Philip Evergood. / Sharon Mollerus
The Baffler,  October 17, 2016

Daily Bafflements

Liveblog on Wednesday; evil needs glamour; thanks, Billy.

Philip Evergood. / Sharon Mollerus


• The only thing that got us through the abject depression of the last “presidential” debate were the witty asides of Baffler regulars Natasha Vargas-Cooper, David Rees, Laurie Penny, and EIC Chris Lehmann. So we will be liveblogging the next debate, on Wednesday—tune in and chortle along darkly!

• When theologian Gerald W. Schlabach claimed that “evil needs glamour in a way that the good does not,” he could have been writing about Donald Trump

Here’s some art by American communists.

Thanks, Billy.

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Further Reading

 November 9

There was no quibbling over what item on the menu might be more digestible---Virginia voters just carted off the whole buffet.

 November 10

Yesterday’s twin reports on Roy Moore and Louis CK remind us that sexual assault and women’s inequality are still everyone’s problem.