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It's All Politics
10:47 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Romney Still Looks Like Frontrunner Even After Santorum's 3-State Romp

Mitt Romney during a lighter moment in Loveland, Colo. on a day when he lost three presidential preference contests, Feb. 7, 2012.
Gerald Herbert AP

Mitt Romney can take solace Wednesday in the words of Mark Hanna, the 19th century Ohio industrialist and political boss who once famously said: "There are two things that are important in politics, money and I can't remember the second."

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The Two-Way
10:29 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Argentina Will Complain To U.N. About Britain's 'Militarization' Of Falklands

The sign reads "British, get our of the Malvinas (Falklands)." It hangs outside the Government Palace, known as 'Casa Rosada', in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Eduardo Di Baia AP

Argentina's president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said the country would file a complaint with the United Nations about Britain's "militarization" of the South Atlantic.

This is all part of a recent escalation of the two countries' long-running dispute about the Falkland Islands. Reuters reports:

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Book Reviews
10:21 am
Wed February 8, 2012

'Revolution 2.0': How Social Media Toppled A Dictator

Jeff J Mitchell Getty Images

Originally published on Wed February 8, 2012 5:00 am

When thousands of Egyptians began to gather in Tahrir Square in preparation for the planned Jan. 25, 2011, uprising, then-President Hosni Mubarak's beleaguered regime responded with familiar brutality and thuggery. And then, it made a tactical error: it clamped down on Facebook and Twitter.

"The regime's decision to block these two websites," writes Internet activist Wael Ghonim in his book, Revolution 2.0, "was a grave mistake." The Egyptian people sensed desperation in the state's actions — and proof of their own strength.

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Opinion
10:20 am
Wed February 8, 2012

The Nation: Santorum's Symbolic Victories

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to supporters at a rally on Feb. 7, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. Santorum defeated his challengers in Missouri's non binding primary, Minnesota's caucus and Colorado's caucus on Feb. 7. 2012.
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Originally published on Wed February 8, 2012 8:20 am

Ben Adler is a blogger for The Nation.

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Opinion
10:17 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Foreign Policy: Syria's Ground Zero

Syrian soldiers who defected from the army join protesters in Homs's Khaldiya neighborhood on Jan. 26. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the army launched an offensive that evening in the Karm al-Zeitoun district, killing 26 civilians, including nine children, and wounding dozens.
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Originally published on Wed February 8, 2012 6:46 am

This editors of Foreign Policy composed this slideshow.

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