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I Hate to Disagree with My Betters …

… but Jonah Goldberg is overlooking the fact that any objective and authoritative analysis will reveal that the worst film ever made is Demi Moore’s version of The Scarlet Letter, in which Hester, Arthur, and Pearl ride off into the sunset as Indians slaughter the Puritans. With its combination of awfulness and inexplicability, it’s the “MacArthur Park” of cinema.

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A Home Run by Trump

In 2007, the Justice Department was in disarray. Though it was largely exaggerated, a controversy over the firing of some United States attorneys, the intrusion of politics into Justice Department hiring decisions, and White House contacts with Main Justice forced the resignation of an overmatched attorney ... Read More
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Donald Trump and the Imperial Presidency

As the writer of a weekly political column in the Age of Trump (ugh), I have lately been wondering if, bereft of an idea, I might just write TRUMP over and over again, 750 times, and get people to read it. An idle thought — perhaps. After all, this was the week when my Twitter timeline was full of mainstream ... Read More