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Steve Almond

Steve Almond is the author of 10 books of fiction and nonfiction, most recently the story collection “God Bless America.” His journalism has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, the Washington Post and elsewhere. He writes Cog’s advice column, #HeavyMeddle.

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Media

How To Outfox Fox News

By Steve Almond

When it comes to getting their facts straight, or responding to cogent arguments, Fox News hosts go to pieces. Believe me, I know from experience.

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Media

Much Ado About Weiner

By Steve Almond

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admits that the behavior that led him to resign from Congress in 2011 — “sexting” — continued into 2012. And we should care why? Is a politician’s personal morality really the public’s concern?

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Life

A Letter To My New Daughter About Love

By Steve Almond

What makes your birthday special — aside from the fact, of course, that you entered our world — is that it marks a fundamental victory for the cause of love over hate.

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Politics

5 Sequester Cuts I’d Really Like To See

By Steve Almond

Steve Almond isn’t opposed to spending cuts. Far from it. He just wants them to target what he sees as the real problems — like Big Oil subsidies and Donald Trump.

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Relationships

5 Ways To Avoid Screwing Up Valentine’s Day

By Steve Almond

Feb. 14 doesn’t have to be about flowers and chocolates and that dreary feeling of being worked by clever capitalists. It can, and should, be about setting aside a single day for love. Still don’t like it? Too bad. Stop whining. Start reading.

Newtown

America’s Addiction To Violence

By Steve Almond

It would be dangerously naïve to attribute the carnage of Newtown — and the grim litany of others before it — as something entirely apart from us.

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Media

An Affair To Remember: Gen. Petraeus And Me

By Steve Almond

It was forbidden from the start. He was a four-star general. I was an occasionally publishable author. We were both married to other women. It made no sense. But how could we stop ourselves?

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Politics

Conservative Rage, Liberal Despair

By Steve Almond

The era of hyper-partisanship in this country will only diminish when (and if) the ragers on the right start to become more self-critical, and the mopers on the left more outwardly courageous.

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Election 2012

We Are All Mitt Romney

By Steve Almond

Love him or hate him, everyone does what Mitt Romney is being skewered for. We tell one story in public — and another in private.

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