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Murkowski Rolls

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On November 22, 2017
Apparently, the giant hole the Senate tax bill blows in the ACA won’t stop Lisa Murkowski from supporting the upper-class tax cuts she craves: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) cast a decisive, dramatic vote to save health care for millions of people over the summer. The chances of her doing it again just went way down.  […]
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Is Our Culture Changing?

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On November 20, 2017
As we discussed yesterday, the Bills decided to sit a QB who, despite a couple of rough games, had done fairly well given a striking lack of talent to work with. (Mina Kimes’s excellent profile of Taylor is more relevant than ever.) The reviews from people who observed how stupid this was ex ante are […]

Manson

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On November 20, 2017

Charles Manson died yesterday. I recently read Jeff Guinn’s biography, which is quite an amazing book. It’s still hard to understand how Manson, an untalented and unattractive minor thug,

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Uh-oh Spaghettio’s: White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told congressional Russia investigators that he did not communicate with WikiLeaks and did not recall anyone on the Trump campaign who had, a source with knowledge of his testimony told CNN. But Kushner did receive and forward an email from Donald Trump Jr. about contact Trump Jr. […]
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