With today’s news about Paul Ryan’s retirement from Congress, we might naturally turn to look at what comes next for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. (As Paul already pointed
Jonathan Swan at Axios is reporting that Paul Ryan, a rabid Ayn Rand ideologue who was wrongly miscast as one of Washington’s Smartest People, has officially decided to resign from Congress. Mul
Junot Diaz is one of this country’s greatest living writers. His new essay on being raped when he was a child, and on the half life of that trauma, is so painful, so breathtaking, so essential.
Thanks to Erik for posting the piece I wrote for TIME that came out yesterday. I have another one with TIME today where I talk some about what being in Memphis yesterday was like. For anyone who
I’ve been absent from the blog lately as I make a mad dash to the finish on my book manuscript and worriedly Google whether or not I’m still young enough to be drafted in John Bolton’
The final episode of The Wire aired ten years ago today. In my opinion, it’s the best television show in history. (N.B. I am far from a TV buff.) The Guardian’s Dorian Lynskey has a good r
Sometimes the jokes really do just write themselves: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday the Senate will turn to a banking bill next week, dashing hopes of many senators in both
“I am my mother’s only one. It’s enough.” So opens Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago – the band’s 2007 debut record that spawned a thousand (pretty uninteresting) beard/flannel jokes and