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Boom market

I think the unasked question in all this 2016 coverage is this: why can’t there be corruption insurance? If your answer is “because that’s insane,” then you tell me where we’re going to get our next stock market bubble. I’d like to arrive at my midlife crisis with some money in the bank.

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Strictly for my advice columnists

Dan Savage has the reputation for being the wild and crazy advice columnist. Porn! Human pets! Earlobe penetration! But – call me desensitized to the decline of Western Civilization if you must – some days it strikes me, bad words and bodily fluids aside, as an utterly sensible, conservative column about a somewhat narrow range […]

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A good way to start the week

Lee Sandlin’s site has been updated (h/t Nina) with a preview of his forthcoming book, as well as his 1984 Reader cover story “The Road to Nowhere,” about the ontology of the American freeway system (I was moved to find out that, like myself, he had an obsession with maps; during “quiet reading time” in […]