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The girther controversy

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It’s completely characteristic of both Donald Trump personally and the clown show that is his White House that the White House physician has released a medical report that features an egregious lie about Trump’s weight. I feel almost professionally obliged to weigh in on this topic, and I would bet everything I have that Trump […]

Some mid-week links

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Really interesting look at some of the people and organizations who’ve been instrumental in an improbable leftward political shift in Alaskan Politics. I wonder what elements on the Ship Creek a

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The Blue Wave

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The great Democratic gains of 2017 are sure looking even more promising in this young year. In last night’s special election for a state senate seat in northwestern Wisconsin, Democratic candidate Patty Schachtner took a seat that went 55-38 for Trump and 52-46 for Mittens and won it 55-44. That’s a remarkable transition. And don’t […]
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Mitchum

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The Friends of Eddie Coyle is a wonderful late-era Robert Mitchum film that I love to death. And this is a great Rolling Stone article picked up by Criterion about a very drunk Mitchum on set. Mitchum laughs, this time with genuine amusement, and rises to fetch two more cans of beer. Sprawling back on […]
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The internet is busy litigating In re Aziz Ansari and “Grace.” Some documents in the case: Grace’s account. Ansari’s response has been appended to the end of the story. Caitlin Flanagan for the defense (or is it the prosecution?): I thought it would take a little longer for the hit squad of privileged young white […]
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