Nonfiction: Two Main Intellectuals Analyze What Ails The United States

Nonfiction: Two Main Intellectuals Analyze What Ails The United States

NonfictionImageCreditCreditGabriel AlcalaTHE POLITICS OF PETULANCE America in an Age of Immaturity By Alan Wolfe 210 pp. The University of Chicago Press. $25.AMERICA, COMPROMISED By Lawrence Lessig 251 pp. The University of Chicago Press. $24.Among President Trump’s major accomplishments is the booming industry in books about him, his administration, the state of democracy in America, the…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

The hard Brexiteers in Britain’s Conservative Party opposed to Theresa May’s Brexit deal with the EU struggled to get enough support to depose her. The deal will have a rough ride in Parliament. In a warning shot, Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, which Mrs May relies upon for a governing majority, voted against her government…

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At heart of voter fraud scandal, a convicted felon and ‘grassroots’ campaigner – Charlotte Observer

At heart of voter fraud scandal, a convicted felon and ‘grassroots’ campaigner – Charlotte Observer

A man who worked as an “independent contractor” for Republican Mark Harris’ campaign in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District is a convicted felon who faced jail time for fraud and perjury, according to court records. Over the last two decades, he has been paid by at least nine candidates, all for get-out-the-vote work, according to…

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The Thrill of a Ladies’s Wave

The Thrill of a Ladies’s Wave

Watching anti-Trump female candidates win is exciting, but I’m worried about all they’re being asked to do.By Jill FilipovicContributing Opinion WriterNov. 7, 2018ImageMikie Sherrill celebrating her election in New Jersey to the House of Representatives on Tuesday night.CreditCreditDemetrius Freeman for The New York TimesEnormous turnout. A record number of women running — and winning, some…

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A Vitality Do away with? Politics as Long-established? Michigan’s Governor Will Pick

A Vitality Do away with? Politics as Long-established? Michigan’s Governor Will Pick

ImageDemonstrators gathered at the State Capitol building in Lansing, Mich., to protest measures that would hamstring Democrats who will take over the legislature in January.CreditCreditDale G. Young/Detroit News, via Associated PressLANSING, Mich. — On both sides of Lake Michigan this month, Republican-dominated legislatures pushed forward measures aimed at hamstringing Democrats who will take over their…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Ukraine imposed martial law for 30 days after Russia fired on and seized three of its vessels near the Sea of Azov. Since grabbing Crimea, a big chunk of Ukrainian territory, Russia has been throttling Ukrainian shipping through a strait it now controls. A new Russian bridge over the strait is, by an amazing coincidence,…

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River Plate v Boca Juniors: Copa Libertadores closing, second leg – reside!

River Plate v Boca Juniors: Copa Libertadores closing, second leg – reside!

5.21pm EST17:21 Sid Lowe’s report will appear below shortly: River Plate claim Copa Libertadores against 10-man Boca with Quintero goal Updated at 5.21pm EST 5.18pm EST17:18 Glum-looking Boca players, and staff, are going up to collect their runners-up medals. Some are in tears, other more stern. River Plate, meanwhile, are getting the party started. They’ll…

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High Patreon creators of the ‘Intellectual Murky Web’ dispute they’re launching an replacement crowdfunding platform not ‘inclined to arbitrary censorship’

High Patreon creators of the ‘Intellectual Murky Web’ dispute they’re launching an replacement crowdfunding platform not ‘inclined to arbitrary censorship’

Jordan Peterson, a Canadian professor who has built a reputation for fighting ‘political correctness’ and ‘cultural Marxism,’ and the Libertarian comedian and pundit Dave Rubin announced Monday that they would launch an alternative to the crowdfunding website Patreon after the removal of several high-profile right-wing users of the service. In a discussion posted to YouTube…

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The West at an Impasse

The West at an Impasse

How meritocracy and populism reinforce each other’s faults.Dec. 19, 2018ImagePresident Emmanuel Macron presides over a country roiled by populist protests.CreditCreditPool photo by Benoit TessierIn France, where the extraordinarily unpopular Emmanuel Macron presides over a country roiled by populist protests, a leading politician of Macron’s centrist party was asked in a televised interview what policy mistakes…

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Border Drug Circumstances Hit 20-365 days Low as Prosecutors Eager in Migrants

Border Drug Circumstances Hit 20-365 days Low as Prosecutors Eager in Migrants

ImageA United States border patrol officer amid drivers waiting on the Mexico-U.S. border crossing.CreditCreditMarco Ugarte/Associated PressSometimes two campaign promises can conflict. This happened after the Trump administration poured more resources into prosecuting migrants for crossing the Southwest border earlier in the year. What followed was a significant slowdown in the pursuit of drug traffickers, another…

