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Nat Hentoff, columnist, critic and giant of jazz writing, dies aged 91

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Nat Hentoff in 2004. Photograph: K.G. Schneider/Flickr

  • “Over the years, my advice to new and aspiring reporters is to remember what Tom Wicker, a first-class professional spelunker, then at The New York Times, said in a tribute to Izzy Stone: ‘He never lost his sense of rage.’ Neither have I.” --Nat Hentoff
  • Son says longtime Village Voice columnist died of natural causes, after long career in which he wrote more than 25 books and collaborated with Bob Dylan.

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  • Sunday 8 January 2017 |  Nat Hentoff, an eclectic columnist, critic, novelist and agitator dedicated to music, free expression and defying the party line, died on Saturday at age 91.
  • His son, Tom Hentoff, said his father died from natural causes at his Manhattan apartment.

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Series | Trump Nation, Part 5: Which Department Should Rick Perry Head? The Answer Will Come to You.

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James Fallows, the Atlantic

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Rick%20Perry%20Oops.jpgDecember 13, 2016 | I have a soft spot for Rick Perry, finding his aw-shucks demeanor more natural-seeming than most politicians’. I can even remember the time, in the summer and fall of 2011, when Perry seemed the strongest Republican challenger to Barack Obama for the 2012 race. The reasoning back then: like George W. Bush before him, Perry was an affable-seeming, popular incumbent governor of an important state. Also like Bush, he was unusual among Republicans in maintaining broad Latino support without alienating immigration-hardliners in his own party.

Then came the Republican-primary debate of November 9, 2011, when Perry had his extended “Ooops!” brain-freeze. If you’ve forgotten the episode, Perry had promised to eliminate three whole federal cabinet departments. But when he tried to name them, he got through two (the Departments of Commerce and Education) but couldn’t come up with the third, not even after checking his notes and thinking about it.

James Fallows is a national correspondent for the Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. His latest book is China Airborne.

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Series | Trump Nation, Part 4: This Is What the Resistance Sounds Like

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James Fallows, the Atlantic

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Jerry%20Brown%20Shows%20Trump%20What%20Resistance%20Looks%20Like.jpgDecember 16, 2016 | Governor Jerry Brown of California got Twitter-verse attention for saying two days ago that if Donald Trump shuts down satellite collection of climate data, “California will launch its own damn satellites.”

I’ve now seen the short speech from which that line was taken, thanks to a tip from reader CS. It’s remarkable enough to be worth your time. It’s a genuine fighting speech, with a tone that is resolute but positive, rather than resentful or doomed. It’s a rousing call-to-battle against the environmental backwardness and larger disdain for fact of the coming era, from a person who as he nears age 80 has struck a distinctive Happy Warrior tone of resistance. Happy, in its confidence. Warrior, in its resoluteness.

The 13-minute clip of an obviously extemporized speech is below, followed by a viewer’s-guide annotation.

James Fallows is a national correspondent for the Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. His latest book is China Airborne.

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Hypocrisy of Russia-Did-It Stories Is Hard to Stomach

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  • While it’s plausible that the Russians or even Russia was involved, it’s a very long way from proven, different agencies dispute it, all the sources we’re reading are anonymous and the assessments themselves are secret.
  • Meddling in other countries’ elections is an exciting adventure–when it’s the United States doing the meddling.

Janine Jackson, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Fake%20Media.jpg December 15, 2016  It is, of course, worth knowing what involvement any other country might have had in the US election, but elite media’s consumption with the Russia-did-it storyline so far is discouraging to say the least.

The Intercept‘s Sam Biddle (12/14/16) has a breakdown of what public evidence there is that Russia was behind hacks of DNC email accounts. He concludes that while it’s plausible that the Russians or even Russia, was involved, it’s a very long way from proven, different agencies dispute it, all the sources we’re reading are anonymous and the assessments themselves are secret.

Janine Jackson is the program director of FAIR and the producer and host of CounterSpin.

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Craig Murray: Russia Played No Role At All In The Email Leaks, interviewed by David Swanson, David Swanson, Talk Nation Radio / Dandelion Salad

Murray explains that he has met the leaker of either the DNC or Podesta emails and that both sets of emails were leaked by one or more people at either the NSA or the Democratic Party, that Russia played no role at all.

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