Open Thread: A Rallying Cry for Democrats

There have been complaints that “we” spend too much time talking about Republican negatives, and not enough supporting Democratic positives. So, here’s D.R. Tucker, at the Washington Monthly, “Je Suis Barack“: … This November marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Reagan’s victory over President Jimmy Carter.

Run, don’t walk, to see American Sniper

Unusually for me, I saw a first-run movie tonight. It was, as you’ve already realized, American Sniper. Also unusually, the Century Cinema, which is Marin’s premiere movie theater, with a big screen and a George Lucas-installed sound system, had an almost completely packed house on the second weekend of a January movie. One expects packed […]

Coyotes Continue Their Infiltration of New York City

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Another coyote made its way into Manhattan early Sunday, spotted outside the Consolidated Edison power plant on the East River and ultimately captured by police in nearby Stuy Town, the New York Post reports.Read more...

Quotes of the day

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White House Chief of Staff Accidentally Drops ISIS Hostage's First Name

During an interview on ABC Sunday, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough apparently dropped the first name of the last American hostage held by ISIS—a woman whose name was kept secret for almost a year-and-a-half. Read more...

Open Thread

Here’s my list of movies I’ve recently seen and liked, in order of WTF factor: Imitation Game, Birdman and Inherent Vice. How about you?

2015 Pro Bowl open thread

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I know... I know. But they've at least got cheerleaders