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Yglesias observes that the “nothing to see here” argument on Trump/Russia is far more convoluted and implausible than the alternative: Paul Manafort left his job working as the Kremlin’s favorite expat political consultant in Ukraine in the spring of 2016 to run his old acquaintance Donald Trump’s long-shot presidential campaign on a volunteer basis. Soon […]
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Make America Toxic Again

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Rebecca Leber’s superb article about Scott Pruitt’s dismantling of the EPA is essential reading: It was not quite the fire and brimstone of his boss, but Pruitt’s quieter style masks the extent to which his approach to governing is the practical implementation of the president’s wrecking-ball rhetoric. On the campaign trail, Trump promised to “get […]
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Billy Graham

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Billy Graham is dead. Born in 1918 near Charlotte, North Carolina, just a small town at that time, Graham entered into an evangelical conversion experience in 1934 at a revival meeting. He attended Bob Jones College, which was then located in Tennessee, then transferred to the Florida Bible Institute and eventually Wheaton College, where he […]
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Megan McArdle Superstar

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On February 20, 2018
This is a guest post by longtime LGM reader Kid Charlemagne. Every A-Frame has his number on the wall. Megan McArdle is many things—a peerless example of “glibertarianism,” a Hall of Fame-worthy concern troll, a new columnist for the Washington Post. But contrary to what some have argued in recent days, Megan McArdle is not […]
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