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JINGOISM AT ITS MOST SYMPATYCHNAYA

A (Russian) friend texted this morning: “in the evening NYCB danced absolutely perfectly. Bolshoi helped them to go to another level!!!”

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LACOTTE ON SOLOVIEV

“Everything he did with ease and perfection. I cannot describe the effect it had on us in Paris.”

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MEDICARE WAS ORIGINALLY INTENDED FOR ALL

Max Fine, one of the original program’s architects, writes The Intercept to make it clear that single-payer was very much in the cards when Medicare was established in 1965.

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PATRICIA NEARY COMES FULL CIRCLE

In 1967, she was in the studios of the New York State Theater creating Balanchine’s “pin-up” soloist in Rubies. In 2017 she’s back in those same studios at the renamed Koch Theater rehearsing the Bolshoi in Rubies! They perform the … Continue reading

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BARYSHNIKOV ON SOLOVIEV

“I understood it was sort of the way Nijinsky was built, but much more beautiful.”

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NO, TRUMPY, THAT WAS NAPOLEON III

who redid the Paris street grid. Was Macron mistaken. . . or are you?? Napoleon Bonaparte was the one who braved Russia.

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WHY NOT MEDICARE FOR ALL. . . THOSE WHO WANT IT

Let those people who want to stay employer-based do so. There are, of course, more than enough people who don’t have that option.

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THIS IS THE PRICE OF “ACCESS”

Dan Froomkin tweets: “Did anyone else find the NYT Trump interview shockingly obsequious? Many opportunities to call bullshit or correct whiffed.” But it’s not really the fault of the Times’ reporters. There is no other way to keep Trump’s attention … Continue reading

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McCONNELL VOWS VENGEANCE ON AMERICA

as he pushes for a repeal bill that will induce collapse in the American health care system.

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TRUMP HAS NO IDEA WHAT DEMOCRACY IS

Every Cabinet and agency head is there simply to protect Trump’s flanks.

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