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Washington Memo: A Kinder, Gentler Nation? Maybe for a Few Days

Washington Memo: A Kinder, Gentler Nation? Maybe for a Few Days

Washington MemoImageA statue of George Bush outside his presidential library in College Station, Tex. His death has inspired a cease-fire in Washington’s political wars, although it is unlikely to last.CreditCreditTamir Kalifa for The New York TimesWASHINGTON — Just weeks after a bitterly fought election swept Democrats into power in Congress, a Republican president known for…

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Asia and Australia Model: George Bush, France, Steve Bannon: Your Wednesday Briefing

Asia and Australia Model: George Bush, France, Steve Bannon: Your Wednesday Briefing

Asia and Australia Edition(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning. A funeral for President George H.W. Bush, a Chinese billionaire’s unusual alliance with Steve Bannon and an extraordinary turn of events in France. Here’s the latest:ImageCreditErin Schaff for The New York Times• The U.S. honors 41.Former President George H.W. Bush will…

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Books Info: In Her Fresh E book, Michelle Obama Denounces Trump’s Sexism and His Promotion of the ‘Birther’ Conspiracy

Books Info: In Her Fresh E book, Michelle Obama Denounces Trump’s Sexism and His Promotion of the ‘Birther’ Conspiracy

Books NewsImageMichelle Obama’s memoir comes at a moment when the Obamas (seen here at the Congressional Black Caucus Dinner in 2009) have returned to public life after mostly lying low in the months following the 2016 election.CreditCreditDamon Winter/The New York TimesIn her highly anticipated memoir, “Becoming,” former first lady Michelle Obama mostly sticks to her…

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At the motivate of G.O.P. Energy Play in Midwest: Effort of Losing a Gerrymandered Relieve

At the motivate of G.O.P. Energy Play in Midwest: Effort of Losing a Gerrymandered Relieve

ImagePeople protested in the Capitol rotunda during a lame duck session of Michigan’s Legislature last week. Lawmakers have moved to limit the power of incoming Democratic officials.CreditCreditRobert Killips/Lansing State Journal, via Associated PressLANSING, Mich. — When Michigan Republicans began moving legislation last week to limit the power of newly elected Democratic officials, some liberal activists…

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The resistible rise of the a ways engrossing and populism | Letters

The resistible rise of the a ways engrossing and populism | Letters

Your article (Revealed: One in four Europeans vote populist, 21 November) appeared hampered by the lack of any coherent definition of the term “populism”. Any term that can be stretched to incorporate Syriza and Fidesz is probably meaningless. “Populism” appears to in fact mean simply something popular that the liberal mainstream dislikes. There are obvious…

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LIVE: Theresa Can even fair grilled on her Brexit plans as Michael Gove considers quitting government

LIVE: Theresa Can even fair grilled on her Brexit plans as Michael Gove considers quitting government

Jack Taylor/Getty Images This live-blog is no longer active. Please scroll down to see Friday’s biggest developments. All times are in GMT. LONDON — Theresa May has had another bruising day with multiple Conservative MPs submitting letters of no confidence in her. The number of MPs who have gone public with their letters was 22…

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Major Liberal Teams Sat on Sidelines as Senate Passed Historical Resolution on Yemen Conflict

Major Liberal Teams Sat on Sidelines as Senate Passed Historical Resolution on Yemen Conflict

The Senate vote this month to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen marked a historic break from a bipartisan embrace of a pro-war foreign policy, yet it was accomplished without strong backing from Washington’s liberal foreign policy infrastructure. The resolution, co-sponsored by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Chris Murphy, D-Conn.,…

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A Contemporary Heart Being Born

A Contemporary Heart Being Born

The market and the welfare state go together.Dec. 20, 2018ImageJerry Taylor of the Niskanen Center.CreditCreditGreg KahnAre you optimistic or pessimistic about America’s future? I’m optimistic. I say that because there have been many moments in our history when old ideas and old arrangements stopped working and people chopped them up. Those transition moments were bumpy,…

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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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Will Hurd Wins Re-election to Texas Congressional Seat

Will Hurd Wins Re-election to Texas Congressional Seat

ImageThe majority-Hispanic congressional district represented by Will Hurd, a Republican, has been a hard-fought battleground for Democrats and Republicans in Texas. The seat has flipped five times since the early 1990s.CreditCreditDarren Abate/Associated PressHOUSTON — The Democratic challenger trying to unseat Representative Will Hurd, a two-term Republican congressman in the Texas border region, conceded the race…

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What hold African strongmen hold after they rep kicked misplaced of job?

