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Politics this week

Politics this week

Apr 8th 2020Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, who has contracted covid-19, was admitted to intensive care after a deterioration in his breathing. Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, is to stand in for him chairing cabinet meetings “where necessary”. See article.America braced itself for a surge in deaths related to the new coronavirus. There were some…

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‘OK, Boomer’ Lady’s Rise To Twitch Reputation Become ‘A Perfect Storm’ Of Memes And Politics

‘OK, Boomer’ Lady’s Rise To Twitch Reputation Become ‘A Perfect Storm’ Of Memes And Politics

Several decades ago, at the beginning of March 2020, when Bernie Sanders was still in the race for president, a streamer who goes by the handle Neekolul posted a short video of herself lip syncing and dancing along to a song by YouTuber Senzawa made up entirely of variations on the phrase “OK, boomer” to…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Apr 11th 2020Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, who has contracted covid-19, was admitted to intensive care after a deterioration in his breathing. Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, is to stand in for him chairing cabinet meetings “where necessary”. See article.America braced itself for a surge in deaths related to the new coronavirus. There were some…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Apr 2nd 2020Scientists advising the American government about the covid-19 outbreak predicted that between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans could die, even with partial lockdowns and social-distancing measures in place. Donald Trump warned his compatriots “to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead”. The United States now has more reported infections than any other…

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The Original ‘Final Story VII’ Is Extra than Correct a Nostalgia Outing

The Original ‘Final Story VII’ Is Extra than Correct a Nostalgia Outing

This post contains story spoilers for Final Fantasy VII Remake.The most intense fight I’ve had in Final Fantasy VII Remake, thus far, is with a house. It’s not in the same place it was in the original game, but Hell House is lovingly recreated in this edition in all its haunted glory. Scaled up, rendered…

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Authoritarians look opportunity to crack down in coronavirus pandemic

Authoritarians look opportunity to crack down in coronavirus pandemic

LONDON — Victor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, was granted extraordinary powers by his nation’s government this week. By 137 votes to 53, lawmakers in the Hungarian parliament voted to give Orban’s government the power to rule by decree to combat the coronavirus pandemic, for as long as the prime minister sees fit. Rights…

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‘Animal Crossing: Contemporary Horizons’ Is a Little Heaven in a World Long gone to Hell

‘Animal Crossing: Contemporary Horizons’ Is a Little Heaven in a World Long gone to Hell

When I first arrived on Ella, a deserted island I named after my cat, it rained for a week. My boyfriend was irritated as I hunted snails and went fishing, trying to reap the meager bounties the island had to offer. “Is it still raining?” he’d ask me, watching me standing with my fishing pole…

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To Wrestle Sexual Assault, Ladies folks Are Resorting to Electrical Shock Underclothes

To Wrestle Sexual Assault, Ladies folks Are Resorting to Electrical Shock Underclothes

Ekaterina Romanovskaya froze. It was a warm and sunny day in late May 2000, and the 25-year-old interpreter had just dropped her 3-year-old daughter off at kindergarten in their hometown of Volograd, a city in southwestern Russia, when a man she had never seen before appeared behind her. “We need to talk about the little…

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The Coronavirus Is Transforming Politics and Economics

The Coronavirus Is Transforming Politics and Economics

In early March, when health experts warned that the United States risked running short of vital medical supplies, such as masks and ventilators, Donald Trump resisted calls to invoke the Defense Production Act, a 1950 law that gives the President broad powers to prioritize the production of certain items when they become important for national…

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Care homes in some unspecified time in the future of Canada desperate for crew amid COVID-19 outbreak flip to librarians, museum workers – The Globe and Mail

Care homes in some unspecified time in the future of Canada desperate for crew amid COVID-19 outbreak flip to librarians, museum workers – The Globe and Mail

Residents and staff wave to family and friends who came out to show support of those in the McKenzie Towne Long Term Care centre, where there are 35 confirmed COVID-19 cases, in Calgary, Alta., on April 2, 2020. Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press In Ontario’s Bruce County, librarians are being asked to trade checking out books…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Apr 4th 2020Scientists advising the American government about the covid-19 outbreak predicted that between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans could die, even with partial lockdowns and social-distancing measures in place. Donald Trump warned his compatriots “to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead”. The United States now has more reported infections than any other…

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The Political Promise of Carbon Taxes

The Political Promise of Carbon Taxes

For decades, the idea of a carbon tax has been stuck in the waiting room of American politics: Familiar to everyone who comes and goes, it has sat there long enough to grow cobwebs from its ears. For the vast majority of Republicans, the idea is anathema, and for Democrats it’s one among several policies…

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Premier Doug Ford’s going via of the pandemic attracts praise from web site visitors and foes – CTV News

Premier Doug Ford’s going via of the pandemic attracts praise from web site visitors and foes – CTV News

TORONTO — TORONTO — No aspect of Canadian life has been left untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic, including politics, and pundits agree the premier of Ontario is one of those most transformed by the outbreak. Doug Ford, a divisive player on the regional stage long before becoming an equally polarizing national figure, has been turning…

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George Saunders on Politics and the Future

