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Recently, there were two highly publicized shootings in five days, and Republicans are being blamed for only one of them — the one that occurred at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs the day after Thanksgiving. In case you…

On Tuesday, we learned that Islamic State militants had kidnapped some 220 Assyrian Christians in northeastern Syria. The week before, ISIS released a video of 21 Egyptian Christians getting beheaded, in which a jihadist declares, “We will conquer Rome, by…

A brief but intense spiritual crisis beset the nation late last month after it was revealed that bottomless brunches were illegal in New York. Many New Yorkers were outraged and took to social media to say so, often in melodramatic fashion….

by Windsor Mann | Mar 13, 2014

In the bottom drawer of my bedside table, you will find, if you care to look, dozens of intricately folded pieces of paper, almost all of them from the early post-Cold War era. They are what the French call billets-doux,…

Halloween is a big party. It is the third biggest political party in America. This annual holiday is a nonpartisan event, but politics shows up like everyone else —  cloaked and masked. Not everyone parties with politics, but liberals are…

My neighbor poisoned my cat. Therefore, I’m going to travel to New York City, sleep in the streets indefinitely, and surf the web on my MacBook. I am going to be just like hundreds of other people who are now…

by Windsor Mann | Nov 17, 2010

America is riddled with disease, and your child is probably infected. You may already know this. After all, much like leprosy and acne, obesity can be detected from a few yards away, and the opportunities to observe it are everywhere….

by Windsor Mann | Feb 27, 2009

I don’t understand the point of exercising, which I’m told has something to do with health and wearing Umbros. Yet, as mystified as I am when watching Sweatin’ to the Oldies 3 on VHS, I am not as confused as…

WASHINGTON — I’m not a big fan of “working.” That’s why I regret not signing up for D.C.’s Summer Youth Employment Program. “We don’t do nothing,” said Samantha Baskin, a 14-year-old participant. That’s my kind of job. Too bad I…

by Windsor Mann | Jun 30, 2008

“Where are the white women at?” That’s a line from Blazing Saddles. It’s also the question, indelicately phrased, now facing the Obama campaign. With Hillary Clinton out of the race, her supporters are up for grabs. The question is how…

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