Beto O’Rourke slams Donald Trump on govt shutdown as advise about 2020 hunch intensifies

CLOSE Beto O’Rourke answers questions on is future plans Friday at Paso Del Norte international bridge. Rudy Gutierrez, El Paso TimesEven Republican Ted Cruz’s campaign manager says Beto O’Rourke is in a class by himself among the potential contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.Congressman Beto O’Rourke exits the auditorium at Chapin High School after…

Disputed North Carolina Bustle Might perhaps simply Hinge on a Dark Operative

ImageState regulators in North Carolina have refused to certify the preliminary results of a House race that showed the Republican nominee, Mark Harris, right, with a 905-vote edge over Dan McCready, left, his Democratic opponent.CreditCreditJeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer, via Associated Press; Chuck Burton/Associated PressELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. — L. McCrae Dowless Jr. should have been celebrating. It…

Politicians and Family React to George Bush’s Loss of life

ImageGeorge Bush with President Barack Obama at the White House in 2013.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York TimesGeorge Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died on Friday at age 94, and the tributes and condolences quickly poured in online. From his family, including the 43rd president of the United States, to those who had disagreed…

Civil Battle ghosts haunt the Mississippi runoff vote

John Avlon is a CNN senior political analyst and anchor. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN)Every Southerner knows the truth of William Faulkner’s words: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” History hangs over Southern politics with a heaviness less known in the…

Some distance from the spectacle

To face up to 26/11, we need to confront the murderous identity politics that led to Partition, still deforms Pakistan and weighs India down. November 30, 2018 12:29:19 pm The nature of the 26/11 attack, its reach and scale, its televised vividness, and its subsequent political significance, makes it a pivotal event in the politics…

12 binge-obliging podcasts that debuted in 2018

Put these podcasts in your earholes.Image: Mashable CompositeBy Shannon Connellan2018-12-20 22:04:05 UTC Luckily for commuters, the rampaging wave of podcasts has not ebbed in 2018, with a host of newbies to keep your ears intrigued this year. From tracking the elusive Bigfoot and surviving a year in fake Mars, to investigating ISIS and solving a…

The politics of a space to fracture Sri Lanka’s president

COLOMBO (Reuters) – A plot to kill the president, links to foreign intelligence, a rogue police officer and a missing sniper: the snippets of news emerging from Sri Lanka in recent weeks seem plucked from the pages of paperback fiction. Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena prays during a special party convention in Colombo, Sri Lanka…

California Gov. Jerry Brown Used to be a Local climate Leader, but His Imaginative and prescient Had a Lethal Flaw

On a mid-September afternoon, 30,000 people marched down San Francisco’s Market Street in a demonstration they called Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice. One group walked behind a banner bearing the name of an eponymous statewide campaign: “Brown’s Last Chance.” California Gov. Jerry Brown had developed a reputation as a climate champion, but protesters felt…

‘Politics of pleasure’: the finest speeches of the midterms

While it didn’t amount to the overwhelming blue wave Democrats hoped for, midterm election night represented a number of historic firsts. Almost 100 women will take their seats in Congress in 2019, beating the previous record of 85. Contests throughout the country saw the first openly gay state governor and the first Native American women…

What Obama Talks About When He Talks About Trump

At an appearance in Houston on Tuesday, the former president had no trouble explaining a reference to Trump as Voldemort. Edward-Isaac Dovere Nov 29, 2018 Obama wants to talk about what wasn’t political or personal before Trump made everything political and personal.Kevin Lamarque / Reuters How do you say you’re against everything—or even just most…

M.L.B., Once Averse to Playing, Strikes a Model out MGM Resorts

ImageOn Tuesday, James Murren, chief executive of MGM Resorts, and Rob Manfred, M.L.B.’s commissioner, announced MGM becoming baseball’s official gambling industry partner.CreditCreditSeth Wenig/Associated PressFor generations, baseball’s leadership has viewed gambling as the sport’s boogeyman, a threat to the integrity of the game that must be stamped out. If the lifetime bans meted out after the…

MMA’s High Breakout Stars of 2018

0 of 11Israel AdesanyaJulio Cortez/Associated PressEveryone wants to get in on the ground floor. That has any number of real-world applications, from business to politics to sports. Oh, certainly sports. Fans love nothing more than to stand astride their bar stool and proclaim to the world that they had an athlete pegged for the big…

Cleansing Up the National Dialog

Why “political correctness,” often seen as a source of division, is exactly what’s needed to heal America. People protest the arrival of President Donald Trump as he visits the Tree of Life Congregation on Oct. 30 in Pittsburgh. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images I’m a Developer. I Won’t Teach My Kids to Code, and Neither Should You.…

