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Last Thoughts on Levon Helm

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On April 23, 2012
I’ve been thinking a lot about Levon Helm and The Band over the past week. A few final thoughts. I’ve been really impressed with the outpouring of grief for the passing of Levon Helm. While his passage may not have had the pop culture impact of Whitney Houston, for “music people,” broadly defined, Helm’s passing […]
Andrew March has an excellent piece about the suppression of speech that has been made possible by Congress, the Obama administration, and the Supreme Court’s regrettable decision in Holder v. Humantarian Aid Project: The government’s indictment of Mr. Mehanna lists the following acts, among others, as furthering a criminal conspiracy: “watched jihadi videos,” “discussed efforts […]

Noah?

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On April 22, 2012
Darren Aronofsky is directing a film about Noah and the ark starring Russell Crowe as Noah? Um. Wow. Will the scenes on the boat be very, very slow? Hey look, water! Share

What Have We Learned?

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On April 22, 2012
Fifty years ago, Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, the landmark book connecting pesticide usage with species decline. Carson noted the very real threats of chemicals on humans as well as species and helped usher in the environmental movement that transformed the nation in important ways during the 1960s and 1970s. Elizabeth Kolbert wonders if, a […]

Grassley

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On April 22, 2012

It’s just been too long since Republicans created a non-scandal scandal. What I want Chuck Grassley to investigate is not whether Barack Obama brought some Colombian prostitutes to his suite, fo

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