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Why Americans hate paying taxesupdated Fri Dec 17 2010 12:13:03

Nobody likes paying taxes, but American culture seems to increasingly treat taxation as a something close to a crime committed by the ruling class.

Slow but sure progress on gay rights in the U.S.updated Fri Dec 03 2010 08:41:59

The people who used to be called "queer" are looking more conventional in the United States these days, and some of the most tradition-bound institutions in the country are cautiously coming to accept them.

Thanksgiving travelers learn to cope with 'scope and grope'updated Fri Nov 26 2010 07:00:42

America is feeling invaded by a uniformed force moving into some very private places, with a mission that's being decried as "scope and grope."

From surprise to saturation, the Sarah Palin strategyupdated Fri Nov 19 2010 16:53:56

America is watching her climb glaciers on TV, court controversy on the internet and back political candidates nationwide, adjusting to the increasingly obvious idea Sarah Palin really does have her eyes on the U.S. presidency.

From Nazi uniforms to witchcraft: America's crazy electionupdated Fri Oct 15 2010 09:33:03

If a grown man likes to dress up and pretend he's a Nazi killer, is that a problem?