Elizabeth Warren, Trumpian of the Left

The president and the senator both want you to know that our system is “rigged.”Dec. 20, 2018ImageSenator Elizabeth Warren speaking at Morgan State University’s winter commencement.CreditErin Schaff for The New York TimesFor decades, the left sought to dethrone the idea of truth. Truth was not an absolute. It was a matter of power. Of perspective.…

When Presidents Were Other folks

Richard Ben Cramer captured George H. W. Bush’s humanity in his classic book about the 1988 presidential campaign, What It Takes. Elaina Plott Dec 7, 2018 Vice President George H. W. Bush throws out the first pitch at Game One of the 1986 National League Championship Series at the Astrodome in Houston.Ron Heflin / AP…

Abolish American Politics Plain All over again

If voters are freighting politics with religious significance, we need to drain it of the expectation of transcendence. Dec 13, 2018 Staff writer at The Atlantic Trump supporters participate at a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 26, 2018.Kevin Lamarque / Reuters TOKYO—Five years ago in a hipster coffee shop in Oakland, I…

Barack Obama lambasts Trump over criminal troubles

Barack Obama has taken a swipe at his successor’s legal troubles, one day after the special counsel, Robert Mueller, ended a plea deal with Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chair. “Not only did I not get indicted, nobody in my administration got indicted,” the former president said at an event in Houston on Tuesday,…

The technique forward for the American left

Two weeks before the November 6 midterm elections, the White House released a special report by the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) on the opportunity costs of socialism in response to what they call its “comeback” in American political discourse.  The timing of the report was no coincidence. Left-wing ideas such as universal healthcare, fully…

Republicans Hit Rock Bottom in Fresh York. Can They Jump Support?

ImageRepublicans lost eight seats in the State Senate on Election Day. The outgoing Senate majority leader, John J. Flanagan, will remain atop the party’s conference after withstanding a leadership challenge.CreditCreditNathaniel Brooks for The New York TimesALBANY — It is the party of Theodore Roosevelt, Nelson A. Rockefeller and, yes, President Trump. It led the New…

At the motivate of G.O.P. Energy Play in Midwest: Effort of Losing a Gerrymandered Relieve

ImagePeople protested in the Capitol rotunda during a lame duck session of Michigan’s Legislature last week. Lawmakers have moved to limit the power of incoming Democratic officials.CreditCreditRobert Killips/Lansing State Journal, via Associated PressLANSING, Mich. — When Michigan Republicans began moving legislation last week to limit the power of newly elected Democratic officials, some liberal activists…

Fehmida Riaz: Pakistan poet who dared to chat about female need

Fahmida Riaz, who died in Pakistan last week, was not just another poet, fiction writer or translator. She broke social taboos and set new standards in Urdu literature, writes M Ilyas Khan.Riaz was a compulsive political animal who unapologetically lived her ideology rather than bend it to the demands of different situations.Born in what is…

Admiration Society: Rufus Wainwright and Ivo van Hove Recount Politics, Coming Out and Boarding College

Admiration SocietyTwo creative people in two different fields in one wide-ranging conversation. This time: the singer and the director.ImageRufus Wainwright and Ivo van Hove, photographed in New York on Oct. 19, 2018.CreditCreditSean DonnolaWhat does the Belgian dramatist Ivo van Hove have in common with the American-Canadian singer Rufus Wainwright? For one, they’re both artists whose…

How Loneliness Is Tearing The US Apart

When people have a hole in their life, they often fill it with angry politics.By Arthur C. BrooksMr. Brooks is the president of the American Enterprise Institute.Nov. 23, 2018ImageCreditCreditJohn Taggart for The New York TimesAmerica is suffering an epidemic of loneliness.According to a recent large-scale survey from the health care provider Cigna, most Americans suffer…

Paddy Ashdown obituary

Paddy Ashdown, Lord Ashdown of Norton-Sub-Hamdon, who has died aged 77, was perhaps the most unlikely leader the Liberal strand of British politics has ever had. A former captain in the Royal Marines, ex-diplomat and, it was rumoured, a spy, he became the first leader of the Liberal Democrats in 1988 and led them over…

What Occurs When a Holocaust Memorial Plays Host to Autocrats

Yad Vashem is both a memorial of a genocide, and a tool of Israeli realpolitik. By Matti FriedmanContributing Opinion WriterDec. 8, 2018ImagePrime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary in the Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem. An Israeli politician called his visit to the memorial a “disgrace.”CreditCreditGali Tibbon/Agence France-Presse — Getty…

The 2-syllable note that summed up George HW Bush — in essentially the most productive technique – Washington Publish

President George H.W. Bush watches as comedian Dana Carvey impersonates him at the White House in December 1992. (Robert Giroux/AFP/Getty Images) As a star of “Saturday Night Live” during the misunderstood presidency of George H.W. Bush, Dana Carvey had people across the country repeating, as a laugh line: “Not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent.”…

