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Carolyn O’Hara Kill The Cliche — a new site by journalist Evgeny Morozov that tracks journalistic clichés found in major newspapers and calls out the worst offenders. Preeti Aroon “Beyond the Border of War,” by Tamara Jones in the Washington Post. More than 16,000 American troops have deserted the military since the U.S. invasion of ...

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Carolyn O'Hara

Kill The Cliche -- a new site by journalist Evgeny Morozov that tracks journalistic clichés found in major newspapers and calls out the worst offenders.

Preeti Aroon

Carolyn O’Hara

Kill The Cliche — a new site by journalist Evgeny Morozov that tracks journalistic clichés found in major newspapers and calls out the worst offenders.

Preeti Aroon

Beyond the Border of War,” by Tamara Jones in the Washington Post. More than 16,000 American troops have deserted the military since the U.S. invasion of Iraq nearly five years ago. An estimated 200 of them crossed into Canada, where ageing, Vietnam-era draft dodgers are offering them support. 

Blake Hounshell

Israel, Syria and the failure of Annapolis.” On his personal blog, Economist correspondent Gideon Lichfield discusses an alarming new poll showing that Hamas leader Ismail Haniya would defeat Mahmoud Abbas in a presidential election.

Mike Boyer

Last Days of the Rickshaw,” by Calvin Trillin in National Geographic, April 2008. Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, has one of the world’s few remaining large fleets of hand-pulled rickshaws. Local authorities aren’t necessarily proud of that fact. Are rickshaws a symbol of exploitation, or just a convenient form of transportation?

Prerna Mankad

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” in Portfolio. Jesse Eisinger surveys the grim trend that has developed in today’s economy, where busted firms and their CEOs take plenty of “responsibility” for their failures, yet suffer few consequences for their reckless or misguided actions. His conclusion? Don’t expect things to change any time soon.

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