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The plutocratic logic of Hefner apologists

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On September 30, 2017
I should have seen it coming, but the utterly pathetic displays of Hefner apologia over the last week have been substantially more nauseating than I expected. I have little to add to Nathan Robinson and Susan Brownmiller, who get it right and say pretty much all of what needs to be said from two different […]

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On June 30, 2017

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What next?

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On June 1, 2017

In light of today’s shameful action by the Trump administration, people who care about their future grandchildren have to essentially hope for this: the rest of the world stays together and cont

The Republican Party, 2017

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On May 15, 2017

There are a number of potentially vulnerable Republican members of Congress whose loss I’d find not just politically salutory but emotionally satisfying. Shooting towards the top of that list wi

Struggling with crushing educational debt? You’re not alone. Fortunately, the crack journalism team at Business Insider has published an article profiling one Ebony Horton, who paid off her $220K student loan balance in three years. Lots of helpful tips here! Some highlights: She had toyed with the idea of moving back in with her parents […]

Enough with “the deep state”

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On February 20, 2017
I’ve been mildly confused and dismayed by the speed with which dark musings about “the deep state” have found their way into mainstream political conversation. I’ve been relieved of the need to write something about this by this excellent column by Rafael Khachaturian at Jacobin, which I heartily endorse. A few choice cuts, but read […]

Today in Texas

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On February 20, 2017

So two hunters (not just hunters but hunting guides) shoot at each other, lie about it and blame undocumented immigrants “ambushing” them. The punchline: Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid

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