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Sorry to Harsh Your Buzz, But …

Nowadays, a nice day in D.C. means the pungent stink of pot smoke wafting on a gentle breeze. And a trip to the farmers market can, if you’re so inclined, include a stop by the neighborhood cannabis pop-up, where your purchase of a $30 baseball …

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Prufrock: Merton's Monastery, Abbot's Jazz-Age Photography, and Willie Nelson Keeps on Truckin'

The divine mundane at Thomas Merton’s monastery: In a review of a new book by the monastery’s caretaker, Danny Heitman writes about what life was—and is—like at the Abbey of Gethsemani. Berenice Abbott’s jazz-age photography: “It must have vexed her former employer that another of …

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Chuck Schumer thinks the youths are too stupid to realize why he wants to legalize weed

Sen. Chuck Schumer is just a cool dude from New York who wants to decriminalize weed, play some Hendrix, and maybe win back a Senate majority, but like, only if nobody is doing anything afterward or whatever. Continue Reading....

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James Comey's book tour backfires

Former FBI Director James Comey says he wrote his book to show people how President Trump is running the government in a way that “fails to reflect the values of an ethical leader.” Continue Reading....

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DNC launches multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Russian government, Trump campaign, WikiLeaks

The Democratic National Committee on Friday filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Russian government, the Trump campaign, and WikiLeaks alleging a conspiracy between the three entities to disrupt the 2016 presidential campaign in order to get Donald Trump elected. Continue Reading....

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Bill Clinton's Collusion Theory

A New York Times writer describes Bubba’s suspicions about Trump—and her employer. Continue Reading....

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Reed College Bows to the Bullies

Students get their way by harassing staff and shutting down class. Continue Reading....

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Agriculture Secretary Purdue: Trump is reducing poverty and promoting opportunity

President Trump has issued an executive order aimed at reducing reliance on government programs and restoring the dignity of independence to millions of Americans. Continue Reading....

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Comey Comes Clean

Outside the theater where former FBI director James Comey’s live podcast taping with New Yorker editor David Remnick is about to begin on a chilly Thursday night, two women rehashed Savannah Guthrie’s Comey interview and agreed it was worth seeing him live. Another, a few …

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The ugly, elitist backstory behind Hillary Clinton's 'basket of deplorables'

It’s hard to imagine, now that Donald Trump is president, but there was a time, a less genuine time to be sure, when politicians didn’t just say things. They scripted things. Messaging often went through advisers, editors, and often focus groups before making it to …

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