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I couldn't believe my eyes, but it is true.  The high school newspaper of the Village, Politico, has actually performed bona fide, readable, non-sucky, non-"both sides do it" journalism, in 3 long-form stories over the past week:

"The Obama Paradox"--nice portrait of last laps in the presidential term.    

"The real origins of the religious right"--(Spoiler alert: It's racism)

"Big Money, the Koch Brothers, and Me"--Punch line: both parties lose influence when the big money can buy politicians direct; still pretty good.  

Don't read the comments sections in Politico.  You can literally feel  IQ points being shed as you go down the comments section in any story there.  

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