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Married to the mob

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On May 23, 2018
Another day, another shakedown: Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved. The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine’s leader, Petro Poroshenko, the sources said, though Mr […]
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Roth’s Death in France

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On May 23, 2018
One of the main things I’ve noticed about Paris is that people still read real books everywhere you go–the subway, cafes, etc. And they read interesting literature too, not the crap that you see Americans read in the rare times they do. One of my favorite hobbies is watching what people read on airplanes. And […]
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On May 23, 1950, the United Auto Workers and General Motors came to an agreement that became known as the Treaty of Detroit. This landmark agreement created labor peace in the auto industry but at the cost of the end of the the UAW’s attempt to gain greater control over production decisions and challenging the […]

Yo la tengo

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On May 23, 2018

Philip Roth has died. A passage from Portnoy’s Complaint: So I ran all right, out of the hospital and up to the playground and right out ‘to center field, the position I play for a softbal

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The AP story outlining exactly how Elliott Broidy ran game in and around the White House provides powerful support for the theory that Broidy never had an affair with Shera Bechard. What really happened is: Trump had an affair with Bechard, and impregnated her. Bechard contacted Keith Davidson and demanded money. Davidson called Michael Cohen. […]

The Border WTF Act

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On May 22, 2018

Since Mexico won’t pay for tRump’s wall, Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) has hatched a cunning plan to shake down the snake oil addicts who put him in office. Thus was the Border Wall Trust Fun

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