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11:08 am
Tue February 7, 2012

The Nation: Obama Stands Up to Bishops. Finally.

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the economy Feb. 1, 2012 at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church, Virginia. The Obama administration has prevented church run universities, hospitals and charities from being exempt from birth control coverage requirements.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Tue February 7, 2012 6:54 am

Katha Pollitt is a columnist for The Nation.

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Music Reviews
11:08 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Matt Wilson: Trios, Quartets And 'Don Knotts'

Like a comedian, drummer Matt Wilson knows about offhand dexterity and split-second timing.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed February 8, 2012 8:35 am

Brooklyn drummer Matt Wilson keeps busy with many bands and projects — other people's and his own. Two new Wilson albums find him as part of a co-op all-star trio, and at the helm of one of his own quartets. Part of Wilson's appeal is that he keeps things light, in a good way.

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Book Reviews
11:08 am
Tue February 7, 2012

'Miseducation': A Cowgirl Coming-Out Story For Teens

Originally published on Tue February 7, 2012 5:00 am

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The Two-Way
11:07 am
Tue February 7, 2012

President Obama Nominates First Woman As Four-Star U.S. Air Force General

Lt. Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger
Air Force Materiel Command

Originally published on Tue February 7, 2012 8:44 am

The Air Force may soon get its first female four star general. On Monday, President Obama nominated Lt. General Janet C. Wolfenbarger to the rank of general. If confirmed by the Senate, she'd become commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio. She previously served as Vice Commander there.

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Opinion
11:07 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Foreign Policy: Freezing in the Dark

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signs an autograph on a natural gas pipeline Sakhalin-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok in the Russian Far East city of Vladivostok on Sept. 8, 2011. Parts of Europe have struggled with arctic temperatures this winter and rely on gas piped in from Russia.
Dmitry Astakhov AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue February 7, 2012 7:35 am

Robin M. Mills is head of consulting at Manaar Energy.

It is getting to be a European winter tradition. In 2006, 2009, and now again in 2012, temperatures plunge, and Russia interrupts its gas supplies. But while this spectacle is sadly familiar, Europe's response continues to be hampered by internal divisions, Moscow-friendly European gas companies, and the Kremlin's clever machinations.

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