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The Humbling of Social Media

One of the oddest and I think healthiest (but also most frustrating things) things about social media is bumping into strangers with whom little communication seems possible.

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Smart, Important Piece

Sometimes it is important to be reminded that you win elections in order to do things for the country. Not vice versa. In the tumult of the here and now it's often difficult to suss out the chicken and egg in this continuum - not least for those involved in all the politicking and policy-ing. But this is the thread of civic virtue that redeems the raw and vice-ridden world of politics. So with the hopes of a Senate hold darkening for the Democrats, take note of the fact that 'Obamacare' is working, working better than even most advocates anticipated and even Republicans are now quietly conceding the fight. Read our report.

As Bill Kristol wrote twenty years ago, the biggest danger of health care reform is that it would work and there'd be no going back.

Yes, Show It

Readers react to whether we should publish imagery and videos of domestic violence. First, TPM Reader SS ...

I just read your editorial on whether or not the video of Rice should have been posted on TPM. I thank you and other media for showing the shocking video of Rice hitting Ms. Palmer. I believe it has been an important wake up call for many that domestic violence is truly a terrible crime. As we all know, a picture or video usually does has far more impact than words. We still have a long way to go with law enforcement always taking domestic violence as important as other violent crimes.

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