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.
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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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Donald Trump reportedly found it hard to pay attention during debate prep, but when it comes to attacks on Hillary Clinton that are likely to backfire, the man is laser focused. This week Trump has been pushing a new attack line regarding the Clinton Foundation,
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Bernie Sanders’s initial efforts on behalf of his former primary rival Hillary Clinton were not, at least in my opinion, very impressive; they made it sound like electing Clinton president was an unpleasant but necessary chore to get out of the way before his “political revolution” could resume....More »]]>
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The robo-pollsters of Public Policy Polling have a new batch of battleground-state polls out today. The top-line findings are that Clinton holds very narrow leads among likely voters in Florida and North Carolina, and somewhat more comfortable (but still single-digit) leads in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. PPP also...More »]]>
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Donald Trump’s campaign is signaling that its new, post-first-debate message will be an attack on Hillary Clinton’s finances, under the catchphrase “Follow the money.” This is probably Trump’s most fruitful avenue of attack. The Clinton Foundation has created appearances of a conflict of interest, and the Clintons’ policy...More »]]>
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The first presidential debate was a true test of one of the Trump campaign’s favorite strategies for handling criticism of the candidate: Declaring “I know Hillary Clinton is, but what is Trump?” Could they plausibly argue that it’s Clinton who’s the real sexist, not Trump, after millions of...More »]]>
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The House passed a spending bill that will avert a government shutdown, and, in a small sign of progress, they did not wait until the Friday deadline to do it.
Members of Congress are heading back to their home districts early after the bill passed 342 to 85 in the...More »]]>
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Poor Jeb Bush. The only thing his 2016 campaign will be remembered for is causing people secondhand embarrassment, and now Gary Johnson has taken that from him, too.
During an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Wednesday night, the Libertarian presidential nominee was asked to name just...More »]]>
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Donald Trump’s campaign continues to make up new rules for post-debate behavior. First, they were frantic to claim he won overwhelmingly, while the candidate himself spent time attacking the Venezuelan beauty-pageant winner whose treatment at his hands was the subject of a pretty effective volley by Hillary Clinton on Monday...More »]]>
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One of the livelier, yet more obscure, disputes in Monday’s first presidential debate involved the police practice known as “stop-and-frisk” — warrantless stops of people suspected of criminal activity to search them for weapons. By way of background, Donald Trump had called for Chicago (and possibly other cities) to begin...More »]]>
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The Senate voted today 97-1 to override President Obama’s veto on a bill that will allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue foreign sponsors of terrorism for any alleged role in the 2001 attacks. It’s the first time in Obama’s presidency that his veto has been overridden, and after...More »]]>
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One of Hillary Clinton’s most important objectives in the late stages of the presidential campaign is to boost her standing among the young voters who were a mainstay of the Obama coalition, but who have been cool to Clinton. According to Jeff Stein at Vox, there is some (admittedly limited)...More »]]>
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If you’re a Republican who has been clinging to the wan hope that Donald Trump might somehow, in his eighth decade on Earth, develop into a plausibly competent president of the United States, the first debate should have been your moment to abandon ship. Trump displayed the factual command of...More »]]>
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The 2016 election has stirred intense debates on a variety of topics — from email servers to Skittles to the exact percentage of Americans who are deplorable — but policy has not been at the forefront. The details of Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s positions are wildly different, but they...More »]]>
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If you haven’t been following Congress very closely thanks to the presidential election, you haven’t missed much. Once again, we’re facing a government shutdown at the end of the week, and both parties are accusing each other of using a tragic situation for political purposes — this time, it’s the...More »]]>
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If you’re an Arizona Republican who’s been anxiously waiting for your local newspaper to guide you through these difficult times, we have some shocking news: For the first time since beginning publication in 1890, The Arizona Republic has endorsed a Democrat.
The conservative editorial board didn’t even seem very reluctant....More »]]>
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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.
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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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