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The Critical Mass

What’s the matter with Alabama? The two of us had arrived early at a downtown Rochester hotel, and the room reserved for the breakfast meeting with a handful of invited guests was locked. We stood in front of the door as a hotel employee wandered off to find a key. “You look really tired,” I […]

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The Critical Mass

Low-effort thinking in the 21st century Al Franken’s re-election campaign has just introduced high-level satire of the first order. Franken, the former comedian, now serious senator, retains a sense of satire as dangerously sharp as David Sedaris swinging a scythe at a church picnic. “Hello, I’m Woman Picking Out Fruit In Supermarket,” read an e-mail […]

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