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Nov 18, 2017

@ezraklein Ezra-hi! I teach FACTS/ALTERNATIVE FACTS at New School & fervently hope you'd be willing & able to visit my class (Q&A by me) 2-2:45 pm—Tues 11/28 OR Tues 12/5, yr pref—our PODCAST week. Bret Stephens came ALT-RIGHT week. Any hope? Pls E me:

Nov 17, 2017

Wonderful remark by John Banville at 92Y last night: "Tyrants love simple language, and inaccurate language. [As writers} Our duty, our small little job, is to keep the language rich, keep it pure, and precise."

Nov 16, 2017

RT @JuliaDavisNews: #Russia's state TV host asks former Ambassador Kislyak to name all [Trump admin] officials with whom he communicate… 

Nov 16, 2017

@NicolleDWallace Why do Dems get in worse trouble for misconduct w/women than GOP offenders? Because respect for women is part of the perceived Democratic ethos; when Dems misbehave, it looks hypocritical. Respect for women isn't built into GOP ethos, so is harder to make stick.

Nov 14, 2017

Wordbird: ALT-CHRIST (adj.) Descriptor for far-right activist Evangelical Christian groups that put partisan and... 

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