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PELOSI’S MY CHOICE

If Pelosi’s become a punching bag for the demented GOP, then fucking get off your asses, Democratic representatives, and defend her. Tell the country how many lattes are consumed by right-wing elected officials and right-wing oligarchs! I would support a … Continue reading

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MY VERY OWN PROUSTIAN EXPERIENCE

No, I won’t write it up as a pastiche of Proust, or of Proust by way of Nabokov. I’ve already done that, because Professor Aciman asked us to submit our own little one-page exercises in Proustian homage. And so we … Continue reading

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FOX “NEWS” HAS MET ITS MATCH

Between the Saturday Night Live cold open last weekend and Rep. Ocacio-Cortez’s refusal to play defensive. . .

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NABOKOV STRIDES THROUGH TIME & SPACE

I walked by the mansion in which Nabokov grew up in St. Petersburg nearly every day over a five-week stay in 2005. I hadn’t yet read Speak, Memory however. I love this passage, re: the family’s doorman, a certain Ustin: … Continue reading

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BIG PHARMA TAKING OBSCENE MARK-UPS ON INSULIN

The mother of a young man who died rationing his insulin now presents his ashes to the offices of Big Pharma. Mike Ludwig at Truhout reports. It is Big Pharma and the health insurance companies that are the real death … Continue reading

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ROUNDING ERROR

Forget hundreds of millions – We now learn that it’s as much as three billion of our taxpayer funds  that Cuomo and de Blasio are giving away to Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man.

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SHERYL SANDBERG IS COMPLETELY UNFIT FOR PUBLIC OFFICE

Today’s story in the Times will tell you exactly how unfit. The idea that Hillary would have even considered Sandberg for Treasury Secretary is a testament to how close in ideology–not, of course, interactive and behavioral fitness–Hillary and the Donald … Continue reading

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I’LL GIVE YOU AMAZON

Let me get this straight: Governor Cuomo is giving hundreds of millions of our tax dollars to the world’s richest man. And Mayor de Blasio comes in on cue with an unqualified,  Orwellian endorsement. And they want to hike the … Continue reading

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PLAYING YOURSELF

Sarah Bernhardt, James Agate wrote soon after she died in 1923, “had a hundred different ways of being the same person.”

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RAG TRADISTS

On the Hungarian side, we’ve got a long involvement in the needle trades. My grandmother’s sister Betty was some kind of fashion model, who “went around with” and then married the son of aManhattan factory owner, whose workers attached soutache … Continue reading

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