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Friday Links

Supercut of the phrase “we’re not so different, you and I” in movies.

The winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest.

The strangest and most beautiful calculators ever created.

These awkward Christmas photos are a hoot.

The Origin of the TV Dinner. Vaguely related, can you tell the difference between school lunches and prison food?

Beneath London, there’s a revolting battle to keep the sewers free of “fatbergs.”

ICYMI, Thursday’s links are here, and include weird Nativity sets, armpit-hair extensions, Star Wars Christmas cards, and why dark winter days bum you out.

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The Origins of Progressive Agony

What has transformed the Democratic party into an anguished progressive movement that incorporates the tactics of the street, embraces maenadism, reverts to Sixties carnival barking, and is radicalized by a new young socialist movement? Even party chairman Tom Perez concedes that there are “no moderate ... Read More

How Will the Senate Races Break?

How will the Senate races break? We have less public polling to go on than in recent years, so answering that question is harder than ever. But the news is more optimistic for Republicans than it was a month ago.   Waves and Breakers Four years ago, I projected in mid September that if “historical ... Read More

The Media Fell for Elizabeth Warren’s Spin

Do you want to know what media bias looks like? Earlier today, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren released DNA test results that confirmed that she misled employers, students, and the public about her Native American heritage for years. Bizarrely, all too many members of the media treated the results as ... Read More