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Mitt Romney: U.S. Senate Hopeful, U.S. Senate Huckster (3)

Latest in our ever-expanding series As someone said about the blizzard of Barackaphernalia at the 2008 Obama inauguration, “When Americans want to celebrate, they turn to merchandise.” But Mitt Romney (R-Wherever) is getting downright pushy about merchandising in his nascent … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney: U.S. Senate Hopeful, U.S. Senate Huckster (2)

Second in what we expect will be an endless series In his three-day-old journey to become the junior – at 70! – senator from Utah, Mitt Romney (R-Wherever) has already solidified his bid to represent the merchandising wing of the … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney: U.S. Senate Hopeful, U.S. Senate Huckster

Well, that didn’t take long. Yesterday Mitt Romney (R-Wherever) threw his top hat into the Utah Senate race with this tweet. And, apparently, to sell some merchandise, because about five minutes later this email landed in the hardworking staff’s inbox. … Continue reading

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David St. Hubbins Was Way Out Front the Current Curling Craze

If you splendid readers have any doubts that curling is all the rage among Olympic sports, this Kansas City Star piece by Pete Granthoff should quell them. Mr. T loves watching Olympic curling. ‘You heard me, curling Fool!’ Like clockwork, the sport … Continue reading

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Where in the World Is Janet Langhart? Back on Tour with Anne Frank & Emmett Till

The hardworking staff is certain you splendid readers remember Janet Langhart  (currently Janet Langhart Cohen), whose Boston resumé includes a 1981 stint on WCVB’s “Five All Night” with Matt Siegel – and a bonus Robin Young cameo (at 3:57).   … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Georgia O’Keeffe’ at Peabody Essex Museum

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Salem the other day to catch Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style at the Peabody Essex Museum and, say, it was swell. (Full disclosure: Neither of us is all that crazy about O’Keeffe’s … Continue reading

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Sacklers Buy More ‘Adulgences’ for Triggering the Opioid Crisis

As the hardtsking staff has previously noted, there’s ample evidence that the fabulously wealthy Sackler family, which unleashed OxyContin on an unsuspecting American public, played a key role in the country’s current opioid crisis. And yet . . . Their … Continue reading

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Strange Adfellows for Net Neutrality: AT&T and . . . Burger King?

As the rumpus over the fate of net neutrality continues, it’s not just 21 states and the District of Columbia pushing back against the FCC decision to neuter neutrality. It’s also advertisers. Exhibit AT&T: This full-page ad that’s been running … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Hooded Father Got Busted at a 1927 Klan Riot

From our Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree desk As the world wonders whether the president of the United Staes is a racist, the hardworking staff was reminded of Adam Hochschild’s piece in the New York Review of Books last … Continue reading

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WSJ and NYT Agree: John Lithgow Totally Gets Ring Lardner

For years now, the hardworking staff has expressed not fulsome (which means “effusive, excessive, or insincere praise”) but full-throated admiration for the work of Ring Lardner, who is either a minor major 20th century American writer or a major minor 20th … Continue reading

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