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Irony On Ice

File under “Hollywood Hypocrisy”: In the new hit movie Ice Age II: The Meltdown an armadillo named Fast Tony warns the other characters (and, of course, us) that the world’s polar ice caps are on the verge of total meltdown due to global warming. The voice of Fast Tony is provided by Jay Leno, who at last count owned somewhere between 60 and 80 automobiles (many without any emissions control systems) and at least a half dozen motorcycles.

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Elections

Story Time with David Brooks

His latest column imagines a future in which Elizabeth Warren wins the next presidential election. Warren won convincingly. The Democrats built a bigger majority in the House, and to general surprise, won a slim Senate majority of 52 to 48. After that election, the Republicans suffered a long, steady decline. ... Read More
Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Defaces Its Façade

The facade of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, designed by Richard Morris Hunt in 1902, contains four large niches that might display sculpture but have traditionally been left empty. This was prudent good taste on the Met's part, since sculpture on buildings is a tricky business that few artists in our age of ... Read More
U.S.

How to Bend the News

This, from ABC, is a nice example of a news organization deliberately bending the truth in order to advance a narrative that it wishes were true but is not: Venerable gun manufacturer Colt says it will stop producing the AR-15, among other rifles, for the consumer market in the wake of many recent mass ... Read More