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WHAT A MESS!

Pity the transcriptionists. From its very first minute, the first debate of the 2020 presidential election was off the rails. For 90...

THE RIGHT AND WRONG WAY FOR BIDEN TO ATTACK TRUMP'S TAXES

The bombshell New York Times reporting on Donald Trump's taxes is perhaps too complex a subject for Joe Biden to use as an easy political...

 
 
 

BRET STEPHENS'S WORST COLUMN YET?

In Bret Stephens's latest column for The New York Times, he asks the reader to believe two extraordinary things: that he has discovered...

QAnon, Blood Libel, and the Satanic Panic

QANON, BLOOD LIBEL, AND THE SATANIC PANIC

From the very first, there were cabals that chose which children would be taken and sacrificed, and harvested their blood for use in...

 
 
 

TRUMP IS ENCOURAGING BIG PHARMA'S WORST INSTINCTS

Was ever an October surprise so publicly plotted? President Donald Trump has repeatedly said, despite nearly all evidence to the contrary,...

THE ELITE SISTERHOOD OF AMY CONEY BARRETT

Sometimes the reason “women's rights” feel so tenuous is because the question “which women?” is as central as it is overlooked. The...

 
 
 

TRUMP LIES, AND THE MEDIA ABIDES

Whenever I mix up words or forget what I was trying to say, I make fun of myself by saying “words are my craft, you know.” It's funny...

DONALD TRUMP'S TAXES AREN'T SURPRISING, BUT THEY'RE STILL A HUGE DEAL

What would it take for a story about Donald Trump to be surprising? This is, after all, someone who has, in the past few days alone,...

 
 
 

OUR PLUTOCRATIC TAX SYSTEM WAS BUILT FOR RICH CHEATERS

Donald Trump's previously undisclosed tax records, the subject of so much Democratic speculation since 2016, are finally public, thanks...

THE AMY CONEY BARRETT DISCOURSE IS A TRAP

Poll after poll shows that a clear majority of Americans want the Supreme Court seat once held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be...

 
 
 

BIG BANKS CRATERED THE ECONOMY. NOW THEY SWEAR THEY'LL FIX IT

In 2005, long before Occupy Wall Street, the publication of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century, or Bernie Sanders's...

“JUST THE HINT OF SOMETHING COMING HERE TERRORIZES YOU”

On September 4, 2017, Hurricane Irma became the first Category 5 hurricane of the season, with sustained winds of 180 miles per hour...

 
 
 

AMY CONEY BARRETT WANTS FELONS TO HAVE GUNS, BUT NOT VOTES

Like other journalists, I spent the bulk of this past week reviewing the writings and opinions of Amy Coney Barrett, who became President...

MORNING

Under a canopy sky a man settles down a plastic apron on. As the train slips away evenly, a ghost is left back on the tracks, I open...

 
 
 

GIVING PEOPLE MONEY IN A PANDEMIC WORKED. NOW GIVE THEM MORE

At first glance, there was something slightly counterintuitive in the Federal Reserve Board's most recent report on the economic well-being...

 
 
 

CAN THE CENSUS BE SAVED IN INDIAN COUNTRY?

On Thursday evening, United States District Judge Lucy Koh issued a preliminary injunction requiring the Census Bureau to continue...

NO, SENATE REPUBLICANS DIDN'T REBUKE TRUMP FOR HIS “PEACEFUL TRANSITION” COMMENTS

Thursday was the kind of day that many Beltway reporters have spent four years dreaming about: Democrats and Republicans came together...

 
 
 

UBER AND LYFT ARE CHARGING THROUGH WASHINGTON'S REVOLVING DOOR

On Labor Day, Uber released its first “climate assessment” report, admitting that the average trip taken on its service is 41 percent...

THE UNBEARABLE REALISM OF THE COMEY RULE

Many of us like our fiction to be realistic, with plausible scenarios and nuanced, recognizably human protagonists-and meanwhile we...

 
 
 



'I Am Woman' singer Helen Reddy, '70s hitmaker, dies at 78

'I Am Woman' singer Helen Reddy, '70s hitmaker, dies at 78

Helen Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her rousing feminist anthem “I Am Woman” and recorded a string of other hits, has died. Read more ...

Local analyst weighs in on importance of first presidential debate

Local analyst weighs in on importance of first presidential debate

The states are high Tuesday night with both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden trying to win over undecided voters and secure their support base. Read more ...

Biden tells Trump to 'shut up, man' after 20 minutes of constant bickering...

Biden tells Trump to 'shut up, man' after 20 minutes of constant bickering in the first presidential debate

Summary List Placement After getting cut off by President Donald Trump repeatedly over the first 20 minutes of Monday night's debate, Democratic nominee Joe Biden finally had... Read more ...

Disney to lay off around 28,000 workers at its parks in California and...

Disney to lay off around 28,000 workers at its parks in California and Florida due to pandemic

The affected workers range from salaried employees to nonunion hourly workers. Read more ...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes announces he's going to be a dad

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes announces he's going to be a dad

The Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback shared this image of him and his fiancée, Brittany Matthews, holding a sonogram Tuesday afternoon on Instagram. Read more ...

Trump tells Proud Boys to 'stand by' after being asked to condemn white...

Trump tells Proud Boys to 'stand by' after being asked to condemn white supremacists in presidential debate

Summary List Placement President Donald Trump hesitated when asked to condemn white supremacists during the first presidential debate on Tuesday evening. During a segment... Read more ...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg laid to rest in private ceremony at Arlington National...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg laid to rest in private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was buried Tuesday in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, next to her husband and several other Supreme Court justices. Ginsburg, who died on... Read more ...

Biden releases tax returns before debate, amid furor over Trump's

Biden releases tax returns before debate, amid furor over Trump's

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden today released his 2019 tax return, showing he paid nearly $300,000 in federal taxes, just hours before a presidential debate... Read more ...

Trump, Biden battle over filling RBG seat during first presidential debate

Trump, Biden battle over filling RBG seat during first presidential debate

CLEVELAND, Ohio - President Trump defended his decision to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Bader Ginsburg during Tuesday night's first presidential debate... Read more ...

Here are the biggest moments from the chaotic first Trump-Biden debate

Here are the biggest moments from the chaotic first Trump-Biden debate

Summary List Placement President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden went head-to-head in a chaotic first debate Tuesday night. The night was dominated by yelling... Read more ...