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Person of Year should be Pepper-Spray Cop


Here’s Time magazine’s argument — the writer was Kurt Andersen — for why 2011 was the Year of the Protester: So 2011 was unlike any year since 1968 – but more consequential because more protesters have more skin in the … Continue reading

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In praising Scott-Heron, Inquirer buries his message


Gil Scott-Heron, the African-American poet and musician who died this week at age 62, was most famous for his recording of “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” a funny and uncompromising call-to-arms that envisions the downfall of the corporate masterminds … Continue reading

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Beware the curse of Mubarak’s tomb


Sir Joseph Whemple: [translating inscription] “Death [and] eternal punishment for anyone who opens this casket. In the name of Amon-Ra, the king of the gods.” Good heavens, what a terrible curse! Ralph Norton: [eagerly] Well, let’s see what’s inside! — … Continue reading

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