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“De-politicizing Art”

  I’m gonna be honest with you: this is s a long, hard slog. I found big chunks of it incomprehensible. When I was young my dad–mostly–made a living writing and often hammered home the charms of concision. These charms have yet to be discovered by any Federalist writer and this screed is no exception. […]

Trump Is Succeeding on His Own Terms

It’s been a great grift: Yet since his ascension to the White House, conventional wisdom has developed an odd tendency to describe his inability to make major legislative changes as an indication that his presidency is failing. It’s certainly true that Paul Ryan’s speakership of the House is failing, arguable that Mitch McConnell’s tenure as […]

DumpsterFyre Festival

The “luxury” scene at #fyrefestival is not what people were expecting: — ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) April 28, 2017 This is the future liberals want. It was billed as an Instagram-worthy luxury festival in the Bahamas – but the supposedly glamorous Fyre festival seems to be anything but. Show More Summary

Strategy of making a rotten bill worse fails for some mysterious reason

I won’t say the GOP’s second failure to get a vote on the AHCA was inevitable because that’s not true. Neither do I expect Paul the Life-support Plug Puller to give up. However, the GOP’s continued attempts to overturn Obamacare show a knack for drafting bills that will cause people to stop what they’re doing […]

Ready on Day None

President Dick a l’Orange is the perfect embodiment of white supremacy. He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is. President Donald Trump on Thursday reflected on his first 100 days in office with a wistful look at his life before the White House. […]

Considered as political satire, reality is getting a bit over the top

He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is. President Donald Trump on Thursday reflected on his first 100 days in office with a wistful look at his life before the White House. “I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” […]

Flashback Friday: The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony”

In what I hope to make a regular trend for myself on LGM I present to you a special new feature: Flashback Friday where I bring you songs and music videos from the past that linger in the present. Today, it’s London Grammar covering The Verve’s 1997 hit “Bittersweet Symphony”. Let’s travel back to the […]

Draft Etc. Open Thread

It’s NFL Draft day. NHL playoffs. I guess there might be games to help decided who loses to Cleveland or Golden State. Discuss here if you wish! Tanier’s mock draft is useful; if you trust his analysis the 49ers definitely got the better of the trade down with the Bears. Share

Why ARE Conservative Women So Pretty?

Henry Scanlon of–guess!…Oh, ok, The Federalist–attempts to answer the question. I was going to include this in a links post, but the title alone is so special I had to make this the focus of its own entry. I realize the genre of fiction called “Lib Women Are Uggos” is a popular one, but this is […]

Purdue Chases the Cash

Wow. Purdue University said Thursday it has acquired for-profit Kaplan University to extend its reach into online and adult education, an unusual move for a public institution. “None of us knows how fast or in what direction online higher education will evolve, but we know its role will grow, and we intend that Purdue be […]

Charter Myth Busting

Rachel Cohen has an outstanding article in Democracy Journal on the real evolution of charter schools. There’s a pervasive myth that American Federation of Teachers president Albert Shanker started the idea, and this myth has been powerful for charter advocates because it sounds like it comes from the unions that are now fighting it. Shanker […]

Another Great Moment from Yesterday

Above: Drill, Baby, Drill! In the midst of Trump’s word diarrhea yesterday around everything from NAFTA (I feel like I should write about this but of course Trump doesn’t even understand what NAFTA is) to the 9th Circuit, he dropped something that is genuinely pretty concerning, and that’s potentially getting rid of the recent national […]


I’m beginning to think the the president may not be entirely competent: While the Republican Congress has been laughably deficient in checking President Trump’s corruption and power grabs, the federal courts have been doing their job. On Tuesday, a federal district court judge blocked an executive order intending to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities. […]

Look Around the Table. If You Think You Spot Republicans Who Are Deficit Hawks, You Are the Sucker

Speaking of framing that inexplicably takes obviously false Republican claims at face value, there’s this: Trump’s Tax Plan Is a Reckoning for Republican Deficit Hawks As President Trump’s top economic advisers faced a barrage of questions on Wednesday about the tax plan they had just unfurled, there was one that they struggled most to answer: […]

Massive Upper-Class Tax Cuts Are Paul Ryan’s Plan

This framing is a classic example of journalist who don’t get Paul Ryan: Donald Trump is set to steamroll Paul Ryan on tax reform, the issue the speaker has devoted his political career to achieving. But don’t expect Ryan to relinquish his pet cause easily. The White House on Wednesday will drop the outlines of […]

NHL Round 2 Preview

One round done, and the only thing we can say for sure is that Brian Elliott has the Conn Smythe wrapped up. (Ed. note: too soon.) Some pretty interesting second round series, though: NASHVILLE OVER ST. LOUIS IN 5 Standings aside, I think the Blues are actually facing a better team this round (and remember […]

Would Corporations Also Like Safe Spaces?

Corporations love government interference when it means they can avoid states holding them accountable. During the 2016 presidential campaign, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton pledged their support for more paid family leave. Now big business is countering the calls with a proposal of its own: Congress should establish a certain optional amount of paid […]

The Violence Against Gays Party

Mike Enzi seems nice: Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) told high school students last week that a man who wears tutus to bars and gets into fights “kind of asks for it.” The senator made the remark Thursday during a Q&A with students grades 6-12 at Greybull High School, in response to one student who asked […]

Drain That Swamp!

Congressional Republicans are really going to sell the public on keeping themselves on the ACA while they continue attempting dooming millions of Americans to early and painful deaths. House Republicans appear to have included a provision that exempts Members of Congress and their staff from their latest health care plan. The new Republican amendment, introduced […]

Broadly Diverse

As we have discussed, the New York Times has added to its Broad Array of Viewpoints on the op-ed page by hiring a third Republican white guy. Jeff Stein interviewed him, and the results are as expected: It’s a decision that infuriated many of the paper’s liberal readers. Stephens may be a vocal critic of […]

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