Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

Ad Nauseum: Why the New Republic Is – No Surprise – for Sale

As the hardworking staff has noted on numerous occasions, Chris Hughes, boy publisher of The Nude – sorry, New – Republic, hasn’t seen an inside-page ad in maybe 18 months. from all appearances, the Richie Rich of opinion journalism was floating … Continue reading

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Peggy Noonan’s Strange New Respect for Donald Trump

From our Peggy Noodnik Writes Again desk Peggy Noonan’s Declarations column in the Weekend Wall Street Journal is, according to Politico’s Mike Allen, “jaw-droppingly Trump-friendly (or at least Trump-respectful).” The GOP Establishment’s Civil War A free-for-all among Christie, Rubio, Cruz and … Continue reading

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Should Massachusetts Change Time Zones?

From Florida to Alaska, the time might be up for daylight-saving time. Via Arian Campo-Flores’s Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition piece yesterday : Daylight-Saving Time Gets Old Fed up with the annual routine of moving clocks ahead in spring and back in fall, a … Continue reading

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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (Breakthrough Swimmer Diana Nyad Edition)

From the Weekend Wall Street Journal’s latest Playlist feature: At Sea With Neil Young A long-distance swimmer finds a 1970s anthem to help get her from Havana to Miami Diana Nyad, 66, was the first person to swim from Cuba to … Continue reading

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Why Do New York Knicks Players Keep Getting Robbed?

Because they’re morons, that’s why. Call the roll. • From The Root: NY Knicks Player Robbed by 2 Women Knicks forward Derrick Williams took two women he met at a New York City nightclub back to his apartment. When Williams … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at United Parish Brookline

Well the Missus and I trundled up Harvard Street yesterday to see the Actors’ Shakespeare Project production of The Winter’s Tale (through January 3) at Brookline’s United Parish Willet Hall and, say, it was swell. Fair warning: This late play by … Continue reading

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Tyler Hicks Wins NYT ‘Year in Pictures’ Bakeoff

For the past few years the hardviewing staff has noted the leading shooters in the New York Times annual The Year in Pictures review. This year is no exception, with honors going to proud BU alum Tyler Hicks (who also prevailed in … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (Umpteenth Plus One Yoko Ono Edition)

Just about every year at Christmastime, Rift Beatle Yoko Ono runs holiday greetings in the New York Times. This year’s model:     ImaginePeace is still in the same place, if you want it. Then again, so is war. But there … Continue reading

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FTC Cracks Down on Native Advertising

Lately, the Federal Trade Commission has been acting all kinds of feisty. First it busted two app developers for using “persistent identifiers” to collect kids’ information for targeted advertising. The FTC has also fielded two complaint about the YouTube Kids … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Bride of Wildenstein Edition)

From our Day Late, Dolor Short desk Buried in yesterday’s New York Times piece about the Wildenstein art dynasty going Chernobyl, with everyone suing everyone. Jocelyn Wildenstein, Alec’s first wife, known for her extensive plastic surgery, more or less opened the … Continue reading

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