By exaggerating and outright lying about what transpired at the protest outside his home, Tucker Carlson won the media's sympathy.

Trump has mistaken the end of his life for the end of the world. He can’t imagine, let alone care about, what will be left after he is gone, if only because no one who matters to him will be around for it.

The only thing that motivates Donald Trump is more Donald Trump.

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"We wrote little notes on her body... Then we realized she wasn’t dead." An oral history of Andy Warhol's Factory.
A handful of studies in the 1970s and '90s looked at the ways men and women carry books differently.

“I’m just so happy to live in Massachusetts,” Hemenway told me. “There are several reasons, but this is one of them. It’s just a lot safer.”

“Where there are more guns, there are more gun deaths.” Massachusetts offers a model for states looking to address gun violence.

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Maureen Dowd on the “irreparable damage” that Dick Cheney did to planet Earth.

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