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McCain

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On August 25, 2018
John McSame has died. Any decent obituary of John McCain has to be as much about the media fawning over him as about the man himself. This was a not a good man and yet no one was more lionized by the Beltway media establishment in the entire recent history of American politics; possibly no […]

V.S. Naipaul, RIP

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On August 11, 2018

The great writer and Nobel Prize winner V.S. Naipaul has died. Naipaul could be controversial and I sometimes thought his portrayals of non-whites could actually be near-racist themselves, especially

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Schultz

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On July 5, 2018
Ed Schultz is dead. I will grant Schultz this, at a time when the media completely erased the working class from television, except for insipid stories about why the white ones keep supporting Trump, he consistently talked about working classes issues and unions on his MSNBC show. Otherwise, he was terrible, moving from a right-wing […]

Milos Forman

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On April 17, 2018

As you may have seen, Milos Forman has died. Ultimately, his career is defined by a couple of great movies, followed by a series of solid but not spectacular Hollywood productions. Nothing wrong with

Zell Miller

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On March 23, 2018

I’ll save the real opprobrium for when I can travel to Georgia to visit his grave, but for now, let’s mourn Zell Miller’s death for approximately 0 seconds. Share

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Alfred Crosby, RIP

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On March 16, 2018
There aren’t a lot of historians who deserve what some might see as hyperbolic language. By and large, most of us just build on each other, slightly shift a literature, and contribute to the broader expansion of historical knowledge. It’s a noble if rather anonymous profession that unfortunately is also one that is dying in […]

Billy Graham

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On February 21, 2018

Billy Graham is dead. Born in 1918 near Charlotte, North Carolina, just a small town at that time, Graham entered into an evangelical conversion experience in 1934 at a revival meeting. He attended Bo

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