John Dickerson

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If you would like to clear the room of other people, particularly the kids, ask them why New York has the most artistic cuisine. Because in every deli you can find Reubens.
"45 million U.S. adults who still haven’t been vaccinated."…
On the economy and disparity of coverage of good and bad news:
Omicron, like many things in reality, is on a different timeline than your preferred social media site.
Remember the days when people would send a Tweet when they meant to send a private text? It was like football without a facemask kids.
I would like the name for a unit of measurement that signifies how many times you must return to a piece of writing before it reaches its end state. And then I'd like to know what that number roughly is. (Obviously kind of writing matters, but let's not strangle this.)
No one grows up saying I’d like to make people sing the Jamie Tartt song while making coffee in the morning, but human achievement bounds beyond our narrow lanes. So, go forth today!
The most chilling part of this video is the composure of the kids. God help us.…
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"I just got to thank you once again For making your prayers known unto heaven for me And to you, always, so grateful I will forever be."
When people pelt us with the "political football" cliche as in: "inflation has become a political football," everyone thinks of American football, but a football in a rugby match seems more apt.* *Trying to make the cliche itself a political football.
Yes, it can be difficult to come up with the first question for an interview.
The joke Leonard Cohen makes at 1:15 is a little too close for Judy Collins' comfort.…
You'll all be here when I finally get around to watching Get Back, right?
"No astute Greek would have any problem identifying the events of Jan. 6 as a step in the path by which self-government falls into tyranny; attempting to seize the center of government with a mob of supporters was a standard tactic for would-be tyrants."
"Mikael Dolsten compared Pfizer's role to that of firefighters: It doesn’t know how serious the blaze will be, but prepares for the worst."
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In the same way, for example, it drives us away from wisdom to define Congress by the behavior of a few of its members.
UK WW II training video: "Who done that?"…
After years of trying, I am defeated. Only in death will my calendars be in sync.
Supply chain issues for bongs appears to have been solved.
“In the United States, only certain types of theft are newsworthy.” By @JuddLegum
If the beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms, defining the media so loosely as to include bloggers, opinion writers, reporters and pundits working for outlets with standards or outlets with few standards seems like the end of wisdom.
"[P]eople continue to be influenced by information even once told that it is meaningless... [T]here is a residual impact of information after it is retracted... We demonstrated this in an abstract setting, where this comparison can be made cleanly and precisely."…
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Hope for the aged, from Haruki Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.
“I was eight! Everything was exciting back then.” — my daughter on why she wrote the date with an exclamation point in the front of her copy of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
It should be a precondition of holding an Integrity Committee meeting that a person demonstrate that they have some.
What is the minimum household skill a person needs to have to be considered handy.* *Watch it buster.
Thread of the most beautiful Libraries of the World 1. The Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading , Rio De Janeiro. Credit: Alamy
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A simple set of actions for all your Covid concerns (Delta, Omicron, Variant TK): “Ventilate spaces. Use masks. Test if you have symptoms. Isolate if positive. Get vaccinated. Get boosted.” — @dr_kkjetelina… via @DLeonhardt
“These latest Chinese military activities are considered "gray zone" warfare by Taiwan, designed to wear out Taiwan's forces by making them repeatedly scramble and also to test their responses.”…
Hair wet, no coffee yet, the tall man leaning against the weight of the canvas bag I bought 30 years ago lugs it towards the subway that will take him to the train. Thanksgiving visit concludes with a shout of thanks over his hastening shoulder. A jogger dodges. I close the gate.
“We should worry about what the modern campaign process is doing to all of our leaders.” Andrew Yang.… I agree.
After a certain age the answer to whether you should call your parents has to always be yes. If you have the instinct you should do it.
.@ScottGottliebMD says that 5 of the 8 countries in Southern Africa affected by the Biden travel ban have recently told @pfizer to halt their delivery of vaccines since national stockpiles are full. $PFE That suggests a distribution problem and hesitation issue. #COVID19
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One of my favorite things is this button on @msonenote. It allows me to capture a thought that occurs to me while working and then go back to what I was working on. In moments of high-grazing or lots of widget cranking I can forget what I was just working on.
Got around to watching this today. If you're one of those people who find @DouthatNYT puzzling I'd encourage you to watch. I find him a national treasure--honest, fearless, self-aware. Watching In Depth with Ross Douthat @cspan…
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#ELB: Trump Trying to Influence Composition of Michigan Legislature and Others Who Might Help Him to Subvert 2024 Election
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Per this thread. The expected next step:…
There’s always a lot of Turkey Trot running on Thanksgiving day, but little talk of the heroism of the day after lug yourself down the lane.
I was kidding gang. It’s normal. Happy Thanksgiving.
I don’t follow a recipe for mashed potatoes, but I don’t remember any instruction that said what to do when foam that looks like industrial waste rises to the top…
This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for each young person who rises to the new day under a @CovenantHouse roof, musters the courage to pursue joy, accepts that homelessness is what has happened to them and not who they are, and gives themselves the grace to love and be loved.
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“Victims of violence from 2017 Charlottesville march are awarded more than $25 million”…
"About 650 to 700 people have contacted him since he first registered the website in 2005, including about 400 who...filled out his “service request form,” which requires users to give their name, email address & phone number, along with the same information of their “targets."
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