Author: Simon Balto

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Over the last few months, I’ve been reading a lot of young, black poets. My entry point was Hanif Abdurraqib’s book of essays, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us — a collection of music criticism that is one of my favorite books in the last five years. From there I spun outward into Abdurraqib’s poetry collection, The […]

The Wire at 10

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On March 6, 2018

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

Our Crapo Government

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On March 2, 2018

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

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 Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday talked about the “Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement” when speaking to law enforcement officials. Speaking to the National Sheriffs’ Association, Sessions said he wanted to “thank every sheriff in America.” “Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people’s protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and accountable to people through the […]
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