George Saunders on Politics and the Future

Photograph by Leonardo Cendamo / GettyYour story in this week’s issue, “Love Letter,” as the title suggests, takes the form of a letter, which is written by a grandfather to his grandson. What made you choose the epistolary form for this one?I’d been e-mailing with my dad about the state of the world and having…

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Slovakia election: Double kill haunts voters

Slovakia election: Double kill haunts voters

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTens of thousands march in Slovakia calling for early elections in 2018Slovakia votes on Saturday in its first general election since an investigative journalist and his fiancée were murdered in 2018.The shooting of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova shocked the nation and toppled PM Robert Fico, but…

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Utilize the Defense Manufacturing Act for higher than accurate ventilators – The Washington Submit

Utilize the Defense Manufacturing Act for higher than accurate ventilators – The Washington Submit

Joshua Gotbaum, a guest scholar in the Brookings Institution’s Economic Studies Program, was assistant secretary of defense for economic security, assistant treasury secretary for economic policy and executive associate director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Clinton administration. For weeks, officials in both parties have urged the Trump administration to fight the…

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The Coronavirus Killed the Revolution

The Coronavirus Killed the Revolution

Sanders, Warren, and others wanted to remake American politics, but the pandemic radically scaled back what’s possible. March 25, 2020 Contributing writer at The Atlantic and Brookings Institution senior fellow Sergio Sergo / Shutterstock / The AtlanticThere was a before and an after. Before the seriousness of the pandemic set in, Democrats—and Americans more generally—were…

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Nioh 2: The Kotaku Overview

Nioh 2: The Kotaku Overview

The Dark Souls formula is tried and true. It’s been adapted into science fiction settings, placed into 2D, and refined time and time again. 2017’s Nioh is arguably the most successful spin on the genre, adding flashy combat and the turbulent politics of medieval Japan. Nioh 2 is an improvement on every front. There’s no…

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How The Closing Profession Politician Is Making The Coronavirus Disaster His 2nd

How The Closing Profession Politician Is Making The Coronavirus Disaster His 2nd

Julie Carr Smyth / AP Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at a news conference at the statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, March 3. The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak…

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Singapore is spending 12 cases more on coronavirus than they did on the GFC

Singapore is spending 12 cases more on coronavirus than they did on the GFC

By Mason Quah IN discussions around coronavirus policy, there are many different opinions on who best to emulate in our response. In the US, Donald Trump began by denying the Covid-19 threat and was only slowly brought about to declaring a crisis and intervening with state power. Current projections of our case numbers put the…

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Slovakia’s Matovic: Europe’s Mr Well-liked prepares for energy

Slovakia’s Matovic: Europe’s Mr Well-liked prepares for energy

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIgor Matovic was greeted after his victory by Slovakia’s president”Who are you?” It was an unusual opening gambit for what was the first foreign TV interview with the man who is likely to be Slovakia’s next prime minister.But it is a reasonable one.We know little about what…

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Idlib sooner than the war: Carpets, olives and handcrafts

Idlib sooner than the war: Carpets, olives and handcrafts

Image copyright AFP Image caption Idlib was especially famous for its olive groves The last rebel-held province in Syria – Idlib – has been devastated by years of war and the displacement of millions of people.Here two residents recall what Idlib was like as a place to live when Syria was at peace.SaadBefore the revolution,…

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Trim Tuesday Was Unique as Hell

Trim Tuesday Was Unique as Hell

The 2020 election is shaping up to be a major year for LGBTQ women in politics. Many Super Tuesday races are still being called, but so far, queer and trans women scored an estimated 30 wins. These included Texas’ Gina Ortiz Jones, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives for the second time…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Mar 26th 2020More countries rolled out wartime-like emergency measures to fight covid-19. In Britain people were told to leave home only in limited circumstances; gatherings of more than two people were banned. All non-essential businesses, pubs and restaurants were ordered to shut. The government announced an unprecedented aid package, including paying up to 80% of…

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Diagnosis: The Top 10 girls Joe Biden can also seize as VP

Diagnosis: The Top 10 girls Joe Biden can also seize as VP

(CNN)Former Vice President Joe Biden made the quadrennial guessing game of who he might pick to be his own vice president much easier when, during a CNN debate earlier this month, he pledged that he would be choosing a woman as his second-in-command.Which narrows our cast of characters significantly! Of his process, Biden said this…

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What the Pandemic Is Telling Us About Science, Politics, and Values

What the Pandemic Is Telling Us About Science, Politics, and Values

The novel coronavirus offers up a powerful and extremely clear lesson about the appropriate role of science in helping to guide us toward a better future. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Getty Images Plus. The Absurdity of Staring at the 3D Model of the Coronavirus Join Us Online to Discuss Confronting Viral Disinformation A…

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Pompeo makes shock outing to Afghanistan to push peace process forward

Pompeo makes shock outing to Afghanistan to push peace process forward

After weeks of political in-fighting have paralyzed the Afghan government and frozen the peace process between it and the Taliban, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise trip to the country Monday to prod its leaders to end their dispute and form a government. That peace process was initiated by the U.S. and Taliban…

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50 Years Previously, Gloria Steinem Wrote an Essay For TIME About Her Hopes For Females’s Futures. Here’s What She’d Add As of late

50 Years Previously, Gloria Steinem Wrote an Essay For TIME About Her Hopes For Females’s Futures. Here’s What She’d Add As of late

In the half-century since I wrote the essay below, as part of a cover story on “The Politics of Sex,” there has been some definite progress. “Women’s issues” are no longer in a silo but are understood as fundamental to everything. For instance, the single biggest determinant of whether a country is violent, or will…

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Biden’s Too Aged. So Is Sanders. Trump Too.

