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Today on TAP: New polling shows Hispanics dislike the gender-neutral term Read more

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In which Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton mingles with constituents and the verse is a bit searing. Read more

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Scottish independence may seem like a fine idea—until you consider what Europe could look like in its wake. Or America, for that matter. Read more

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Fights about whether we should adopt "English only" legislation have little to do with language. Read more

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The New York Times reports on the new marriage divide, but misses the solutions. Read more

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That's "are," not "is." Read more

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Making terms taboo has the paradoxical effect of giving them more power. Read more

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The poetry of Detroit Read more

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Thomas Mallon's new fiction humanizes the ultimate D.C. scandal. Read more

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Mimicking a familiar format, Alan Lightman's Mr. g fails to create a unique world. Read more

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A new musical movement turns Mexican drug violence into catchy sing-alongs. Read more

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Common people have to reclaim democratic civic society from moneyed interests. Read more

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Tibetan politics beyond the Dalai Lama Read more

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Republicans are fighting to rebrand capitalism as economic opportunity but their agenda remains the same. Read more

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James Wright and the poetry of pain Read more

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... in which the tooth fairy comes and goes. Read more

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