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December 16, 2017

Domestic Issues

Back to the Future

On this day in 1980, TV overtakes reality as over 83 million Americans tune in to “Dallas” to finally find out who shot J.R. The November 21 episode solved the mystery, identifying Kristin Shepard, J.R.’s wife’s sister and his former mistress, as the culprit. CBS television debuted the first five-episode pilot season of “Dallas” in

Papadopoulos Is the Big Fish Here, Not Manafort

The news that Paul Manafort has been indicted by Robert Mueller for money laundering should come as no surprise to anyone. Most legal analysts who have been following the Russia investigation knew it was only a matter of time before he was charged. Manafort’s ties to pro-Russian factions in Ukraine were well established. Given that

Feudal America

This month’s Atlantic Magazine has a depressing little article about how the idea of America—the set of beliefs that animated people like Whitman, Emerson, and Thoreau—appears to be disappearing with each passing generation, leaving only a dry husk of nationalism, racism, and xenophobia in its place. According to the article, on a scale of 1-10,

Trumpcare by EO

President Donald Trump plans to end a key set of Obamacare subsidies that helped lower-income enrollees pay for health care, the White House said Thursday, a dramatic move that raises questions about the law’s future. – CNN LOOK: This is an act of purest spite. Nothing more. Be clear on this: This emphatically racist waste of

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