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How much TV should you watch?

How much TV should you be watching? This little elephant of a question bestrides every room and site where people tweet, comment, update, and effuse about TV shows, but it’s rarely acknowledged. Emily Nussbaum, the New Yorker’s TV critic, Alessandra Stanley, the New York Times’ TV critic, and Tom Shales, National Review’s TV critic, don’t discuss it. Tim Goodman at The Hollywood Reporter conducts occasional “live chats” and that’s where he does acknowledge…that he can’t answer that question. These people
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Autism

Dar and the iPad

“Have you tried an iPad?” people used to ask me. “So-and-so did great with an iPad,” people used to tell me. With a heavy sigh, I’d explain that every time we presented an iPad to Dar, he would push it away with utter disinterest. This explanation was generally met by the same expression that my dog gives me when I’m eating and tell him there’s no food for him. Sort of a “b-b-but, are you sure?” About six months ago,
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Populism

114′s First Report Card

“If Kentucky to-morrow unfurls the banner of resistance unjustly, I never will fight under that banner. I owe a permanent allegiance to the whole Union – a subordinate one to my own State. When my State is right – when it has a cause for resistance, when tyranny, and wrong, and oppression insufferable arise – I will then share her fortunes; but if she summons me to the battle-field or to support her in any cause which is unjust against
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