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“According to The Washington Post’s running count, Donald Trump is averaging 7.6 “Trumpian claims” a day. One wonders how many Salazarian claims Julia Salazar has spoken.
On Thursday Ms. Salazar, a 27-year-old rookie politician and democratic socialist, trounced an eight-term state senator in the Democratic primary in New York’s 18th District. The district is gentrifying North Brooklyn — East Williamsburg, Bushwick — and there is no Republican on the ballot. So Ms. Salazar is guaranteed to win in November.
That she pulled this off even though she is, to put it gently, allergic to the truth, tells you a lot about our current political moment.
It’s one thing to change your mind. And Ms. Salazar has on several fronts.
In less than a decade she went from being pro-life to pro-choice. From a conservative Christian Zionist to an outspoken advocate of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. From a registered Republican to a progressive insistent that she is “actively working to dismantle” capitalism and to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”
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“Neil Armstrong was a quiet, sensible, level-headed guy, which makes him perfect for flying a spacecraft but not a particularly enthralling movie protagonist.”
“The number of IPOs is declining, and that could mean that small investors are getting shut out of the most lucrative deals.”
“The solution is so simple it’s almost laughable: just make our clouds a little more reflective, so they reflect more of the sun’s light, and thus reduce our heat.”
“Do you send Venmo requests for less than $5?”
“When female novelists write about female characters, or domesticity, or children, they face subtle charges of self-absorption.”
“Forget the game room and formal dining. You need space for aging parents and Airbnb guests.”
“Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’s Samin Nosrat wants you to get off your butt and cook something.”
“Reality Is just a bunch of hallucinations we collectively agree on.”
“Let’s bring back the Sabbath as a radical act against ‘total work.’”