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  • Last week, the New Yorker interviewed Christopher Ruddy, the cynical C.E.O. of Newsmax, about his campaign to legitimize Trump misinformation about the election. This week, the NY Times has a similarly blistering profile of him and his disdain for his conservative audience: "He thinks they’re stupid enough to fall for it, dumb enough to keep watching even after the fantasy inevitably dissolves, buying the supplements and the books and, crucially, tuning in to channel 1115 in large enough numbers that, eventually, the cable companies will pay him."
  • Relatedly, CNN looks at how Trump is trying to confuse the public about the election outcome even though there is nothing confusing about it.
  • How big should a pandemic pod be?
  • Andrew Yang is apparently serious about exploring a NYC mayoral bid next year.
  • The awful The Rise Of Skywalker and the subsequent Star Wars fallout about the sequel trilogy have made some people reassess the prequels.
  • The Supreme Court will hear arguments today about Trump’s efforts, in the final days of his presidency, to exclude undocumented immigrants from the calculations used to allocate seats in the House.
  • John Wilson talks about the complex process behind creating his brilliant series How To With John Wilson, which you should watch immediately if you haven't.
  • Food delivery apps are booming during the pandemic, but delivery workers are not necessarily reaping the benefits.
  • Barack Obama's old rent-controlled apartment near Columbia University is on the market for $1.45 million.
  • U.S. Girls have released a jolly new holiday single "Santa Stay Home."
  • And finally, it's almost that time again (time to eat the snowflakes):