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The ‘West Wing’ Solution to the Scalia Vacancy

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What would Jed Bartlet do?

Bernie Sanders To Do SNL, With Larry David As Host

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Bernie Sanders will be doing Saturday Night Live this weekend, and his doppleganger will be there too: Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont plans to travel to New York this weekend to appear on “Saturday Night Live,” interrupting his campaign in New Hampshire for some national television exposure, according to a senior campaign official. Larry David, […]

Pennsylvania Judge Refuses To Dismiss Charges Against Bill Cosby Due To Immunity Agreement

Bill Cosby

A Pennsylvania Judge has refused to dismiss sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby based on an alleged 2005 Immunity Agreement.

Doctors: N.F.L. Great Ken Stabler Suffered From C.T.E. Due To Concussions

Ken Stabler

Another late football great has been diagnosed with a brain disease directly connected to the game they played.

Paul Kantner, Co-Founder Of Jefferson Airplane, Dies At 74

Jefferson Airplane

Another icon of popular music has passed away.

Abe Vigoda, Godfather And Barney Miller Star, Dies At 94

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“Tom, can you get me off the hook? For old times’ sake?”

“Can’t do it, Sally.”

Palin’s Trump Endorsement Brings Tina Fey Back To SNL

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We all knew this was going to happen once Sarah Palin joined Donald Trump in Iowa last week: “Sha’s two Corinthians short of a Bible.” Good one.

Gillian Anderson Offered Half David Duchovny’s Pay for ‘X-Files’ Reunion

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Is this really ‘infuriating’ news?

Glenn Frey, Eagles Founder, Dead at 67

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Glenn Frey, bandleader of the Eagles, has died.

A Legal Bombshell Could Wreck The Criminal Case Against Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

An agreement purportedly made ten years ago by a former prosecutor could mean the end of the criminal charges against Bill Cosby.

David Bowie Dies At 69

David Bowie

David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69 after a long battle with cancer.

Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault In Pennsylvania

Bill Cosby

After nearly two years of decades old stories leaking out, entertainment legend Bill Cosby has been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2005.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Nonexistent Culture Wars And The Nonexistent ‘War On Christmas’

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The people who believe there is a ‘War On Christmas” tend to be the same ones who hold to the largely false idea that their religious beliefs are under assault due to a “culture war.”

A Spoiler Free Review Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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You’ll be happy, Star Wars fans. And, don’t worry, no spoilers here.

A Record Breaking Opening Weekend For Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars The Force Awakens

Perhaps not surprisingly, the newest film in the Star Wars saga is breaking all kinds of records.

Republican House Member Introduces Resolution To Fight The ‘War On Christmas’

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A Colorado Republican Congressman has introduced a resolution meant to involve our nation’s representatives in the non-existent ‘War On Christmas.’

Pete Rose’s Lifetime Ban Will Remain In Effect, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rules

Pete Rose

The Commissioner of Major League Baseball has ruled that the lifetime ban issued against Pete Rose for betting on baseball will remain in effect.

Sinatra At 100: An Appreciation

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Remembering a legend on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

The Radicalization of Luke Skywalker

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A pseudonymous government relations professional examines “The Radicalization of Luke Skywalker: A Jedi’s Path to Jihad.”

Frank Gifford, C.T.E., And The N.F.L.’s Continuing Concussion Problem

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The news that the late football legend Frank Gifford suffered from the same chronic brain disease that has been diagnosed in many N.F.L. players in recent years, and the upcoming release of a new film on the issue, seems certain to increase pressure to protect players at all levels of football.

Happy Thanksgiving From Outside The Beltway!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s The Best Thanksgiving Sitcom Episode Ever

WKRP Thanksgiving

As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

No, Americans Should Not Feel Guilty For Showing Solidarity With France

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In the wake of the attacks in Paris, some people have argued that American solidarity with France, in contrast to seeming disregard for tragedy elsewhere, is something we should feel bad about. That argument is ridiculous.

Sony Is Finally Killing Off Betamax. Wait, Betamax Was Still Alive?

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You thought Betamax died three decades ago didn’t you?

Foundation Seeks To Extend Copyright On Anne Frank’s Diary By Naming Her Father As Co-Author

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The Foundation that holds the copyright on one of the most famous works about the Holocaust is seeking to extend their copyright in Europe by naming Otto Frank co-author of his daughter’s published diary.

New Star Wars Trailers Offer More Views Of The Force Awakens

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Star Wars fandom was abuzz yesterday with the release of the final Japanese and International trailer for The Force Awakens, which includes footage not seen in the trailer released here in the United States late last month: Among other things, the trailer does seem to indicate that Daisy Ridley’s character Rey will be at the center of […]

‘War On Christmas’ Apparently Now Being Fought With Coffee Cups

Starbucks Holiday Cups 2015

You may not be aware, but your local Starbucks is the new front in the ‘War On Christmas.’

