Karen Donley Archives
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Photo May 11, 2013

The Downloadable Gun

It looks like a disassembled staple gun. Benign. Until you look at the videos.

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Media Focus Photo May 8, 2013

Cleveland: An American Hero

The man who freed the three Ohio women from his neighbor's house has become a sensation on the internet, mostly so that people can laugh at him.

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Terror Focus Photo May 2, 2013

9/11: Belated Crime Scene

Is it just me, or do others think investigating just an old airplane part found blocks from Ground Zero really demands clothing that prevents contamination?

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Culture Focus Photo April 4, 2013

Jew in a Box

So when the base of the box in which the person sits says “Are there still Jews in Germany?', maybe an automatic response would be to addend a "why" to the start of the sentence.

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The School Turnaround Dance

The lead image in the slideshow captures the hostile danse ballet of what American schools have become.

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International Focus Photo March 20, 2013

Before and Before That: Alexandra Boulat and the Iraq War Ten Year Anniversary

Because Boulat died in 2007, I'm curious what her reaction would be to the compare-and-contrast of Baghdad now and Baghdad as we broke it.

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Iraq and Afghanistan War Photo March 12, 2013

Kabul Dance

Embrace tiger, return to Afghanistan?

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International Focus Photo February 6, 2013

What's Really Terrifying About N. Korea Attack Video (Or: Smile, You're on Canon Camera)

How do you scare the world power system? Not through the threat of bombing Manhattan. No, you threaten to steal their stuff.

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John Moore Photo January 31, 2013

Immigration (Through the Conservative Windshield)

What does the GOP see when they consider immigration?

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Photo January 11, 2013

Should We Stay or Should We Go?

For those tracking GOP positions on whether or not to leave troops in Afghanistan, watch this space.

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Photo December 30, 2012

Best of the Bag, 2012: The Campaign Silly Season, Self-Inflicted and Imposed

Although much of it was self-inflicted, the Romney/Ryan campaign didn't get a lot of visual respect during the presidential campaign. Bag takes a look at some of the visual low lights in 2012 GOP campaign politics.

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Photo December 28, 2012

Best Photos of 2012 and Why: The Election and "Otherness"

During the holiday break, Bag is noting the notable: the most interesting shots in the many 2012 Picture of the Year galleries. The photo in this post came from The Vancouver Sun's Top photos from the year shot by Getty Images photographers around the world.

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Photo December 27, 2012

Best of the Bag 2012: Instagram, Twitpics, and the Immediacy of Now

Social media amplifies the change wrought by the advent of the cell phone camera: any reporter, photographer, any government, any person can post photos of events immediately after they happen for whatever purpose. Of course, Bag will look at that purpose and did so for our collection of social...

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Photo December 26, 2012

Best of the Bag 2012: Visual Skirmishes in the War on Women

As the battle over reproductive rights played out in state houses across the country, in 2012 BagNews saw women portrayed through the lens of familiar memes: the seductress, the sex object, the subjective submissive, the second fiddle. As usual, we explored these portrayals whenever they caught our eye.

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Photo December 24, 2012

Best Photos of 2012 and Why: From Holmes to Newtown

During the holiday break, Bag is noting the notable: the most interesting shots in the many 2012 Picture of the Year galleries.

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President Obama Photo December 2, 2012

Konnecting With John Q. Public

The political lingua franca.

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Militarism Focus Photo November 19, 2012

Petraeus: Partying on a Nickel

The point of the photos here is that many senior officers and their wives are awed by the people they suddenly hang out with, people they're not accustomed to calling friends.

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