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Brexit reaching some kinda breaking point

 

historians have an instinct for those times of cumulative “ event acceleration” where matters sprint past the ability of politicians to contain their consequences - 1642, 1789-93; and, um 1914...Guess what...

— Simon Schama (@simon_schama) March 21, 2019

 

Glenn Greenwald Bashing Thread. Just because.

Senators Gillibrand and Gardner on a nanny state bender

Xenophobia

Periodic reminder that most Americans are not xenophobic. https://t.co/g75hJglp0y

— Luke W Lockhart (@GraniteJet) March 14, 2019

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Gaming the log

One of the myriad ways to become a "Hit of The Day" on Dagblog, among other things:

On 'splainin'

I am listening to Trump press conference live from Vietnam summit on CNN

The chyron says summit cut short, no deal. But I would like to share a little of what Trump is saying.

He seems in a very friendly and polite mood. Not hyper, calm. Taking a lot of questions.

Trump says it's all been very productive. But not a good thing to be signing anything right now. He'll let Pompeo explain that later.

But everyone's been great: Chairman Kim, China, Russia, they've all been great, real helpful. Great leaders! Pres. Moon. yes, another great leader. Real helpful. President Xi, a great leader. Everyone thinks so, especially in Asia. They are all great leaders!

By the way, in case you foreign reporters didn't know this, you should know it's true: he gets along really well with all world leaders!

What was revolutionary about the Western concept of high art

In a nutshell:

McLuhan is of course right. The issue is knowing whether you're the king's courtier or the brat. Since being the brat-rebel is cool, many courtiers fancy themselves that, when in fact they're the complete opposite. There is however one clear sing you're the brat... https://t.co/Ys7KwO262V

Yo, gentlemen! that dad style and L.L.Bean thing has grown so tiresome

think disco inferno blaxploitation Oscar Wilde?...

Tom Ford: Fall 2019 https://t.co/xxji8rSobC

— NYT Fashion (@NYTFashion) February 7, 2019

 

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