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A Tee of Their Own

Augusta National has admitted their first two female members in their 80-year-history: In a historic change at one of the world’s most exclusive golf clubs, Augusta National invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice...

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Maybe The Fish All Died

Once upon a time about a year ago, a man who had been elected to the United States Congress went to Israel and he had ma-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ybe a little too much to drink and then he went skinny...

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NFL Football Contest!

Summer’s winding down, and Labor Day’s just around the corner, which means that it’s just about time for football. I was thinking this year we might have a contest to see whose professional gridiron...

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If you happen to be in Uruguay next month…

If you happen to be in Uruguay next month, three of my films — Marie and Jack: A Hardcore Love Story, Brett and Melanie: Boi Meets Girl, and Bill and Desiree: Love is Timeless...

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Voter Fraud & The Inherent Corruption in Populism

There’s nothing so democratic as a lynch mob, as concerned citizens of Ohio and Pennsylvania have recently shown. In Pennsylvania this week, a judge upheld Act 18-2012, the now-famous piece of anti-voter-fraud legislation. Voter...

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Shame On Russia

Three of the members of Russian punk rock collective Pussy Riot have been found guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” and sentenced to two years of labor in a corrective institution, with credit...

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Your Tax Dollars At Work

Granted, the Economist can only take an educated guess into how the Roman Catholic Church spends its money. So we need to take the numbers with that caution in mind. Still, the notion of this particular religious...

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The Independent Illusion

Greg Sargent published an interesting report yesterday from Colorado, where he’s been doing some old fashioned journamalism by talking to undecided voters in the Denver area. Greg writes that his findings should give both candidates...

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Friday Jukebox: 1980s Crush Edition

I heard this on the radio driving in this morning.  I’m wondering how many thousands of boys/men fell absolutely in love with Susanna Hoffs at the 2:47 mark. I know I did. Girl knew...

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Talking about Things that Happened

A few months back, before The Avengers movie came out, I had a pre-movie open thread in which I discussed why the Captain America movie made me a little bit uncomfortable. Behind the cut,...

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Leonard Cohen and Johnny Cash Grow Old

After an English teacher decided to “warm up” his class for a test by playing a few tracks from Leonard Cohen’s Cohen Live, one of my brother’s friends, knowing that I was a Cohen...

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Campaign 2012: The Return to Nixonland

By now, most of us have accepted that one of the central premises of Obama’s 2008 campaign — that he was the man to end the culture war and begin a new era of...

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Growing Market Demand For the Left’s IDEAS

I spend more time complaining about left-wing rhetorical ineptitude than anything else. It’s as close a raison d’être as I’ve got, other than my wife and son (who are infinitely more valuable companions). My hobby...

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Second Chances

Brother Will wrote a piece a couple of weeks ago about his different perspectives on fatherhood (or the expectation of fatherhood) that he had between a pregnancy scare in his youth and the real thing...

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Doing (Sports) Journalism Right

My baseline assumption about sports journalists is that they’re essentially glorified stenographers engaged in nothing more than elaborate public relations campaigns dedicated to the preservation and exultation of athletic institutions. I am as confused...