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Why Do Grandmas (Post-Menopausal Women) Exist?

Judith Shulevitz at The New Republic homes in on two theories: the “stopping-early hypothesis” and the “grandmother hypothesis”: In 1957, the evolutionary biologist George Williams proposed what is called the “stopping-early” hypothesis: Middle-age women need baby-free time to usher their youngest children into … Continue reading

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Is Barack Obama Doing a Jerry Brown?

On the debt ceiling debate, this seems to me a good sign (from the New York Times today): “We don’t need a minideal,” Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat, said Wednesday on the Senate floor. “We … Continue reading

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Nathan Baca: What Journalism (Should) Look Like

Sharon Angle wants to be a U.S. Senator, but she’s doing a Sarah Palin, studiously avoiding the national media. But below is Nathan Baca, a real journalist, doing what journalists are supposed to do: ask tough questions. What a great affirmation of … Continue reading

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Tea Partier Sharon Angle wants to abolish the Department of Education, end Social Security and Medicare, and get the United States out of the United Nations

And she’s just won the Republican primary in Nevada. Harry Reid’s camp has to be smiling about this:

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Obama Zings McCain, Linking the Gyrating Stock Market to Social Security, and Reminding Voters that McCain Supported Bush’s Plan to Invest Social Security Funds in Stocks

Timely ad. Play it in Florida. Ouch:

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