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By Matt Zeitlin

I had a job in the great north woods, working as a cook for a spell

- Eric Hobsbawm: eminent historian, occasional Stalin apologist, jazz critic

- I know it’s not Politico’s style, but it would be nice if they could at least allude to a way in which Obama’s response to the BP spill has erred on policy grounds.

- When people are formulating arguments in favor of rich people paying less in taxes, we should be suspicious of any and all claims they make.

- The case against Field of Dreams.

- We don’t have to care very much the complaints of people who are going to spend four hours in cold for the 2014 Super Bowl in New Jersey, but I think one can make a fair case that inclement weather makes football worse for the spectator.

- I’m a big Jonathan Franzen fan, and his recent short fiction in the New Yorker has been quite good. It would be cool to hear from the feminist blogosphere on the one from this week’s issue.

I know it’s a pretty clichéd Dylan song to pick, but YouTube is pretty sparse with good videos, so in honor of Robert Zimmerman’s 69th birthday, here’s Tangled Up in Blue.

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