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Dispatch from Park City (Part 2)

Posted January 29, 2010 by Peter Wong

Second in a series of reports from the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Christian Frei’s half-humorous/half-melancholy documentary “Space Tourists” considers whether space exploration is a vital human endeavor or a wasteful material indulgence. For the romance of
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Concerts at the Cadillac: Schumann’s Humanns

Posted January 29, 2010 by Paul Hogarth

Imagine the classical music of German composer Robert Schumann, re-interpreted with a jazz attitude to make it contemporary. Join us today at 12:30 p.m. at the Cadillac Hotel – as we welcome the jazz quartet Schumann’s Humanns, founded in 2008
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Oregon Voters Deliver Game-Changing Victory

Posted January 28, 2010 by Robert Cruickshank

Pundits like to claim California voters are anti-tax. Of course, we’ve raised various kinds of taxes at the state level — including the Prop 10 cigarette taxes in 1998, and the Prop 63 millionaire’s tax for mental health programs passed
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ACORN Is Back in the News, but the News Still Gets it Wrong

Posted January 28, 2010 by John Atlas and Peter Dreier

(Ed note: The media’s unfair treatment of ACORN continues, as this well-documented piece from the January 27 Huffington Post confirms.)
This week, the FBI arrested 25-year old James O’Keefe and three other men, charging them with plotting to tamper with
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Americans and the European Way

Posted January 28, 2010 by Randy Shaw

Michael Moore’s Sicko shows the director in France talking to American expats about the French health care system. They describe the great benefits that French residents take for granted, expressing dismay that no such benefits are legally mandated in the
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