Thanks to The Bully Christie, there's just so much political awfulness coming out of New Jersey these days, that "armpit" state I called home during my high school years (the very beautiful Mendham). So it's important to remember that it's actually a pretty wonderful place in many ways. Not least because it produced Bruce Springsteen, whose new album, much to my delight, was released yesterday and is really, really good.
Occasional Planet: Snowden and heroism.
Connecting the Dots: Christie and spite.
Beggars Can Be Choosers: Pussy Riot and punk.
Zandar Versus the Stupid: Booker and Israel/Iran.
Echidne of the Snakes: Conservatives and gender roles.
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