John Kelly was reportedly less enthusiastic than Mr. Trump about releasing the Nunes memo, possibly because the last paragraph undermines the Right’s Trump-Russia conspiracy theory.
Comey on the memo: “That’s it?”
Being in Congress these days is less about policy, and definitely less fun. That’s bad because Congress attracts the sort of politicians who enjoy it.
Today, Republicans are more likely than Democrats to think that government statistics are trustworthy.
Trump's re-election campaign raised $43 million in 2017, four times as much as Obama raised in his first two years in office. Meanwhile the Democrats are struggling and in debt.
To house ICE inside Homeland Security suggests that all immigrants are a threat—which means a Bush-era bias has gotten weaponized by Trump.
A Muslim marathon runner tests out the new Nike Pro Hijab.
Video: Here’s the highlight reel the NFL doesn’t want you to see, featuring the 281 concussions that occurred this year from the preseason to today
A group of professional ethicists debate whether it's OK to watch the Super Bowl—or professional football at all.
Crock-Pot insists that only on TV—specifically on melodramas like This Is Us—are customers killed by their slow cookers.
Compton gave the world The Chronic, but it has opted out of legalizing the marijuana trade.
“French women don’t publicly demonstrate their dismissal of how women have historically been treated by men in power by making one giant hashtag statement. They make dozens of small, idiotic statements throughout the day.” Rian Konc’s “How to Dismiss Harassment Like a French Woman” is very funny and spot-on.
And here’s a round-up, by the Paris Review, of one-star reviews of Paris, France, from TripAdvisor.
Supposedly only cities at 700 meters are right for hosting Winter Olympics. Cour d'Alene works!
Most classics of American literature about the West are by men. Two female authors discuss how that's changing.
Monica Alcazar-Duarte pairs photographs of researchers trying to get us to Mars with photos of life in Mars, Pennsylvania.
Doing a pretty good Didion impression, Patricia Lockwood reviews the (unsatisfying) new Joan Didion documentary.
An essay for anyone currently trying to unlearn what they learned from Woody Allen movies.
"Platform release" films, which come out drip-by-drip, beat mass releases for seven of the last eight Best Pictures.
Some sublime old photographs by Dadaist Raoul Hausmann (including a few nudes, in case that's a problem).
Finally, did you know that Stephen Hawking once threw a party, complete with catering and champagne and balloons, but didn't tell anyone about it until afterward, hoping to entice time travelers to appear? No one came.