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This is a thing that happened: Judge Jeanine missed the first segment of her show tonight because of “technical difficulties” and then hosted the rest of it in this condition pic.twitter.com/KxGGBXUkly — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 29, 2020 Given that the job of being a Fox host currently entails “helping a sociopathic president and a […]
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Viral Hegemony?

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On March 30, 2020
On the latest episode of the LGM Podcast, Dan and I discuss hegemony in the time of COVID-19. The US is flailing, leaving a void at the center. Instead of cooperating, the great powers seem to be hedging for advantage against one another. Take a listen!
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Open Thread Odds and Ends

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On March 29, 2020
A couple of movie notes: I watched “mother!” recently. Didn’t have a clue what was going on, but found it interesting nonetheless. When the movie ended, I assumed I had just watched an allegory about the nature of May-December marriages (with other, huge issues at play), but I did some research and it turns out […]
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Long-time friend of LGM Gabriel Rosenberg has an op-ed in the Washington Post on what we can learn from the history of animal quarantines, which is that we should pay everyone a lot of money to stay at home. Given these stakes, when epidemics of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia and Texas fever hit the U.S. cattle […]

The Trump Show

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On March 29, 2020

There is no bottom. Meanwhile: As President Donald Trump weighs whether to ease social distancing guidelines intended to slow the spread of coronavirus one of his top health a

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