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It’s Not Like It Was

My Grandpa Sam is 85 years old. He and my Grandma Ruth were married 59 years last Friday. I was already late to meet them for dinner tonight when I found out the J train would be terminating at Essex Street, instead of taking me to Canal where I could catch the 4/5 to the […]

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The Man

The only lucid comment on this election that’s pierced the fog of my depression about its outcome came from someone who is not a U.S. citizen and therefore did not vote. Perhaps it was this distance from the process that allowed him to see through to its core truth. This is the story of how […]

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Coming soon to SuperLefty: if not reason, maybe at least some reasons

Over the next few days I will bring you: Reasons Why We Lost This Election, Reasons Why It Was Fucked to Begin With, Reasons Why the Democrats Don’t Exist, Reasons Why the Republicans Don’t Exist, Reasons Why America as a Nation or Concept Has Never Been So Great and In Fact Has Been Primed for […]

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Fuck You, Curt Schilling

Curt Schilling, you are no longer our friend and confidant. You have done us wrong. We must now say to you what we say to all who believe the Moron Puppet is anything but a fascist willing to sacrifice all our lives at the altar of oil and no-bid defense contracts. FUCK YOU. You will […]

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The Week That Will Change Everything

And on the first day, the Universe brought victory to the long-defeated. And so it has been done. They said it couldn’t be done, they said it would never be done, and it had never been done in this way, and yet it was done. I think Curt Schilling, our friend and confidant, said it […]

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And Now, A Word From My Mother

My mother’s encounter with the election seems to occuring through the celebrity exhortations to vote. That’s what happens to people with landlines and listed phone numbers. She emailed me this perspective from the Boomer Generation today. A young woman doing telephone solicitation for NOW called and painstakingly explained to me how many women died before […]

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Curt Schilling, Our Friend and Confidant

Watching Curt Schilling’s commanding performance last night made us wish that he wasn’t just Curt Schilling, ace starter for the Boston Red Sox, five-time All-Star, four-time top-5 finisher in the Cy Young Award voting, 20-game winner and 2001 World Series MVP, but Curt Schilling, Our Friend and Confidant. Curt Schilling pitched so well, even though […]

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If you are feeling down…

Go drinking all night with some Scots (and Brits and Irish) who are perfectly willing to hear you pontificate on the politics of your fucked-up country in a midtown diner in the pre-dawn hours. Make sure one of these Scots is an old, dear friend you haven’t seen in years. Your faith in everything will […]

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NO TEAM HAS EVER

In the back room of the bar in New Jersey last night, a hoarse-voiced man was singing about the impossibility of love and the inevitability of pain, the kind of pain that does justice to metaphors about the bottom of the ocean and the blackness of the night. In the front of the bar, on […]

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