Director Spike Jonze has made the weirdest, most timely romance of the year—in which Joaquin Phoenix’s character falls in love with an operating system. And, as with so many love stories, the making of the movie was equal parts turbulence and passion.
On the eve of a new Supreme Court session, the firebrand justice discusses gay rights, media echo chambers, and how much he cares about his intellectual legacy (“I don’t”).
Is there such a thing? Just ask your children.
The National Interest
Washington couldn’t have gone dark without a radicalized Republican Party. Or maybe it was destined to all along.
Mayor Bloomberg says it is. But he's going to need some better evidence.
A-Rod’s juicy lawsuit against Major League Baseball.
Real Estate & Neighborhoods
Exit, Bear Stearns. Enter, Grumpy Cat.
They may have missed the playoffs, but the richest sports franchise in America won’t be down for long.
Developers rush to build before the next mayor ruins the fun.
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Two weeks ago, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump’s focus groups found voters frequently use two words to describe their candidate: “unqualified” and “racist.” This assessment, while encouragingly on-point, presents a serious obstacle to the Trump campaign. And so it has set out to mitigate this...More »]]>
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It’s a commonplace observation that control of the future shape of the Supreme Court is one of the high-stakes consequences of the 2016 presidential election. That’s partly because the Court is currently at an ideological equipoise, with four generally liberal and four conservative justices (though Anthony Kennedy is not as...More »]]>
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Barack Obama is nearing the finish line of a presidency filled with accomplishments ranging from death panels to FEMA camps to the importation of Sharia law. Year eight is a natural time for Obama to unveil the most deviously brilliant plot of them all:...More »]]>
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Donald Trump’s white working-class support might have some unexpected holes in key battleground states — specifically, among Americans of Eastern European heritage who are likely to look askance at the mogul’s man-crush on Vladimir Putin and his expressed reluctance to defend potential victims of Russian aggression. Russia’s own apparent interest...More »]]>
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About 13,000 ex-felons will now have the opportunity to cast ballots in the presidential election after Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe restored their voting rights on Monday.
McAuliffe’s executive action is the latest in a back-and-forth between the governor, Republican legislators, and the state supreme court over the decision...More »]]>
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For a good while Hillary Clinton ignored the increasing drumbeat of weird conservative rumormongering and outright fabrications suggesting her health was failing. Then, Donald Trump himself began pushing that particular story, most notably in a Wisconsin speech (the one to an all-white rally in a nearly all-white Milwaukee...More »]]>
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The Clinton Foundation is hardly a large or unique source of corruption in American politics. It is, however, a source of grubby, low-level access headaches. That is the takeaway from the latest batch of State Department emails. The emails do not show that Clinton Foundation donors received any...More »]]>
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Less than a week after his campaign reboot, the new and improved Donald Trump is attempting a very difficult maneuver: alienating Latino voters even further, while potentially enraging his base by softening his cartoonishly tough stance against illegal immigration.
Over the weekend, there were reports that in his first...More »]]>
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It’s nice to take a break now and then from the victory strategies of the two major-party candidates, and the back-and-forth over which is more realistic, and focus on a real feat of imagination: independent conservative candidate Evan McMullin’s exotic path to the White House.
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According to Colin Powell, in addition to being ethically challenged, Hillary Clinton is somewhat incompetent. At an event in the Hamptons over the weekend, the former George W. Bush administration official said of the never-ending Clinton email scandal, “Her people have been trying to pin it on me.”...More »]]>
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National polls show that Donald Trump is currently losing to Hillary Clinton by five points or more. (Which polls? Most of them. All of them.) However, Americans should probably cancel any late summer vacation plans and remain glued to the news, because according to Republican National...More »]]>
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On February 29, Max Boot, a neoconservative columnist and then a foreign-policy adviser to Marco Rubio, wrote that if Donald Trump were to win his party’s nomination, it would “confirm everything bad that Democrats have ever said about the GOP.” In May, he pronounced the Republican Party “dead”...More »]]>
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“Crickets have very short life spans,” Bradley Tusk tells me. We are standing in front of the Petco near Union Square, where he is considering purchasing a handful of Acheta domesticus for his 7-year-old son’s pet frog. “I’m there like once a week buying crickets. With all the innovations in...More »]]>
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The presidential campaigns filed their July financial numbers with the FEC on Saturday night, and though the Trump campaign had previously reported raising some $80 million last month, the actual numbers paint a much less impressive picture. Politico points out that just $36.7 million went directly to...More »]]>
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Donald Trump, while meeting with his newly constituted Hispanic advisory council in New York on Saturday, may have signaled that he will be shifting his approach to undocumented immigrants already inside the U.S., according to Univision and BuzzFeed News. He reportedly acknowledged to the...More »]]>
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I returned to Iowa this past weekend just over six months after being in the state for the legendary caucuses. The main attraction this time (other than fellowship with local friends and family visiting from Georgia) was the equally legendary Iowa State Fair. It was a less...More »]]>
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It’s become common to compare Donald Trump to politicians in Europe and elsewhere who strike similar ethno-nationalist notes, or focus on the alleged links between immigration and refugee asylum on the one hand and violent crime and terrorism on the other.
But as the ever-insightful labor-movement veteran Rich Yeselson
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The new, re-re-reorganized Donald Trump presidential campaign is pivoting to the center by proving its candidate, contrary to decades of evidence, is not a massive racist. Today, Trump is speaking to black voters, or at least to black voters via a largely white audience. Trump’s case for the black vote...More »]]>
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As you may have heard, House Republicans have been ginning up a perjury complaint against Hillary Clinton for her alleged misrepresentations in sworn testimony on the Benghazi brouhaha. Federal prosecutors are extremely likely — as in 99.9 percent likely — to refuse to pursue charges. So it’s just a bit...More »]]>
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With the formal resignation of Paul Manafort as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman after he was displaced by former Breitbart News chairman Stephen Bannon, you’d figure the “pivot to the center” strategy the old team was reportedly urging on Trump would be gone for the duration, replaced by, well,...More »]]>
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