Will The Bourne Legacy Usher in the Story-Less Movie?

[vsw id=”BXSZCm-6Fls” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] As summer went on, the plots of 2012’s blockbusters seemed to become increasingly weak and tangential to their movie’s appeal. Now that The Bourne Identity leaves audiences wondering what actually happened to Ed Norton’s character anyway, is it time to prepare for an entirely story-less blockbuster movie? A thought occurred to me while watching […]

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Bus Tour Re-Energizes Romney–And His Case Against Obama

Main Street in Chillocothe looked like a movie set on Tuesday night. Fading light glinted off faded brick buildings, and floodlights bathed the steps of the picturesque Ross County courthouse where Mitt Romney spoke to 5,000 people. Romney’s bus rolled in to the soaring score from Rudy. If the comparison between a fabulously well-funded presidential candidate and an undersized walk-on […]

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Why Do Israeli Media Keep Predicting War with Iran?

A frenetic pounding of the war drums appears designed to create the impression that Israel will attack Iran before the U.S. presidential election. Whether that’s Netanyahu’s real intent remains a mystery If the White House believes November will arrive without any nasty surprises in the Iran nuclear standoff, it is not taking seriously the feverish chatter throughout Israel‘s media positing […]

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Ryan vs. Obama on Medicare: Why We Won’t Have an Actual Debate Over Where They Differ

In the brief period since Paul Ryan was chosen to be Mitt Romney’s running mate, health policy experts have been spending a lot of time explaining what Ryan’s budget plan means for Medicare. There’s no doubt that the contrasts between Ryan’s ideas and Obama’s on Medicare are significant. But as Ezra Klein pointed out Monday, the two approaches to reforming […]

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