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Follow the Money Into Joe Manchin’s Pockets

Follow the Money Into Joe Manchin’s Pockets

Lots of ink has been spilled this year trying to figure out what makes West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin tick. Is the Senate’s crucial swing voter a Machiavellian political genius out to save the Democratic Party from itself, or just a media gadfly enjoying his moment in the sun? Is he fighting for his legacy…

Is eating Maggi instant noodles really bad for health?

Is eating Maggi instant noodles really bad for health?Wire baskets of noodles being readied for flash frying:Image source: Travel tips, advice, and info for those travelling to Japan Last time I wrote an answer to this question, I was doing it from my cell phone. Due to repeated inquiries and questions from fellow members of…

The Chair Is an Elegy for the Life of the Mind

The Chair Is an Elegy for the Life of the Mind

There is a poignant pleasure to be found in loving something past its prime. Watching The Chair, a Netflix limited series in which Sandra Oh plays an academic struggling to stave off the decline of the English department she heads at a lesser liberal arts college called Pembroke, I caught myself in some nostalgia for…