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”).
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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.
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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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Now that there are renewed doubts about the workability of the private-insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act, the president must again take the blame if things don’t work out as intended, right?
Well, at most, that is half-right or maybe one-third right. The U.S. Supreme...More »]]>
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For months the only publicly available breakouts of religious groups in presidential polling usually involved white evangelicals, a crucial demographic for Donald Trump in both the primaries and the general election.
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When I wrote a year and a half ago about the return of political correctness, I noticed the crucial role played by the notion of “safety.” Obviously, safety is a good thing, as — for that matter — are sensitivity and opposition to racism and sexism. The trouble...More »]]>
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As I tried to explain over the weekend, there is an empirical case for the possibility that Donald Trump can yet win this presidential election. Indeed, as Nate Silver observed today, there is even a bit of a polling trend in his favor, though that could...More »]]>
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And the hacks just keep on coming. A little more than two months out from Election Day, the FBI believes foreign hackers may have gained access to voter databases in Arizona and Illinois, reports Yahoo News. In Illinois, the cyberattackers reportedly downloaded the personal...More »]]>
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At this climactic stage of the presidential contest, with some polls still too close for comfort and debates still ahead, it’s doubtful much of the brainpower of Team HRC is focused on what she will actually do if elected. But at Politico today there was a preview of...More »]]>
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In a modestly air-conditioned office space in a suburban strip mall in Arlington, Virginia, the Hillary volunteers are phone-banking. They are gathering around card tables and crammed into sofas and loveseats, beneath handmade signs and patriotic bunting, mostly retirees and college students, talking on cell phones and filling out paperwork,...More »]]>
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Nobody serious is officially calling the presidential contest over. But as the summer nears its end, if Donald Trump is not yet toast, he’s certainly looking toasty.
The win probabilities for Hillary Clinton among the major forecasters are getting awfully high, ranging from 83 percent by FiveThirtyEight and DailyKos to...More »]]>
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The U.S. Ambassador to Jordan, Alice Wells, announced on Sunday that the 10,000th Syrian refugee will arrive in the U.S. this week, meeting the goal set by the Obama administration for its year-old resettlement program. The Associated Press reports that the number will be reached after a group...More »]]>
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Friday afternoon in Chicago, a 32-year-old black woman named Nykea Aldridge was shot and killed in the city’s South Side while pushing her baby in a stroller on the way to register her children at a nearby elementary school. The mother of four was struck in the head as two...More »]]>
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Maine’s Republican governor, Paul LePage, in the throes of a voicemail scandal in which he challenged a Democratic Maine lawmaker to “prove that I’m a racist,” said in a Friday press conference that when it comes to racial profiling by police, “the overwhelming majority” of drug traffickers coming into Maine...More »]]>
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Donald Trump’s personal physician took only five minutes to write a letter declaring that the 70-year-old Republican would be the healthiest president in U.S. history, according to NBC News. The letter from Manhattan’s Dr. Harold Bornstein, in he which he insisted that, “If elected, Mr. Trump, I...More »]]>
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Yesterday, Hillary Clinton offered a reasonably detailed indictment of Donald Trump’s racially offensive utterances and associations. You don’t have to agree with every characterization she made, or with the underlying innuendo that Trump is himself a racist, to acknowledge she made a decent prosecutor’s prima facie case.
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Something that is largely missing from this year’s presidential campaign that was a reasonably big deal in 2012 is the “religious liberty” issue — the demand that people of faith be insulated from compliance with non-discrimination laws that they claim violate their consciences.
As the 2012 general election heated up,...More »]]>
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Yesterday, Hillary Clinton delivered a speech tying together Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from his early days excluding African-American tenants from his family’s housing in New York to what Paul Ryan called “textbook racist” comments that a Mexican-American was unfit to judge whether Trump had committed fraud....More »]]>
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Donald Trump — the guy who’s spent the past 14 months talking about Mexican rapists and a “deportation force” — just found out what Donald Trump — the candidate who wants Hispanics to vote for him — has been saying about immigration reform, and boy is he mad! In an...More »]]>
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Stephen Bannon, the Breitbart News executive and new Donald Trump campaign CEO, was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, battery, and dissuading a witness following an incident with his then-wife in 1996.
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From the very beginning of the 2016 general election, it has been obvious that Hillary Clinton’s campaign would go after Donald Trump with a claw hammer. He presented too ripe a target to ignore even momentarily, and given Republican misgivings about him it made obvious sense to exploit Trump’s weaknesses...More »]]>
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When you think of the great political coalitions of the past that were dominant for long stretches of time, you’d probably include the Democratic “New Deal” coalition, the Republican “Gilded Age” majority, and maybe the antebellum Democratic and post–Civil War Republican winning streaks. More recently, you might consider the Republican-dominated...More »]]>
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If you are a poll-obsessed novice politician who must always look like a “winner,” disappointing poll numbers represent something of an existential crisis. So such a politician will be naturally drawn to theories that explain away the bad news — and to campaign operatives willing to package them up and...More »]]>
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