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Submitted avec comment: “In reflection of recent feedback, the copy we used in our recent catalog was inappropriate and in poor taste. Bloomingdales’ sincerely apologizes for this error in judgment.” ‘Tis a pity there is no process by which people can look at the advertising for their company before it is released and decide, for […]

Lest we forget

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On November 11, 2015

Chart shown is the second part of a 2 page chart that begins on p. 28 of the 2015 State of Homelessness report (.pdf). The rate of homelessness for veterans in D.C. is 145.8. More here. D.C.’s e

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Fresh from the media’s mailbox

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On November 9, 2015
One of the fun things about being a journalist is I don’t have look for RW shouty types. They come to me: President Obama’s Credit Card Abuses Are Much Worse Than Marco Rubio’s Sure, Obama isn’t running for office, and Rubio would probably like people to shut up about the credit cards. But to the […]

Tigers vs. Wolfe

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On November 8, 2015

[Update – Wolfe has resigned. Thanks to Peterr for the heads up.] College football players don’t get paid, but the people who do make money from University of Missouri’s football gam

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[Note: Description of police violence below the RM line.] Two deputies and a nurse have been sentenced in connection with the death of Matthew Ajibade. Speaking on behalf of the family, Mr. Ajibade’s cousin Chris Oladapo wrote: Whatever sentence is handed down here today makes no difference. These three people are just pawns, and those in […]

Breaking the conspiracy of silence

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On October 30, 2015
In honor of an intriguingly rare defender of African-Americans, I have revised the first few paragraphs of this TPM article to make it post-racial: African-American Dr. Ben Carson’s black business manager acknowledged Thursday that the black Republican presidential candidate did have a “contract” with a medical supplement company at some point. Armstrong Williams, another known […]
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