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Reality Check: Opening Act

Staged Drama In The Final Minutes To Avoid Government Shutdown (For Now) It is still an open question, however, as to what extent exposure really injures a performer. - Harry Houdini The Show was in full...
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Reality Check: COUNTDOWN TO COMPROMISE

How Congress Stretches Credibility And Avoids 2011 Government Shutdown By the time this goes to press, we’re looking at eight days until a “continuing resolution” deadline for the legislative branch to send ...
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Reality Check: The Ides Of Libya

How To Take An Arab Sucker Punch Think not I am what I appear. - Lord Byron This thing in Libya, the “humanitarian effort”—or whatever the strategic bombing of a sovereign nation embroiled in civil war...
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Reality Check: READER’S RESPONSES

This is an excellent piece. (THE TEA PARTY MAN – Issue: 2/16/11) It does an excellent job explaining Rand Paul, the dilemma of the Republicra­ts, and how it will affect government in the future. I'm just please...
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Reality Check: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. —Rahm Emanuel, November 2008 Jobs. It is the word of the year. ...
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Reality Check: Anglo-America On Parade

The King’s Speech and The Social Network in Oscars Contrast By the time this goes to press, it is likely one of the two films we’ll discuss here will have won the Academy Award for Best Picture; The King’s ...
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Reality Check: While You’re Away

Tips For A Pending Federal Government Shutdown The shit is coming down. -Georgetown at Shelly’s Back Room, November 7, 1995 It is nostalgia time in The District this week as the Reality Check News...
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Reality Check: The Tea Party Man

Rand Paul’s Maverick Battle For The New Right Rand Paul is a dangerous man. The thing is, it’s difficult to tell whether the freshman Senator from Kentucky is more dangerous to the Left or the Right. Inargua...