Biden’s Too Aged. So Is Sanders. Trump Too.

Sanders is too old. So is Biden. Trump too. March 5, 2020 Staff writer at The Atlantic Matt Rourke / APWhen Joe Biden climbed to the stage in California to celebrate his Super Tuesday comeback in the Democratic primary, three things happened in a matter of minutes. He basked in the thunderous applause from the…

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You greater train Nancy Pelosi has a Bernie Sanders map

You greater train Nancy Pelosi has a Bernie Sanders map

(CNN)At her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about the potential of Bernie Sanders as the Democratic nominee — and his decidedly liberal agenda. Here’s how she responded:”It is not unusual for a party platform or the candidates for president to have their own agenda that they would put…

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Canadians urged to now not wander all over coronavirus outbreak, but some are taking the probability – World News

Canadians urged to now not wander all over coronavirus outbreak, but some are taking the probability – World News

In the midst of a coronavirus outbreak and recent announcement urging Canadians to postpone or cancel non-essential travel, some Canadians are wondering if they should still take the risk. All cruise ships carrying over 500 passengers are banned from landing in Canada until later in the summer, and arriving flights will also be restricted to landing…

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‘I am asking plenty,’ Legault says of emergency coronavirus measures in Quebec – Montreal Gazette

‘I am asking plenty,’ Legault says of emergency coronavirus measures in Quebec – Montreal Gazette

QUEBEC — Declaring Quebec in an emergency situation that requires decisive acts and sacrifices by all, the Legault government Thursday announced a series of tough, sweeping measures designed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus before it gets out of hand.And the orders could get more draconian — from closing schools and shopping malls…

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Inventory market data are dwelling updates: Inventory futures tumble, extending Monday’s crushing losses – Yahoo Canada Finance

Inventory market data are dwelling updates: Inventory futures tumble, extending Monday’s crushing losses – Yahoo Canada Finance

[Click here to read what’s moving markets Wednesday, March 11]Stocks ended Tuesday’s volatile trading sharply higher, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average recouping half of the prior session’s steep losses, as investors cheered news that the Trump administration was readying stimulus proposals to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus epidemic.Ahead of the opening bell, U.S.…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Mar 21st 2020Governments around the world took extraordinary measures to curb the novel coronavirus and alleviate its economic consequences. In America the Trump administration proposed giving direct cash transfers to every American as part of an emergency- spending package. Some Republicans balked at the idea, but Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Senate, said that…

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Why we are able to’t blame social networks for our polarized politics

Why we are able to’t blame social networks for our polarized politics

As sentiment about big tech companies has worsened, emerging conventional wisdom has held that social networks are primary causes — and accelerants — of polarization in the United States. The rise of social networks has been roughly correlated with the rise of authoritarians here and elsewhere. Surely social networks, with their algorithmic feeds pushing the…

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Now is the time to originate your politics podcast. Here’s how to build up started.

Now is the time to originate your politics podcast. Here’s how to build up started.

2020 is a big election year. The Democratic presidential primaries have just kicked off this month. Important local and state elections are fast approaching. The general election between President Donald Trump and the Democratic nominee is just around the corner. All of which makes right now the perfect time to start your political podcast. Seriously.…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Mar 14th 2020Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, said that he would be prepared to continue in office past 2024, when his fourth and supposedly final presidential term expires. The Russian parliament voted this week to amend the constitution to reset to zero the number of consecutive terms that he has already served. See article.The trial began…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Feb 27th 2020The WHO said that most new cases of covid-19, a novel type of coronavirus, are now being reported outside China. The number of cases surged in South Korea; Italy recorded hundreds of infections, more than in any country outside Asia; and there were worries that Iran was underreporting the spread of the epidemic…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Mar 7th 2020Joe Biden’s campaign bounced back after he won most of the 14 states that voted on Super Tuesday. Barack Obama’s vice-president racked up big victories in southern states, where black voters are a large part of the Democratic electorate. Mr Biden earlier scored a huge win in the South Carolina primary. The race…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Feb 22nd 2020Mike Bloomberg took part in a Democratic presidential debate for the first time, after a surge in his opinion-poll standing qualified him for inclusion. The other candidates attacked him over lewd comments he has made in the past and his billionaire status. Mr Bloomberg will reportedly sell his media company if he is…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Feb 27th 2020The WHO said that most new cases of covid-19, a novel type of coronavirus, are now being reported outside China. The number of cases surged in South Korea; Italy recorded hundreds of infections, more than in any country outside Asia; and there were worries that Iran was underreporting the spread of the epidemic…

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Diagnosis: Chris Cillizza’s winners and losers from Huge Tuesday II

Diagnosis: Chris Cillizza’s winners and losers from Huge Tuesday II

(CNN)Voters went to the polls in six states across the country Tuesday night, with the results cementing the new reality in the 2020 Democratic race: Joe Biden is the clear front-runner and Bernie Sanders is fighting for his political life.Biden swept to wins in Missouri, Mississippi and most critically Michigan, where Sanders had hoped to…

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Analysis: Is coronavirus Trump’s Katrina?

