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Biden on FDR, Television

I know it’s been much remarked upon already, but can you imagine the media crucifixion that would have ensued had Sarah Palin, rather than Joe Biden, talked about how President Roosevelt went on television after the Crash of ‘29 to reassure the country, when in 1929 there was at that time no: 1. President Roosevelt; 2. television? Reporters would have been parachuting in to cover that gaffe like it was a warzone with an open bar and a free buffet.

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Law & the Courts

Rosenstein Defends the Mueller Probe

Well, did you think Rod Rosenstein was going to say, “You got me. The Mueller probe was inappropriate and politicized?” No, you didn’t. And the deputy attorney general did not disappoint. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, Rosenstein defended the investigation as “appropriate ... Read More
Culture

The Witches of Bushwick

In Brooklyn, there is an occult bookshop called Catland Books. “Catland” is, one imagines, an apt description of the homes of the women who congregate there. The operators of the establishment have announced that they are planning to hold a special hex session this weekend to make Supreme Court justice ... Read More