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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

Brown's Mark Blyth on austerity, virtue, and why the Democrats are like your mom

On the heels of this fall's Tea Party tempest, austerity is all the rage in Washington. Witness President Obama's call for a five-year freeze in domestic spending in his the State of the Union speech this week and the GOP's push, in response, for a far
Cutting back
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 28, 2011

Is divorce contagious? Yes, according to Brown researchers

Your husband filed for divorce and you blamed his rotten friends. Turns out you were right!
Heartbreak Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 26, 2010