Analysis: Is coronavirus Trump’s Katrina?

(CNN)With just 2 days until Super Tuesday 2, the 2020 election is in full swing. Every Sunday, I deliver to your inbox the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they’re ranked — so the No. 1 story is the most important of the coming…

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Diagnosis: Why didn’t Elizabeth Warren dwell better?

Diagnosis: Why didn’t Elizabeth Warren dwell better?

(CNN)Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the 2020 presidential race Thursday, ending a once front-running bid that never achieved its sky-high potential once voting actually began.”I refuse to let disappointment blind me — or you — to what we’ve accomplished,” Warren told her campaign staff on a conference call Thursday morning. “We didn’t reach…

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Evaluation: Chris Cillizza’s winners and losers from Natty Tuesday

Evaluation: Chris Cillizza’s winners and losers from Natty Tuesday

(CNN)The biggest day of the 2020 Democratic presidential race — with more than a 1,300 delegates at stake in 14 states and American Samoa — is behind us.While Super Tuesday votes continue to be counted in California, and Maine is still too close to call, there are still clearly winners and losers from the first…

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Voting for the Trusty Selection System Doom for Us All

Voting for the Trusty Selection System Doom for Us All

Photo: GettyThe centrists’ Hail Mary worked: While Mike Bloomberg set hundreds of millions on fire to win American Samoa, it turns out former Vice President Joe Biden’s win in South Carolina was a far better investment. His rivals dropped out and endorsed him, and he surged on Super Tuesday.Biden cleaned up in states he was…

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Most modern In Politics: What We Can Seek info from Next In Democratic Presidential Traipse

Most modern In Politics: What We Can Seek info from Next In Democratic Presidential Traipse

With Super Tuesday in the rearview mirror, we look to what’s to come on Big Tuesday and how the coronavirus will affect the presidential election. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: The Democratic race for the presidential nomination shifted on its axis this week. Before Super Tuesday, Bernie Sanders was in the lead, but it was Joe Biden…

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Chris Cillizza picks the finest and worst of the 10th presidential debate, which changed into marked by contention and division among the candidates

Chris Cillizza picks the finest and worst of the 10th presidential debate, which changed into marked by contention and division among the candidates

(CNN)The 10th Democratic debate — this one in Charleston, South Carolina — is in the books. It was an incredibly contentious affair, with candidates shouting at (and over) one another as they scrambled to draw contrasts with each other in advance of the critical South Carolina primary on Saturday.Below, the best and worst from the…

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Trump Torched Over Racist ‘Chinese language Virus’ Tweet: ‘Dog Whistle Politics’

Trump Torched Over Racist ‘Chinese language Virus’ Tweet: ‘Dog Whistle Politics’

President Donald Trump called COVID-19 “the Chinese Virus” in a xenophobic tweet on Monday and faced an immediate backlash. Trump, echoing a right-wing talking point that the spread of the coronavirus is the fault of China, where it originated, wrote that the U.S. will support industries “that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus.” “We will…

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When ‘The Bachelor’ And The Democratic Primaries Collide

When ‘The Bachelor’ And The Democratic Primaries Collide

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man who goes on “The Bachelor” is in search of a wife. Whether the Bachelor is successful in that quest is a question without a consistent answer. As anyone who watches the show — or anyone who takes a wild guess at whether reality TV is conducive to…

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The Coronavirus Makes Politics Look Minute

The Coronavirus Makes Politics Look Minute

It is making recent political crises—particularly those in Britain—look small by comparison. Tom McTague March 11, 2020 Dan Kitwood / Getty ImagesThe human ego is programmed to believe that today’s moment is of historic importance—because that makes the people living through it important too. We are constantly experiencing changes that feel significant at the time,…

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Michael Bloomberg Desires You To Know He’s Very Rich

Michael Bloomberg Desires You To Know He’s Very Rich

Most Democratic candidates go to great lengths to show that they’re just like you. They point out that they’re not a millionaire. They note how they dropped out of college. They claim that they have a nickname that involves the words “middle-class.” Not Michael Bloomberg.  “If you want somebody who has the resources to beat…

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Conservative Texas Democrat Survives Revolutionary Necessary Reveal

Conservative Texas Democrat Survives Revolutionary Necessary Reveal

LAREDO, Texas ― Progressive immigration attorney Jessica Cisneros came up short in her campaign to unseat conservative Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar in South Texas, disappointing an array of liberal groups and activists who had rallied behind her. Cuellar defeated Cisneros by 3.6 percentage points. The narrow margin of Cuellar’s victory, which prevented the race from…

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The Forgotten Politics of 90s Ska-Punk

