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Friday, September 17, 2021, 12:30
It has finally dawned on me why, throughout my life, I have had dental problems that have resulted in me becoming—as Seinfeld’s Cosmo Kramer so eloquently shot into the zeitgeist of 1990s America—“a rabid antidentite.” Unfortunately, my dental epiphany...
There’s no two ways about it: The United States of America and its 50 state governments love putting people in prison. The U.S. has both the highest number of prisoners and the highest per capita incarceration rate in the modern...
Russia: Trump & His Team’s Ties (by Eric Swalwell) Despite Russia’s harmful national interests against the U.S., and its human rights violations around the world, President Trump and his team are directly and indirectly tied to Russia. zThroughout the 2016 presidential election, President...

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“In Rachel Kushner's New Yorker piece, “Coming of age on the streets of San Francisco,” which was taken from her book The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020, she exposes a question that she believed struggling drug addicts ask themselves. It intrigued me for many reasons, but mainly because I think Kushner also knows that most people subconsciously ask themselves the same nagging question—unaware, to be sure; nevertheless, it is there. Shakespeare asked the same question, too, but using the words of his day: ‘to be or not to be . . .’ Rachel’s Shakespearian and, to a degree, Darwin-esque internal struggle centers on ‘The glamour of death, or the banality of survival: which is it going to be?’” — John R. Hall

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