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I think that the men who back the Republican candidate no matter what are doing so because the celebrity real estate speculator and name-licenser provides them with an opportunity for ego inflation.I think that the men who back the Republican candidate no matter what are doing so because the celebrity real estate speculator and name-licenser provides them with an opportunity for ego inflation.

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It strikes me as remarkable that the theme of electronic surveillance in "Spectre," the latest entry in the Daniel Craig reboot of the James Bond film franchise, is seemingly being ignored by reviewers.It strikes me as remarkable that the theme of electronic surveillance in "Spectre," the latest entry in the Daniel Craig reboot of the James Bond film franchise, is seemingly being ignored by reviewers.

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Though it may sound ludicrous, over the years many creatures have been mistaken for spies. Last week in Egypt, a stork’s migration tag was thought to be a listening device. In 2011, Saudi authorities suspected a circling vulture of being a Mossad agent. But pets on patrol are not such a far-fetched concept.

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Wonder no more what the current James Bond might look like in a dress, blond wig and pearls: For the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, actor Daniel Craig first suits up as Bond in this video by the EQUALS coalition, but he then takes a walk in women's pumps as ...

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Figuring that public indignation over the Jack Abramoff scandal will soon dissipate, Republicans in Congress are dragging their feet on promised reform measures. Unfortunately, this will probably work--because an indignant populace is sort of like a villain in a James Bond movie: We vow to stamp out a source of aggravation; we put the machinery in place for doing so; we flip the switch; and then we leave the room on the nave assumption that our plan is escape-proof. It'd be funny if this weren't, like, our government we're talking about.

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