What hold African strongmen hold after they rep kicked misplaced of job?

A long-serving president—or strongmen leaders, as they are also known—is still a common feature of African politics.A mix of weak institutions, power-hungry leaders, elites kept happy through government patronage and a stifled press have helped several leaders across the continent stay in power much longer than they were supposed to. But the last few years have…

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Admiration Society: Rufus Wainwright and Ivo van Hove Recount Politics, Coming Out and Boarding College

Admiration Society: Rufus Wainwright and Ivo van Hove Recount Politics, Coming Out and Boarding College

Admiration SocietyTwo creative people in two different fields in one wide-ranging conversation. This time: the singer and the director.ImageRufus Wainwright and Ivo van Hove, photographed in New York on Oct. 19, 2018.CreditCreditSean DonnolaWhat does the Belgian dramatist Ivo van Hove have in common with the American-Canadian singer Rufus Wainwright? For one, they’re both artists whose…

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One other Day in Brexit Hell

One other Day in Brexit Hell

Pray for us. By Tanya GoldMs. Gold writes for The Spectator.Dec. 10, 2018ImageBirds flock over the River Thames as the sun sets behind Westminster Palace, where Parliament meets. The building, like Britain, is falling apart.CreditCreditDaniel Leal-Olivas/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesLONDON — I wonder if this is what the Black Death was like. People wandering around…

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Reuters released its most-loved Instagram shots of 2018, and so they’re an unforgettable portrait of the previous one year

Reuters released its most-loved Instagram shots of 2018, and so they’re an unforgettable portrait of the previous one year

As these Instagram photos show, 2018 has been turbulent, troubling, joyous, and beautiful. Tyrone Siu/Reuters Reuters does a yearly roundup of its most-liked photos on Instagram. The 2018 images feature the World Cup tournament, flooding in North Carolina, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding, and migrant caravans, among other scenes. Here’s a recap of…

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How Russia’s online impact marketing campaign engaged with thousands and thousands for years

How Russia’s online impact marketing campaign engaged with thousands and thousands for years

Russian efforts to influence U.S. politics and sway public opinion were consistent and, as far as engaging with target audiences, largely successful, according to a report from Oxford’s Computational Propaganda Project published today. Based on data provided to Congress by Facebook, Instagram, Google and Twitter, the study paints a portrait of the years-long campaign that’s…

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Antitrust’s Most Wished

Antitrust’s Most Wished

We live in a time of both extreme politics and extreme economics. The political side is familiar, but the economic side may be less so. It is represented by new concentrations of personal wealth and unprecedented levels of industrial concentration, both in the United States and globally. That means that an increasing number of industries…

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Comey to testify on Russia, Clinton emails ahead of Residence committees in the aid of closed doors

Comey to testify on Russia, Clinton emails ahead of Residence committees in the aid of closed doors

CLOSE Former FBI Director James Comey says he testified about Hillary Clinton’s emails during a closed-door interview Friday with two House committees. (Dec. 7) APFormer FBI director James Comey speaks June 8, 2017, during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.(Photo: Andrew Harnik, AP)WASHINGTON – Former FBI Director James Comey emerged from…

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Nonfiction: Song With Messages

Nonfiction: Song With Messages

NonfictionImageThe WeaversCreditCreditDecca RecordsWASN’T THAT A TIME The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the Soul of America By Jesse Jarnow Illustrated. 296 pp. Da Capo Press. $27.WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? 20th Century American History in 100 Protest SongsBy James Sullivan Illustrated. 264 pp. Oxford University Press. $24.95.On Aug. 18, 1955, the folk singer…

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Act now to terminate an environmental catastrophe | Letter

Act now to terminate an environmental catastrophe | Letter

In our complex, interdependent global ecosystem, life is dying, with species extinction accelerating. The climate crisis is worsening much faster than previously predicted. Every single day 200 species are becoming extinct. This desperate situation can’t continue. Political leaders worldwide are failing to address the environmental crisis. If global corporate capitalism continues to drive the international…

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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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The one reach to invent fathers abet out at dwelling? Home economics classes | Amy Westervelt

The one reach to invent fathers abet out at dwelling? Home economics classes | Amy Westervelt

In the 1980s, after conducting a study on working mothers, the time-use expert John Robinson proclaimed that they were spending far less time with their children than previous generations of mothers had. The media exploded with headlines reinforcing the long-held belief that mothers in the workplace would result in the total destruction of the American…

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Wolves Are Attend In Germany, Nonetheless Now not Consistently Welcome

Wolves Are Attend In Germany, Nonetheless Now not Consistently Welcome

A wolf in its enclosure at the Hexentanzplatz zoo in Thale, northern Germany. Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/AFP/Getty Images A wolf in its enclosure at the Hexentanzplatz zoo in Thale, northern Germany. Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/AFP/Getty Images Wolves are making a big comeback in Germany, which is making some Germans uneasy. Farmers and…

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It Doesn’t Topic Who Replaces Merkel. Germany Is Damaged.