The Forgotten Politics of 90s Ska-Punk

Ska never fully healed from getting dissed by Propagandhi. In 1993, the legendary Canadian punk band released their debut album How to Clean Everything. It included the highly memorable song “Ska Sucks”—in which singer Chris Hannah proclaimed, “Ska revival isn’t cool, you stupid fuck / The bands are only in it for the bucks /…

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Democrats Need a Politics of Dignity

Democrats Need a Politics of Dignity

A commitment to equal dignity can pull together a nation that Trump has devoted himself to dividing. February 20, 2020 Tod​d Heisler / The New York Times / ReduxIn October 2018, during the midterm elections, I paid a visit to Ohio, the midwestern swing state that had moved hardest toward Donald Trump two years earlier.…

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Here is why Elizabeth Banks and Busy Philipps are rallying in entrance of the Supreme Court

Here is why Elizabeth Banks and Busy Philipps are rallying in entrance of the Supreme Court

The steps of the Supreme Court are a popular place to be when abortion rights are at stake.  On Wednesday morning, actresses Elizabeth Banks and Busy Philipps showed up there to headline a rally attended by abortion rights activists. They were joined by liberal Congresswomen, including Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and…

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A ‘Netflix for the 99 P.c’ Enters the Streaming Wars

A ‘Netflix for the 99 P.c’ Enters the Streaming Wars

Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood gets its name from the Gowanus Canal, the notoriously polluted waterway snaking through it. Intensive cleanup efforts began over a decade ago, after the Environmental Protection Agency declared the canal a Superfund site, and real estate developers began sniffing around the area. As the waters changed from extremely gross to just gross,…

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Bernie Sanders’ Nevada caucus lift caused a ruckus on political Twitter

Bernie Sanders’ Nevada caucus lift caused a ruckus on political Twitter

Image: Eric Gay / AP / Shutterstock By Adam Rosenberg2020-02-23 16:46:56 UTC Whatever you yourself may think of him, Bernie Sanders is really firing people up. On Saturday, the would-be Democratic nominee for president logged his third winning primary season performance, in the state of Nevada. And a commanding one at that, with the Vermont…

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The US-China Feud Makes It Tougher to Fight Coronavirus

The US-China Feud Makes It Tougher to Fight Coronavirus

The novel coronavirus does not respect borders, but they loom large for heads of state and CEOs responding to the global health crisis. Geopolitics as much as public health will determine how the pandemic proceeds and its lasting effects on people and business. Ian Bremmer, president and founder of political risk consultancy Eurasia Group, says…

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Coronavirus Cancellations High This Week’s Recordsdata superhighway News Roundup

Coronavirus Cancellations High This Week’s Recordsdata superhighway News Roundup

As of this week, many parts of life on Earth look very different. The stock market is collapsing again and even beloved celebrities aren’t safe from global pandemics. Harvey Weinstein is going to prison for 23 years. Billie Eilish addressed body shaming during a concert. Meanwhile, Sarah Palin performed “Baby Got Back” on The Masked…

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This Is How Donald Trump Will Be Remembered

This Is How Donald Trump Will Be Remembered

Zero-sum politics doesn’t work in a pandemic. Peter Nicholas March 18, 2020 Drew Angerer / GettyNone of the crises surrounding President Donald Trump over the past three years has been as calamitous as the one he now faces. Impeachment was largely a political problem with a predictable end; the government shutdown wasn’t going to last…

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MM.Lafleur will robe girls folk working for administrative center, for free

MM.Lafleur will robe girls folk working for administrative center, for free

It’s not easy getting dressed in the morning if you’re a woman in politics.While male politicians and political candidates can blend into an ocean of identical blue and black suits, women must figure out whether to wear a suit (without looking too masculine) or a dress (without looking to feminine). Then there’s the question of…

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7 current kid’s and younger grownup books to read for Gloomy History Month — and former

7 current kid’s and younger grownup books to read for Gloomy History Month — and former

Image: BOB AL-GREENE / MASHABLE Editors independently select all products and services featured here. If you buy something through our links, we may receive a commission. By Siobhan Neela-Stock2020-02-21 10:00:00 UTC Black History Month is almost over but there’s never a bad time to introduce your child to books about black heroes and their contributions…

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Thought: Ivanka for president: The potentialities are increased than it is doubtless you’ll seemingly possibly possibly own

Thought: Ivanka for president: The potentialities are increased than it is doubtless you’ll seemingly possibly possibly own

Allison Jane Smith is a freelance writer and editor. She writes the Snail Race, a newsletter on democracy, voting and political participation. The views expressed in this commentary belong to the author. View more opinion at CNN. (CNN)After Sen. Elizabeth Warren suspended her presidential campaign — the last of the serious female candidates who had…

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Heart England by Jonathan Coe evaluation – a bittersweet Brexit recent

Heart England by Jonathan Coe evaluation – a bittersweet Brexit recent

At one point in Middle England, a couple attend a marital counselling session in which they are each asked to explain why they are so angry that their spouse voted differently from them in the EU referendum. One complains that the other, by voting leave, showed that “as a person, he’s not as open as…

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Qatar Says It Will Withdraw From OPEC

