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Ford Mustang Drives NBC’s ‘The Blacklist’

Editor’s note: This post really should have run on our kissing’ cousin, Sneak Adtack, but the hardtracking site seems to be experiencing technical difficulties. So . . .  Gird your loins, splendid readers: We’ve apparently been cast as extras in … Continue reading

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Michael Reagan Milks the Old Man Like a Cash Cow

Well the hardworking staff opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out:     And etc. So, pony up for the Reagan Ranch and get a swell calendar.     Year in pictures:     You might … Continue reading

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The War Over ‘War of the Worlds’ – Myth or Math?

Conventional wisdom holds that Orson Welles’s 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds terrorized an entire nation. Representative sample from the following day:     But that’s not really what happened, as Jefferson Pooley and Michael J. Socolow chronicled in … Continue reading

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Let Lord Stanley’s Wild Rumpus Begin! (Flames Rise From the Ashes Edition)

So the Calgary Flames were down 2-0 in their Western Conference semifinal series v. the Anaheim Ducks when Tuesday night’s hockey game broke out, and it didn’t look especially good for the Flames. In the third period, down 3-2, the … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Finally Catches Up with Sneak Adtack

From our Where You Been? desk This distressing piece ran in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal Media & Marketing section (web headline: “Don’t Sleep on Content Marketing”). ‘Content Marketing’ Goes to the Next Level Many companies have hired editorial staffers in … Continue reading

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Taking the ‘Mum’ Out of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal is the Great American Rorschach Test. Cop killer? Or political prisoner? You tell us. And don’t be surprised if  Abu-Jamal himself weighs in, thanks to a new federal court ruling this week. Associated Press report (via the Delaware County Daily Times): … Continue reading

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Let the $10 Billion Rumpus Begin!

From our Val-PAC desk The hardworking staff recently trumpeted the estimated $9 billion price tag for the 2016 election cycle, but Bloomberg’s Al Hunt has a slight adjustment. How Record Spending Will Affect 2016 Election The role of money and politics … Continue reading

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Matt Labash Makes Kim Jong Ill

The hardworking staff has long been an un(L)abashed fan of Weekly Standard feature writer Matt Labash, and his latest piece makes us even more so. Troublemaker for Tyrants Thor Halvorssen hammers the Kims From the moment his dead-of-night emails, texts, … Continue reading

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Triple Overtime? Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Say, that was some barnburner between the Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks last night, yeah? The hardwatching staff has been a little low on the uptake this Stanley Cup season (we have a new TV setup that we’re not … Continue reading

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Let the $9b Rumpus Begin! (Ad Early and Often Edition)

The air wars of Dustup 2016™ have gone from zero to :30 in no time flat. So the hardwatching staff is pleased to provide this handy clip ‘n’ save guide to the preliminary rounds, which range from the Presidential Donnybrook to the … Continue reading

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