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I will have a piece denouncing the Savvy This is No Big Deal And Won’t Matter Anyway takes that Paul discusses below later in the week (tl; dr the last election was flipped by the director of the FBI sending a letter about finding some emails that were quickly deemed immaterial to an insanely uninteresting […]
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Trump owes his whole inheritance

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On September 27, 2020
David Leonhardt has a useful summary of the first blockbuster NYT Trump tax story, and this is one of the most important points: With “The Apprentice” revenue declining, Mr. Trump has absorbed the losses partly through one-time financial moves that may not be available to him again. In 2012, he took out a $100 million […]

NFL Open Thread

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On September 27, 2020

Kevin Clark is excellent on how the rest of the league let the Pats have Cam Newton for almost nothing in terms of salary, and also how Belichick and McDaniels have completely rebuilt the offense arou

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Mrs. America

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On September 27, 2020
As Sarah Jones observes, Amy Coney Barrett’s forthcoming four decades on the Supreme Court reflect the fact that this is now Phyllis Schlafly’s America: Consider her out of context, and Amy Coney Barrett looks like a personal and professional success. A wife, a mother of seven, and now maybe a Supreme Court justice, Donald Trump’s […]
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