October 31, 2010 Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert weren't the only funny ones at The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall Saturday. Here are some of the signs we spotted throughout the day.
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert address thousands gathered for The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall in Washington on Saturday.
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October 31, 2010 Tens of thousands of people got together Saturday on the National Mall with comedians Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear was mostly a good-natured riot -- a laugh riot, that is.
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October 31, 2010 Despite expelling hundreds of Roma this summer and passing an immigration bill that critics call "harsh and discriminatory," France remains a beacon to immigrants. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley, an American living in Paris, recently had her own brush with French immigration authorities.
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October 30, 2010 We look at some of the highs and lows of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's big rally on the National Mall, from words forgotten to words painted in great big fonts on signs.
October 30, 2010 My candidate didn't win the Chicago City Council race, but at least I got to see how politics could be tough but good-natured. It makes me wonder about young people in campaigns today who think the goal is mutual annihilation.
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October 30, 2010 The ancient Greeks did it. Shakespeare mastered it. Will Rogers mass marketed it. Even educated fleas did it. And now, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert may be taking political satire and humor to a new level. Host Scott Simon talks to Peter Sagal, host of NPR's Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me, about the influence of comedy on politics, and vice versa.
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October 30, 2010 With three days to go until Election Day, host Scott Simon talks to NPR political editor Ken Rudin about the tight races for U.S. Senate in West Virginia, Illinois and Nevada and predictions for the outcome of races in the House.
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October 29, 2010 Did you know that the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from <em>Ghostbusters</em> is nearly 100 feet tall? A chart from Geekstir plots the height of great movie monstors, from Chucky to Godzilla. Who's the biggest of them all?
October 29, 2010 The national debate over health care has focused on paying for insurance, but James P. Pinkerton of the National Review argues that our dollars would be better spent in research and development so that we can cure diseases, and not just treat them.
October 29, 2010 The Affordable Care Act, often called the health care overhaul, is under the threat of repeal by House and Senate Republicans. Harold Pollack of The New Republic argues that if President Obama wishes to work with the GOP on funding the policy, he should turn to the governors, who are held accountable for the uninsured in their states.
October 29, 2010 Writer and activist Arundhati Roy has recently come under fire from the Indian government for her comments condemning the Indian occupation of Kashmir. Anuj Chopra of Foreign Policy argues that Roy's interpretation of the conflict was correct, Kashmir is under a brutal occupation, and silencing Roy won't solve that.
Aisha and Danielle Moodie-Mills were the first same-sex couple featured in a popular wedding profile on Essence.com
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October 28, 2010 Guest bloggers Aisha and Danielle Moodie-Mills were the first same-sex couple featured in a popular wedding profile on Essence.com
Together at last: In the last installment of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist, left) and cyber-avenger Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) barely share any screen time.
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October 28, 2010 The third installment of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy focuses once again on the corruption-fighting duo of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and cyber-avenger Lisbeth Salander. But as critic David Edelstein notes, an epic devotion to detail makes the movie seem like "an interminable footnote." (Note: Spoilers galore.)
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The late Maj. Ronald Keith McQueen poses in an undated photo. McQueen died recently and was the uncle of NPR's Tell Me More host Michel Martin.
October 28, 2010 Host Michel Martin tells readers where she’s been for the past few days – laying her Uncle Ronald or, as she called him, “Unc,” to rest. Martin reflects on his life, explains why her uncle was so special and tells why he will be sorely missed.
October 28, 2010 In Brock Clarke's extraordinary new novel, a precocious 9-year-old searches for both his estranged father and Frederick Exley, his father's favorite writer. Clarke deftly handles the plot's layers, twists and identity puzzles, and pulls off the literary equivalent of a half-court shot.
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