Political Murder has gone hiking!

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We at Politicalmurder.com are taking a break for two weeks. We’re off to the great American Southwest for trips through the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, and the national parks of Utah. And (we hope) avoiding stories about Donald Trump.

So you will see no new posts at this site. But I’ll try to update the Political murder of the day every day (unless we’re having too much fun or we’re out of WiFi range), so look over to the column on the right to see who died on this day in history, then click the link above.

If you missed some posts from the past, click above on Complete list of posts. You can revisit past opinions on the news of the day. I’m always surprised to see what posts still get read, such as When — and why — did the U.S. become so gun-crazy? and Other movies did assassination better than The Interview. Other timeless posts seem to be You want less gun violence in Chicago? Hire somebody, FAIR COPS: A revolutionary approach to Chicago police reform, and Why is voter turnout so low? Why don’t people vote?

Posts about the 2016 election are high on the list, too, especially those making fun of Donald Trump. There’s How did the media and the GOP get Trumped? Willingly, Clickbait trumps all: Why media are all in on Donald Trump, and Who still likes Donald Trump? Not GOP officeholders. Or check out two of my most-read pieces: Sanders vs. Clinton: Idealist vs. pragmatist? Or revolution vs. establishment? and Sorry, media: The GOP is not imploding. And I still think the Republican National Committee, Fox News, and the rest made a mistake when they didn’t take my suggestion: Let’s run GOP debates like NCAA tournament.

If you’re looking for something on the non-political side, try Why did we love Spock? A Leonard Nimoy tribute from a Star Trek nerd, or Itching for a House of Cards fix? Chew on Hollywood’s best political villains.

Finally, don’t forget about reading The Political Blogging Murder, a funny mystery set at a Netroots Nation-type of convention, available at this site for a mere $2.99. You can read an excerpt here or by clicking the excerpt link above. Or check out how to order the book here or at the Now available link above.

So go ahead. Read. We’ll be back with a new post in early June.

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