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‘Conservative feminist’? Not Michele Bachmann

Bachmann, unlike Sarah Palin, rejects the feminist label. So how do we address the growing visibility of women in conservative American politics?


  Steve Brodner on ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’

In Sarah Palin’s new reality TV show, we see rock-climbing, kayaking, dog-sledding. But is that all? Editorial cartoonist Steve Brodner sees more.


Climate scientists prepare for new attacks after GOP wins

Climate scientists are preparing for new attacks from Republicans. But they don’t all agree on the right approach.


  In perspective: Jon Meacham on ‘Superlativism’

As the midterm elections near, Jon Meacham cautions us against the belief that everything that happens in our time is the “most” this or the “worst” that, as some pundits would have us believe.


Obama forcefully defends plan to build mosque near Ground Zero

President Obama issued a forceful defense of plans to a build a mosque and Muslim community center near ground zero on Friday, stepping directly into one of the thorniest political conflicts of the year.


  Need to Know, July 23, 2010

This week: putting the Shirley Sherrod saga in context. A report on the most dangerous highway in Georgia. And a rare dispute between conservationists and renewable energy advocates in Wyoming.


  Next week’s news: Sarah Palin edition

What would the former Alaska governor do as president? Need to Knows resident satirist, Andy Borowitz, gazes into the future, all the way to the year 2012, to find out.


@ Sarah Palin, pls understand, this is America

This Sunday, Palin tweeted to “Peace-seeking Muslims” entreating them to “pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation.”


Next week’s news

Andy Borowitz predicts the headlines. Next week: Hugo Chavez professes his love for Justin Bieber. And Sarah Palin makes a not-so-shocking admission.

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