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JUST POSTED ON TAP ONLINE: DIVIDED WE STAND. The Democrats' problem is at once simple and, perhaps, impossible to solve, according to Terence Samuel . Theirs is the party that says we're all in this together. But who still believes that? --The Editors

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JUST POSTED ON TAP ONLINE. The Supreme Court handed down a number of important decisions this week. Tracie Powell assesses the ambiguous implications of the Court's Texas redistricting decision for interpreting and enforcing the Voting Rights Act, while Deborah Pearlstein explains why the extraordinary Hamdan decision will affect far more than the U.S.'s policy for trying Guantanamo detainees. --The Editors

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JUST POSTED ON TAP ONLINE: KELLER MUST STAY. Prospect supreme leader Mike Tomasky boldly flip-flops on the "fire Bill Keller ?" question, in light of the current right-wing jihad against The New York Times sparked by the bank-records story. Liberals understand the need for institutions in society that at least strive to be impartial and non-ideological. The modern right believes no such thing, and that's why the Times , and its beleaguered editor, need defending. --The Editors

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JUST POSTED ON TAP ONLINE: THE FROG IS US. Ok, so apparently a frog won't actually stay in a bowl of water that's slowly brought to a boil. But it's still a damned good metaphor! Jim Sleeper takes a look at the mainstream media bowl and sees too many frogs drifting listlessly in the rising heat. --The Editors

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JUST POSTED ON TAP ONLINE: BURN, BABY, BURN. Last night, the Senate narrowly defeated a constitutional amendment banning flag desecration. Free beers all around at the Flag Burners Club! Kirsten Powers reflects on the lunacy and stubborn durablity of the GOP's favorite non-issue issue. --The Editors

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