It Doesn’t Topic Who Replaces Merkel. Germany Is Damaged.

The erosion of the country’s postwar order has created a populace open to messages and movements previously banished to the fringes.By Oliver NachtweyMr. Nachtwey is the author of “Germany’s Hidden Crisis: Social Decline in the Heart of Europe.” Dec. 7, 2018ImageChancellor Angela Merkel of Germany visiting the Hamburg Messe building this month.CreditCreditJohn Macdougall/Agence France-Presse —…

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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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College vouchers: Would possibly Tenn. be next voice to present younger of us scholarships to non-public colleges?

College vouchers: Would possibly Tenn. be next voice to present younger of us scholarships to non-public colleges?

CLOSE Tennessee’s governor-elect Bill Lee discussed his goals for the state, including the idea of altering the corrections system. Autumn Allison, Nashville TennesseanBuy PhotoTennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Governor-elect Bill Lee held a joint press conference on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 at the Tennessee State Capitol.(Photo: Shelley Mays/The Tennessean )Buy PhotoGov.-elect Bill Lee said Monday…

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Donald Trump dropped a mountainous ‘Schitt’ after dismissing a U.S. hero’s armed forces service

Donald Trump dropped a mountainous ‘Schitt’ after dismissing a U.S. hero’s armed forces service

The name is Schiff. SCHIFF. With two Fs.Image: Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX/ShutterstockBy Adam Rosenberg2018-11-18 22:02:34 UTC It’s the afternoon of a day ending with “y,” so you know Donald Trump has offended someone already. Look no further than Trump’s Fox News interview with Chris Wallace. A clip from that interview went viral earlier on Sunday when Wallace…

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Momentum and a reality verify

Momentum and a reality verify

The reason why these elections are resonant well beyond their respective state boundaries is because the face-off in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh was directly between the Congress and BJP. Regardless of how close, or how spacious, Congress victories may be in the Hindi heartland states that just went to polls, one thing is unambiguously…

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Even the substandard Tory whips obtained’t are attempting to halt this Brexit riot

Even the substandard Tory whips obtained’t are attempting to halt this Brexit riot

Between now and 11 December reports on Theresa May’s chances of success and survival will contain almost casual asides about near-criminal behaviour in the House of Commons. Government whips – desperate to win the vote that endorses the prime minister’s Brexit deal – will be said to resort to bribery, bullying and blackmail. Some stories…

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Ineffective Pimp Cruises to Victory in Nevada Divulge Election

Ineffective Pimp Cruises to Victory in Nevada Divulge Election

ImageDennis Hof, a brothel owner and reality television star, died on Oct. 16. Voters still elected him to the Nevada State Assembly on Tuesday.CreditCreditJohn Locher/Associated PressIn life, Dennis Hof claimed many titles: “America’s pimp” and “the P.T. Barnum of Booty,” based on his notoriety as an outspoken brothel owner in Nevada. He called himself the…

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Can Justice Democrats Pull Off a Progressive Coup in Congress? – Yahoo Knowledge

Can Justice Democrats Pull Off a Progressive Coup in Congress? – Yahoo Knowledge

View photosLast week, as a freshman class filtered through the halls of Congress for orientation, Fox News sounded the alarm about four of the elected members and the “radical new Democratic ideas” they’d come to advance: free health care, free college, the abolishment of ICE and an infrastructure project designed to address impending climate catastrophe…

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Beto O’Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez web mastered Instagram Tales

Beto O’Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez web mastered Instagram Tales

Image: mashable composite: beto o’rourke/Instagram and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez/instagramBy Nicole Gallucci2018-11-12 20:31:39 UTC In a world increasingly obsessed with social media, today’s politicians have found a secret weapon: Instagram stories. By documenting their daily activities using Instagram’s Stories and Live features, rising political stars like Beto O’Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have given supporters a rare glimpse at…

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The Soccer Politics of Morocco

The Soccer Politics of Morocco

Louis Witter/Pictorium AgencyThe “ultra” fans of Raja Casablanca lighting torches at a game in the Mohammed V stadium, Morocco, November 25, 2018Casablanca, Morocco—On that glorious night, they stood on their seats for almost the entire game, arms aloft, shouting, cheering, booing and, most of all, singing. Lyrical chants filled the air that chilly November evening.…

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