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The Arts Seen in NYC (Central Park Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town over the weekend and say, it was swell . . . weather. It’s not so much that what we caught at the museums was bad. But what we caught outside … Continue reading

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To Know Trump (BuzzFeed Buzzsaw Edition)

The Donald got blowtorched by BuzzFeed last week and, man, it was sweet. Nut graf: [Donald] Trump can no longer escape the fact that his political “career” — a long con that the blustery billionaire has perpetrated on the country … Continue reading

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DEATH AND SELFIES: Digital Media And The End Of Mortality

It’s the latest cultural tut-tutchstone: Everyone’s clucking about Selfies at Funerals, a Tumblr page that delivers exactly what it promises. Here’s a representative sample:        The site is the brainchild of Jason Feifer, a senior editor at Fast … Continue reading

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Rick Perry Wants Your Business Right Now (And Your Vote In 2016)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R-Oops) has been traveling this great nation of ours trying to cheery-pick businesses in blue states to migrate to the Lone Star state. And generating national media coverage in the process. From the Weekly Standard in June: … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (John Keats Edition)

From our Late to the Poet desk Several weeks ago Michael Dirda wrote a review in the Weekly Standard of John Keats: A New Life by Nicholas Roe. It starts out this way: Poet of Loss Dead at 25, Keats … Continue reading

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NYT’s Cruise To Nowhere

From Politico’s Playbook: N.Y. TIMES GOES CRUISING: A full-page ad in Friday’s Times offers a “European Cruise” from Oct. 12-24 (England to Paris to Bordeaux to Spain to Portugal) with Elisabeth Bumiller talking defense, Timothy Egan talking opinion and David Sanger … Continue reading

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Let The Wild Chuck Hagel Rumpus Begin! (ChuckHagel.com Edition)

As former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Aggressively Nay) battles his way to Secretary of Defense, one skirmish he’s already lost is control of his domain name. Home page of ChuckHagel.com:   ChuckHagel.com happens to be the exclusive province of Weekly … Continue reading

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What We Caught In The Big Town

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town for most of last week, and here’s a taste of the arts seen there. Wednesday After an uneventful, if costly, drive to the City (seriously – they’re raising the extortionate … Continue reading

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Weekly Standard: Factchecking The Factcheckers

The hardworking staff freely admits that we’ve often relied on sites such as FactCheck.org, PolitiFact.com, and the Washington Post’s Fact Checker to question the campaign ads currently swarming the TV airwaves like gnats at a summer barbecue. But we also … Continue reading

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Ads ‘n’ Ends From The Massachusetts Congressional Races

Once around the Public Garden, James, and don’t spare the horses. Sean Bielat: Hits and Missus Fourth Congressional district repeat candidate Sean Bielat (R-I Won’t Be Frank) has launched his first TV spot in the race against Joe Kennedy III … Continue reading

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