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Culture Focus Photo August 22, 2010

Jeremy Lange: The War At Home

Photographer Jeremy Lange photographs the war at home, near his home in North Carolina.

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Bush Focus Photo August 21, 2010

Go Tell it on a Mountain: An Update on One Wounded Warrior

I guess the caption, detailing Sgt. Duncan's exploits (left), is supposed to set minds to rest?

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Disaster Focus Photo August 20, 2010

Richard Misrach and the Wicked Witch of the Gulf

If Richard Misrach's "After Katrina" graffiti photos donated to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston prove anything, it's that irony has finally caught up to the Katrina tragedy.

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Alan Chin Photo August 19, 2010

Alan Chin: Compensation and Loss

Photographer Alan Chin in New Orleans: Ken Feinberg takes over the compensation claims process for the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Iraq and Afghanistan War Photo August 18, 2010

In a Picture, Why the Afghan Mission is Failing

We see a dead Taliban. They see a dead farmer.

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Culture Focus Photo August 17, 2010

Oily Fish Nets: Italian Vogue Does the Gulf Disaster

Frankly, I'm not sure how much to take these kinds of fashion shoots seriously, anymore. The glove, though, was, what should I say.... Horribly clever?

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Photo August 15, 2010

What America Do You Wrap Yourself In?

Deborah Luster, 2002 This portrait by Deborah Luster was taken as part of her five year project, One Big Self  (1998-2002). Luster photographed prisoners in facilities across Louisiana and, for the most part, adopted a faux-tintype process by printing on metal plates. In the past, I have promoted Luster’s...

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Faith Focus Photo August 14, 2010

9/11! 9/11! — Milking Fear, Hate, Islamic Scapegoating, Newsweek Piles On

A news magazine in limbo wouldn't actually stoop to validate a racist and paranoid misrepresentation, would it?

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Race Focus Photo August 13, 2010

The 110 Story "World Trade Center Mega-" Mosque: Coming To a Bus Near You

Censorship issues aside, the Ground Zero transit ad should have been rejected on straight visual grounds. The graphic is misleading to the point of fraudulence.

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Photo August 12, 2010

Rush's Facebook Wedding Album (plus, Kathryn)

What you have here is a whole lot of "look at me," and "look what I just did." What happened to: "I only have eyes for you, babe"?

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President Obama Photo August 11, 2010

White House Flickr Stream: Professional Right In, Professional Left Out

You could argue that the selection and arrangement of photos in the WHFS are largely random. On the other hand, what's to explain the preoccupation with the party of "no" -- especially with mid-term elections on the immediate horizon?

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Eyewear and Warfare

When going on vacation this summer, you can be assured that the war will be there when you return.  Waiting, stealthily, ready to kill again. This chilling image could well be the face of war in the 21st century.  He sits there quietly, comfortably, in no hurry.  There is...

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Campaign '10 Photo

Election Update: The Inspiring $22 Million Dollar Outsider. (Burp.)

A huge personal bankroll and anti-intellectual appeal drives the GOP bandwagon in Connecticut.

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Business Focus Photo August 10, 2010

We Are Steve

My main question is, how many people out there select an obvious work photo for their Facebook picture? This choice, and the fact Steve Slater's not beaming about it, suggests he "was having some issues" with his work identity.

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Eco Watch Photo

A Smoky Warning To All Those Anti-Government Folks Out There

Given the power of denial, it's easy to take in the terrifying photos coming out of Russia right now and think this threat is somehow unique to them.

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Photo August 9, 2010

Michelle Antoinette

I'm sure TIME would respond they were simply objectifying the concerns of many about Michelle Obama's trip to Spain. The fact they would so specifically and thoroughly turn this caption into a platform for NY Daily News columnist (and FOX political commentator, and PR exec, and former...

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Photo August 8, 2010

Grizzlies To Die For

First, I had to get past the fact the Vanity Fair slideshow is one big Palin pander-fest.

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Women and Gender Focus Photo August 7, 2010

Drudge Uses Fake TSA Photo in Gay Baiting Napolitano

After nailing Drudge for gay-baiting, why does Sullivan actually feel the need to factually disavow the sleazy inference of the juxtaposition -- that Napolitano couldn't have been secretly leering at body scan images? And then, Drudge's timing and the explicitness of the scan are also curious.

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