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A Reader’s Guide to the Implosion of the Romney Campaign

A Reader’s Guide to the Implosion of the Romney Campaign

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“We’re now entering what I like to call the “Rats On A Sinking Ship” Stage of the presidential campaign seasonmore

The Beginning of the End for Willard Mitt Romney

The Beginning of the End for Willard Mitt Romney

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“a rotten carp in newsprint is still a rotten carp in newsprintmore

The Dark Times

The Dark Times

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In an election year it’s normal for a certain fatigue or malaise to creep in around the month of June. As the temperatures climb and the days grow longer, normal everyday citizens just want to be left the hell alone. There are lawns to mow, vacations to takemore

A Salute to Arnošt Lustig

A Salute to Arnošt Lustig

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Czech author Arnošt Lustig died last week. Lustig was a renowned Jewish writer, teacher, friend of Czech authors and dignitaries, and a Holocaust survivor. During his 84 years, Arnošt witnessed the worst of men, yet chose to defy sadness and anger by living as happily and humbly as he could. His fiction and his lifemore

Will Write for Tobacco

Will Write for Tobacco

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Below is a letter I wrote to Drew Estate cigars in hopes that they would sponsor me as a writer. I received no response. Dear Mr. Estate, When I was a child, my grandfather showed me a magazine photograph of Hemingway reading a newspaper. A cigar pierced his beard, framed by an easy, unassuming grin.more

Goosed: The TSA Patdown Experience

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“Classically, there are two professions in which a man is granted access to another man’s undercarriage: doctors and tailors. TSA officials now make it a reluctant trifectamore

Don Draper and the Perils of the 21st Century

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I think about Don Draper a lot. This is something common to men of my generation, the twenty and thirty-somethings of this country. We talk about Don Draper, about his conquests and how he seemingly bends the world to his willmore

The Expendables: A Movie with No Balls, or Point

The Expendables: A Movie with No Balls, or Point

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Yes, the movie is like a video gamemore

Sex and the City 2: Redefining Failed Pornography

Sex and the City 2: Redefining Failed Pornography

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This is why Sex and the City 2 is worse than pornography: the producers of porno films know what their audience wants, and they treat their audience with respectmore

R.I.P. Barry Hannah, A Guy

R.I.P. Barry Hannah, A Guy

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Barry Hannah died the other day. Tim told me this morning, but I guess by then it was old news via the Internet, and I felt kind of bad about that—being so late on knowing—because I was cooking dinner or brushing my teeth or sleeping. But you’ve got to do those things, and you’ve gotmore