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The Facts of This Matter

“Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.” That was how Dragnet opened – the 1949-1957 radio series starring Jack Webb, and the 1951-1959 television spinoff … Continue reading

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Any Sane Adult

Some news shouldn’t matter but sometimes something is up, and something was up in Virginia: Democrats completed Virginia’s historic partisan shift from red to blue on Tuesday, winning majorities in both chambers of the legislature and consolidating power across state … Continue reading

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The Secondary Effects

This president rages. Everyone knows that. His base loves that. Sometimes he’s so angry he makes no sense at all, and that makes him a man of the people. That’s breathtakingly authentic. Incoherent rage is a badge of honor, an … Continue reading

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That Air of Inevitability

Put questions of free will and determinism aside. There’s that moment when what seemed unlikely, and then seemed vaguely possible but unlikely, starts to seem possible, and then seems likely, and then quite likely, and then seems inevitable – that … Continue reading

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The Reverse Nixon

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! It was 1966 and that was just a movie – Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin in his first major film role, Brian Keith, Theodore Bikel, Jonathan Winters, and Paul Ford … Continue reading

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So What?

It was 1959 and Miles Davis was cool, and the album was Kind of Blue – and every kid who played anything back then learned every tune on that album. Even a white high school kid in Pittsburgh could be … Continue reading

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