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“Progressive Independent” Open Thread: Death Wish

Watch this space: @StMartinsPress announces @BernieSanders will be publishing a new book called "WHERE WE GO FROM HERE" exactly one week after the midterms… — Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) February 21, 2018 … AWAY & SHUT UP, if I get my wish. I'm not saying Bernie's running. I'm not! But… • Meeting with his team to […]

Sunday Morning Book Thread 02-18-2018

Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, and...

A Lock Of George Washington’s Hair Is Found In A Union College Library Book

A lock of George Washington’s hair was found tucked into a book at the Union College library. The thin lock of Washington’s hair, which only consists of six strands of white hair, was tied with a thread and placed into a red leather-bound book with a metal clasp from 1793, says the Times Union. Show More Summary

Russiagate Open Thread: The Wages of (Fiscal) Sin

Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen is pitching a book to publishers about the First Family. https://t.co/29RIc53me0 — Axios (@axios) February 14, 2018 Miguel de Cervantes was supposed to have conceived the great novel Don Quixote while he was in jail. Machiavelli wrote The Prince while in political exile. So, there’s precedent… (/snark) Paul Waldman, at […]

Sunday Morning Book Thread 02-11-2018

Biblioteca Nacional do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro(h/t James Verpoten on Twitter)(click on photo for larger version) More on Brazil's national library here. Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally...

Name the Science Book Author Quiz

Let’s see how well you know your science book authors. Some are classic, some modern! Don’t forget to post your score in the comment thread linked at the bottom.    

Sunday Morning Book Thread 02-04-2018

"I Had Too Much To Read Last Night"(h/t The Electric Prunes) Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of...

Mini Chess Thread 02-03-2018

Pic Note Chess cartoon stolen from the book The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War. Blog Note I have no idea what happened to the Pet Thread, which usually has appeared by now. I can see it in...

Now You Can Book KIMPTON Hotels With IHG Points & Certificates!

Premise From r/churning comes a valuable thread on IHG & Kimpton. You can now book the boutique KIMPTON hotels using IHG points and IHG Free Night Certificates. This is very exciting for me, since IHG has been kind of dull for me lately. I’ve had only mediocre or extremely negative experiences at high-end IHG hotels […]

Late Night Horrorshow Open Thread: Alas, Babble-On!

Seb Gorka just casually mentions that he, as a White House staffer, was instructed to speak with Michael Wolff for his book https://t.co/SpWng5ImiL pic.twitter.com/8kG5QVCaFx — Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) January 8, 2018 Gorka, in trying...Show More Summary

Fire&Fury-gate Open Thread: COMPLICIT

Wolff’s book is an elaboration of what the best WH reporters have been chronicling in real time his year, not a contradiction of it. — Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) January 4, 2018 Michelle Goldberg, in the NYTimes, “Everyone in Trumpworld Knows He’s an Idiot”: … There are lots of arresting details in the book. We learn […]

25th for 45 (Open Thread)

In response to a book containing allegations that he’s childish and vindictive, Trump tweeted this: Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book. He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has […]

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Jan. 6-7, 2018

A blizzard of ‘Fire and Fury’ covers the White House. New Yorker Cartoon by Jeremy Nguyen. One pullout story from the book: Did Trump run for president because of Christie’s Bridgegate scandal?  NATIONAL Blockbuster piece by James Risen at The...Read more

Saturday Morning Open Thread: We Live in A Very Weird Timeline

(Jack Ohman via GoComics.com). In Trump's America, book consumes YOU https://t.co/A8Om0dR8JI pic.twitter.com/GwxC2yikZi — David A. Graham (@GrahamDavidA) January 5, 2018 I'm imagining Trump on the phone berating New York Times journalists and editors for failing to protect him from Michael Wolff. Show More Summary

Discussion Thread: How Are You?

Between the anniversary of Trump's inauguration; the regular flow of garbage news; the frustrating obsession of the political press with Michael Wolff's trash gossip book and their unfathomable need for an unreliable, unethical, shitbird...Show More Summary

(Just One More) Open Thread: Trump Hires Rufus T. Firefly, Esq.

EXCLUSIVE: Lawyers for @realDonaldTrump sending a cease-and-desist letter to former Sr adviser Steve Bannon tonight, arguing he has violated an NDA with his comments in new Wolff book. @washingtonpost — Carol Leonnig (@CarolLeonnig) January 4, 2018 Last for a few hours, anyways. I’m up way past my bedtime, and (not) looking forward to a long […]

Open Thread: Michael Wolff, Luckiest Fameball of 2018

Not mentioned in the headline, but the Bannon book is called "Saving My Ass: The Distancing." https://t.co/FdQGc19jdM — Tom Watson (@tomwatson) January 3, 2018 Actually, the scariest bits of the Wolff excerpt are in the explanation for how he got it all. He basically hung out in the WH and recorded everything with zero oversight […]

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