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Nicole Russell
Nicole Russell writes from Northern Virginia.

A Christmas Carol is to my family what the Bible was to my grandparents or National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation was to young families forging through the eighties. If I’m home for Christmas, I’ll often see the play performed at the…

by Nicole Russell | Dec 19, 2012

Ask any suburban-dwelling parent about their child’s school and they’ll likely do one of two things: feign indifference or boast. Sure, they’ll admit, their school could offer a larger variety of programs or certain teachers could do better about keeping…

The media screeches predictably — even when people behave in ways that aren’t predictable. News outlets and commentators seek to sort through the chaos and frame things in order to explain the unexplainable. Whether its Rupert Murdoch chiding politicians for…

Though I don’t Tweet myself–for reasons which quasi-resemble John Mayer’s–I have extolled the virtues and vices of the social media site at this magazine and elsewhere. While I generally believe there’s too much Tweeting and not enough thinking, as one…

Joe: I think Goldberg is onto something regarding Governor Pawlenty, who I’ve often rooted for, via this magazine. Towards the end, he was out-charmed and perhaps equally, out-spent (though lack of funds was the lesser story, it’s still integral). It’s…

It’s hardly surprising that a recent piece in the uber-liberal rag Mother Jones attempted to expose a “close-up view” of a “dark-money fundraiser” hosted in June by oil billionaires and famous libertarian conservatives Charles and David Koch. After all, the…

He vowed to tell Americans only “hard truths,” but Sunday morning, just hours after finishing a disappointing third place in the Ames straw poll, Tim Pawlenty faced a hard truth of his own and decided to end his presidential campaign….

While immigration may not dominate the headlines, it’s one of those issues that simmers under the surface and rises to the top with just the right news story. Such was the case with the now well-known yarn of the Pulitzer…

One of Michele Bachmann’s political goals might be close to realization. No, not election to the presidency (yet). Recently the Minnesota House passed a bill that will allow voters to cast their ballot for an amendment to the state constitution…

Remember back in grade school when your mother encouraged you to put memorization lessons to music?  Turns out, she might have been on to something.  In the spirit of instruction meets entertainment, George Mason University economist Russ Roberts and former…

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