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VIDEOS: Memories of Jon Stewart and Megyn Kelly

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In light of the love fest over the Fox News anchor, we thought it worth remembering Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" takedowns of two of Kelly's more unfortunate rants, including her declaration that Santa Claus "just is white" and her "fair and balanced" approach to the news.

Shrinking the Empire: A Session on the Imperial Couch

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What follows is a transcript of a therapy session between the American Empire and a psychiatrist whose name we at TomDispatch have agreed not to disclose. Normally we wouldn’t consider publishing such a private encounter, but the probative news value of the exchange is so obvious that we decided to make an exception.

The American Way of Manners

Dear Col. Manners, In a recent New York Times piece, reporters James Risen and Laura Poitras describe the agency’s long-term goal as “being able to collect virtually everything available in the digital world.” Or as one of the NSA’s programs, Treasure Map, puts it: “any device, anywhere, all the time.” Doesn’t this strike you as overreach of a major sort?

The Etiquette of War and Surveillance

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An old and knowledgeable friend, Colonel Manners (ret.), is ready to step into the void left by the Dear Abby column in the classic military newspaper Stars and Stripes. His assignment: to answer letters from Americans puzzled by the etiquette, manners, and language of the arcane national security world of Washington.

'SNL': Stefon's Farewell Features Anderson Cooper

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In the season finale, "SNL" gave a fitting tribute to the character, as Stefon--played by outgoing cast member Bill Hader--gave us all one more "New York City's hottest nightclub" to add to his list before abruptly leaving Seth Meyers to go marry Anderson Cooper .

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