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Wednesday
Jun272012

The Snob Will Be On NPR's Tell Me More Today

I'm back ... on NPR's "Tell Me More" with Michel Martin this Wednesday. We'll be talking about the recent Supreme Court decision on Arizona's controversial anti-illegal immigration law, women "not" being able to have it all and that horrible Fifty Shades of Grey book that's oh-so-popular. I'll post the audio of the chatfest when it goes live later today online. Check your local NPR listings for Tell Me More.

Thursday
Jan262012

Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer's Finger Remains Unbitten In President Obama Confrontation

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's finger found her way into President Obama's face Wednesday when he stopped in the great state of sunning seniors and low allergens to do "presidential stuff." But another day, another indignity from people who act like it's the hardest thing ever to respect the office even if you don't like the man.

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Monday
Jan102011

Giffords Shooting Is Symptom of Uncomfortable Reality

In a disturbing start to a new session of Congress, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shot in the head at a voter meet-n-greet outside a Safeway grocery store in Arizona. Six others were killed in the insuing melee, including a federal judge, John M. Roll, and a 9-year-old girl, Christina Taylor-Green, who came to the event with neighbors. She'd just been elected to her student coucil and the neighbor thought meeting Giffords would continue to fuel the young girl's interest in politics.

As in any tragedy, a lot of finger pointing has gone around in search of a cause. But the more and more I read about the man accused of attempting to assassinate Giffords (she is currently recovering in a medically induced coma from a shot to the head), the more and more this sounds like a case of a distrubed person who had too easy of access to an automatic weapon and not enough access to care for his worsening mental conditions.

More after the jump.

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