As longtime political hands react to the news of Spicer's sudden retirement from the Trump White House with claims of an integrity on Spicer’s part that was never once evinced during his brief tenure—usually formulated with the assertion...Show More Summary
At CommonDreams, Julia Conley writes—Six Months After Women's March, Invigorated Resistance Sees Impact: A new Pew Research poll finds that since President Donald Trump's inauguration, Americans, particularly women, have become moreShow More Summary
Steve Horn at DeSmogBlog and Curtis Waltman at MuckRock write—Emails Show Iraq War PR Alums Led Attempt to Discredit Dakota Access Protesters: Behind the scenes, as law enforcement officials tried to stem protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, alumni from the George W. Show More Summary
Essayist and media critic Chris Lehmann at The Baffler writes—More Mush from the Taste Police: AMID THE GENERAL COLLAPSE of liberal governance, it remains an unshakable article of faith among our pundit class that liberal sensibilities possess a vicelike stranglehold on our cultural life. Show More Summary
Here are some excerpts from the August edition of the Harper’s Index: Percentage change since last year in the arrests of U.S. immigrants with criminal convictions : +18 Of immigrants without criminal convictions : +156 Percentage of white working-class Americans who believe that college is a good investment : 44 Projected percentage of U.S. Show More Summary
Even the most dedicated night owls can train themselves to become early risers.
Another quote from Weinberger’s The Ghosts of Birds: The koukou, the Morepork owl, hoots koukou. It lives by night, it belongs to the Underworld, its frightening eyes a sign of evil. A thin film covers its unblinking eyes, a thin film made from the fingernails of corpses. I was, of course, intrigued by “Morepork,” so […]
Jake Johnson at CommonDreams writes—US Inequality Crisis Worst in Industrialized World. Trump Will Make It Worse: The United States is already the most unequal industrialized nation in the world, and a new report published...Show More Summary
Intelligence expert Rolf Mowatt-Larseen on the now infamous Trump Tower meeting: [E]verything we know about the meeting — from whom it involved to how it was set up to how it unfolded — is in line with what intelligence analysts would expect an overture in a Russian influence operation to look like. Show More Summary
driftglass zaps one of the usual suspects in The Both Siderist's Lament, Ctd: Golly, Matthew, I dunno. But I'm willing to bet my weekly paycheck against your weekly paycheck that one very big reason these meatheads ended up...Show More Summary
David Dayen at The Intercept writes—Congress Trying to Sneak Through Major Giveaway to Defense Contractors: CONGRESS IS ON THE BRINK of a major giveaway to defense contractors, tucking language into a must-pass piece of legislation...Show More Summary
From the Center for Biological Diversity: Trump Administration Approves Exploratory Drilling in Arctic Ocean: The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a plan submitted by Eni US to drill for oil in the ArcticOcean, setting...Show More Summary
Josh Bivens at the Economic Policy Institute prefaces the liberal think-tank’s latest report—Adding insult to injury: How bad policy decisions have amplified globalization’s costs for American workers—all 23 pages of which you can read...Show More Summary
Bob Bauer at Just Security writes—Not Just a Personal Problem for Trump Jr.–Now Trouble for the Trump Campaign and Trump Sr.: There is an impression developing in the current reporting that somehow Donald Trump Jr.’s emails and activities may be primarily a personal problem. Show More Summary
In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight... catchy song, even if it misrepresents Panthera leo. Lions, like many other predators, are opportunistic about when they hunt, and that includes plenty of nocturnal prowling. Show More Summary
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Robinson Meyer at The Atlantic writes—Are We as Doomed as That New York Magazine Article Says? [...] In a widely shared article, David Wallace-Wells sketches the bleakest possible scenario for global warming. He warns of a planet so awash in greenhouse gas that Brooklyn’s heat waves will rival Bahrain’s. Show More Summary
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At the now-closed G20 summit, 19 of the 20 member nations signed a statement reaffirming the need and will to combat man-made climate change. The only holdout? The United States. The divide over climate was particularly glaring as the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, drew to a close. Show More Summary
Wired magazine’s Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy ponders—Can The Handmaid’s Tale Change People’s Political Views? HULU’S ADAPTATION OF Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian thriller in which a Christian theocracy overthrows the US government and forces fertile women to bear children for high-ranking government officials. Show More Summary