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Manchin 2024?

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On July 26, 2021
Joe Manchin’s 2024 Senate campaign will generate so many hot takes that the internet will go supernova: Joe Manchin strongly signaled in 2018 that his brutal reelection campaign that year was his last. Now, as he marshals the entire Senate in his centrist direction, he’s not so sure he’ll call it quits. The West Virginia […]

Murder Inc.

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On July 26, 2021

One reason vaxx disinformation is so prevalent is that there’s a lot of money in it: In May, several French and German social media influencers received a strange proposal. A London-based public

Bob Moses

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On July 26, 2021

The good Robert Moses passed away after a living a heroic life: Bob Moses, a soft-spoken pioneer of the civil rights movement who faced relentless intimidation and brutal violence to register Black vo

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There should be a snappy phrase for the tendency of all Anti-Anti-Trump Dark Web arguments about CENSORSHIP to devolve into claims that criticizing their stupid arguments is the worst form of censorship of all: I would not be writing about the RAND-funded Saucer People and the Reverse Vampires if they weren’t engaged in a fiendish […]
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An elegy for Google Reader

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On July 25, 2021
I know this will be of interest to some of my colleagues as well, but I love this post from Katie Baker: All of this is facilitated by Google Reader, a slim workhorse of a site launched in 2005 that uses pre-existing RSS feed protocols to turn the chaos of the web into a pleasant […]

Music Notes

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On July 24, 2021

This was a couple of weeks with a bunch of notable deaths in the music world, so I guess let’s honor the departed to get started. We lost the great fiddler Byron Berline last week, at the age of

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Pigs in spaaaaace

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On July 24, 2021
Gentle readers, it is my painful duty to inform you that the unwashed masses who refuse to be suitably awestruck by the spectacle of obscenely rich dickheads getting themselves yeeted into space are making Rich Lowry vexed and ratty (NRO link). Rarely has stunning human achievement been greeted with as much churlishness as when Richard […]

The Truman Show

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On July 24, 2021

Last summer I was trying to figure out exactly how much government money the soon to be former guy was going to manage to grift when he was no longer in office, so I dug into the history of the Former

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