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Diaries published: 67 (67 days since last diary on Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 03:10 PM PST)

Comments posted: 47 (21 days since last comment on Tue Apr 14, 2015 at 11:54 AM PDT)

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Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister of Russia under Boris Yeltsin, was shot dead on the streets of Moscow Friday night. Press reports say he was shot at least four times from a passing ...
by tmaertens
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 03:10 PM PST with 13 Recommends
The last two elections produced an unusual natural experiment involving Minnesota and Wisconsin, two states with similar histories, cultures and ethnic makeup. For purposes of comparison, Minnesota’
by tmaertens
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 07:52 AM PST with 6 Recommends
The BBC reported recently that jihadist attacks killed more than 5,000 people just during the month of November. ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Taliban were the deadliest of the radical Islamist groups, ...
by tmaertens
Comment Count 133 comments on Thu Feb 26, 2015 at 09:22 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Trickle down a myth to justify tax cuts by TMaertens, 10/29/14 The Wall Street Journal editorial board lamented recently that the Republican Party doesn’t have a platform going into the mid-term ...
by tmaertens
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Oct 29, 2014 at 06:44 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
An August Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll demonstrates the extent of Americans’ lost optimism. When asked if “life for our children’s generation will be better than it has been for us,” ...
by tmaertens
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Sep 29, 2014 at 08:48 AM PDT with 41 Recommends
On April 18, 1983, a suicide truck bomber attacked the U.S. Embassy in Beirut killing sixty-three people including 17 Americans; on Oct. 23, 1983, a second suicide bomber struck in Beirut, killing ...
by tmaertens
Comment Count 43 comments on Sat Jun 07, 2014 at 12:14 PM PDT with 214 Recommends

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