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Business

Television isn’t gay enough, says New York Times

Let’s hope it’s a blip not a trend! 

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The New Yorker vs ice cream

Helen Rosner searches for a scoop

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Trump’s Twitter suspension is a crime against literature

He is, without much effort, the greatest novelist of the century so far

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Politics

Bannon and Viganò: a match made in Heaven

Deep State, meet Deep Church

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Faith

Can I get an amen?

Why not ‘awomyn’ or ‘awomxn’?

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Lin Wood may change the course of American history

Just a few years from now, Wood’s Q-adjacent tweeting could be of macrohistorical importance

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Conspiracy theories: a great American tradition

Americans love to believe completely nutty things, just as long as they require the implicit premise that political enemies are corrupt and evil

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The sorry story of Mimi Groves

Another victim of the cancel culture reign of terror

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A loathsome crime and a loathsome pardon

Fourteen-thousand petitions, 94 pardons — and Jared Kushner’s father just happens to get one. But Manafort’s pardon is worse

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Snopes versus Abraham Lincoln

Fact-checkers don’t care about your facts

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What did we do to deserve this?

Texas congressman Dan Crenshaw puts his own awful twist on the Georgia Senate race

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If Jill Biden is a doctor, so is Sebastian Gorka

Why is the right-wing pundit not allowed to give himself a bogus title, when Jill Biden is?

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