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Live Long And Get a Really Big Paycheck for a Cameo

Leonard Nimoy will appear in the upcoming Star Trek movie — the one rumored to star Matt Damon and Adrien Brody. It will purportedly tell the story of how Kirk and Spock and Bones came to be a team on the Starship Enterprise. The young Spock will be played by Zachary Quinto (who is the superhero-murderer on NBC’s Heroes). My guess: It begins with Spock and Kirk floating around the Neutral Zone on deck chairs hopped up on Romulan Ale, playing three-dimensional chess, ogling green-skinned chicks and reminiscing about the old Starfleet days.

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The Origins of Progressive Agony

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How Will the Senate Races Break?

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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

Native Americans React to Warren’s DNA Test

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