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…