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Mass Shootings: Can We Escape The New Normal?

On Sunday, President Obama spoke to comfort the families of the victims involved in the tragic Navy Yard shootings. He quoted from the Greek poet Aeschylus, as had Senator Robert Kennedy speaking after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968: “Even in our sleep, pain, which we cannot forget, falls drop by drop [...]

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6 Things You Need To Know Right Now: Beyond Syria

One of the many consequences of the mess that is Syria is that much of the President’s fall agenda, and Congress’ first homework assignments upon return from summer break, are being pushed to the side. As our attention is once again diverted to foreign policy rabbit holes, we are siphoning off any focus on domestic matters. For this [...]

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6 Things You Need To Know Right Now: The Crisis in Egypt

The United States reels when a private citizen kills three spectators, or a classroom of children, or dozens of moviegoers. And we should. Those are tragedies. Tragedies that are so unimaginable that part of the discourse surrounding them becomes a collective effort at understanding how they could be possible. So imagine how it must feel [...]

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Hillary Watch: The Road to 2016!

Since so many people are fascinated with whether or not Hillary Clinton — former First Lady, former U.S. Senator and former Secretary of State — is going to take another run at the White House in 2016, The Broad Side is launching a new feature called “Hillary Watch: The Road to 2016″ to keep you [...]

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The Great Gatsby Curve: A Lesson in Economics

It’s the summer of Gatsby! Everyone is rushing to re-read the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic before heading off to see Leonardo diCaprio in a cool, air-conditioned theater. But the literary classic that shed a little light on the haves and have-nots (albeit fictional ones), has presented an opportunity for the White House to find a [...]

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6 Things You Need To Know Right Now: The State of Our Military?

Another Memorial Day has come and gone, but there are many stories related to our military that deserve our attention. This week, we’re giving you “6 Things” that are in the news about the state of our military: 1. Senator John McCain Snuck Into Syria to Meet with Rebel Fighters. Having spent months criticizing President [...]

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