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.
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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.
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Developers rush to build before the next mayor ruins the fun.
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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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The Trump campaign is planning to buy $140 million in political ads between now and election day, according to the Associated Press, with $100 million dedicated to television ads, and the rest going to digital ads. The only problem, it seems, is that as of September 1...More »]]>
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History will probably record the green-energy revolution as the Obama administration’s most important accomplishment. The daisy chain of events began with $90 billion in green-energy subsidies in the stimulus; continued through a wide array of greenhouse-gas-reducing regulations of transportation, construction, and electric power; and culminated with international agreements with China...More »]]>
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So, after weathering a storm of Trumpite disdain for his conspicuous refusal to urge a vote for Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention, Senator Ted Cruz is reportedly mulling a last-minute endorsement of the mogul, perhaps as early as today. “He thinks...More »]]>
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There are two ways to read today’s New York Times report from Donald Trump’s debate preparations, or lack thereof. One is that Trump’s advisers are deliberately setting expectations at rock bottom, so the media will proclaim him the winner if he can merely remain upright for the entire...More »]]>
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If you are a consumer of political news and analysis, you have likely run across various “forecasts” of what will happen in this election. It’s useful to sort them out.
One set of forecasts is based on political-science models, typically and sometimes exclusively focused on “fundamentals” like economic trends and...More »]]>
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It’s commonly believed that protesters in Charlotte, North Carolina, are angry and upset about what they say is the wrongful shooting of a black man by police on Tuesday, and systemic racial injustice across the country. In an interview with the BBC on Thursday, U.S. representative Robert Pittenger, whose district...More »]]>
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One of the most remarkable propaganda victories won by conservative media in the last few years has involved the admitted IRS special scrutiny of right-wing groups applying for tax-exempt status. To read most of the coverage of this “scandal,” you’d think the only points of controversy were over...More »]]>
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When we think of external events that might affect the presidential election, it’s generally something national: good or bad economic news, or maybe a terror incident that instantly becomes national news.
But sometimes local events can have a disproportionately national impact. And sure enough, there is a growing sentiment that...More »]]>
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This election cycle has seen lots and lots of Republican officials saying they can’t vote for their party’s nominee for president. Very few Democrats have said the same. But there are special cases, and Andrew Stein is one of them. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed today, Stein...More »]]>
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In one of the sad ironies of this strange campaign cycle, widespread pleas for Hillary Clinton to explain what she would do as president have coincided with the appearance of an article documenting the extraordinarily elaborate and detailed policy apparatus and agenda she has in fact assembled.
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It’s been well known for a while that Hillary Clinton is investing a lot more in paid media than is Donald Trump — a whole lot more. But still, the expenditure numbers for TV ads through September 12 as reported by Politico from data compiled by a media...More »]]>
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In the last NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, voters judged Donald Trump to be more honest than Hillary Clinton by a ten-point margin. It is a finding that boggles the mind. Americans deem Clinton less honest and trustworthy than a man who lies in public about opponents in both...More »]]>
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Twenty summers ago, New York columnist Jacob Weisberg convened the Republican operatives James Pinkerton, Dinesh D’Souza, Heather Higgins, William Kristol, and Andrew Ferguson to discuss the presidential race, and more particularly how Bob Dole might revive his flagging campaign against Bill Clinton. Much like Donald Trump, Dole had been losing...More »]]>
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The U.S. stock market, seven years into an almost nonstop bull run, went on a wild ride last week: The Dow Jones Industrial Average swung between 100 and 200 points — up one day, down the next — on four separate days. There hasn’t been...More »]]>
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One of the most interesting and underreported phenomena of this general election has been the lack of influence that Republican elites who oppose or at least disdain Donald Trump exercise among actual Republican voters. Despite all of the nasty attacks on the nominee by #NeverTrump pundits, all of the elected...More »]]>
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Hillary Clinton’s task in the very important first presidential debate on Monday is reasonably straightforward, if not easy to execute: She has to sharply differentiate herself from Donald Trump in a way that “raises the stakes” of the election for marginal voters and those leaning toward minor-party candidates,...More »]]>
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As early voting gets under way in this and subsequent weeks, the impression is common that only Hillary Clinton’s campaign has the infrastructure to begin mobilizing voters. The Trump campaign, mostly by default, has decided to outsource this and other forms of get-out-the-vote efforts to the state Republican...More »]]>
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When questions about Donald Trump’s failure to disavow birtherism began bubbling up last week, the candidate made a vague statement that unintentionally stirred the pot and his campaign’s senior communications adviser Jason Miller released a statement that contained multiple incorrect assertions. The next day, Trump baited the media into covering...More »]]>
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