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New Podcast: Trump Can’t Go to England and Not Be a...

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We also dish Mueller's speech, slow-clap a Tea Partier, and handicap the Dems. Plus: a cold open!

All the Good News I Could Find

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Nine not-a-little-bit-bougie pieces of good news and nice things for the decadent extremist in us all.

When Ari Melber Gets ‘In Your Face’

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Or, satire is not "what closes on Saturday night."

There’s Gazillions of Candidates! Let’s Pronounce Buttigieg!

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On our podcast, we play "Fact or Friction" -- and Leonard Jacobs has a commentary.

What Becomes of Jussie Smollett Now?

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What kind of career will Jussie Smollett have now? Will he even have one? I suppose his staunchest defenders will take umbrage at these...

In 2019, America Wallows in Disunion — Just Like 1850

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You can trace an unfortunate, slave-driven straight line from John C. Calhoun to Donald J. Trump.

In ‘Network’ on Broadway, Design Battles Howard Beale

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Played by a craggy, and mesmerizing Bryan Cranston, he's not going to take it anymore.

Should Progressives Ignore the Caravan?

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Phantom national security crises are clearly being manufactured. Let’s not be distracted.

Introducing the Burke’s Law Podcast

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Join us for segments on politics and the arts...with a helpful glass of wine.

Jamal Khashoggi and the Death of American Decency

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Action with dark or selfish intent is troubling. Indifference in the face of injustice is evil.

Can Playwright Rajiv Joseph Cure Our Fake News Sickness?

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We're not the first nation to face propaganda from a government prone to lies and deceit.

It’s Time to (Finally) Free Julian Assange

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He's an arrogant, unkempt, unlikeable, disreputable person. And yet.

Is the President Guilty Until Proven Guiltier? Or Indictable?

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We accepted long ago that the skill sets sought in a president lend themselves to moral lapses and casual corruption.

Yes, Our Constitution Might Be on the Side of Facebook

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In Europe, you have the right to be forgotten. In America, you may only have the right to be remembered.

Fox News: How the Republican Party Governs as a Minority

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The legacy of Roger Ailes and his monstrous lies.

“Fail-Safe”: Remember When Nukes Weren’t a Punch Line?

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Why aren't we worrying about the bomb?

Many Presidents Found New Jersey Beautiful, Until Trump

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Maybe he just values the sight of dollar signs more than the environment.

Michael Halberstam, Writers Theatre AD, Accused of Sexual Harassment

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In a long Twitter thread, a former intern at Glencoe's celebrated Writers Theatre alleges that Artistic Director Michael Halberstam repeatedly sexually harassed him in 2003.

Theater Critic Helen Shaw: Monster in the Audience

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"We prepare and experience and think and respond, but know? I don't know anything."

Network TV Needs to Stop Doubting Its Best Comedians

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Networks keep assuming audiences can't handle smart, fast humor. Ratings prove otherwise.
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