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POTUS ON SCOTUS

Obama rejects GOP calls to let next president choose Scalia’s successor.

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TOUGH, BRILLIANT & KIND

University of Chicago Law Professor Geoffrey Stone on the Antonin Scalia he knew – behind his famously acerbic decisions was a man of humor, generosity, and intellect.

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Will partisan differences lessen the amount of time you will spend with relatives over Thanksgiving weekend?  

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WHY HE COULD WIN

New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait on why Michael Bloomberg could run for president and win.

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SEX IS SEX

Svetlana Z – allegedly of Eliot Spitzer fame: Entrepreneurs like me make $5,000 a night – welcome to the new economy of the oldest profession.

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CONFIRMATION PROCESS

The New York Times reports: Supreme Court Nominees Considered in Election Years Are Usually Confirmed.

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A MOB-UMENT?

Angelo'”The Gentle Don” Bruno’s old rowhouse – where he was murdered at age 69 – has been nominated for official landmark status with the Philadelphia Historical Commissi

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A GOP NIGHTMARE?

Michael Tomasky on possible SCOTUS Nominee: Tino Cuellar, California judge, Mexican-American, Harvard, Yale, Stanford – how many Latino votes you think the GOP’d get if they block him?

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NEW COVER GIRL!

Sports Illustrated makes history by putting Plus-size model Ashley Graham on one of the 2016  Swimsuit Issue covers.

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THE(!) CAMPAIGN ISSUE

Jeff Greenfield: In the old days, few voters made the selection of justices a key issue in presidential politics – all that has changed with Scalia’s death.

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BRAZEN SUGGESTION

David Axelrod recalls a surprising request made to him from Justice Antonin Scalia.

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TRUMP'S AMERICA

There’s nothing irrational about Donald Trump’s appeal to the white working class, writes Charles Murray: they have every reason to be angry.