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First things first, our sincere apologies for yesterday’s missing version of #EndorseThis. Not that an alibi is needed with such loyal readership, but stormy travel skies, flawed WiFi at 20,000 feet, and a dead laptop combined to put your humble narrator out of commission for most of a day.

Now that we’re back to it, how about a fresh start? “ET” has perhaps been alienated (see what we did there?) with some many serious themes lately. This column is at-heart a late-night comedy review. No need for too many “very special episodes!”

Conan O’Brien fits in our new theme perfectly, leading off a Wednesday night monologue with several vicious punch lines about President Trump in the first 60 seconds.

But wait for the Trump-Roseanne joke with a subtle John McCain reference. It might be just a little too soon, but you can’t say it doesn’t feel right.

Conan. Destroyer of audience.

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

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"For Christians, death is good," Pullmann writes. "Yes, death is also an evil — its existence is a result of sin. But thanks be to God, Jesus Christ has redeemed even death. In his resurrection, Christ has transformed death into a portal to eternal life for Christians…. The Christian faith makes it very clear that death, while sad to those left behind and a tragic consequence of human sin, is now good for all who believe in Christ."

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Don Winslow, the author of several New York Times bestsellers, blasted Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) in a newly-released video shared on social media.

For months now, Manchin has positioned himself as one of the main roadblocks of President Joe Biden's proposed Build Back Better agenda, pushing back on key provisions including child tax credits and climate initiatives.

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