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An appetite for conservative books seems to be the air (authors: time to call your agents!). Karl Rove is at the top of the Amazon bestseller list. Mitt Romney is at the top of the March 21st (Jonah’s birthday) New York Times list.

(Bob Costa talked to Romney here. Some audio from semi-K-Lo-ed radio here. My Rove NRO interview here, and additional radio time here.)

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Jussie Smollett’s story has always sounded a little . . . extraordinary. Smollett, who appears on the television series Empire, says he was attacked on the streets of Chicago at 2 a.m. by two men who shouted racial and homophobic abuses at him, beat him, doused him with bleach, and fastened a noose around ... Read More
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Let’s Chill about Hate Crimes

‘Jussie Smollett, one of the stars of the television show ‘Empire,’ was attacked in Chicago by 2 assailants who yelled racial and homophobic slurs,” tweeted the New York Times on January 29. Mark the tone of absolute certainty about an unconfirmed claim. Many other news outlets took the same tack. ... Read More