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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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Opioid-Pushing Sacklers Administer Advertising Methadone

Let us now speak of the Sackler brothers – Arthur, Mortimer, and Raymond – patriarchs of the pharmaceutical-fueled family that has made billions of dollars from the sale of OxyContin, the marketing of which has undeniably triggered America’s current opioid … Continue reading

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Will Brand Publishers Surpass News Publishers?

From our Sign o’ the Times desk  Advertising Age recently featured an alarming piece about the Brave News World of digital publishing. Flipboard Hits 90 Million Users, Nearly Doubles Since April Selling Digital Ads For Print Ad Rates Just two weeks after … Continue reading

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They Don’t Call Him King James For Nothing

Clearly, his unmanning in the NBA Finals didn’t imbue LeBron James with a sense of humility. From the Boston Globe: When asked if he was bothered that many people root against him because of the manner in which he signed … Continue reading

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Campaign Outsider Reading Rack (pat. pending)

WSJ: Little Richard Actually Quite Big Thoroughly appealing column in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal about “Richard, the First,” a – you’ll pardon the expression – seminal influence on the music of the past 55 years. From Marc Myers’ Journal piece: … Continue reading

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Un(L)abashed

Weekly Standard senior writer Matt Labash is about to hit the public radar screen. Simon & Schuster has just published “Fly-Fishing With Darth Vader,” a collection of articles Labash has written over the past ten years or so. They are, … Continue reading

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