February 24, 2020

United States

"The 2000s felt like a decade of looking forward. Wi-Fi went mainstream, phones got smarter, social media connected us, digital tools let us rely less on physical ones. But the 2010s brought a shift. There was still tons of new technology, but..."

"By November, Iowa and New Hampshire begin to feel as cold as they will in February, when the first votes in the Presidential race will be cast there. On November 10th, in Berlin, New Hampshire, the sun set at 4:22 p.m. In Littleton, on the far..."

"The Democratic presidential primary so far has been a race to see who can present the most generous taxpayer-funded plan to fix every problem from health care to higher education. President Trump has noticed and is reportedly eager to develop a..."

"The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Friday to approve articles of impeachment against President Trump. It's an important step in holding him accountable for attempting to blackmail Ukraine into smearing his top political..."

"Ihave a confession to make: I haven't been paying very close attention to national politics this year. This is thanks, in large part, to the fact that I've been working on a book. Whatever time I once spent following Twitter pundits and scouring..."

"In spite of all the money that corporations are pouring into attacks and disinformation, "Medicare for All" is an incredibly resilient and popular idea. Almost two-thirds of the American people have a positive reaction to the proposal, including..."

"No Democrat even approaches Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts when it comes to the sheer volume of policy content. Likewise, no other Democrat has experienced her rapid rise into first place or, now, her dramatic fall in the polls. It is..."

"On Nov. 6, 2018, I was elected to Congress; at 31, I was one of the youngest women ever elected to the House of Representatives. One year later, I was sitting on a train to New York to meet with my lawyers about suing The Daily Mail for cyber..."

"Democrats are too “woke” for their own good, or so goes the argument. “Today’s progressivism is more or less a secular form of religion with its own high standards,” Matt Lewis, a conservative columnist, wrote this spring. “Eventually,” he..."

"In the movie “10 Things I Hate About You,” one ditzy character turns to another and asks: “I know you can be overwhelmed and you can be underwhelmed. But can you ever just be whelmed?” Her friend responds, “I think you can in Europe.” That is..."

"In this era of intense partisan polarization, it might seem odd—even quaint—to speak of a “center” of American politics. But a soon-to-be-released survey from the New Center, a bipartisan policy institute I helped start, suggests this term..."

"The Madness of Crowds is a polemic against political correctness, which is not to say that its author is a fascist beast. Douglas Murray is a firm supporter of the rights of gay people, non-whites and women; it is just that he feels that they..."

"Former President Barack Obama recently made comments that have been interpreted as a warning that Democrats must not veer too far to the left — for instance, by supporting presidential candidates like Senators Bernie Sander or Elizabeth Warren..."

"Elizabeth Warren was supposed to be the thinking person’s Bernie Sanders, impeccably progressive but with realistic arithmetic connecting aspirations to resources. Then came her explanation of how she would finance Medicare-for-all. Before..."

"As he looked out over the Potomac in the autumn of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln must have been thinking about the tens of thousands of soldiers who, like the maple leaves along the river’s bank, had forever fallen to temper the American soil..."

"It’s another Trump-era Thanksgiving, and the country is more divided than ever. Americans are split evenly on impeaching President Trump, some polls suggest a tight race between Trump and his eventual general election opponent, and Democrats are..."

"Warren is capitalizing on her voters' political sadism, but she did not create their appetite, nor is she the only candidate whose supporters are thus moved by antipathy and hungry for vengeance. The specific political moment Olson identified..."

"You’ve almost certainly heard some of the following terms: cisgender, fat shaming, heteronormativity, intersectionality, patriarchy, rape culture and whiteness. The reason you’ve heard them is that politically engaged academicians have been..."

"Cynicism comes easy in an era of maximal polarization. Different parties embrace different ideologies, agendas, and sometimes even entirely distinct constellations of facts and truths. From inside either closed world, the other one appears shot..."

"A clearer picture of Rudy Giuliani has emerged during the first two weeks of impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives. He is Michael Cohen 2.0 — a henchman lawyer for President Trump, but with a better resume and a broader mandate..."

"“Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” Screw that. The saying, sometimes attributed to the novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, cautions us to not..."

"Blaze Bernstein, age 19 at the time of his murder, loved to cook. Before he traveled back to his home in California for the 2017-’18 winter break, the University of Pennsylvania sophomore had been elected managing editor of a campus cooking..."

"Mayor Pete is having his moment — for the second time in the campaign. Surging to the head of the pack in a recent Iowa poll, and edging out Vice President Joe Biden in last quarter's money race, Buttigieg is staking his claim to being the..."

"In 1978, Democrat Charles “Pug” Ravenel was giving Sen. Strom Thurmond (R), the former segregationist, a tough race for reelection in South Carolina. Ravenel was from a prominent, well-liked local family, but had made the mistake of prepping at..."

"Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) must be feeling pretty good this week, if by "good" one means "proven right in an allegation anyone of good conscience must always hope will be proven wrong." Omar caught flak earlier this year for calling White House..."

"No one is going to confuse President Trump’s remarks Tuesday at the Economic Club of New York with anything approaching eloquence. He is at his worst when he stiffly reads the teleprompter or flies widely off script with gratuitous remarks about..."

"In his new Netflix comedy special “Lobby Baby,” Seth Meyers allows viewers to avoid his political jokes: Those who tune in to the special have the choice, about 40 minutes in, of hitting the “skip politics” button (not unlike the “skip intro..."

"This week, the first open hearings in the Democrats' impeachment inquiry against President Trump will happen, after several days of closed-door testimony and hundreds of pages of ensuing transcripts. We don't know, at least entirely, what..."

"I want to tell you three things about the “dreamers,” the young people covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. The Supreme Court hears arguments on Nov. 12 that might lead to the abolition of DACA, and I would like you to..."

"...before it heard from diplomats, ambassadors and lieutenant colonels — the country heard from a yoga teacher, an actress, a restaurant owner, a makeup artist — and me. When it comes to Donald Trump, we were the first whistleblowers..."

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