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Shrimp Etouffe and rice

Shrimp Etouffee

Cutting the shrimp in half lengthwise gives the shrimp a beautiful corkscrew shape when cooked in this wonderful version of the hearty New Orleans classic.

To Save Newspapers, Offer More, Not Less

The Reduced Shakespeare Co. cleverly and humorously abridges all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays to 97 minutes. Short of having a set of Cliff’s Notesor a collection of Classic Comics, sources of innumerable student essays for more than a half-century, it may be the least painful way to “learn” Shakespeare. The critically-acclaimed show, in addition to being

A Labor Fable for Our Times

Once, many years ago, in a land far away between two oceans, with fruited plains, amber waves of grain, and potholes on its highways, there lived a young man named Sam. Now, Sam was a bright young man who wanted to work and save money so he could go to school and become an electrician.

Constitution-gavel

Uncertain Rule of Law

We face a dangerous new kind of economic uncertainty—uncertainty in the rule of law. After settling with the banks, the government wants the system to snap back into the old rules, with everyone acting as if widespread institutionalized theft never happened. It doesn’t work that way. What assurance do we have that the rules won’t be rewritten again, when more blind forgiveness is needed for us to “look forward, not back”?

Socialist Party USA Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander

Socialist Party Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander Comments on Obama’s State of the Union Address

The Socialist Party, whose Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander will be featured in an interview here at politicalcontext.org in the coming days, has released the following statement by Mr. Alexander in response to President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Address. We are reposting Mr. Alexander’s commentary in full: The phrase that came to mind immediately upon hearing

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