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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The buzz in Philadelphia on Wednesday felt less like the excitement that surrounds a big convention speech, and more someone’s final concert.
The modern premise of a final show is that an era is ending — until the person gets the itch again and decides to come back. Barack Obama still has...More »]]>
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When people (I'm looking at you, Mark Halperin) get around to their ultra-insider accounts of the Democratic National Convention, one of the topics will be the brief period of dissension at its beginning, when it looked like a significant portion of Bernie Sanders supporters within the arena were just not...More »]]>
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Nestled in a Wall Street Journal article on Bernie Sanders's post-election plans was this nugget from the Vermont senator:
Mr. Sanders cast the DNC as an inept operation that has failed to inspire people to vote, resulting in large Democratic losses in years when the president is not on the...More »]]>
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Since the start of the Reagan era, American politics has revolved around a war over the role of government in the economy. The Republican Party is set apart from major conservative parties across the world in its intensely ideological rejection of the state. And, despite his past rhetorical inconsistency, Donald...More »]]>
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It's been a good week for Hillary Clinton. The Bernie or Bust revolt that looked so dangerous Monday morning petered out by Tuesday. Bernie Sanders did everything that could be reasonably asked of him to unify the party. There was no unpleasantness over her vice-presidential choice, Tim Kaine. Her occasionally...More »]]>
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Former New York City mayor and current Donald Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani didn't manage to shriek all of his policy proposals during his speech at last week's Republican National Convention. On Wednesday, Giuliani told NJ Advance Media that he thought electronically tagging and monitoring those on the...More »]]>
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http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/tim-kaine-trump-impersonator.html?mid=full-rss-di http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/tim-kaine-trump-impersonator.html Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:32:00 GMT
Tim Kaine received a good reception for his speech last Saturday in Miami when Hillary Clinton introduced him as her running mate. It was half-autobiographical, half-tribute to his new boss. It was cheerful and well-delivered, and showed off Kaine's affability, his impressive résumé, and his command of Spanish. So...More »]]>
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The first two nights of the Democratic convention revolved around the conventional liberal-democratic themes of economic opportunity and social equality, the latter of which dovetailed with Hillary Clinton’s status as potentially the first female president. The third night drove home a simple theme and more historically profound point: Donald Trump...More »]]>
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Tonight the odds are reasonably high that President Obama and Vice-President Biden — and, for that matter, Senator Kaine — will answer the charge that Democrats are avoiding any discussion of terrorism (other than the aftermath of 9/11) at their convention. Hillary Clinton will almost certainly talk about it, too....More »]]>
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Even as some (though a steadily declining number) of progressives worry about Tim Kaine's ideological reliability, conservatives are coming at him from the opposite direction, especially concerning his position on abortion policy. He has long been one of those Catholic liberals who balances a "personal opposition" to abortion with...More »]]>
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It is not clear exactly what kind of shady relationship Donald Trump has with Russia, but a few things are clear. He has repeatedly and lavishly praised its dictator. His closest Russia advisers are financially dependent on the Kremlin. He has promised to abrogate the NATO treaty’s foundational commitment...More »]]>
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The general expectation for the president's speech at the Democratic convention tonight is that he will do for Hillary Clinton what Bill Clinton — then called the "explainer-in-chief" — did for Barack Obama at the 2012 convention. After all, the previous "big speeches" in Philadelphia had other missions beyond...More »]]>
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It is hard to recall, and even more difficult to imagine, that eight years ago Michelle Obama was a political liability for the Democratic Party. She had awkwardly said, “For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country.” National Review plastered her on its...More »]]>
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To those of us who have been watching the 42nd president of the United States make speeches since the 1980s, his prime-time effort tonight on behalf of his wife's effort to become the 45th president was a bit of a surprise. The man whose oratorical signature is the broad historical...More »]]>
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http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/sanders-makes-clinton-nomination-unanimous.html?mid=full-rss-di http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/sanders-makes-clinton-nomination-unanimous.html Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:22:00 GMT For decades, it's been a disposable part of conventions, with no genuinely contested roll calls or candidates left who had not released their delegates. So it was fun this afternoon to hear the secretary intone those once magical syllables — AL-A-BAM-A, 60 Votes! — and know this is one year...More »]]> Ed Kilgore politics democratic national convention hillary clinton bernie sanders
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Depending on your perspective, the fact that Bill Clinton will be addressing the Democratic convention on the same evening as the seven "Mothers of the Movement" — African-American moms who lost children to violence, mostly by police, and became inspirations for Black Lives Matter — might strike you as a...More »]]>
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If there is a secret to Donald Trump’s success in business, after (1) inherit a large fortune and (2) use the media to create a famous brand, it’s (3) don’t pay people the money you owe them. You’d be surprised how much more profitable it can be to have people...More »]]>
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Until quelled by speeches from progressive leaders culminating with Bernie Sanders himself, the Democratic National Convention was briefly convulsed by angry Sanders supporters enraged by hacked Democratic National Committee emails indicating malice toward their candidate. This grievance, and its background in earlier claims that the nominating process was "rigged"...More »]]>
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On the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, it was not an elected official, but one of the most brilliant and inspiring first ladies in American history, Michelle Obama, who lit up the room, silenced the booing throngs, and opened up a can of elegant whoop-ass on...More »]]>
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Suppose you didn't know about the Bernie-or-Bust bros chanting "Lock Her Up" on the streets of Philadelphia Monday morning, or some of his delegates booing him Monday afternoon for calling Hillary Clinton's election as president urgent and mandatory. Imagine you didn't know the chattering classes were buzzing all...More »]]>
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