politics

A court filing in the case of President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen shows that prosecutors obtained “covert” search warrants on multiple email accounts belonging to Cohen. An early report says “Cohen is in fact performing little to no legal work,” according to sources, and “zero emails were exchanged with…

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The Seasteading Institute is a group of libertarian separatists who dreamed of building an autonomous, contract-governed mini-state on a set of floating platforms in the south Tahiti lagoon of Atimaono; only one problem: they didn’t renew their contract with French Polynesia to build their platforms. The Seasteaders had…

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Reuters, Aug. 2017 Stephen K. Bannon is departing his post as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the company is said to be announcing on Tuesday. His departure was forced by financial backer Rebekah Mercer, who was displeased with the quotes attributed to Bannon in Michael Wolff’s controversial new book. In…

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Bob Marshall, the anti-trans bigot who just lost his delegate seat to transgender delegate-elect Danica Roem, wrote an angry letter to the Washington Post, misgendering his successor. WaPo corrected his insults, which did not sit well with him. Wash Post TypoThe Washington Post published my letter yesterday (11/17/17, p. A-20)…

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Republican Representative Steve King, of “We can’t restore our civilization with someone else’s babies” racist fame, went hunting peasants with Donald Trump Jr. “Steve King’s annual Bud Day Peasant Hunt. “If Donald Trump Jr. defends 2nd Amendment as well as he shoots, we have nothing to worry about.” Peasants, consider…

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After criticizing Trump, former president George W. Bush now enjoys a high favorability rating among Democrats. Fifty-one percent of Democrats in the Economist-YouGov survey say they have a somewhat or very favorable view of the 43rd president, while 42 percent hold a somewhat or very unfavorable view of Bush. The…

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Thirty years ago, the collapse of the USSR and the ascendancy of the neoliberal policies of Thatcher, Reagan, Pinochet and Mulroney sent the left into retreat, and what has passed for the left ever since has been dominated by Bill Clinton/Tony Blair-style “triangulation” or “humanized capitalism,” whose core hypothesis…

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