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North Carolina and Indiana

So, there are two more primaries on the Democratic side tonight. Barring a catastrophe for the Clinton campaign–losing both states would qualify, I think–the race will go on. Due to

Is Nationals Park a Boondoggle?

Rest assured I will leave the sports blogging around here to the experts, but take a look anyway at the claim by Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan that, um, “Weak attendance

Bringing Back the Chick Flick

I saw the Dargis piece Mr. Poulos mentioned this morning and wasn’t sure how to react. On the one hand she’s right: there aren’t too many movies out there starring

Cinema’s Selsun Gap

I’m talking of course about the preponderance of flakes visible in female-oriented film. Manohla Dargis bemoans accordingly. My understanding is that The Invasion “fizzled” because it was a bad remake,

Bury My Heart at Wounded Liver

Deep as it runs, my appreciation for Pabst does know limits. Those limits have been obliterated by this man: SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. — Bill Bramanti will love Pabst Blue

A Path Secured, Part 2

As I mentioned last week, the Clinton camp has been pushing the meme that, regardless of whether or not the delegates from Michigan and Florida are seated, the raw popular

The Quest for Responsible Neoconservatism

I’d like to endorse my American Scene colleague Noah Millman’s incisive comments on diplomacy and benign American power: our unipolar moment makes diplomacy look rather different than historical models. And

On Franken and Taxes

I have no real love for Al Franken–he’s annoying, an arch-liberal, and (mostly) unfunny–but I can’t really get up in arms over the fact that he got tripped up by