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  • Sunday Politics

    An update on President Trump's G-7 announcement, the Ukraine scandal and the impeachment inquiry.
  • Sunday Politics

    Subpoenas are issued to the White House, the State Department misses its subpoena deadline, plus what GOP lawmakers are saying — or not — about the impeachment inquiry.
  • Envy in Politics review: why keeping up with the Joneses is a political trump card

    A fascinating study indicates that the president’s support is based on more than political animus alone What motivates Donald Trump’s political base, a major factor behind the silences and squirms of Republican officials these days? Dissections of what the president’s mass of supporters thinks, feels and perceives have pointed to their vanished jobs, stagnant incomes and precariously low savings; their ideological commitments to conservative judges, lower taxes and nationalist foreign policy;...

    the Guardian
  • Internal Memo: ESPN Forbids Discussion Of Chinese Politics When Discussing Daryl Morey's Tweet About Chinese Politics

    If you paid attention to ESPN channels yesterday, you saw the network repeatedly attempt to grapple with the story of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey creating an international incident after tweeting and then deleting his support for pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. You heard talking head after talking head castigate Morey for sending the tweet, speculation over whether he’d keep his job, speculation about the sincerity of his convictions, discussions about what this meant for...

  • Week In Politics

    White House disarray deepened the Ukraine scandal this week and affected America's standing abroad.
  • Guerrilla Politics

    The left may have jumped the gun in choosing guerrilla politics as a strategy.�
  • The Politics of Succession

    It’s hard to remember how we thought in the years leading up to 2016, but our most accessible record of that psychologically distant era will probably be the crop of “prestige” TV shows that dominated the cultural conversation more thoroughly than any books or movies. Surveying them in hindsight, it’s clear we cared a lot about politicians: whether affectionately idealizing them (Parks and Recreation, which premiered in 2009), mythologizing them as medieval warriors (Game of Thrones, 2011)...

    The New Republic