Qatar Says It Will Withdraw From OPEC

ImageAn oil refinery on the outskirts of Doha, Qatar. The country produces around 600,000 barrels a day, about 2 percent of OPEC’s total output.CreditCreditFranck Fife/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesBEIRUT, Lebanon — The tiny, wealthy Persian Gulf state of Qatar will withdraw from OPEC in January, the country’s energy minister said on Monday, hinting that it…

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On Comedy: Three Savvy Comics Who Shine Where Sex and Politics Intersect

On Comedy: Three Savvy Comics Who Shine Where Sex and Politics Intersect

On ComedyImageEmmy Blotnick, in her Comedy Central special, takes a comic “Black Mirror” view of culture.CreditCreditComedy CentralIn her raucously funny 15-minute special on Netflix, Janelle James, an African-American stand-up, says she likes white guys, before pausing to clarify: “Not as human beings. Just in a sexual fetishized kind of way.”James proceeds to get specific, explaining…

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Ho Ho No

Ho Ho No

Groping, inebriation, flashing, and other real-life holiday workplace fiascos. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Thinkstock and filistimlyanin/iStock/Getty Images Plus. Why Don’t Employers Tell Job Applicants When They’ve Been Rejected? No Naughty Nurses Allowed: How to Avoid a Halloween Horror Show at the Office When Employers Demand a Salary Range From Applicants but Refuse to…

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Brexit is a class betrayal. So why is Labour colluding in it? | John Harris

Brexit is a class betrayal. So why is Labour colluding in it? | John Harris

Over the past two and a half years, while the most vocal leave and remain campaigners have endlessly yelled at each other, Brexit has often presented itself as a case study in contradiction and complexity. Certainly, whenever I have spent time in leave-voting areas, I have always felt deeply ambivalent: sick and tired of the…

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The Father, the Son and the Sins of Italian Politics

The Father, the Son and the Sins of Italian Politics

ImageLuigi Di Maio, Italy’s deputy prime minister, has a squeaky clean reputation, but his father has been accused of illegal activities.CreditCreditGianni Cipriano for The New York TimesROME — Luigi Di Maio used to believe that the sins of the father should be visited upon the son.Then he became the son.For years, Mr. Di Maio, a…

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A 3rd-technology Indian politician is gamifying his election advertising and marketing and marketing campaign

A 3rd-technology Indian politician is gamifying his election advertising and marketing and marketing campaign

WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook are nothing new to Indian politics. But now, a young third-generation politician in the northern state of Haryana has gone a step further, and completely gamified his digital campaign.Team Bhavya is an Android mobile app for supporters of 25-year-old Bhavya Bishnoi, who aims to nab a Congress party ticket for the first…

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TikTok parent ByteDance sues Chinese news design that exposed mistaken news residing

TikTok parent ByteDance sues Chinese news design that exposed mistaken news residing

There’s worrying news from China’s online media world as ByteDance, the $75 billion company behind popular video app TikTok, is taking a news site to court for alleged defamation after it published a story about ByteDance’s fake news problem in India. U.S. tech firms have come to rely on media to help uncover issues, but Chinese…

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Trump push to deport Vietnam War refugees scalds California GOP

Trump push to deport Vietnam War refugees scalds California GOP

Janet Nguyen, a former Republican state senator who was born in Saigon and was among a wave of Vietnam War refugees who settled in California, told POLITICO that word about the administration’s potential crackdown left people “very worried.” CALIFORNIA ‘It’s not just bad social policy. It’s incredibly bad politics,’ said one Republican consultant. Anti-Trump sentiment…

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‘Florida’s Being Florida’: Senate Fling Could possibly Be Heading to, What Else? A Relate.

‘Florida’s Being Florida’: Senate Fling Could possibly Be Heading to, What Else? A Relate.

ImageA technician organized ballot boxes in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday. The Senate race between Senator Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott appeared to be heading to a recount.CreditCreditScott McIntyre for The New York TimesTALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Election night in Florida’s capital began with a biblical deluge, the kind of epic rainfall that lends itself to…

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In Farewell Speech, Outgoing Dwelling Speaker Paul Ryan Laments ‘Damaged Politics’

In Farewell Speech, Outgoing Dwelling Speaker Paul Ryan Laments ‘Damaged Politics’

(WASHINGTON) — Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday bemoaned America’s “broken politics” in a farewell speech in which he called Washington’s failure to overhaul costly federal benefit programs “our greatest unfinished business.” “Our complex problems are absolutely solvable,” Ryan said at the Library of Congress, across the street from the U.S. Capitol, where he’s…

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JFK’s closing hour, in the phrases of his widow and assorted eyewitnesses

JFK’s closing hour, in the phrases of his widow and assorted eyewitnesses

Politics may have killed John F. Kennedy just as surely as the bullets.On Nov. 22, 1963, Air Force One delivered the president and his wife, Jacqueline, to Love Field in Dallas, Texas just before 11:40 am. The 13-minute flight covered the 30 miles from Fort Worth, a distance that could have been traveled by car.The…

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A Seventies Essay Predicted Silicon Valley’s High-Minded Tyranny

