Going Away

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Not many people knew about ALEC -- the American Legislative Exchange Council -- before this uproar, and most people probably imagine they won't hear much more. The truth is, though, that ALEC isn't small, the campaign to pressure it wasn't quick and the story isn't just a ripple.

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The Takeaway

ALEC Disbands Task Force Responsible for Voter ID

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative non-profit, is making headlines for their decision to disband its "Public Safety and Elections Task Force." The Task Force was a major policy group responsible for lobbying voter ID and "stand your ground" laws throughout the country. Who is this group and why does their decision matter? For the answer, we speak with Adam Sorensen, associate editor at TIME Magazine. 

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Alec Wilkinson on Los Tigres del Norte

Monday, May 17, 2010

Alec Wilkinson on Los Tigres del Norte.

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