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Groundhog Day

Jonah, Groundhog Day? Yes, it’s a wonderful (and very clever) movie – but oddly melancholy, I always think. While on the topic of movies, there’s no need for you to go and see the (original) Japanese Ring, by the way. It’s good enough (I saw it earlier this week along with a dreary prequel called Ring O) and the idea behind it is truly spooky, but, contrary to what some people say, it’s no more frightening than the American remake. Best movie I’ve seen recently? 25th Hour. Brilliant and astonishing – and as bleak as anything that Swift could have dreamed up.

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Elections

About That ‘Broken Algorithm’

Of all the loopy assertions made at the press conference President Trump’s legal team conducted last Thursday, the one that has been most roundly derided is the since-ousted Sidney Powell’s claim that the national popular vote was such a landslide for President Trump “that it broke the algorithm that had ... Read More
Elections

About That ‘Broken Algorithm’

Of all the loopy assertions made at the press conference President Trump’s legal team conducted last Thursday, the one that has been most roundly derided is the since-ousted Sidney Powell’s claim that the national popular vote was such a landslide for President Trump “that it broke the algorithm that had ... Read More
U.S.

The Coming Anti-COVID Restriction Backlash

The backlash is coming. It already seems clear that the first major political and cultural eruption of the Biden years will be a roiling populist backlash against the next round of COVID restrictions. We saw this sentiment play out in sporadic anti-lockdown demonstrations last spring, and it has driven ... Read More
U.S.

The Coming Anti-COVID Restriction Backlash

The backlash is coming. It already seems clear that the first major political and cultural eruption of the Biden years will be a roiling populist backlash against the next round of COVID restrictions. We saw this sentiment play out in sporadic anti-lockdown demonstrations last spring, and it has driven ... Read More