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Can We Please Relax About 'Socialism'? (David Bentley Hart/New York Times)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 03:45

David Bentley Hart / New York Times:
Can We Please Relax About ‘Socialism’?  —  Only in America is the word freighted with so much perceived menace.  —  Dr. Hart is a scholar of religion and a cultural critic.  —  To be trapped in the boarding area of a smallish airport in the upper Midwest is, as often as not …

Sri Lanka Attacks: Hometown of Accused Mastermind Was Fertile Ground for Extremism (Hannah Beech/New York Times)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 03:10

Hannah Beech / New York Times:
Sri Lanka Attacks: Hometown of Accused Mastermind Was Fertile Ground for Extremism  —  KATTANKUDY, Sri Lanka — When the Wahhabis came, with their austere ideology and abundant coffers, the town of Kattankudy yielded fertile ground.  —  In this part of Sri Lanka, faith was often …

In reelection pitch, Trump seeks to balance grievance and accomplishment (Los Angeles Times)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 03:10

Los Angeles Times:
In reelection pitch, Trump seeks to balance grievance and accomplishment … Partway through an 88-minute speech to Republicans at a black-tie fundraising dinner this month, President Trump spent six minutes wondering aloud about the theme for his reelection campaign.  —  “Do I go with ‘Make America Great Again?’

Migrant families and nowhere to put them: How the acting DHS chief plans to handle the southern border (Sharyn Alfonsi/CBS News)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 02:45

Sharyn Alfonsi / CBS News:
Migrant families and nowhere to put them: How the acting DHS chief plans to handle the southern border  —  Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is facing the largest wave of illegal crossings of families at the U.S.-Mexico border in a decade.

Betsy DeVos emerges a Trump Cabinet survivor (Washington Post)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 02:35

Washington Post:
Betsy DeVos emerges a Trump Cabinet survivor  —  In a presidential Cabinet that resembles a season of “Survivor” more than “The West Wing,” an unlikely contestant is still standing after more than two years.  —  Education Secretary Betsy DeVos remains so disliked in certain circles that her very name is a punchline.

How NATO and the U.S. are preparing for any Russian aggression off the coast of Norway (David Martin/CBS News)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 01:45

David Martin / CBS News:
How NATO and the U.S. are preparing for any Russian aggression off the coast of Norway  —  David Martin reports from north of the Arctic Circle, where, for the first time in decades, the United States has sent a carrier strike group to participate in war games

Synagogue Shooting Suspect Was a Piano-Playing Nursing Student From Religious Family With a Racist Secret (The Daily Beast)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 01:25

The Daily Beast:
Synagogue Shooting Suspect Was a Piano-Playing Nursing Student From Religious Family With a Racist Secret  —  The 19-year-old was the son of a devout preacher, a high school overachiever, and a piano player who went on to shoot up a suburban San Diego synagogue.

Participants in AOC's "fun run" didn't know they were donating to her campaign (New York Post)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 00:50

New York Post:
Participants in AOC's “fun run” didn't know they were donating to her campaign … Her new deal is all about the green, alright.  —  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a 5k in Queens Saturday that she billed as “a Family Fun Run supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green …

Indonesia election: More than 270 election staff die counting votes (BBC)

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 23:40

BBC:
Indonesia election: More than 270 election staff die counting votes  —  More than 270 election workers in Indonesia have died, mostly of fatigue-related illnesses caused by long hours of work counting millions of ballot papers by hand, an official says.  —  Arief Priyo Susanto …

How The New Movements, Not The Old Media, Are Driving Politics (Ben Smith/BuzzFeed News)

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 23:35

Ben Smith / BuzzFeed News:
How The New Movements, Not The Old Media, Are Driving Politics  —  If you covered American politics between 1976 and 2012, you developed a sense of the rhythm of a party primary: A big field of candidates would rise and fall for months, as voters — guided by the media — would light upon one …

You have to think about electability (Alexandra Petri/Washington Post)

