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Tyler Wells Lynch
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Tyler Wells Lynch is a young writer whose work has appeared in The Awl, USA Today, McSweeney's, and a number of blogs throughout the web.

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Donald Trump: The Accidental Mussolini

(1) Comments | Posted March 3, 2016 | 10:38 AM

I listened to noise metal on the way to the Trump rally, smashing my fist against the roof of the car and air-noodling to guitar solos. When I crossed the border I made sure to wave "bye bye!" to my home state of Massachusetts, a state I once heard referred...

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From MFAs to Bloggers, Why Are There So Many Young Writers?

(9) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 6:35 PM

The Internet loves to argue about MFAs. It's a touchy subject. Every few months some insider will publish an article that either rebukes the idea of the MFA program as a Ponzi scheme controlled by fascist eggheads, or upholds it as an Alamo for literary refugees. Then a...

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Boston: How Good Overwhelmed Evil

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 1:55 PM

All that can be said about a city and its people has been said. So I broach this subject with some hesitation. Nonetheless I feel obligated to recount my experience, if only to defend the sense of hope that's materialized in my hometown, and to deny...

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The Strange Gods of Fearful Americans: FDR, Obama, and the Gullible Allure of The Onion

(11) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 5:57 PM

Trying times bring out the worst in men. It's easy to look at contemporary vitriol (birtherism, calls for secession, warnings of "1,000 years of darkness," incessant playing of the Nazi card, Glenn Beck's piss stunt) and chalk it up to unusual cultural...

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9 Species of TV Viewer

(3) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 4:11 PM

The TV ecosystem is large and diverse. There are lazy soaps and 'roided jocks, wino mothers and Syfy nerds. Many a mysterious creature calls this land home, but so rarely do we understand them. So, in the tradition of Sir David Attenborough, I've decided to take a deeper look at...

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The End of the World: A Cultural Obsession

(5) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 3:56 PM

When I was eight I went to a birthday party at a giant arcade. It was the type of place with go-carts and ball pits and pimpled teenagers serving pepperoni pizza. If you've ever stepped foot in a Chuck E. Cheese along some commercial beltway you can relate to the...

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Itinerary for President Romney's No Apology Tour 2013

(2) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 10:30 AM

When Mitt Romney becomes president, one of the first things he'll do is travel the world to reassure global citizens of America's greatness. He will meet with diplomats and world leaders, working tirelessly to reignite the old flames of freedom and democracy. He will reach out to the tired, the...

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The Likeability Question: Shallowness Wrapped in Election History

(9) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 4:35 PM

I've written before about Mitt Romney's likability problem, and you don't need a blogger to tell you that this has been his turd in the punch bowl. Sure, the right praises the man as a hero of private enterprise (which is not entirely without merit), but...

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Mitt Won, But He's Still Not Likable - And Perhaps Not Electable

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 2:32 PM

Pneumatic slab of moist cardboard Willard Mitt Romney was the clear winner in Wednesday night's debate. Few Obama supporters, save delusional hacks like Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, are even denying it. The former Massachusetts governor was aggressive, impatient, armed with facts, and even -- dare I say --...

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The Most Passionate Rants and Speeches of the Obama Presidency

(3) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 11:27 AM

In the early days of the labor movement, public speakers stood on small wooden crates to project their voices more forcefully over a large crowd. These makeshift podiums also served to put speakers on display, so that audience members could more easily see the faces of protesters, leaders, and politicians....

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