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Occupied Territory

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On October 8, 2018
It’s been suggested to me that burying news of my book’s preorder information at the bottom of a multipurpose post about other matters — as I did last Friday — is not strategically smart. (I’m not good at this self-promotion stuff.) So, for those of you who missed it and are interested, my book Occupied […]
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Who Is America?

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On July 15, 2018
Sacha Baron Cohen has a new TV show in which he one again goes in disguise and punks people. This new one is going to be very political, from early reports. Sarah Palin and Roy Moore and others are not happy about having been duped into appearances. This first full clip is incredible. Come for […]

“Both Sides” in History

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On June 23, 2018
This, from McSweeney’s, is hilarious: The contagion of incivility: President Trump says undocumented immigrants want to “infest” the United States. His critics respond with vituperative words of their own. — Actual tweet from @nytpolitics, June 20th, 2018, 9:51 PM – – – Trafficking in controversy: some are hailing China’s “Tank Man” as a hero. Rush hour […]

Juneteenth

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On June 19, 2018

Today is Juneteenth, which commemorates the final official emancipation of African-descended people from racial slavery in the United States on this day (June 19) in 1865. Far more than the 4th of Ju

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