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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This cover story by Richard Reeves, titled “Jerry Ford and His Flying Circus: A Presidential Diary,” opens with a gaffe. Gerald Ford had been inaugurated three months earlier as Richard Nixon resigned and had within weeks pardoned his predecessor. The new president was well along toward establishing his...More »]]>
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On Monday evening, Representative Mike Pompeo of Kansas was confirmed by the Senate as director of the CIA, despite Democrats’ concerns about his view on domestic surveillance and torture, and previous claims that Muslims are not doing enough to stand up to terrorism. Pompeo was sworn in by Vice-President Mike...More »]]>
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Republican Senator Marco Rubio, in keeping with tradition, is once again lending his support to Donald Trump despite clear reservations. Monday, after weeks of publicly voiced skepticism, the Florida senator pledged to back Rex Tillerson as secretary of State. Rubio’s announcement — explained in a lengthy...More »]]>
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If there was some lingering hope among Republican professionals that Donald Trump would somehow, as the old cliché has it, “grow” into the office, his first 48 hours as president dispelled it immediately. The White House is already jittery with fright at the unpredictability of a childlike figure who has...More »]]>
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By the time the court opened, there were around two dozen of us in line, nervously fiddling with our official papers. I was recovering from a brief but brutal stomach flu, which meant I hadn’t eaten in two days and had split open my lip in a mad, half-asleep rush...More »]]>
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On one of my first reporting trips to Vladmir Putin’s Russia — of which there’d be so many that they’d blend into residence — my friend Alex and I got stuck in Moscow traffic a few cars ahead of an EMT van. The siren wailed, the lights whirled, but no...More »]]>
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While addressing the CIA on Saturday, President Donald Trump took a break from lambasting the media to remind everyone that he thinks the U.S. should have stolen Iraq’s oil. He also suggested that the U.S. might get another chance to violate international law.
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Of the many reasons a man like Donald Trump managed to win the presidential election, ranging from the 22nd Amendment to James Comey, an important one was the imbalance in political passion between the two sides. Not only did many Democrats distrust or dislike Hillary Clinton, but eight years of...More »]]>
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Shortly after his inaugural parade on Friday, President Donald Trump signed his first executive order, directing federal agencies to “ease the burden of Obamacare.” The order is vague, and has no immediate effect on the health-care system. But it paves the way for the weakening of the Affordable Care Act,...More »]]>
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“We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate from the face of the Earth,” promised Donald Trump in his inauguration speech. This may turn out to be the most significant line in his speech, signifying the...More »]]>
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“This guy is a con artist. He’s always making things up. No one holds him accountable for it.” —Marco Rubio
“It’s called a confidence game. Why? Because you give me your confidence? No. Because I give you mine.” —House of Games
Presidential inaugurations are occasion for repeating certain pieties. As...More »]]>
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When Donald Trump becomes president at noon on Friday, he’ll bring the unpredictability that marked his campaign into the White House. On numerous occasions, Trump has laid out exactly what he plans to do on his first day as president. The problem is it would be impossible for him to...More »]]>
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Not long ago, another magazine asked me to recommend six books that explain something important about American politics. I chose six of my favorites that help elucidate the most important development of the last half-century in American politics: the Republican Party’s embrace of movement conservative ideology. No other major party...More »]]>
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Though he’s started wearing trendy glasses, Rick Perry is still haunted by the suggestion that he’s not that smart, mainly because he forgot that the Department of Energy was the third federal agency he’d like to abolish.
Matters only got worse when Donald Trump tapped the former Texas governor to...More »]]>
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Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says Donald Trump might sign four or five executive actions shortly after he’s sworn in on Friday — but it’s unclear who will be available to carry them out. While Spicer claimed on Wednesday that the Trump transition will become “the...More »]]>
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On the eve of his inauguration, Donald Trump is expected to nominate former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue for Agriculture Secretary, transition sources tell Politico. The selection confirms that despite pressure to add more diversity to his team, Trump’s cabinet will be the first that does not have a...More »]]>
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President Obama’s critics spent eight years dismissing his accomplishments as wildly overambitious, or insignificant. (Some of the very same people who accused him of the former, and warned his socialist agenda would lead to devastation, switched to the latter when their doomsday predictions failed to take hold.) Since November, the...More »]]>
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Most people have never heard of the assistant to the president for Intergovernmental and Technology Initiatives, but Donald Trump’s pick for the position has generated a new controversy involving allegations of horrific racism.
On Wednesday Trump tapped Reed Cordish, an executive of the Baltimore-based Cordish Companies, for the role. Cordish...More »]]>
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Over the weekend, Donald Trump revealed that he has an Obamacare replacement plan that will provide “insurance for everybody.” He assured the Washington Post that his health-care plan is definitely not imaginary; he claims it’s nearly finished, but it won’t be unveiled until his Health and Human Services...More »]]>
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The number of Democratic lawmakers refusing to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration jumped significantly on Monday, with 42 House Democrats now planning to boycott Friday’s ceremony, according to the Washington Post.
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