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Sports

Chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer’s fall from grace

It was both acute and irreversible

By Christopher Sandford

Campaign 2022

Patty Murray is no longer endearing

Once the Washington senator had a comic touch but now she’s just embarrassing

By Christopher Sandford

Music

My night with the Rolling Stones

Recalling a drug-related adventure from the 1970s

By Christopher Sandford

Politics

Stop enabling the crisis junkies

Randomly scanning the news is enough to send anyone running for a therapist

By Christopher Sandford

Law

Are drive-by shooters victims of ‘systemic racism’?

One member of the Washington state assembly thinks so

By Christopher Sandford

Policy

Fifty years ago, D.B. Cooper changed air travel forever

The authorities may not have brought Cooper to book, but they wasted little time in punishing the rest of us

By Christopher Sandford

Politics

Nick Kristof and a tale of two Oregons

The former New York Times columnist wants to be governor. But why?

By Christopher Sandford

Music

The Rolling Stones cancel themselves

The group is canceling a ‘problematic’ hit, but that could sum up half their repertoire

By Christopher Sandford

Music

The Sting paradox

Just because he detected the modern tendency to confuse celebrity with profundity doesn’t mean he necessarily avoided it

By Christopher Sandford

Music

An ode to Charlie Watts, the politest man in rock music

The Rolling Stones drummer was one-of-a-kind

By Christopher Sandford

Film

Fatty Arbuckle’s fall

Arbuckle was an accidental pioneer of cancel culture

By Christopher Sandford

Food

The man in the White Castle

From the pioneers of the bun to the cheek of Earl Butz

By Christopher Sandford

Politics

The fight for Greater Idaho

Five rural counties are ready to put the ‘gone’ in Oregon

By Christopher Sandford

Music

Fifty years of ‘Imagine’

Perhaps the real secret to the song’s eternal popularity is that it taps into our modern obsession with feeling good about ourselves

By Christopher Sandford

Politics

The narcissism of Pramila Jayapal

The congresswoman sees herself as boldly defying the monstrous forces of oppression aligned against her

By Christopher Sandford

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