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Yusuf Toropov
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First Muslim novelist to win a Pulitzer? Godwilling! Yes, I was born here. I like books you have to read twice.
First Muslim novelist to win a Pulitzer? Godwilling! Yes, I was born here. I like books you have to read twice.

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On the Bard's 453rd Birthday, Take the Shakespeare Trivia Quiz
To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, see how high you score on my SHAKESPEARE TRIVIA TEST. Answers Monday. What actor originated the role of Macbeth? Was KING LEAR originally presented to audiences as a tragedy or a history? What comic actor left Shakespear...

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Working on the new novel
That, plus a bout of post-election depression, explains the silence here since December. The novel is helping with my mood.

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My Article 7 THINGS TRUMP DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT THE RECOUNTS HE'S TRYING TO STOP made the homepage at Medium
Check it out -- while there's still time to save the Republic from, you know, R. L. Firestone. Link is here.

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The Amazon "Rising Stars" List Just Picked JIHADI: A LOVE STORY
What a great boost to the day this bit of new was! Amazon has selected JIHADI: A LOVE STORY, on which I worked for eight years, as one of the "most promising debut titles" of 2016. The novel, published by London's Orenda Books, is featured here. Thanks to A...

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Let's Clarify
Let's clarify. All the exit polls were wrong. Russia, motivated by a heretofore suppressed sense fair play, STOPPED trying to influence the outcome of the US presidential election on the morning of November 8. And this United States Senator is lying. That's...

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Verbatim: Fearless Leader vs. the Emoluments Clause of the US Constitution
(Text below taken verbatim from the New York Times transcript.) As far as the, you know, potential conflict of interests, though, I mean I know that from the standpoint, the law is totally on my side, meaning, the president can’t have a conflict of interest...

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Audit The Vote
Three Wisconsin counties reported more votes cast for president than ballots received. Anyone, including Fearless Leader, who claims that is not cause for concern is out of his or her GODDAMNED MIND. Donate to support #AuditTheVote here.

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A Gallery of Photos Trump Doesn't Want The News Media to Use
It is my pleasure and honor to curate these special portraits of Fearless Leader. He has apparently threatened journalists who circulate them. Please email additional public domain images that fall into this category to me  so we can create an authoritative...

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DEADLINE Nov 25: Donate TODAY to Audit the 2016 Vote
TODAY, NOVEMBER 25, IS THE DEADLINE TO DONATE CASH TO SUPPORT JILL STEIN'S EFFORTS TO AUDIT THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN WISCONSIN, PENNSYLVANIA , AND MICHIGAN . DONATE TODAY BY CLICKING HERE. Ukraine's voting machines WERE hacked by Russian agents, changi...

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On the Remote Possibility I Started All This
Eight years ago, I began work on JIHADI: A LOVE STORY, a novel about, among other things, an Islamophobe with outsized political ambitions -- and an extremist “caliphate” movement in the Middle East that appears to materialize out of thin air. Both of those...
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