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Americans simply must have free news free all the time without ever paying anything for it ever;
it’s true–ask Harper’s web editor, Paul Ford: “sometimes people say YOU ARE THE STUPIDEST WEBSITE IN STUPIDTOWN BECAUSE I WANT EVERYTHING FREE RIGHT NOW!”;
of course, no one should ever ask for the most important development in the history of human technology for free;
that would be wrong;
and good God, agreement with George Packer?
That’s really wrong.

Ranking the country’s seven worst political ads begs the question: are any of them good?
Or should Obama just ask everyone: how’m I doing??
If the labor market is “reawakening”, the answer must be bad, but better

The Super Bowl, if moderately artsy film directors took over the whole shebang

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