Election Day 2016 from America's Couch: A live blog

Election Day 2016 from America’s Couch: A live blog

4:15am He came out of an indigo curtain, his buttons undone, his red tie hanging outside an open coat. The music was something out of…

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Angry Birds America

Angry Birds America

I just read there is going to be an Angry Birds movie, and my first thought was, “What could that film possibly be about?” The…

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Donald Trump and the Steel Panther System

Donald Trump and the Steel Panther System

I think today of Steel Panther. If you’ve not yet had the pleasure, Steel Panther is a rock band cut from the cloth of every…

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Capitulation Nation

Capitulation Nation

Oh, you’re mad at Sony for killing its movie? Hold on. It’s hard to type when I’m laughing this hard. I wouldn’t have gone to…

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Remembering the first kill

Remembering the first kill

This week in Arizona, a nine-year-old girl shot and killed her shooting instructor by accident. The instructor was teaching the little girl to shoot an…

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A letter to an American kid

A letter to an American kid

I will never forget the day you were born. I will never forget the day you turned ten years old. They were both days that…

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To the courageous Senator Lindsey Graham

To the courageous Senator Lindsey Graham

Dear Senator Lindsey Graham, I write today to applaud your courage. Only a man like yourself–one worried that he might have to face a run-off…

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Carry me home

Carry me home

Jason Shelton, an American soldier, was on my plane to Greenville last night. I hadn’t slept in two days. I’d left my hotel 22 hours…

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Where there's smoke...

Where there’s smoke…

This question, as all good questions do, begins with a cast iron skillet. My wife is—and this is putting it in a way only a…

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America loses

America loses

I stood in my kitchen. I was tenderizing chicken. Beating the holy hell out of it. Destroying it, really. I turned to my wife who…

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