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Learning to understand my Trump-supporting family

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Photo: Lionsgate


On substack

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Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash


A call for a more nuanced understanding of polling

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The final 2016 election forecast on FiveThirtyEight

Hillary’s defeat


They view losing in politics like losing a football game, but when they win their politics are designed to materially harm real people

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AP Photo / John Locher


Why the Biden Presidency might be better than some leftists predict

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Screenshot of the Associated Press’s Election Results, as of 9:18pm, 11/7/20.


Established writers don’t follow the same rules

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Photo by Ed Robertson on Unsplash


How you can get thousands of views without an established platform

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Photo by Darren Chan on Unsplash


Weaponized cringe in Sartre’s “No Exit.”

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Actors (from left) Maureen Porter as Estelle, JoAnn Johnson as Inez, and Tim True as Garcin rehearse Jean-Paul Sartre’s “No Exit” at Imago Theatre.


Calling the comparisons overdramatic misses the entire point of the novel

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Credit: Justin Sullivan | Getty Images


What fiction writers can learn from the King of Horror

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First edition cover for The Shining, Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977.

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