'Ray Donovan' should go down as the iconic show of the Trump era, like '24' was for W:

A violent, rage-filled, gangster-ish sociopath, unable to connect even with his family, reduces his opponents through clever stratagems or alpha-male displays of force and humiliation.

He is, of course, surrounded by beautiful, wealthy, and/or important women, and, naturally, they swoon before his macho ferocity and throw themselves at him (instead of, you know, fleeing in terror). He cheats on his wife to sleep with them, and then treats all of them, wife

included, like s*, bc when you're a star, you can do anything

And in a perfect Trumpian touch, Donovan does it all in style - buff, top-shelf liquor, designer clothes, luxury car - bc remember, Trump's problem with the Capitol sack wasn't the violence but that the putschists

were 'low class.' If only they'd gone tanning first...

When Trump fantasizes that he is some macho, handsome, bada** operator outwitting his foes or dominating them, conquering women, and hanging out with rich people in walled McMansions, this is pretty much it.


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Blame @FoxNews. This needs to be emphasized a lot going forward.

Broadcast TV Fox reaches & dissuades moderate conservatives who otherwise might accept that alterations in power to the Democrats are not the apocalypse.

The furthest right quintile is unreachable. The American

hard right has been lost in conspiracy theories for a century: FDR as Bolshevik, fluoridation, Trilateral Commission, New World Order, birtherism. Mercifully, they're served by narrowcast radio & social media of limited reach.

It's Fox TV reaching the next, softer right,

quintile which is the problem. These voters are church-going conservatives w/ intense preferences on stuff like abortion, taxes, & immigration, but crucially they are not hard-right bananas. They know Trump was flawed & that the Capitol sack was terrible.Their post-sack drift

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Pretentiously complex to read that I need a 'layering strategy' for winter running

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These are shells,

not jackets, so underlayers are doing the actual warming.

Some people might like plating up baselayer for 10 minutes in the morning,but how about an actual jacket for the rest of us? One that doesn't require so much more fabric beneath? And one where you can run in seriously

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- Ivanka
- Jared
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- Guilfolye
- Lewandowski

- Diamond & Silk
- Pirro
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- Levin
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If T Regan can be banished, they can too. The post-T right desperately needs better,less hackish voices

Who would you add? I’m sure I missed some MAGA greats in there.

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Preferably heavy for serious cold, and snug, second-skin fit

Thank you
Please provide SPECIFIC links/product names.

Should be:

1. Heavy

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2. Designed for running

(I run 60+ miles a week, so I’m looking for specialized product)

3. Top & Bottom set

4. Form-fitting

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Yesterday with doves (Catholic progressives), today with hawks (a think-tank aligned with the defense ministry).

Fascinating contrast of interpretations of North Korea: we can work w/ these fellow Koreans vs. they are the opponent

A lot emphasis today on North Korean nuclear weapons, asymmetric warfare, and trilateralism (Korea-Japan-US).

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