A Seventies Essay Predicted Silicon Valley’s High-Minded Tyranny

Jo Freeman is one of those people whom Kipling would praise for keeping her head while those all around are losing theirs. The women’s liberation movement of the late 1960s was rebuilding the world in a consciously different way: no designated leaders and no rules on what you could say and when you could say…

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Working to Plot definite the ‘Year of the Lady’ Is Extra Than Correct One Year

Working to Plot definite the ‘Year of the Lady’ Is Extra Than Correct One Year

ImageAutumn Rivers, left, and Assata Aminifa recently canvassed in College Park, Ga., for Care in Action, which is trying to build opposition to restrictive voting laws.CreditCreditAudra Melton for The New York TimesMore than a month after Election Day, a group of women is still going door to door in and around Atlanta looking for people…

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Parties Dig In On Border Wall Funding…

Parties Dig In On Border Wall Funding…

WASHINGTON—The charged politics around funding a wall along the southern border has both parties struggling to keep the government funded as the clock ticks toward a partial shutdown at week’s end.With seven spending bills set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Republicans and White House officials over the weekend discussed a two-week spending measure, aides…

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When Presidents Were Other folks

When Presidents Were Other folks

Richard Ben Cramer captured George H. W. Bush’s humanity in his classic book about the 1988 presidential campaign, What It Takes. Elaina Plott Dec 7, 2018 Vice President George H. W. Bush throws out the first pitch at Game One of the 1986 National League Championship Series at the Astrodome in Houston.Ron Heflin / AP…

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Celebrities who died in 2018: Stephen Hawking, Stan Lee, other geek greats – CNET

Celebrities who died in 2018: Stephen Hawking, Stan Lee, other geek greats – CNET

In 2018, we lost legends in science, entertainment and politics: Stephen Hawking, Stan Lee, Penny Marshall, George H.W. Bush and Aretha Franklin, to name a handful. Here’s a look back at some of the big names who died this year, and the contributions they left behind. Marvel superhero Stan Lee Marvel Entertainment Stan LeeThe godfather of Marvel…

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Is dynastic politics on the trend out?

Is dynastic politics on the trend out?

Rep. Liz Cheney was elected chair of the House Republican Conference on Tuesday, a leadership position that her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, held in the 1980s while representing the same Wyoming at-large district that she holds today (despite spending most of her life since middle school living in Virginia). It was a potent…

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Face up to the Trap of Theological Politics

Face up to the Trap of Theological Politics

Instead of applying religious certainty to public debates, Americans need to take a different lesson from their faith traditions. Dec 22, 2018 Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution Mike Segar / Reuters There is something corrupting not just about the struggle for power through politics but about politics itself. Philosophers and pundits have long condemned…

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Politics Briefing: Huawei govt abet in Vancouver court – The Globe and Mail

Politics Briefing: Huawei govt abet in Vancouver court – The Globe and Mail

Published December 10, 2018Updated December 10, 2018 Good morning, The chief financial officer of Chinese telecom giant Huawei remains in Canadian custody today. Meng Wanzhou will be back in court today arguing that she should be allowed to leave jail during her extradition hearings. Ms. Meng said two of her four children go to school…

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EU leaders alarmed by prospect of UK making ready smartly for no deal, claims Duncan Smith – Politics reside

EU leaders alarmed by prospect of UK making ready smartly for no deal, claims Duncan Smith – Politics reside

12.42pm EST12:42 Afternoon summary Nick Boles, a Conservative former minister, has suggested that he would vote with Labour against the government in a confidence motion to block a no-deal Brexit. (See 5.20am.) Anna Soubry, another pro-European, has posted a message on Twitter suggesting that she feels the same way. Anna Soubry MP (@Anna_Soubry) You, me…

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Staying Catholic at Christmas

Staying Catholic at Christmas

A Gospel reading for the scandal in the church.Dec. 22, 2018ImageA visitor prays in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the nation’s largest Catholic church, in Washington, D.C.CreditCreditJim Lo Scalzo/EPA, via ShutterstockAt Mass this Christmas Eve, many Catholics who have spent a year reading headlines about abusive priests, indifferent bishops, predatory…

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Unique York At present time: Unique York At present time: We Admire Huge. Are Google and Amazon Too Huge?

Unique York At present time: Unique York At present time: We Admire Huge. Are Google and Amazon Too Huge?

Friday: Tech giants talk expansion, and two columnists sign off.ImageGoogle has 7,000 employees in Manhattan, and that number could double if it moves into a new office space.CreditCreditMark Lennihan/Associated PressUpdate, 10:35 a.m.: The chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Joseph Lhota, has resigned.Living and working in New York have ingrained in most of us a…

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Trump buried a climate document he does now not judge

Trump buried a climate document he does now not judge

(CNN)President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed a study produced by his own administration, involving 13 federal agencies and more than 300 leading climate scientists, warning of the potentially catastrophic impact of climate change.Why, you ask?”I don’t believe it,” Trump told reporters on Monday, adding that he had read “some” of the report.On one level, this…

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The Suburbs Are Altering. But No longer in Your total Ways Liberals Hope.

The Suburbs Are Altering. But No longer in Your total Ways Liberals Hope.

