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Hang Up And Don’t Listen

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On September 16, 2017
This was an appropriate reaction: Chelsea Manning, the former US soldier who leaked hundreds of thousands of state secrets and served seven years in military prison, abruptly terminated a phone call with the dean of the Harvard Kennedy school in an expression of her dismay at his decision to revoke her visiting fellowship in the […]
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The Donald, focused on always on the most critical issues facing the President of the United States, tried to get ESPN host Jemele Hill fired for accurately describing his political views: Donald Trump’s White House is mounting a concerted effort to shame a private employee and even get her fired — all because she criticized […]
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Grant Hart, 1961-2017

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On September 15, 2017
Grant Hart, the drummer and singer-songwriter for the great 80s band Hüsker Dü, passed away yesterday. Dave McKenna’s story of staying a day with him in Minneapolis is pretty amazing: And more. He took us all over Minneapolis and St. Paul, pointing out rock landmarks (“That’s the Metal Circus cover window,” “There’s the Let It Be house,” etc …), […]

Evil, Meet Evil

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On September 14, 2017

I confess I haven’t had the chance to watch very much of this yet, but I figure LGM readers could do worse late on Thursday than commenting on the time in 1968 that George Wallace appeared on Wi

Yesterday saw an interesting parallel in the realm of health care politics, as at the same time that Hillary Clinton was giving an interview with Ezra Klein where she explained why she thought that single payer, and especially Bernie Sanders’ version of single payer, wouldn’t work, sixteen Democratic Senators endorsed said bill. Hillary Clinton doesn’t […]

Song Fight Club

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On September 14, 2017

Before we begin: yes, I’ve done at least one (and probably more!) of music threads like these before. On the twitterbox, I found this graphic: Shockingly, some folks actually took me up on my of

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