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The New York Times sizes up the race between Carl Paladino and Nick Langworthy.
The Times also writes about how the attack on Salman Rushdie has shaken the Chautauqua Institution.
Ken Kruly, in his Politics and Other Stuff, details all the money spent by local companies and nonprofits to lobby officials in state government. It’s a lot. Ken’s list of individual spending by organizations is worth checking out.
Margaret Sullivan is leaving The Washington Post the end of this month. The former Buffalo News editor will do some lecturing at Duke University and write, fiction and otherwise. Her media column for The Post has been indispensable and her voice will be missed.
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Two stories on the rising tide of fascism and intolerance: the attack on democracy by numerous state legislatures and an effort in Michigan to ban books by LGBTQ authors.
Jim Thorpe, reconsidered. A book review.
Don’t think too hard about this article: research suggests it could tire you out.
A new book chronicles the history of Crystal Beach, a place I have very fond memories of.