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Friday News Dump: Ghislaine Maxwell Is Finally Arrested, And Other News

There must be a lot of people who are very nervous over the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein's girlfriend.

So now we know why Trump and Barr were so driven to get rid of SDNY chief Geoffrey Berman and replace him with an inexperienced Trump hack: They were probably trying to block this investigation!


And finally: a short Twitter essay!


And finally, my own favorite Independence Day ritual: Listening to songs from the musical "1776" (we sing this first one to Amato):

You see that wooden platform on which so many of the Founders signed the Declaration? I got to stand there, where it happened. It was the highlight of my life.

Remember, America was never more than an ideal, falling short in many ways -- but if we all do our part, we will come so much closer to making it a reality this year.

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