Christmastime in Naples: Jesus, Mary and Ronaldo

NAPLES, Italy — Up and down this cramped pedestrian street there are little clay statues of Cristiano Ronaldo, unmistakable in their form: legs spread shoulder-width apart, arms shooting at the ground, hair gelled into a luscious wave.There are also fat Ronaldos; weirdly skinny Ronaldos; Ronaldos with faces that resemble “The Scream,” by Edvard Munch; and…

The finest uncommon moments in culture in 2018

2018 has been a banner year for hot queer people on television. Growing up as a queer kid, this was kind of all I ever wanted (besides being accepted for “who I was,” blah blah blah).  But that’s the not the only form of progress. Wherever you look (that’s not the Trump White House), queer…

Protection Secretary Jim Mattis retiring, Donald Trump says

CLOSE Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is stepping down from his post, President Donald Trump announced Thursday, after the retired Marine general clashed with the president over a troop drawdown in Syria and Trump’s go-it-alone stance in world affairs. TimePresident Donald Trump (left) is pictured speaking with Defense Secretary James Mattis (right) during a Cabinet meeting…

The Father, the Son and the Sins of Italian Politics

ImageLuigi Di Maio, Italy’s deputy prime minister, has a squeaky clean reputation, but his father has been accused of illegal activities.CreditCreditGianni Cipriano for The New York TimesROME — Luigi Di Maio used to believe that the sins of the father should be visited upon the son.Then he became the son.For years, Mr. Di Maio, a…

10 World Tales You Most traditional In 2018

In a year that brought North and South Korea closer, British politics to the brink and criticism of Saudi Arabia’s human rights record to the fore, NPR’s international and national security correspondents stayed plenty busy helping make sense of these and other events around the globe. Meanwhile, plenty else was going on — and those…

Tony Evers denies Scott Walker a third term as Wisconsin’s governor

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Can More Girls people Join the G.O.P. Boys’ Club?

One of the few Republican women in Congress fights the male status quo.By Michelle CottleMs. Cottle is a member of the editorial board.Dec. 12, 2018ImageCreditCreditAndrea D’AquinoRepresentative Elise Stefanik considers last month’s midterm elections a “watershed moment” — and not in a good way. Ms. Stefanik, a Republican from upstate New York, is sick of her…

White Identity Politics Aren’t Going Wherever

How should Democrats understand — and confront — them?By Thomas B. EdsallMr. Edsall contributes a weekly column from Washington, D.C. on politics, demographics and inequality.Dec. 20, 2018ImageVoters at Merry Acres Middle School in Albany, Ga. on Nov. 6, 2018CreditCreditRuth Fremson/The New York TimesFor 50 years Republicans have battered the Democratic coalition, wielding the so-called southern…

EU cables hack finds no bombshells but many insights

WikiLeaks 2010 it is not, but the hack of the EU diplomatic service’s internal cables stretching back three years reveals much about the issues that preoccupy the European commission’s foreign policy apparatus, notably the rise of China. Throughout the cables – more than 1,000 have been leaked to the New York Times – the EU…

Wolves Are Attend In Germany, Nonetheless Now not Consistently Welcome

A wolf in its enclosure at the Hexentanzplatz zoo in Thale, northern Germany. Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/AFP/Getty Images A wolf in its enclosure at the Hexentanzplatz zoo in Thale, northern Germany. Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/AFP/Getty Images Wolves are making a big comeback in Germany, which is making some Germans uneasy. Farmers and…

The Advantages of Sharing Your Wage

Go forth and share openly and enthusiastically!ImageWelcome to the Smarter Living newsletter! Every Monday, the S.L. editor Tim Herrera emails readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to get it in your inbox.Last week I got all fired up about something I truly believe in: salary secrecy.…

The Fresh Politics of Local climate Change

The dust is settling on the 2018 midterms—and no plan to fight global warming has emerged unscathed. Robinson Meyer Nov 16, 2018 Republican Representative Carlos Curbelo (left), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Governor Jay Inslee of Washington StateJonathan Ernst / Leah Millis / Alex Wong / Getty / The Atlantic There were some elections…

John Delaney Is Already Working for President

DES MOINES — Partway through his stump speech at the Iowa State Fair in August, Representative John Delaney spotted a familiar face walking by.“Mr. Speaker!” he called from his perch atop The Des Moines Register’s soapbox. “What a nice surprise. Speaker Boehner is in the house. You’re looking good, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate you coming…

Brexit: Even Extra Confusion

Due to the considerable amount of political thrashing around on Brexit, we’ll attempt to keep this post to a few potentially important items. I hope readers will as usual pipe up in comments with reactions and additional sightings. The most disheartening aspect is that the UK press and pols seem to be as clueless as…

