Sen. Kamala Harris listens to Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018. (Tom Williams/Reuters) Senator Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) said Tuesday that murderers and terrorists “should be deprived of their rights” just one day after saying she was willing to “have a conversation” about whether felons
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Game of Thrones (HBO) Both Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead are obliged by the nature of their dramatic structures to consider the fundamental questions of politics, and both invite deeply conservative interpretations. Conservatives are acutely aware of our pop-cultural deficit, and sometimes argue that we need more conservative stories on film, on television,
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Beto O’Rourke speaks at the National Action Network convention in New York City, April 3, 2019. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) Asked whether he would abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the She the People 2020 forum in Houston Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said that ICE would exist under his administration but would end some hardline
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Senator Cory Booker (D., N.J.) speaks after announcing he will run for president in Newark, N.J., February 1, 2019. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) Senator Cory Booker promised Wednesday to pick a woman as his running mate should he win the Democratic presidential nomination. Booker was asked at the She the People 2020 presidential forum in Houston if
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President Trump talks to reporters before departing to Atlanta, Ga., from the White House in Washington, D.C., April 24, 2019. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) President Trump said Wednesday that he plans to fight all subpoenas issued by congressional Democrats in their investigation of his administration, including requests for his financial records and for the full, unredacted Mueller
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President Donald Trump declares a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border in Washington, D.C., February 15, 2019. (Carlos Barria/REUTERS) Making the click-through worthwhile: A deep dive into how President Trump’s outlook for 2020 is brightening, and how Democrats are giving him an exceptionally easy target; the Florida supreme court backs firing America’s least-favorite sheriff; and
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This report from Rachelle Hampton in Slate, about alt-right trolls who pose as black women on social media in order to spread racial stereotypes and sow racial discord, is a very interesting and useful look inside a phenomenon that seems to me emblematic of the strangeness of our times, including the blurry line between low-stakes
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Senator Kamala Harris (D, Calif.) at the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) 2019 legislative conference in Washington, D.C., April 10, 2019. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) It’s time for a conversation about the senator’s equivocations. If you want to know which way the wind is blowing in the Democratic primary, just watch Kamala Harris. Asked about impeaching
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Actor Jussie Smollett leaves court after charges against him were dropped by state prosecutors in Chicago, Ill. March 26, 2019. (Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters) The two Nigerian brothers who claim to have helped Jussie Smollett perpetrate a fake hate crime earlier this year said Smollett “directed every aspect of the attack” in a defamation suit filed Tuesday against
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Hillary Clinton speaks in Las Vegas, Nev., in 2016. (Steve Marcus/Reuters) Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that President Trump would have been indicted over the actions described in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report had he not been a sitting president. “I think there’s enough there that any other person who had engaged
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Bernie Sanders supporters during an event introducing the “Medicare for All Act of 2017” on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., September 13, 2017. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) House Democrats have scheduled the first ever hearing for Medicare for All legislation for next week, as the proposal is becoming a litmus test for Democratic 2020 presidential candidates. The “Medicare
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The current progressive effort to demonize attorney general William Barr is creepy, but then again not so strange. He came into the office with singular experience and an excellent reputation from past service. As attorney general, he has followed the law to the letter in handling the release, redactions, and … Read More
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