The world will survive without Gawker, Splinternews, and Deadspin. And, it has to be said, no one seeking political insight turns to a sports journalist.
The world would be harmed irreparably if real journalistic ventures like the NY Times or WaPo were to fold.
That said: There’s a symbiotic relationship between the Times and WaPo on one side, and Trump on the other. Each benefits from other’s existence.
One of the US’s biggest exports under Trump is race hate.
When a meeting of Klansmen at the Emmett Till memorial becomes a pop-up Trump campaign rally.
At this stage, bubonic plague would top Trump by double digits. He’s political roadkill.
People are surprised Trump was booed at MSG last night. They apparently don’t realize that he stuck NYC with unpaid tax bills, ugly architecture, and several hundred cases of STDs.
Bern and Harris supporters react strongly whenever Buttigieg gets attention.
Bible-based companies tend to engage in shady business practices (see Under Amour).
“When Analytics Fails” could be the title of A. J. Hinch’s new book.
Any nineteenth-century writer or poet worthy of mention did opium and absinthe.
Jacobin magazine is already attempting to cushion the inevitable disappointment of Berniebros/brosettes with a quote from Eugene Debs:
“It is infinitely better to vote for freedom and fail than to vote for slavery and succeed.” – Eugene Debs
The “losing is winning” mentality is Debs making a virtue of necessity.
After the rude welcome Trump received at a UFC event in NYC, Dana White will receive a tweetful of hate from the Big Bonespur.
Warren and Sanders lack a heavyweight in economics to legitimate their half statements about paying for M4A.
This is doubtless because they are riding the wave of anti-expertise ressentiment of the current populist moment.
The otherwise intelligent Dave Weigel recently referred to Clinton’s “gaffe” re coal miners in West Virginia.
Preliminary figures for 2018 show 80,778 people were employed by mine operators and contractors. That’s a record low, and about a thousand fewer than were employed by coal in the last year of the Obama administration.
Coal miners are dinosaurs.
As a student of the “Critique of the Gotha Program,” Bernie knows the proles must use the state to smash the bourgeoisie. Marx’s hostility to Bakunin followed from this. Likewise, Bern as no affinity with anarchism. Hence, no blathering about the deep state from his quarter.
Buttigieg’s plan for a plethora of “national service” programs, which would also function as a pre-requisite for future employment, sounds like the model for an American Stakhanovite.
Service is for knechts, serfs, and butlers in Merchant-Ivory films.
Let’s not make Deadspin out to be the NY Times or any other serious journalistic venture.
After today’s performance, I wouldn’t be surprised if Kamala Harris leapfrogs over Bernie Sanders in all the polls.
When William Barr lies, his dewlap swells.
Trump, Barr, and Pompeo have the same body type.
Senator John Kennedy is more senile than he looks.
Trump is next to receive the pointy end of justice.
Buttigieg checks the boxes Bernie can’t.
Politics is about winning.
President Tracksuit hangs on for a while longer in Venezuela.
Put Uday Trump in charge of Venezuela.
Showbiz types are petty.
Aside from hardcore gamblers and the mint julep/fancy dress crowd, the public largely ignores horse racing.
Once teachers are armed, MAGAstate legislators will be less likely to cut education funding.
The Gowanus Canal is like having a little piece of New Jersey in Brooklyn.
Wikileaks has a copy of the Mueller Report. For sale.
Billionaire DeVos cuts $18 million from Special Olympics.
Who will portray the miserable Markle father in the impending sitcom?
BernieBros don’t know what to make of Pete Buttigieg or how to destroy him. They obviously can’t play the misogyny card.