Attytood Archive: May, 2010

UPDATED: What woman said this?

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"In our first Constitution, my ancestors were three-fifths of a man. What does that say about American democracy at its outset? I've... Read more

Life, the universe, Tea Parties, the libertarian mob, and eveything

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You may have heard (as I have) that people who write for the New York Review of Books are very smart. Apparently that's true. This new article... Read more

Shannon McDonald: Young journalist, hero

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There's a phrase that gets bandied about a lot, sometimes in relation to journalism: Speaking truth to power. It describes the remarkable... Read more

Just say no to Elena Kagan

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It looks almost certain that President Obama will name his solicitor general, Elena Kagan, to the Supreme Court tomorrow. Bad choice. You'd... Read more

Get your MOVE on -- weekend open thread

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"OH MY GOD! They shot a cop!" I shouted into the phone to a Daily News editor who was taking notes as police surrounded the MOVE... Read more

Robin Roberts, 1926-2010

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It was very sad to learn that Phillies legend Robin Roberts has passed away at age 83. Despite his advancing years, he was always the quintessential... Read more

A vote of "no confidence" in the Philadelphia cops

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Let's face it: Most of us have watched with some amazement over the last decade as the Philadelphia Phillies -- who seemed during the 1990s... Read more

Greed is gooder: The further decline and steep falll of civilization since Gordon Gekko

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The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed -- for lack of a better word -- is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts... Read more