Donald Trump Fails To Make Saturday Night Live Great Again

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Donald Trump was on Saturday Night Live last night. It wasn’t even remotely funny.

Jon Stewart Signs New Deal With HBO

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Mere months after leaving The Daily Show, Jon Stewart signed a deal that will have in back in television at least in a limited capacity: Three months after retiring as host of “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart has signed a production deal with the premium cable channel HBO, the channel announced on Tuesday. As part of the […]

Star Trek Returning To Television In 2017, But Only On Digital Streaming

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Boldly going……..again?

New Star Wars Trailer Was Highlight Of Otherwise Forgettable Giants-Eagles Game

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Last night’s Giants-Eagles game was largely forgettable even for fans of the Philadelphia Eagles who saw their team win an incredibly messy, badly played game, but it’s seems certain that most people were turning in at halftime not to see analysis of a mediocre first half, but the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, […]

Playboy To Drop Nude Pictorials

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From now on, you’ll just have to read it for the articles.

Alex Rocco, Character Actor Who Played Moe Green In The Godfather, Dies At 79

Alex Rocco

Alex Rocco, a character actor who is best known for his portrayal of Las Vegas gangster Moe Green in The Godfather, has died at the age of 79: Character actor Alex Rocco, who played casino owner Moe Greene in “The Godfather” and appeared in dozens of other movies and TV shows, died Saturday of cancer in Studio […]

No, ‘Go Set A Watchman’ is Not a Sequel to ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

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Keith Collins and Nikhil Sonnad provide strong evidence that the “sequel” to Harper Lee’s classic novel was merely a bad first draft.

Women’s World Cup Pay Disparity Is Due To The Marketplace, Not Discrimination

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The winners of the Women’s World Cup will get paid far less than the men that played last year, but that’s not because of sexism.

The Confederate Flag Battle Slips Into Silly Territory

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The Confederate Flag needs to be removed from official places of honor, but do we really need to worry about reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard?

Apple Reverses Course On Music Royalties

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Well, that didn’t take long.

Taylor Swift, Apple Music, And The Future Of The Music Business

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Taylor Swift is taking a stand against Apple’s new streaming music service, and she’s largely right.

Movie Legend Christopher Lee Dead At 93

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Christopher Lee, who played a vampire, a Bond Villain, a Sith Lord, and a Tolkien wizard during his career among so many other roles, has passed away at the age of 93: Christopher Lee, a towering British movie actor who lent his distinguished good looks, Shakespearean voice and aristocratic presence to a gallery of villains, […]

American Pharoah Wins First Triple Crown In 37 Years

American Pharoah

A thirty-seven year long drought is over.

John Oliver Interview

Jorge Ramos interviews John Oliver:  

Blues Legend B.B. King Dead At 89

B.B. King In Concert At B.B. King's Blues Club At The Mirage

Blues legend B.B. King, creator of one of the most unique sounds in American music, passed away overnight at the age of 89: B. B. King, whose world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues, died Thursday in Las Vegas, […]

The Voice Of Mr. Burns And Ned Flanders Is Leaving The Simpsons

Harry Shearer Simpsons

The Simpsons has apparently suffered one of its most significant creative losses in the more than two decades its been on the air with the news that Harry Shearer, who voices some of the shows most iconic characters, is leaving the show: It is not looking like an okely-dokely day in the town of Springfield: […]

R&B Legend Ben E. King Dies At 76

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Ben E. King, a Rhythm & Blue singer who had success both as the lead singer of The Drifters and as a solo artist, passed away yesterday at the age of 76: Ben E. King, the smooth, soulful baritone who led the Drifters on “There Goes My Baby,” “Save the Last Dance for Me” and […]

Bruce Jenner and Dog The Bounty Hunter Come Out

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Bruce Jenner has come out to Diane Sawyer admitting what most had already suspected: that he’s Republican and a Christian. Meanwhile, Dog the Bounty Hunter has endorsed Hillary Clinton for the presidency. The collective minds at the Daily Caller and Fox News are officially blown.

Disney’s Net Worth Increased By $2 Billion After Release Of New Star Wars Trailer

Cheiwie Solo

“Chewie, we’re rich.”

The New Star Wars Trailer Is Out, And It’s Fantastic

Star Wars The Force Awakens

The newest teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released today at a Disney/Lucasfilm event in San Francisco, and it’s become the talk of the Internet: In so many ways, this trailer was much better than the brief glimpse we were given back in November, and there will be more to come with the […]

Almost Nobody Complains About ‘Saturday Night Live’ Profanity

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I’m not sure this is a concern that rises to the level of an article at The Atlantic.

Bizarre Lucille Ball Statue Outrages Fans

Lucille Ball Statue

A statue supposedly intended to honor the late Lucille Ball has many of her fans in an uproar: Locals from Lucille Ball’s hometown are not happy with a public statue that was erected to honor the actress’ legacy, complaining that it’s “frightening” and looks nothing like her, and are now looking into fundraising options to fix […]

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