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Happy Monday, and welcome to Week 20 of The Presidential Apprentice. We’re still waiting on that whole “presidential” part, though. Another garbage fire of a weekend has passed, with a terrorist attack in London, and Trump tweeting triumphant excoriation of London’s mayor as he waited for the cars to be …

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Open thread for night owls: 'The myth of the kindly General Lee'

At The Atlantic, Adam Serwer dissects the southern deification of confederate general Robert E. Lee. In the Richmond Times Dispatch, R. David Cox wrote that “For white supremacist protesters to invoke his name violates Lee’s most fundamental convictions.” In the conservative publication Townhall,  Jack Kerwick concluded that Lee was “among the …

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Where will you be on August 21, 2017?

Total solar eclipses are so rare because the moon’s apparent diameter is, on average, just a tiny bit smaller than the sun’s width in the sky. But the Earth doesn’t go in a perfect circle around the sun, and the moon doesn’t travel in a perfect circle around the Earth. Between …

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