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Tom Scocca
tom-scocca
Deputy executive editor, Special Projects Desk
Sep 15 2017
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Marchman’s quest for his One True Worst Take may have finally been completed here. “A steak is not food.” “An eyeball is not a body part.” “An eagle is not a bird.” “Chess is not a board game.”

Oct 26 2016
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Arthur Rhodes had a good baseball name, even better in full-length form as Arthur Lee Rhodes, Jr.

Oct 19 2016
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On abortion, Clinton’s assurance and Trump’s blather produced an impressive reversal. Usually there’s a Republican boldly and simply declaring that life begins at conception and abortion kills an innocent human being, while a Democrat apologetically says that yes abortion is bad but but it still, technically, is a Read more

Oct 19 2016
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I thought Clinton was more aggressive and demagogic than in the previous two debates, like she’d measured Trump and wasn’t worried about losing a slugfest to him anymore.

Oct 19 2016
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Trump looks beaten. Extremely low-energy slouching off the stage.

Oct 19 2016
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So Trump’s closing statement was to promise that electing Hillary Clinton means four more years of Obama—i.e., the thing the majority of Americans would take right now if it were on the menu.

Oct 19 2016
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Trump does the public service of pivoting away from Wallace’s plea for entitlement cuts to rant instead about Obamacare.

Oct 19 2016
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The only interesting thing to say about the national debt in this election is that a million years ago Trump was floating the prospect of defaulting on it.

Oct 19 2016
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Chris Wallace lost control of the schedule, so he’s dropping the discussion of Obamacare he’d promised before to jabber about the national debt.

Oct 19 2016
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Trump just Froggered his way from being completely wrong about the situation in Aleppo to denouncing the Syrian refugees as ISIS sleepers.

Oct 19 2016
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“They’ve poisoned the minds of the voters,” Trump says of the media, asked about his election-fixing claims.

Oct 19 2016
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Trump just falsely claimed that he contributes to the Trump Foundation.

Oct 19 2016
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Trump just said the groping accusations have been debunked and pivoted to the Project Veritas ratfucking violence-at-rallies tape.

Oct 19 2016
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Trump is on a riff about six billion missing dollars, which is his first real flight so far in this debate into the stratosphere of things that are only intelligible if you read the comments in the deep right blogosphere. Till here, he’s been pretty grounded.