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Stroll: 99 Luftballoons

The Cold War just got hot again.

Ninety nine dreams I have had
In every one a red balloon
It's all over and I'm standing pretty
In this dust that was a city
If could find a souvenir
Just the prove the world was here
And here is a red balloon
I think of you and let it go

Do we have any Jaime Lannisters working in the White House? Just asking…

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Mistress of Deflection

KellyAnne Conway is Trump's propaganda minister. How do we know she's good at her job? It's the degree of frustration and confusion she leaves in her wake.

But it's no mystery how she does it. It's not the force of her arguments or incredible persistence in promoting ugly "facts" to defend her magical theories.

She's got a technique. Vox breaks it down for us. After this, you'll never look at KellyAnne the same way again. She's just another magician who knows sleight of hand.

In the end, it is all an illusion if invincibility. As they conclude, there's no reason to keep inviting her back on TV for an interview if you know in advance what she's up to.

So why does the media still treat her as a legitimate and ethical spokesperson for a public office?

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Stroll: Are you going to drop the bomb or not?

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