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The MSM Crackup

Paleo Retiree writes: As a former MSM flunky, I spent much of the campaign marveling at how clueless and often plain wrong the establishment press coverage of the election was. The reporting was so out of touch with middle America, and the … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Fred Reed’s current column is the best thing yet written about this election as well as a rollickingly fun read. IMHO, of course, but I trust that that’s always understood. Here’s a bit of it: I frankly … Continue reading

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Rana Foroohar’s “Makers and Takers”

Paleo Retiree writes: This is a terrific journalistic account of how our economy and our financial life have come to their current awful states. (Full disclosure: I knew the author a wee bit back in my magazine days, and I liked and respected her.) Foroohar’s book … Continue reading

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Alt Right Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Will the Alt Right ever again experience a week like the one just passed, or are its visibility and influence going to continue growing? Whatever the case, it’s certainly been interesting watching the mainstream start to take note. Hey, a … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Matt Taibbi on the way the Dems have forsaken the white working class. A fresh look at “white trash.” The New York Times admits that their coverage of Trump has been wildly biased. Can we blame Paul … Continue reading

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Brexit Readings

Paleo Retiree writes: I’ve been loving following the in-the-wake-of-Brexit debates. Interesting times, to put it mildly. Here are some of the essays, op-eds and articles that I’ve gotten the most out of. Was the EU formed in order to avoid … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Fake hate crime du jour. Good to see that someone’s keeping track. In a world of Trumpism vs. Clintonism, which will be the party of the 1%? Charles Koch prefers Hillary to any of the Repubs. Will … Continue reading

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