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By Jonathan V. Last

Bernie, Biden, Beto, oh my!
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By Daniel McGraw

It's a long shot that would change things in ways we can't predict. Let's look at how big media markets would be affected.
Jerry Nadler Shows a Little Restraint
By Andrew Egger

House Democrats vote to subpoena the Mueller report, but Nadler promises to wait and see.
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#HumboldtStrong. If you were watching hockey last night, you may have seen a tribute on NBC to the Humboldt Broncos. Boy was it dusty in my house! This TSN original, which runs about an hour, is well worth your time. Think of like Canada’s version of 30 for 30, except twice as long.

End of the line for greeting cards? Potential bad news for Cleveland, which is home to American Greetings. Retailers are cutting back on space dedicated to greeting cards.

SCOTUS confirmation hearings as data. Our friend and former colleague Shoshana Weissmann and the fine folks at R Street have compiled a database of all SCOTUS confirmation hearing transcripts. A very valuable resource for legal nerds.

A pasta artist? This man in Michigan likes to make art of Aldi pasta. Read this fun interview with him, and do look at his other art. Some of which includes watches. (CC: Jonathan V. Last.)

Happy Birthday, R*! My old boss at the Standard, Richard Starr, has a birthday today, and he got the Politico Playbook treatment. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow him. He doesn’t tweet very often, but when he does, the content is always superb.

Air fryers are overrated. It seems to be the expert consensus. Guess I don’t need to waste any precious counter space on one, especially since I have a real honest-to-goodness deep fryer. Here’s a recipe for St. Louis-style toasted ravioli, how we used to make it at Humphrey’s, the now-shuttered college bar of my youth.

I regret to inform you... That D.C. councilmember Trayon White is still promoting conspiracy theories. This time, about a rapper’s death. Previously, White was suggesting that Jews control the weather.

Boo Bryce, Boo. Nationals fans (which is to say mostly Philly, New York, and Boston fans who happen to live in Washington) booed their former all star, who decamped to the Phillies. Over the years I’ve been pretty consistent in my view: as long as they don’t leave like jerks (see James, LeBron), let them leave. In my youth, Indians fans showered Albert Belle with Monopoly money after he left the Tribe for the White Sox. Real missed opportunity, Nats fans.

Tim Ryan is running for President, but...why? Tim Ryan, an Ohio Congressman, has announced he is running for President. Here’s part of why he’s running:

“When our local GM factory was shutdown last Thanksgiving, I got a call from my daughter who was consoling her friend whose father was an auto worker and was just laid off. My daughter said to me, with tears in her voice, “You have to do something.”

That’s why I am running for President. It’s time to do something.”

Something! Whoever had “somebody will run for President with the slogan from fictional movie band Infant Sorrow’s hit song” come down and collect your prize.

Seems like New Hampshire has really soured on Trump. The President’s 2020 campaign seems hell bent on characterizing potential opponents (not always wrongly) as socialists. New polling suggests that a socialist, any socialist, might beat the President in New Hampshire.

“A good person doing a good thing.” That’s how Jonah Goldberg sold this story on Twitter, and he was damn right.

Thanks for reading! And, as always, if you have any thoughts or fun things to share, drop me a line:

Jim Swift
Senior Editor


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