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To War in Silk Stockings | Vanity Fair

Daughter of aristocratic titan Averell Harriman, Kathleen Harriman Mortimer was born to wealth, beauty, and blueblood values. But when her father plunged into the politics of World War II as President Roosevelt’s special envoy to Britain and later the ambassador to Russia, she went with him, going from working as …

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  “Time magazine, I think there is some irrelevancy there, to tell you the truth. I mean consider their list of the most influential people in the country and the world, some who have made that list — yours truly! that ought to tell you something right there regarding the …

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“It’s not something I’m proud of here, folks, I must be blatantly honest. Nobody would know who she is if it weren’t for me.” — Rush Limbaugh, on his radio show, blaming himself for Sandra Fluke being on the shortlist for Time Magazine‘s “Person of the Year.”   Quote of …

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“That is clearly up to the states.” –Joe Miller, Republican Senate nominee in Alaska, arguing the federal minimum wage should be abolished. During an interview with ABC News and Politico published on Monday, Miller also invoked the 10th Amendment to explain his opposition to federal unemployment insurance. “If you like …

Time Magazine Cover of Disfigured Afghan Stokes Debate

Reaction to the Time cover has become something of an Internet litmus test about attitudes toward the war, and what America’s responsibility is in Afghanistan. Critics of the American presence in Afghanistan call it “emotional blackmail” and even “war porn,” while those who fear the consequences of abandoning Afghanistan see …