Though Democrats dominated the suburbs in the midterms, some of those gains may be fragile.Orange County, Calif., long a bedrock of the Republican Party, won’t send a single Republican to Congress in January for the first time since 1940.The party lost four seats there in the midterms, mirroring Republican losses just outside Minneapolis, Detroit, Atlanta,…

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Corporations gentle to close light about politics. In 2018, social causes grew to change into integral to their branding.

Corporations gentle to close light about politics. In 2018, social causes grew to change into integral to their branding.

Companies used to remain mum on any topic deemed impolite for the dinner table — religion, sex, politics. But in the Trump era, even traditionally apolitical brands like Walmart have taken quiet action, withdrawing their financial support from public figures with views that clearly cross a line. And many companies are being even more explicit…

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Ex-Trump approved skilled Michael Cohen reaches recent plea address special counsel Robert Mueller

Ex-Trump approved skilled Michael Cohen reaches recent plea address special counsel Robert Mueller

CLOSE Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about work he did on a Trump real estate deal in Russia. (Nov. 29) APIn this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen leaves Federal court, in New York.(Photo: Mary Altaffer, AP)Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, pleaded…

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December political cartoons from the usa TODAY Network

December political cartoons from the usa TODAY Network

None The cartoonist’s homepage, pnj.com/opinion Andy Marlette, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal None The cartoonist’s homepage, indystar.com/opinion/varvel Gary Varvel, The Indianapolis Star None The cartoonist’s homepage, clarionledger.com/opinion Marshall Ramsey, The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion Led None The cartoonist’s homepage, pnj.com/opinion Andy Marlette, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal None The cartoonist’s homepage, courier-journal.com/opinion Marc Murphy, (Louisville, Ky.) Courier Journal…

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John Delaney Is Already Working for President

John Delaney Is Already Working for President

DES MOINES — Partway through his stump speech at the Iowa State Fair in August, Representative John Delaney spotted a familiar face walking by.“Mr. Speaker!” he called from his perch atop The Des Moines Register’s soapbox. “What a nice surprise. Speaker Boehner is in the house. You’re looking good, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate you coming…

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Trump, at Mississippi rallies forward of pivotal Senate special election, touts border security and NASA – Fox News

Trump, at Mississippi rallies forward of pivotal Senate special election, touts border security and NASA – Fox News

With just hours to go before a pivotal special election in Mississippi that will determine the strength of the GOP’s Senate majority next year, President Trump on Monday evening touted NASA’s Mars landing, vowed to redouble his border security efforts, and accused some caravan migrants of using children as human shields.His comments came at a fiery rally…

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Trump’s international policy is dominated by his childish desire to ‘pick’

Days after his party was dealt a blow in the midterm elections in the US, Donald Trump flew to France for the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war and took out his anger on one of his favorite targets – America’s allies. Trump got into a war of words with the…

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Reid machine keeps buzzing in Nevada, even in his retirement.

Reid machine keeps buzzing in Nevada, even in his retirement.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harry Reid may no longer lead Senate Democrats in Washington, but the political machine he built in Nevada has Republicans on the run. Democrats romped up and down the state in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, ousting Republican Sen. Dean Heller, winning races for governor and lieutenant governor, and expanding their…

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Thirteen Thanksgiving Day Tips for Talking Politics With Family

Thirteen Thanksgiving Day Tips for Talking Politics With Family

How to navigate tricky holiday conversations in 2018. Also: Black Friday ideas! Nov 21, 2018 Staff writer at The Atlantic GraphicaArtis / Getty How do you eat a meal with loved ones? Each Thanksgiving, the U.S. media answer that question, distinguishing us from countries without a free press, where people don’t dare celebrate the holiday. …

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Digging Deep Into Local News, A Tiny Newspaper In Rural Oregon Is Thriving

Digging Deep Into Local News, A Tiny Newspaper In Rural Oregon Is Thriving

Malheur Enterprise reporters Pat Caldwell (from left) and Kristine de Leon; Les Zaitz, editor and publisher; and, sitting on the floor, reporter Jayme Fraser meet to talk about assignments. Tom Goldman/NPR hide caption toggle caption Tom Goldman/NPR Malheur Enterprise reporters Pat Caldwell (from left) and Kristine de Leon; Les Zaitz, editor and publisher; and, sitting…

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Someone tried roasting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ fabric cupboard, and bought meme’d

Someone tried roasting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ fabric cupboard, and bought meme’d

By Morgan Sung2018-11-15 23:39:27 UTC Another man tried delegitimizing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and ended up getting both brutally ratio’d and beautifully meme’d. Eddie Scarry, a media reporter for the Washington Examiner, tweeted a photo taken from behind the newly elected Democratic representative and wrote, “Hill staffer sent me this pic of Ocasio-Cortez they took just now.…

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The politics of a space to fracture Sri Lanka’s president

COLOMBO (Reuters) – A plot to kill the president, links to foreign intelligence, a rogue police officer and a missing sniper: the snippets of news emerging from Sri Lanka in recent weeks seem plucked from the pages of paperback fiction. Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena prays during a special party convention in Colombo, Sri Lanka…

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