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Who should the GOP draft to take down Trump? This brave five year-old girl

There’s been a lot of finger-pointing about just who is most responsible for the rise of Trump, but there is at least one point of broad consensus: for too long, the GOP was afraid of attacking him, and his adversaries spent far too long tearing down one another instead.

On some level, their strategy was understandable: Trump was a punchline until he wasn’t, and so his rivals devoted most of their energy to jockeying for second place. Moreover, it’s unclear that any of their attacks would even stick. When Marco Rubio tried his hand at insult comedy, the results fell far short of spectacular.

But those considerations did not deter all his adversaries. Back in 2010, one five year-old girl issued a challenge to Donald Trump, nearly six years before any Republican candidate managed to accomplish the same feat:

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The Daily Pennsylvanian is a liar, and pathetic, and alone in life, and mean. And mean, etc.

Yesterday was April Fools’ Day, unless you contribute to The Daily Pennsylvanian, in which case that happened sometime last week. I’ve already expressed my annoyance with the annual joke issue — and especially the paper’s self-satisfactory celebration — but that’s not actually the worst thing the DP did that day. It messed with me:

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How anti-Semitic are New England Patriots fans?

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith made headlines yesterday when he (sort of nonsensically) accused the Philadelphia Eagles of making roster decisions on the basis of race. But the idea of a racist team in the modern NFL is not so far-fetched — it’s probably just playing in Foxborough.

Suspicions were raised last year, when the Patriots’ official Twitter account shared the following:

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About those “Seadderall Cheathawks”

At the beginning of Thursday’s The Nightly Show, (apparently-devoted Seahawks fan) Larry Wilmore had the following to say:

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The best candidate for President to occupy the Cowboys owner’s box

2016 hopeful Chris Christie made headlines a week ago when he was spotted embracing Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in that franchise’s owner’s box. While that sight provoked a response of pity or disgust — or a mixture of both — among many observers, it provoked in me a question: which of those two detestable men would I prefer to become the next President of the United States?

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Blink and you missed Penn graduation on last night’s Colbert Report

On last night’s Colbert Report, Colbert reported on ISIS, and what has driven the group’s ability to attract followers from rival militant groups:

Al-Baghdadi has a growing army, recruiting fighters from other militant groups by offering to triple their salaries up to $400 a month.

$400 a month! Baghdadi better be ready for a flood of resumes from recent comp. lit. grads.

As he spoke that last, check out the image that materialized on the screen:

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Real winners and losers from baseball’s opening day

The baseball season is (roughly) one day old, but that didn’t stop Yahoo! Sports from publishing an article titled “Winners and losers from the ‘real’ opening day“:

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Gut-checking American math

About ten days ago, headlines proclaimed that U.S. students are worse at math than their counterparts in Vietnam. This development hardly qualifies as surprising. But forget verifiable statistics – I’ve got anecdotes!

I couldn’t avoid learning of the storm that buried Jerusalem this week – at one point, it seemed every single photograph on my newsfeed was a mixture of snow and sandstone.

But not everyone has the same direct access Israelis through social media, so the American media has to cover it for them. And sometimes, something gets lost in translation — and I don’t mean from the Hebrew.

Here’s Newser’s account of what’s going on:

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