Friday, February 22, 2013

Read Stuff, You Should

Happy Birthday to Jonathan Demme, 69. I don't understand why Paul Le Mat didn't become a star, but I guess that's for another day.

So let's get to the good stuff:

1. Ross Douthat on Republican reformers and the states.

2. Good Conor Friedersdorf piece on the GOP-aligned partisan press.

3. They send letters, don't they? Official ones. Dave Weigel on a 19th century custom that works for the 21st century.

4. And I'm very proud of my brother's obsession with politicians at work.


  1. The Jonathan Demme link goes to the most recent Watergate post.

    1. Thanks; fixed.

      By the way: I count eight Demme movies that I've seen (and generally liked) up through Silence of the Lambs, but I haven't seen any since then. Not sure why, but if anyone has suggestions, I'm interested in what I should see, if any.

    2. Just checked IMDB and Demme and was reminded that Demme directed "The Man from Plains." Maybe you could pair it with one of the Neil Young documentaries for a ridiculous/sublime evening.

  2. The US Postal Service would like to announce that it is available to deliver multiple accusatory letters to nominees. (Hey, guys, they need the business.)


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