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If Trump Is Impeached or Defeated, Conservatives Will Call It a ‘Coup’ If Trump Is Impeached or Defeated, Conservatives Will Call It a ‘Coup’

If Trump Is Impeached or Defeated, Conservatives Will Call It a ‘Coup’

By 2 weeks ago

Ad will collapse in seconds… Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images “At some point it won’t just be marches on Capitol Hill from a few Republican congressmen that the Resistance will have to deal with,” writes Mollie Hemingway. “It is unclear what the proper reaction to an unrelenting campaign to overturn the result of the 2016 election […]

‘Instacouples’ Are Big Business For Brands. But Monetizing A Relationship Has Its Challenges ‘Instacouples’ Are Big Business For Brands. But Monetizing A Relationship Has Its Challenges

‘Instacouples’ Are Big Business For Brands. But Monetizing A Relationship Has Its Challenges

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(Courtesy of Terrell and Jarius Joseph) Welcome to VOL.UME: Love Now, a new series of stories chronicling how we find and experience romantic connections in the digital age. For the full experience, head to volume.mtv.com. By Mary Emily O’Hara When Italian style influencer Chiara Ferragni, 32, married rapper Fedez in September 2018, their wedding was […]

Trump Boasts of War Crimes in Public, Nobody Believes Him Trump Boasts of War Crimes in Public, Nobody Believes Him

Trump Boasts of War Crimes in Public, Nobody Believes Him

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Ad will collapse in seconds… Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images Over the last two and a half years, the once-vast space between Donald Trump’s authoritarian vision of the presidency and the effective powers at his disposal has slowly collapsed. Trump used to wistfully pine for an Attorney General who would protect the president’s personal interests and […]

The Wisdom of the Crowd The Wisdom of the Crowd

The Wisdom of the Crowd

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Ad will collapse in seconds… Donald Trump at for Game 5 of the World Series. Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP/Shutterstock A couple of years ago, the actor Seth Rogen realized, to his amusement and slight alarm, that Donald Trump Jr. was following him on Twitter. His reaction was completely sane: One of the more demoralizing aspects of […]

Can Cory Booker Revive His Flagging Campaign? Can Cory Booker Revive His Flagging Campaign?

Can Cory Booker Revive His Flagging Campaign?

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Cory Booker hasn’t gotten his respect. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images One of the abiding mysteries of the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination contest is why New Jersey senator Cory Booker has never emerged as a serious threat to the many people running ahead of him in the polls. It’s not that he’s made any big mistakes. […]

Federal Judge Rules Impeachment Inquiry Is Legal Federal Judge Rules Impeachment Inquiry Is Legal

Federal Judge Rules Impeachment Inquiry Is Legal

By 3 weeks ago

Judge Beryl Howell wasn’t sympathetic to GOP whining about process. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images One of the key White House/GOP talking points in the last several weeks is that the House impeachment inquiry that began no later than September 24 (when Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced it) is illegal because the House didn’t formally vote to […]

Republicans Want Victimhood Without Being Victimized Republicans Want Victimhood Without Being Victimized

Republicans Want Victimhood Without Being Victimized

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Republican members of Congress led by Representative Matt Gaetz stage a protest at the Democrat-led deposition of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images On Wednesday morning, a group of Republican lawmakers stormed the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, or “SCIF,” where members of the House Oversight, Intelligence, and Foreign Affairs Committees […]

Diversity Will Continue to Be Democratic Asset in 2020 Diversity Will Continue to Be Democratic Asset in 2020

Diversity Will Continue to Be Democratic Asset in 2020

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This diverse Clinton crowd from 2016 might be a little bigger in 2020. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Ruy Teixeira is a political demographer who is best known as the co-author (with John Judis) of a much-discussed — and much-misunderstood — 2002 book entitled The Emerging Democratic Majority. This book provided a very good overview of […]

Republican Impeachment Panic Sets In Republican Impeachment Panic Sets In

Republican Impeachment Panic Sets In

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House Republicans gather to speak at a press conference on impeachment organized by Representative Matt Gaetz on Capitol Hill on October 23, 2019. Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images Most weeks, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich speaks with contributor Alex Carp about the biggest stories in politics and culture. Today, diplomat William Taylor’s “smoking gun” Ukraine testimony, Trump’s […]

Gabbard Isn’t Running for Reelection — or for President on a Third-Party Ticket Gabbard Isn’t Running for Reelection — or for President on a Third-Party Ticket

Gabbard Isn’t Running for Reelection — or for President on a Third-Party Ticket

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Gabbard is running for president, period, and as a Democrat, period. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Lots of times the chattering classes of political discourse are capable of adding two and two and getting five. That may have been the case when a misquoted Hillary Clinton remark about Tulsi Gabbard began a war of words with […]

Trump’s Allies Growing Desperate for Defenses of Ukraine Scandal Trump’s Allies Growing Desperate for Defenses of Ukraine Scandal

Trump’s Allies Growing Desperate for Defenses of Ukraine Scandal

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Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images Republicans have been complaining loudly over the lack of a “war room” in the White House to coordinate the party’s impeachment message. The basis for their concern is growing increasingly obvious. Like army squads trapped behind enemy lines, Trump’s soldiers are operating on their own, improvising tactics without centralized coordination. I […]

Trump-Appointed Student Loan Official Resigns: “Stop the Insanity” Trump-Appointed Student Loan Official Resigns: “Stop the Insanity”

Trump-Appointed Student Loan Official Resigns: “Stop the Insanity”

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a parent-teacher-conference listening session. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images A top official within the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid has resigned, citing a broken student-loan system. “We run through the process of putting this debt burden on somebody … but […]

Selena Gomez Dances Through Her Heartbreak In The Surprise ‘Look At Her Now’ Video Selena Gomez Dances Through Her Heartbreak In The Surprise ‘Look At Her Now’ Video

Selena Gomez Dances Through Her Heartbreak In The Surprise ‘Look At Her Now’ Video

By 3 weeks ago

YouTube Not content with turning our worlds upside down with just one new song this week, Selena Gomez has gone ahead and dropped another fresh tune. Because when she delivers, she really comes through! Late Wednesday night (October 23), SelGo released “Look At Her Now,” an upbeat, danceable track that unabashedly celebrates her post-heartbreak bounce-back. […]

Senators Introduce Data Portability Legislation (Which Is More Exciting Than It Sounds, I Swear) Senators Introduce Data Portability Legislation (Which Is More Exciting Than It Sounds, I Swear)

Senators Introduce Data Portability Legislation (Which Is More Exciting Than It Sounds, I Swear)

By 3 weeks ago

Richard Blumenthal Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Yesterday, the Senate finally introduced tech legislation that I would say is unequivocally good. Unlike measures to, for instance, ban infinite scrolling, I think this new stuff would actually do something. I’m talking about the Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching (ACCESS) Act, which was introduced by […]

Texas House Speaker Falls From Grace After Privately Blaspheming Against Trump Texas House Speaker Falls From Grace After Privately Blaspheming Against Trump

Texas House Speaker Falls From Grace After Privately Blaspheming Against Trump

By 3 weeks ago

Soon-to-be-former Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen Photo: Eric Gay/AP/Shutterstock When you hear about a politician falling into a “scandal” after a “secret recording” comes out, you automatically assume it’s about sex or perhaps some criminal act. In the case of the soon-to-be-ex-Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Dennis Bonnen, his sin is far graver: […]

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