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This weekend marks the beginning of the end for Mad Men, the television phenomenon that, even as it evoked the style and culture of the 1960s, managed to define so much of the zeitgeist for our own turbulent decade. If you’re suffering from withdrawal already, get yourself a copy of From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor: Front-Line Dispatches from the Advertising War so you have it ready when the curtain falls on Don Draper and company. This memoir, originally published in 1970, is an irreverent inside look at the 1960s world of advertising in all its, well, “glory” might not be the best word. But as Mad Men taught us, everything looks better filtered through the haze of nostalgia, even — and especially — bad behavior.

You can purchase the book here.

Former Vice President Joe Biden

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Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters

President Donald Trump's media allies are distorting a quote from presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in order to falsely claim that Biden called police "the enemy." The lie followed a now well-trod path from Trump's campaign to his propagandists in Fox News prime time.

Biden has called for police reform following the brutal killing of George Floyd by officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While describing some of his campaign's proposals during an interview with progressive activist Ady Barkan published by NowThis News on Wednesday morning, Biden highlighted the problem of police militarization and how it impacts public perceptions of law enforcement.

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