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Comic Book Justice (Part 6)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people During WWII and the Korean War, … Continue reading

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Metapocalypse now

What if Grant Morrison hosted a comic book convention and it changed the world? That’s exactly what happened nearly two weeks ago at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, although you probably haven’t noticed any difference yet. … Continue reading

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Love of labor lost

Despite our nation’s pride as capitalism’s greatest success story, and the oft-repeated claim that the preservation of free markets has played a crucial role in the flourishing of  democracy both at home and abroad, the history textbooks I read in … Continue reading

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Take the longshot

This post’s connection to my site’s theme will not be readily apparent, but be patient. Our neighborhood lost power during the violent thunderstorms that swept through Maryland last Sunday. The next day, when we were still without electricity, and the … Continue reading

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Save your kin

The 2007 graphic novel First in Space, by James Vining, tells the story of NASA’s early program to send live primates into space to pave the way for human astronauts. Specifically, it’s about Ham, a chimpanzee captured in Cameroon shortly after … Continue reading

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Environmental justice

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the Gulf waters . . . Despite slightly rising pressure in BP’s capped oil well, retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says he’s confident it won’t burst if crews … Continue reading

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Carrying everyone over the threshold

In May 2002, two of the most popular and powerful superheroes in the world of comic book publisher Wildstorm Productions were married aboard a city-sized ship traveling through extradimensional space. For super beings, this type of extreme destination wedding might … Continue reading

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