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 08:35

Alexandra Petri / Washington Post:
You have to think about electability  —  Let me begin by stating that I, personally, have no problems with any of the candidates.  I am excited by all of them.  So excited.  Super excited and not even a tiny bit uncomfortable.  Gosh, I would vote for these candidates as many times as I saw …

Bernie Sanders First to Sign Pledge to Rally Behind Democratic Nominee (Gideon Resnick/The Daily Beast)

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 05:35

Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Bernie Sanders First to Sign Pledge to Rally Behind Democratic Nominee  —  The pledge was launched this morning by Indivisible.  —  Gideon Resnick  —  National progressive outfit Indivisible on Thursday launched a pledge compelling all 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to rally behind the eventual nominee.

As Democrats Agonize, G.O.P. Is at Peace With Doing Nothing on Mueller's Findings (Glenn Thrush/New York Times)

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 03:55

Glenn Thrush / New York Times:
As Democrats Agonize, G.O.P. Is at Peace With Doing Nothing on Mueller's Findings  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans see the special counsel's report — with its stark evidence that President Trump repeatedly impeded the investigation into Russian election interference — as a summons for collective inaction.

This city wants to make it illegal to call 911 on people of color who are just 'living their lives' (Washington Post)

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 03:50

Washington Post:
This city wants to make it illegal to call 911 on people of color who are just ‘living their lives’  —  There was barbecue on the grill and music on the stereo last June at Mulick Park in southeast Grand Rapids, Mich. Another class of students had graduated high school, and celebration was in the air.

Strzok-Page texts suggested using post-election briefing to gather information on Trump team (Fox News)

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 03:30

Fox News:
Strzok-Page texts suggested using post-election briefing to gather information on Trump team  —  Text messages between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page indicate they discussed using briefings to the Trump team after the 2016 election to identify people they could …

A Young Man Set To Attend Western Michigan University Was Beheaded In Saudi Arabia (Tasneem Nashrulla/BuzzFeed News)

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 03:30

Tasneem Nashrulla / BuzzFeed News:
A Young Man Set To Attend Western Michigan University Was Beheaded In Saudi Arabia  —  A young man who had been set to attend Western Michigan University prior to his arrest in 2012 was among the 37 people beheaded in Saudi Arabia Tuesday in the largest mass execution in the country in three years.

If We Want To Stop Queer Kids From Dying By Suicide, We Need To Start At The Top (Noah Michelson/HuffPost)

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 03:25

Noah Michelson / HuffPost:
If We Want To Stop Queer Kids From Dying By Suicide, We Need To Start At The Top  —  I spent my freshman year of high school dreaming of dying.  —  I was hopelessly, unmistakably and inescapably gay and because of it ― and what that meant about how the world around me saw and (mis) …

Stymied by aides, Trump sought out loyalist to curtail special counsel - and drew Mueller's glare (Washington Post)

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 03:20

Washington Post:
Stymied by aides, Trump sought out loyalist to curtail special counsel — and drew Mueller's glare  —  President Trump was furious.  —  He had just learned that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation went beyond Russia's interference in the 2016 campaign and into the White House …

Rosenstein fires back at critics over Mueller report (Washington Post)

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 03:10

Washington Post:
Rosenstein fires back at critics over Mueller report  —  NEW YORK — Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein hit back hard against politicians and the press Thursday night, and warned that hacking and social media ma­nipu­la­tion are “only the tip of the iceberg” …

BREAKING: FBI Texts Show Agents Discussed Recruiting White House Sources To Spy For Bureau (Sara Carter/Sara A. Carter)

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 03:05

Sara Carter / Sara A. Carter:
BREAKING: FBI Texts Show Agents Discussed Recruiting White House Sources To Spy For Bureau  —  Senior Republican chairmen submitted a letter Thursday to Department of Justice Attorney General William Barr revealing new texts from former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok to his paramour FBI …

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