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Why parenthood is a bad model for government

Political theory has, for centuries, come down to an analogy of anatomy, or of family: the head of the government is the head of the body politic, or the head of the household.
Diagnosing democracy
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 11, 2011
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Review: Wild Child

Like others who toil in the classroom (I’m a long-time film-studies professor at Suffolk University), I constantly fret over whether all those semesters of teacher talk have made a bona fide dent in students’ lives.
Learning curve, part I
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 04, 2009
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Pure pleasure

John Wayne's recently-opened King of the Roll on Congress Street in Portland's West End is a great addition to the sushi scene in town.
Sushi rolling with the King  
By BRIAN DUFF  |  May 24, 2006