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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

Penn Station is hell and they won’t even hint at an escape: Seth Mandel, The New York Post.

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RECLAIMING JEW

“it’s time for us to own “Jew” – Mark Oppenheimer op-ed in the New York Times on using “Jew” vs “Jewish”

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VOODOO ECONOMICS?

Arthur Laffer’s Theory on Tax Cuts Comes to Life Once More: Peter Baker, The New York Times.

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THESE JEANS ARE $425

Nordstrom’s ‘Muddy’ Jeans Will Not Lead To The End of Humanity, But It May Be Close: Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast.

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IF HE CAN QUIT....

Chain-smoking TWO-year-old, now aged nine, kicks his 40-a-day habit and becomes the star pupil at his primary school: The Daily Mail.

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SHOW ME THE MONEY!

Obama will earn $400K for one of his first paid speeches: Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner.

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"IMMERSION"

The Americans season 5, episode 8: “Immersion” has us asking if this season will ever get to the point: Todd VanDerWerff, Libby Nelson, and Alissa Wilkinson, Vox.

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MEANWHILE IN FRANCE

Marine Le Pen Is In A Much Deeper Hole Than Trump Ever Was: Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight.

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CENTRIST PRESIDENT?

How an Alternative Donald Trump Opening Act Might Have Unfolded: Gerald Seib, The Wall Street Journal.