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Today, a friend suggested that I listen to The Daily podcast from the New York Times. He wanted me to hear an episode featuring science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. titled “The Next Year (or Two) of the Pandemic,” which, he told me, was largely about the stark societal divisions that will likely emerge in […]

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If Donald Trump really wants to reopen America to business, he needs to stop inciting people with guns to “liberate” their states, and focus instead of keeping his word to expand testing

Our new White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, said earlier this weekend that, “thanks to the leadership of President Donald Trump,” the United States had now conducted significantly more coronavirus tests than any other other nation. And, yes, if the name sounds familiar, this is the same Kayleigh McEnany, who, back in February, said on […]

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My friend, Ned Cartledge, on the liberation of the Wöbbelin concentration camp

With everyone talking about the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, my mind went, as it often does when thinking about the Nazi extermination camps, to my friend, the Atlanta folk artist Ned Cartledge. Cartledge, as I may have mentioned here before, saw the horrors of the Nazis firsthand toward the end of the […]

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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day in France with Donald Trump

There are a lot of reasons not to like Donald Trump. Some, admittedly, are better than others. Today, I have a really trivial one to add to the list… Given his antics in Europe right now, he’s forcing me to change my annual post about how I prefer Armistice Day to Veterans’ Day. Here’s what […]

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Looking for the Mark III

I rarely share them here, but I’m known to go off on wild goose chases every now and then, trying my best to track down useless historical facts and obscure items that, for whatever reason, I’ve become obsessed by. A few years back, as you may recall, I decided that I needed to know what […]

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