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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Michelle And Sheryl And That Itty-Bitty Swearword

Reprinted with permission from Creators.


Fifteen days after her memoirs went on sale, Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” became — I love saying those two words together — the biggest-selling book of 2018.

I’m leading with that spectacular piece of news because I think it explains why those few angry people took offense to her publicly uttered swearword last week. Why would someone care that Michelle Obama slipped and said s—-? As a dear friend and editor explained years ago, when you can’t figure out why someone is behaving badly, envy is what does the business.

If you didn’t like Michelle Obama before she wrote her book, you’re most likely toeing the cliff right now, wondering whether it’s time to jump.…

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House Of Trump, House Of Putin: The Untold Story Of Donald Trump And The Russian Mafia

Long before the American president’s disgraceful groveling before his Russian counterpart at the Helsinki summit, millions wondered: Just what does Vladimir Putin have on Donald Trump? Now author and journalist Craig Unger reveals decades of hidden history to answer that question in his new book House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia — which examines Trump’s many connections to the Russian mob, and how those financial dealings resulted in an American presidency that is a Kremlin asset. Below we excerpt the book’s first chapter in full. 



At approximately 9:32 a.m.

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Comic Relief From Rick Wilson As We Await Trump’s Exit

Reprinted with permission from Creators.


Rick Wilson was minding his own business as a Republican operative when Donald Trump happened. Though his commercials for GOP candidates often pressed thorns in liberal flanks, he won broad respect as a principled conservative.

Trump has made Wilson stark raving mad. The charges? Betraying the conservative movement and putting the Republican Party at risk. Fortunately for us at ringside, Wilson is also a bad boy with a wicked sense of humor. His new best-seller, “Everything Trump Touches Dies,” rains sucker punches of mockery on all things Trump.

“If being a Republican means buying into stories so obviously, barkingly insane that they sound like Roger Stone’s conspiracy rantings after a three-day meth bender,” Wilson writes with trademark subtlety, “then we don’t have a political party; we have an inpatient mental health facility.”

Wilson does not spare the “little people.” “If there’s a sharper critique of America’s failed education system than the breathless, mindless Trump voter,” he writes.…

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