September 15th, 2012

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Disgrace in Benghazi - National Review Online

Disgrace in Benghazi - National Review Online

So, on a highly symbolic date, mobs storm American diplomatic facilities and drag the corpse of a U.S. ambassador through the streets. Then the president flies to Vegas for a fundraiser. No, no, a novelist would say; that’s too pat, too neat in its symbolic contrast. Make it Cleveland, or Des Moines...

Posted by Michael Zeleny on 15 Sep 2012, 15:59

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LRB Peter Pomerantsev Diary: In Brighton Beach

LRB Peter Pomerantsev Diary: In Brighton Beach

When Eddie Petrovsky, a Russian immigrant, opened his restaurant Cosmos in the traditionally Italian area of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, the locals all assumed he was a gangster. ‘They think any Russian who drives a Lexus has to be mafia. The whole gangster thing was way back, in the 1990s, . . .

Posted by Michael Zeleny on 15 Sep 2012, 16:20

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Obama’s Campaign Duplicities Rival Romney’s and Ryan’s—By John R. MacArthur (Harper's Magazine)

Obama’s Campaign Duplicities Rival Romney’s and Ryan’s—By John R. MacArthur (Harper's Magazine)

John R. MacArthur is publisher of Harper’s and author of the book You Can’t Be President: The Outrageous Barriers to Democracy in America. This column originally appeared in the Providence Journal on September 12, 2012.

Posted by Michael Zeleny on 15 Sep 2012, 16:47

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