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From the WaPo obituary: “Françoise Hardy, a French singer-songwriter whose melancholy voice, doe-eyed beauty and trendsetting sense of style made her an international sensation in her teens, captivating fashion designers and beguiling musicians such as Bob Dylan and David Bowie, has died at 80.”

That’s just sad. The email goes on to ask me to “join” Carole King by giving money to “Joe and Kamala.”What celebrity are they throwing at you? At least I know they’re not using Spotify to try to find out which musical artist might be able to reach me. The answer is no one, but

“But Colangelo had previously worked alongside Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg(D) in the New York attorney general’s office, where he had worked on Trump-related investigations before. It’s about as circumstantial and speculative as you can get. Attorney General Merrick Garland last week firmly denied, under oath, that he had sent Colangelo to Manhattan. He denied any

Said Donald Trump, quoted in “Donald Trump Calls Taylor Swift ‘Unusually Beautiful’ but ‘Liberal’ in New ‘Apprentice’ Book” (Variety).Also from the book, he says, “She is liberal, or is that just an act? She’s legitimately liberal? It’s not an act? It surprises me that a country star can be successful being liberal.” By that time,

“… but it’s difficult, you know, because there are differences on fundamental things that really can’t be compromised. They really can’t be compromised. So it’s not like you are going to split the difference.”Said Justice Alito, quoted in “Justice Alito Caught on Tape Discussing How Battle for America ‘Can’t Be Compromised'” (Rolling Stone). Alito made these

“… that senior officials described to The New Yorker earlier this year. It’s highly focused on “freedom” conceptually, through the prism of abortion, voting rights and a few other issues. While the issues are definitely longstanding Democratic priorities, if you watch it, the solemn patriotic tone of the ad feels a little old school Republican

Gender equality and female empowerment demand that women’s self-advancement not be sacrificed on the altar of motherhood…. Unreserved enthusiasm for having children can come across as essentially reactionary…. Yet it wasn’t that long ago that Republicans and Democrats fought over who could rightfully claim to be the party of ‘family values.’… After [Bill]