Mr. Trump: Please devote part of your visit to the youth. [Guest Post]

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My friend David Thete, a young activist and organizer, wrote the following open letter to Donald Trump regarding the presidential candidate’s rally later this afternoon. Thete, who is soon bound for Morehouse College, is young, bright and extraordinarily passionate about justice and the fate of the youth. I’d love to see Mr. Trump take David […]

On Sanders’ endorsement

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I don’t buy the “Bernie or Bust” tantrum. I offer the following as someone who has been a Bernie Sanders fanatic since meeting him back in 2006, and working in proximity to his Senate campaign that same year. Bernie is the candidate I most wanted to win the 2016 Democratic nomination, which is the same thing […]

About that beaver-eating super snake…

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A giant snake (giant for Maine) was spotted eating a mammal in Westbrook. While I’m not convinced this wasn’t a sighting of Trump pre-gaming his Bangor rally at Don’s Lunch, this headline in the Press Herald is AMAZING: Large snake spotted eating beaver on banks of river in Westbrook It evokes, of course, the drawing […]

Interview: Kathleen Madigan on the bankability of jokes

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The wonderful comedian Karthleen Madigan will be performing at the State Theater on June 17th. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to chat with her about fame, getting coffee in a car with Jerry Seinfeld, and the bankability of jokes.  You can see Madigan’s recent appearance on Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee here.  Have […]