Chris Rock

We Live in the United States of Bullies

The NFL is not the exception, but the rule

The NFL is not the exception, but the rule.

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The last time Donald Trump threatened to run for president, in 1999, I wrote a bit about him in a Diarist for TNR:  Robertson is not the only one to benefit from Buchanan's radioactivity. It has also allowed Donald Trump to portray himself as a sane alternative. "It's just a wacko vote," he says of Buchanan's supporters, "and I just can't imagine that anybody can take him seriously." In one recent op-ed, Trump wrote that Buchanan "says stupid things" and then went on to threaten a preemptive bombing of North Korea.

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Save for the odd occurrence of a black contestant managing to win more than fifteen cents on “Deal or No Deal,” I rarely feel any racial pride.

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SOME YEARS AGO I SPENT A weekend in Las Vegas and enjoyed it. The bounteous vulgarity in every possible way, from displays to entertainments to phalanxes of slot machines, seemed to me exactly what it ought to be. Anything more chaste and sensible would have been out of order, a disappointment.  I watch the Oscars every year, and I have more or less the same reaction: that everything is in character.

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