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Andrew Sullivan follows Weiss in the self-purge of racists and trolls from America’s elite publications. This should be just grand. Over the past few weeks I’ve repeatedly heard rumors from sources that Bari Weiss and Andrew Sullivan were going to work on a project together. https://t.co/DoktMOxgR1 — Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) July 14, 2020 Racists […]
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Today’s film is The Bottle and the Throttle, an anti-drunk driving film from 1965. It combines the ridiculous production values of your typical PSA film from the period with a message that remains plenty serious today. What’s fascinating about watching this is remembering back when killing people while drunk driving was a gentlemen’s crime with […]
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The Mellon Legacy

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On July 13, 2020
This morning, I put up my long-awaited grave post on Andrew Mellon. In comments, people mentioned his loathsome descendant Richard Mellon Scaife. Good point. There’s a grave that needs visiting. Now let’s check in to see what another descendant, Timothy Mellon, is up to these days. Timothy Mellon, the 77-year-old founder of a rail and […]
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Hunger in the Time of COVID

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On July 12, 2020
This photo essay of hunger in New York is a powerful document to what this all has really meant for the poor. I may not be living my best life right now and sure, it sucks. But for millions of Americans, this has tipped the balance off of barely making it and squarely onto homelessness […]

The Dumb, It Burns

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On July 12, 2020

One of the Trump administration’s most grotesque early moves was to eviscerate the Utah national monuments, both Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears. If Biden is elected, he will almost cer

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