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Campaign Symbolism 101: Donald Trump’s Emergency Landing

It turns out Donald Trump lost altitude in more than just the Iowa caucuses this week. Exhibit A: Mechanical troubles forced Trump Force One to make an emergency landing in Tennessee on Wednesday. From ABC’s The Note: Donald Trump’s Private … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging WAM, ‘Sondheim,’ and ‘Disgraced’

Well the Missus and I trundled hither and yon this past weekend to catch one thing and another and say, it was swell. On Friday we spent a lovely afternoon at the Worcester Art Museum, mostly to see Flora in Winter, … Continue reading

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Ted Cruz Is Sending Me Mash Notes

The microphone wasn’t even cold after Ted Cruz’s blabbermouth victory speech in Iowa when the following popped up in my email Tuesday night. BREAKING: WE WON! This is only the beginning: I still need your help >>> Friend, I can’t thank you … Continue reading

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The New New Republic Gets Something – Finally! – Right

As up to several people know, the hardworking staff has been on The New Republic like Brown on Williamson since boy publisher Chris Hughes bought the vulnerable opinion journal several years ago. And the worst part is, the lamer the magazine has become, … Continue reading

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Uber’s New Meal-Delivery Service Throws Up on Boston

Some Uber drivers are about to become Uber waiters, according to this Wall Street Journal piece. Uber Prepares to Launch Meal-Delivery Service in 10 U.S. Cities Uber Technologies Inc. is preparing to go live with a full-scale meal delivery service across … Continue reading

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The Paranoid Style in American Politics (2016 Edition)

In an interview on NBC’s Today show before his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama talked to Matt Lauer about the Donald Trumpa Lumpa craze (around 3:55).     Trump’s a little nuts graf: The message that … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Violet’ at Calderwood Pavilion

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the South End Saturday night to catch the SpeakEasy Stage Company‘s production of Violet and, man, it’s a knockout. Featuring a powerful folk, rock, and gospel score, this soul-stirring musical, set in 1964, … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Der Lauf Der Dinge’ at the ICA

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the ICA yesterday to catch . . . whatever . . . and say, it was swellish. First we revisited Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957, which is terrific and only there … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 2016 Billion-Dollar Digital Adlection

If the 2004 presidential campaign was the Internet Election, and the 2008 campaign was the Social Media Election, and the 2012 campaign was the Twitter Election, then the 2016 presidential campaign is the Digital Ad Election. From USA Today: TV, … Continue reading

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Ben Carson Is So Desperate He’s Sending Mash Notes to Me

So what’s so strange about GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson (R-Pyramid Scheme) romancing a person such as I? Just that I have a) been a registered independent for almost 40 years and b) never voted in a Republican primary all … Continue reading

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