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No, Jefferson didn't rig the 1800 vote count

The guy who explained what money was

A brief history of cancelling Christmas

Mark Twain on Washington, DC

The not-so-secret GOP plan to wreck the economy

Jill Biden's more objectionable honorific

Double Indemnity

Kraken and the Trumpian beastiary

Cyrano de Mankiewicz

Slack stinks

I just bought the Western canon for $1.99

History can't wait to get its hands on Donald Trump

Even the phone company won't take your emergency call

We're still a gerontocracy

2020 was the year of bad faith

I applied this week for a job in the Trump administration.

Don't scorn Trump for being a one-term president

Election-day violence is historically one-sided

Honey, Trump didn't actually shrink the GOP

Et tu, stock market?

Some Resistance!

Homeless on Wheels

Sprechen verboten

Wages of fear

That Lesley Stahl interview was a nothingburger

Mark Twain on #MeToobin

OSHA'S mortality curve

Why a Covid stimulus deal is harder than you think

The Bloodbath Club

No Senate Republican who's actually running this year is saying a Covid deal will hurt Senate Republicans at the polls

Donald As Metaphor

How Donald Trump felt 20 years ago

Why would the White House refuse to let CDC do contract tracing on its Sept. 26 party for Amy Coney Barrett?

Raiders of the Trump Refund

The pro-choice president who's about to make abortion illegal

A Supreme Court vacancy compromise

Is it possible that 98 percent of us don't participate in the economy?

Why everybody isn't rich

Why it's irrational for businesses to protect workers against Covid

Sen. Ben Sasse wants to end the direct election of senators

How an epidemic turned Mark Twain into a writer

What Kennedy dynasty?

What if the stock market really IS the economy?

Democrats who cherish the filibuster should ask themselves why they no longer use it

On canned convention speeches and the uses of intimacy

Nobody gets suburbia


Young Guns: a requiem

These are the times that try men's souls

The Trouble With Never Trumpers

There is NO research that shows the $600 weekly unemployment benefit kept people at home

Trump's kingdom for a horse

Is the $600 benefit sweetener dead?

Will the national GOP Californicate?

Public health tips from the 14th century

No Collusion


Biden says "Buy American" as support for free trade hits a 25-year high

That Harper's letter is cause for hope

The woke moment is giving short shrift to labor

More on the $600 add-on to unemployment benefits

Why the Democrats shouldn't cut the $600 weekly sweetener to unemployment benefits

OSHA can't get even the agency's own boss to wear a mask

You Shoot and Nearly Kill One World-Famous Pop Artist And They Never Let You Forget It

Public Health Tips from the 14th century

Two cheers for Trump's suspension of guest-worker visas

Uninvidious 'Hamilton'

Sambo's Last Stand

The American Gerontocracy doesn't love Trump anymore

Was Alice Paul gay?

The income gap between blacks and whites has been growing

The unemployment rate isn't really 13.3 percent

The fire last time

Donald Trump, majoritarian?

Stop the rioting

Will the Supreme Court pour gasoline on the fire?

Public health tips from the 14th century

Yes, Virginia, there's a federal agency to protect workers against safety hazards

Is Substack Too Good To Be True?

What is Backbencher?