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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There is little ambiguity regarding Maine governor Paul LePage’s opinion of people of color. He thinks they’re the “enemy.” The man who once blamed men with names such as “Smoothie, D-Money, and Shifty” for selling drugs and impregnating white girls in his state, said last month...More »]]>
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It’s come to be a tired, sad refrain: Congressional Republican leaders say they are committed to the enactment of criminal-justice-reform legislation, but — but — the timing’s not right, the planets are not aligned, other stuff is happening, and somehow America’s least-productive Congress ever cannot make it happen.
So you...More »]]>
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Now that he has belatedly joined Team Trump, Senator Ted Cruz was quick to offer his rather counterintuitive take on the first Clinton-Trump debate on his Facebook page. It is a long litany of terrible, terrible things “we know” Hillary Clinton would do to America now that we’ve...More »]]>
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Most weeks, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich speaks with contributor Alex Carp about the biggest stories in politics and culture. Today: the first 2016 presidential debate.
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Before the first presidential debate, the defining confrontation of the general election was an inspiring speech by Khizr Khan, a Muslim-American Gold Star father. Khan’s speech was delivered before prime time, and its unexpected power might have been wasted had Donald Trump not taken the bait by repeatedly...More »]]>
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On the morning after the first presidential debate of the 2016 general election, the consensus is that Hillary Clinton’s performance so completely outclassed Donald Trump’s that you’d expect some movement in the polls in her favor when it’s all digested.
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During this campaign Donald Trump has joked about his penis size during a debate, suggested a rival’s wife is ugly, and threatened to force another opponent to confront her husband’s former mistress. But, according to Donald Trump, he showed tremendous restraint on Monday night...More »]]>
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So, after immense anticipation and much back-and-forth argument over the standards for judging the candidates’ performance, the winner of the first presidential debate of the general election was not — well, debatable. Hillary Clinton exceeded the very high bar the news media set for her and won on style (smooth...More »]]>
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For the very first time, we have reason to doubt the claim by Donald Trump’s physician that he’s in “astonishingly excellent” health. Throughout the first presidential debate, the Republican candidate could not stop loudly sniffing. Here’s an example:
And here’s a supercut of all of the sniffs during the debate:...More »]]>
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Before the first presidential debate, a conventional wisdom had formed that Donald Trump merely needed to appear “presidential,” which the campaign media had defined as “non-sociopathic.” He failed to clear that bar.
Trump enjoyed his greatest success near the beginning of the debate, where he pounded home his nationalist-populist message...More »]]>
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What introduction to this spectacle do you need? Just buckle yourself up
for the first liveblog of the four presidential and vice-presidential
If you want to send me your thoughts as the events proceed, email me at
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Liberals suffer from an earnest tendency to place inflated hopes in the power of truth-speaking journalists to solve our political dilemmas. The crusading journalist of the liberal imagination is a blend of nostalgia and fantasy, running from Edward R. Murrow denouncing Joe McCarthy and Walter Cronkite denouncing the Vietnam War...More »]]>
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You have probably heard that tonight’s first presidential general-election debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will set a new record for viewership of such events. That is close to a certainty, unless the estimates are far off. According to Nielsen figures quoted at Sabato’s Crystal Ball, the...More »]]>
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A strange air of unreality has hung over the presidential campaign, in which a candidate who poses a mortal risk to the sanctity of American democracy and world peace has a disconcertingly high chance of winning, yet the prospect somehow has not felt real. Intelligent people continue to debate the...More »]]>
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Just hours ahead of tonight’s first debate, the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is by any measurement close. In the national polls, Clinton led Trump in the RealClearPolitics average of recent four-way trial heats that include the Libertarian and Green candidate by 1.5 percent. Her lead...More »]]>
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Republicans hoping that Donald Trump benefits from the first presidential debate may be consciously or unconsciously remembering the parallel event in 2012. Held on October 3 in Denver, with a format similar to the one that will be used on Monday, the first 2012 debate was judged by both the...More »]]>
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A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll released on Sunday found that some 34 percent of registered voters say the presidential debates will be quite or extremely important to their decision on Election Day. While that percentage is consistent with previous election-year polls, this year’s group includes 49...More »]]>
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On Monday night, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off in what is expected to be the most widely viewed presidential debate in the history of our (suddenly fragile) republic. With polls tightening amid Clinton’s health woes and Trump’s slightly better behavior, the stakes of Monday’s contest seem higher...More »]]>
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On Saturday, Donald Trump threatened, via Twitter, to invite Gennifer Flowers to Monday night’s presidential debate in response to the news that the Clinton campaign had invited billionaire and vocal Trump critic Mark Cuban. Flowers, a former model who was involved in an extramarital affair with Bill Clinton in the...More »]]>
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If the presidential campaign remains close going down the stretch, an increasingly crucial challenge for Hillary Clinton will be convincing Millennial voters who aren’t voting for Donald Trump to (a) show up at the polls and (b) vote for her rather than for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein.
There’s already...More »]]>
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