A Reality-Checker’s Data to Thanksgiving Politics

The turkey has been carved, the potatoes mashed, the wine poured. And someone who has had one too many drinks, perhaps inevitably, utters two words. “So — Trump?”Maybe you, like the majority of Americans, dread discussing politics at Thanksgiving dinner. Maybe your meal, like celebrations after the 2016 election, will be shorter as a result…

On Comedy: Three Savvy Comics Who Shine Where Sex and Politics Intersect

On ComedyImageEmmy Blotnick, in her Comedy Central special, takes a comic “Black Mirror” view of culture.CreditCreditComedy CentralIn her raucously funny 15-minute special on Netflix, Janelle James, an African-American stand-up, says she likes white guys, before pausing to clarify: “Not as human beings. Just in a sexual fetishized kind of way.”James proceeds to get specific, explaining…

What Is a Bot?

Our in-house Know-It-Alls answer questions about your interactions with technology.Q: What is a bot?A: It’s a sunny day outside, but you wouldn’t know it. You’ve been staring at the modern hellscape known as Twitter for hours now, refreshing feed after feed. Your eyes are glazed over but you keep going; you’re too deep into Politics…

Are Google and Fb in point of fact suppressing conservative politics?

In August, Paula Bolyard, a supervising editor at the conservative news outlet PJ Media, published a story reporting that 96% of Google search results for Donald Trump prioritized “left-leaning and anti-Trump media outlets”. Bolyard’s results were generated according to her own admittedly unscientific methodology. She searched for “Trump” in Google’s News tab, and then used…

Three Classes The Markets Learned In 2018

Politics was a huge source of stress in 2018. It’s not fights about border walls and travel bans, though, that got Wall Street spooked. It was Trump on trade. The trade war has China stock market down over 20% this year. Photographer: Michael Reynolds/Pool via Bloomberg© 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP Investors learned three lessons in…

The Atlantic Politics & Coverage Day-to-day: Midterms Aftermath

Democrats take back the House, Republicans widen their Senate majority, and some major races still haven’t been called. Madeleine Carlisle Nov 7, 2018 A supporter listens as Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Georgia Stacey Abrams on November 7, 2018Lawrence Bryant / Reuters Democrats woke up to a lukewarm victory. Buoyed by the suburban vote, they retook…

be an moral-ish vacation consumer when every chance is unfriendly

At this point, it should be pretty clear that no form of holiday shopping is good for the world.  Sure, there are exceptions to the rule. I’m pretty confident that purchasing lemonade from your neighborhood child-led not-for-profit lemonade stand is safe, assuming those lemons were procured locally by unionized farm workers and those children are…

Washington Memo: A Kinder, Gentler Nation? Maybe for a Few Days

Washington MemoImageA statue of George Bush outside his presidential library in College Station, Tex. His death has inspired a cease-fire in Washington’s political wars, although it is unlikely to last.CreditCreditTamir Kalifa for The New York TimesWASHINGTON — Just weeks after a bitterly fought election swept Democrats into power in Congress, a Republican president known for…

Trump, at Mississippi rallies forward of pivotal Senate special election, touts border security and NASA – Fox News

With just hours to go before a pivotal special election in Mississippi that will determine the strength of the GOP’s Senate majority next year, President Trump on Monday evening touted NASA’s Mars landing, vowed to redouble his border security efforts, and accused some caravan migrants of using children as human shields.His comments came at a fiery rally…

Why DIY Democrats Are the Method forward for Modern Politics

Ziya Smallens is a writer at West Wing Writers, a lifelong musician and political communications professional.It was almost midnight when he emerged from the El Paso Stadium greenroom, radiating with the aura of a headline act revving up for an encore. As he walked onto the stage, more than 10,000 adulating fans roared with excitement.…

New York On the novel time: New York On the novel time: Amazon Deal in Queens, El Chapo’s Protection and Vote casting Machine Snafus

New York TodayImageJammed scanners caused long waits for many voters in New York City.CreditCreditHolly Pickett for The New York Times (Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.)It’s Wednesday. 💰Who won? Powerball will present a New York record $343.8 million check today to a Harlem man for the Oct. 27 drawing.Weather: Sunny…

Someone tried roasting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ fabric cupboard, and bought meme’d

By Morgan Sung2018-11-15 23:39:27 UTC Another man tried delegitimizing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and ended up getting both brutally ratio’d and beautifully meme’d. Eddie Scarry, a media reporter for the Washington Examiner, tweeted a photo taken from behind the newly elected Democratic representative and wrote, “Hill staffer sent me this pic of Ocasio-Cortez they took just now.…