This should be included with every tax filing.

The Pew Research Center has a handy chart of where your federal dollars go. This should be included with every tax filing, but until that day, there's Pew.

Note the "Other" category. There's a lot of things in there that tend to be more visible in an average day. Retired general Stanley McChrystal talks about this in a New York Times Op-Ed, "Save PBS. It Makes Us Safer."

The Reviews Are in for Charlie Brown’s Christmas Play.

The Reviews Are in for Charlie Brown’s Christmas Play

Francesco Marciuliano, Medium Large, 12/12/2016

Donald Trump loves a conspiracy, and he doesn't care how little evidence there is to support it. Is this a secret plot? Okay, no.

Donald Trump loves a conspiracy, and he doesn't care how little evidence there is to support it. The Daily Show piece is a good survey of this:

 

President Obama had a few good lines about it as well. (There is some speculation that Trump's humiliation at being trumped by facts led eventually to his current run for the presidency.)

But as fun as this is, there are humans at the other end of his loutish idiocy. This week he claimed the Clintons had their friend Vince Foster murdered. Five investigations, Jake Tapper of NBC News, and the Daily Show prove this to be a lie, which will only deter Trump from repeating it if he finds it's not helping him in the polls. But Vince Foster's sister wrote a piece on the Washington Post that reminds us why this is the sort of behavior human adults should be ashamed of. The title of the piece is "Vince Foster was my brother. Donald Trump should be ashamed."

The guys at Medium Large love not loving Christmas. Or maybe they love it too much, for too, too long. Something from the archives.

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From Medium Large (1911?)