The Two-Way
8:19 am
Tue March 20, 2012

'Justice Will Be Done,' Pentagon Official Says Of Afghan Massacre

Marine Corps Gen. John Allen during today's hearing.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue March 20, 2012 10:35 am

The "horrific killings" this month of 16 Afghan civilians, allegedly by a U.S. Army staff sergeant, will be fully investigated and "justice will be done," a top Pentagon official just told the House Armed Services Committee.

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Political Junkie
8:08 am
Tue March 20, 2012

It's ScuttleButton Time!

Ken Rudin's ScuttleButton 031912

Originally published on Mon March 19, 2012 3:50 pm

I spent Saturday afternoon at a meeting of the American Political Items Collectors in Tyson's Corner, Virginia, and while it is always wonderful palling around with my fellow insane button collectors, it's even better when I come away with plenty of items that will extend the life of ScuttleButton.

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Deceptive Cadence
8:07 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Beyond Glenn Gould: Five Great 'Goldberg Variations'

How do I love the Goldbergs? Let me count the many recordings ...
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Originally published on Tue March 20, 2012 7:21 am

All week, we're exploring Bach's "Goldberg Variations."

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Song Of The Day
8:07 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Jim White: Existentialist Anti-Folk

Jim White is a man on the brink in "What Rocks Will Never Know," but his optimism doesn't shake easily.
Jim White

Originally published on Tue March 20, 2012 5:00 am

Gonzo folk troubadour Jim White isn't all sweetness and light on Where It Hits You. Known for his playful experimentation, White showcases his darker roots on the new album, and with good reason: The 54-year-old recently cut ties with David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, while his own marriage fell apart during the recording sessions.

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Planet Money
8:07 am
Tue March 20, 2012

A Reason To Celebrate Occupy Wall Street And The Tea Party Movement

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Originally published on Mon March 19, 2012 3:44 pm

In his latest column, Adam Davidson profiles two economists, Daron Acemoglu of MIT and James Robinson of Harvard University, who take a surprising stance on Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party Movement: both have the potential to improve the U.S. political system. We asked Daron Acemoglu to elaborate in the following post.

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The Record
8:07 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Women Rock SXSW

THEESatisfaction, the female rap duo from Seattle, gives a sneak peek of its Sub Pop debut at Red 7 on Friday night.
Mike Katzif/NPR

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 9:44 am

Over the course of five days in Austin, a handful of promising musicians peeked through the noisy chaos.

Shots - Health Blog
8:07 am
Tue March 20, 2012

States Struggle To Cover Uninsured With Pre-Existing Conditions

Newly covered Iowans with pre-existing conditions run up monthly costs of about $4,800.
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An actuary named Cecil Bykerk spends his days walking a fine line.

As the head of the board that runs Iowa's health plan for uninsured residents who can't qualify for private coverage, he wants to make sure that folks who need insurance can get it.

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Book Reviews
8:06 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Rich Mom, Poor Dad: Women Become Breadwinners

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Originally published on Tue December 4, 2012 9:15 am

As a mother of young boys, I can tell you that chatty, detail-oriented girls rule the world among the younger set. I've always wondered when the big switch would happen, propelling males to their traditional dominance of the adult working world, but Liza Mundy is here to tell us that it won't. It turns out that in my lifetime, women will be the second sex no more.

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It's All Politics
8:06 am
Tue March 20, 2012

3 Things To Watch For In Illinois

Mitt Romney talks with students March 19, 2012 at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.
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Originally published on Tue March 20, 2012 5:30 am

By the time Republican primary season got around to Illinois in past election cycles, the Land of Lincoln was pretty much an afterthought since the party's nominee had already been decided. Not this time.

Mitt Romney has what seems like an insurmountable lead in delegates. But there are questions as to whether he can reach the 1,144 needed for the nomination by the party's August convention. And with his rivals, especially Rick Santorum, refusing to exit the race, the GOP primaries have entered the grind-it-out-for-every-delegate phase.

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Opinion
8:06 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Foreign Policy: Help Wanted

A car drives by a "now hiring" sign that is posted outside of the soon-to-be-open Marin Ace Hardware store on Nov. 30, 2011 in San Rafael, California.
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Originally published on Tue March 20, 2012 6:35 am

Byron Auguste is a director of McKinsey & Company based in Washington, D.C. Susan Lund is research director of the McKinsey Global Institute, based in Washington, D.C. James Manyika is a director of the McKinsey Global Institute based in San Francisco.

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