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There has perhaps never been a more fashionable child than the five-year-old featured yesterday on New York mag’s The Cut, who—with the languidly bored face of a Brazilian supermodel—flaunts his stylishness in photo after photo: here he wears a bomber jacket and drop-crotch camouflage pants, there a Gucci belt and a blazer that looks tailored for a teddy bear, or a pair of combat boots and oversized shades.

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Over the weekend, Jennifer Steinhauer reported an interesting development in The New York Times about the new math in our nation's capital: the failure of the farm bill to pass the House after 62 conservative Republicans voted against a bill supported by their own leadership (and supported by many Democrats until House Republicans larded up the Senate's bill with various liberal unpalatables, such as more than $20 billion in food stamp "savings").

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ALL-CAPS TYPOGRAPHY IS DOOMED

The Navy has formally abandoned all-caps communiques. You probably have, too.

The Navy has formally abandoned all-caps communiques. You probably have, too.

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In Baghdad With the Relentless Reporter

What made Michael Hastings so good

What made Michael Hastings so good.

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The One-Stop Whistleblower Shop

How did The Guardian become the leaker's outlet of choice?

How did The Guardian become the leaker's outlet of choice? 

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Vice's June fiction issue does what the magazine does best (or worst, depending on your taste): combine culture and controversy.

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"What Part of 'Politico' Do You Not Understand?"

A conversation about the dark art of driving the conversation

A conversation about the dark art of driving the conversation.

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Today is the last day of publication for the daily Washington Examiner. And with it, it may be time for a bunch of us Washingtonians to let go of a dream we’ve held on to through all sorts of changing media moments: That Washington would develop its own indigenous tabloid.

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The news yesterday that Nicaraguan lawmakers had given a Hong Kong company the right to build a $40 billion shipping canal was reported, at least by the nation's leading papers, with open skepticism.

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The Newspeak dictionary is filling up. As of the last few days, it has acquired an Obama entry, "Modest Encroachment," meaning a tactful invasion of privacy, a James Clapper entry, "Least Untruthful Answer," meaning a tactful lie, and a David Brooks entry, "Unmediated Man," meaning, basically, a lonely truth teller who isn't concerned with tact. The appearance of these tortured formulations is as good a measure as any of Edward Snowden's cultural impact.

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