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The masochism of catastrophe

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All this I swallow, it tastes good, I like it well, it becomes mine, I am the man, I suffered, I was there. I take for my text the Wikipedia entry for the Baltimore Orioles 2018 season: The 2018 Baltimore Orioles season was the 118th season in Baltimore Orioles franchise history, the 65th in Baltimore, and the 27th at Oriole Park […]
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UAW Strike

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These have not been great days for the United Auto Workers. The recent closing of several GM plants, including the iconic Lordstown plant, is basically the end of industrial unionism in America. There just isn’t much left as these last unions wind down. Moreover, UAW leadership is corrupt and have been using union dues to […]

Cokie

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Cokie Roberts is dead. I take no particular joy in her passing. But she was terrible, a walking symbol of Beltway journalism with its extremely limited willingness to admit that anything like a left e

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Here’s an update of what the folks are saying… Joseph Trevithick has a good rundown of what we know, of what folks are alleging, and of the gaps between the two. Tyler Rogoway discusses how the media is already getting information about the strikes wrong, and that the disinformation creates a dangerous policy environment. Tyler […]
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Two New York Times reporters, as previously noted, have a forthcoming book that has material new revelations about Brett Kavanaugh and the process that led to his confirmation. As Margaret Sullivan details, the Times bungled the presentation of its own scoop in a confounding number of ways: It promoted the story with a revoltingly sexist […]
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