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At Busboys and Poets Bookstore, 2021 14th Street NW (at “V” Street), beginning at 6:30. In an age of PR and spin, is journalistic deception sometimes necessary? If so, under what circumstances? Chris Lehmann, an editor at Congressional Quarterly, will moderate a discussion on those questions. Panelists include Barbara Ehrenreich, Angela Valdez of City Paper, and me. You can also buy a copy of “Submersion Journalism: Reporting in the Radical First Person,” a collection of essays that have appeared in Harper’s. The event is free and open to the public.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Commentary — November 17, 2015, 6:41 pm
The Clintons’ so-called charitable enterprise has served as a vehicle to launder money and to enrich family friends.
Years ago, I lived in Montana, a land of purple sunsets, clear streams, and snowflakes the size of silver dollars drifting through the cold air. There were no speed limits and you could legally drive drunk. My small apartment in Missoula had little privacy. In order to write, I rented an off-season fishing cabin on Rock Creek, a one-room place with a bed and a bureau. I lacked the budget for a desk. My idea was to remove a sliding door from a closet in my apartment and place it over a couple of hastily cobbled-together sawhorses.
Annual premium on a $6,000 life insurance policy for a champion German shepherd:
Astronomers discovered a pulsar called a superbubble, which spins 716 times per second.
Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari told reporters that his wife “belonged to” his kitchen.
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“Matt was happy enough to sustain himself on the detritus of a world he saw as careening toward self-destruction, and equally happy to scam a government he despised. 'I’m glad everyone’s so wasteful,' he told me. 'It supports my lifestyle.'”