Politics this week

Politics this week

After 20 years in power and weeks of mass protests, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria’s ailing president, resigned. The announcement sparked celebrations in the capital, Algiers. Some fear that the old guard will try to hang on to power. Abdelkader Bensalah, the Speaker of the Senate (and a Bouteflika loyalist), is next in line as president, according…
Wisconsin, Ground Zero for 2020 Politics, Looks Love a Tossup Again

Wisconsin, Ground Zero for 2020 Politics, Looks Love a Tossup Again

ImageDemocrats selected Milwaukee as the site of their party’s 2020 national convention last month. President Trump won the state in 2016.CreditCreditKamil Krzaczynski/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesMILWAUKEE — With their recent selection of Milwaukee for their party’s 2020 convention, Democrats left little doubt that they believe their path to the White House runs through the Midwest…

How To Place Jimmy Dean ‘Eggwiches’

Photo: Ian LangAs a nation, we’re good at doing things not necessarily well, but doing them a lot. This manifests in our politics, and also in the way we eat, as evidenced by our collectively expanding waistlines. It follows then that our attempts to trim those waistlines are also incredibly extra, just absolutely insane things…
Lori Lightfoot, Chicago’s Incoming Mayor, Ran on Outsider Allure

Lori Lightfoot, Chicago’s Incoming Mayor, Ran on Outsider Allure

VideoMs. Lightfoot, a 56-year-old former federal prosecutor who has never held elected office, made history in Chicago.CreditCreditMichelle V. Agins/The New York TimesCHICAGO — After Rahm Emanuel announced he would not seek another term as Chicago’s mayor, the field of would-be replacements seemed to grow by the day. Lori Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor who had…
Biden’s Tactile Politics Threaten His Return within the #MeToo Skills

Biden’s Tactile Politics Threaten His Return within the #MeToo Skills

ImageVice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. during a campaign stop in Seaman, Ohio, in 2012. The accusations against Mr. Biden feed into a narrative that he is a relic of the past, unsuited to represent his party in the modern era.CreditCreditCarolyn Kaster/Associated PressWASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr. came up in politics as an old-school…
Lok Sabha polltracker LIVE: YS Jaganmohan Reddy played soiled politics, says Chandrababu Naidu – Moneycontrol.com

Lok Sabha polltracker LIVE: YS Jaganmohan Reddy played soiled politics, says Chandrababu Naidu – Moneycontrol.com

Get App Select Language English हिंदी गुजराती Apr 01, 2019 01:24 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com Keep track of latest developments in the run-up to the 2019 general elections. Top Update: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor files nomination from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. BSP announces 6 candidates for Uttar Pradesh: Akbarpur: Nisha Sachan Farukhabad: Manoj Agarwal Hamirpur:…
Joe Biden Says He Did No longer Act Inappropriately With Lucy Flores

Joe Biden Says He Did No longer Act Inappropriately With Lucy Flores

ImageLucy Flores and Joseph R. Biden Jr., then the vice president, at a Las Vegas rally in 2014. Ms. Flores has accused Mr. Biden of touching and kissing her without her consent in a recently published essay.CreditCreditEthan Miller/Getty ImagesFormer Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., under pressure to respond to allegations that he touched and…
The US’s Government Scientists Are Eyeing a Future in Politics

The US’s Government Scientists Are Eyeing a Future in Politics

EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.Photo: GettyPHILADELPHIA—As the Trump administration continues to attack science, scientists continue to push back, whether by joining rallies and strikes or running for office. In the next election cycle, the ranks of those choosing the latter route may include more federal government scientists, a group that has traditionally preferred to remain…
Politics this week

Politics this week

After almost two years investigating Russian interference in America’s presidential election of 2016, Robert Mueller presented his report to William Barr, the attorney-general, who released a summary. The special counsel found no collusion between anyone on Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russians who had meddled in the election. Questions about whether the president tried to…
Robert Mueller’s Work Is Executed. What Occurs Subsequent Is Up to William Barr

Robert Mueller’s Work Is Executed. What Occurs Subsequent Is Up to William Barr

It was a somber day in the Washington National Cathedral Dec. 5 as thousands gathered to mourn the death of former President George H.W. Bush. Beneath the glittering stained-glass windows, the crowd of political luminaries wistfully recalled the gentler era of bipartisanship the late leader represented. Vermont’s Patrick Leahy, a Democrat on the Senate Judiciary…
How Anthem explores the connection between your Javelin and the world itself

How Anthem explores the connection between your Javelin and the world itself

One question that has dogged me during my time with BioWare's Anthem is: why do the Javelins, the game's snazzy flying exoskeletons, have to look like human beings? In a world where science is sorcery, why replicate our shopworn bipedal anatomy when we might zip about looking like, say, robot tarantulas or lions? There are many…
Psychology, Politics, and Science

Psychology, Politics, and Science

You might not like hearing these things. I sure don’t, but maybe it’s high time that we faced reality. Liberals’ intuitions about us have been confirmed, scientifically. Or have they? These “findings” sound an awful lot like left-wing wish fulfillment masquerading as science. Just how scientific is psychology? At the dawn of the twentieth century,…
Senators to press Trump officers on air security following Boeing 737 Max eight crashes in yet one more country

Senators to press Trump officers on air security following Boeing 737 Max eight crashes in yet one more country

CLOSE Daniel Elwell, acting administer of the Federal Aviation Administration, vigorously defended the safety of airplanes used in the United States. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – The head of the agency charged with safeguarding the nation's aviation system vigorously defended the system used to certify the safety of Boeing's 737 Max 8 airplanes, now grounded worldwide after two of the…
Accomplish no longer politicise air strikes against Pak: Gadkari

Accomplish no longer politicise air strikes against Pak: Gadkari

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the Indian Air Force strikes against terrorists in Pakistan's Balakot should not be linked to the general elections and no one should either politicise or take credit for it. In an interview to IANS, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development…
Will The Outcomes Of The Mueller Investigation Matter In 2020?

Will The Outcomes Of The Mueller Investigation Matter In 2020?

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarahf (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election is at long last over. After nearly two years, we have a summary of Mueller’s report from Attorney General William Barr, and that summary, in…
Quit of Obamacare? President Donald Trump resumes an veteran war. Due to the this.

Quit of Obamacare? President Donald Trump resumes an veteran war. Due to the this.

CLOSE A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that nearly 60 percent of likely voters across the nation want the Affordable Care Act to remain in place. Buzz60Corrections and clarifications: This story has been updated to clarify the mission of the American Action Forum, a nonprofit organization that focuses on policy research.WASHINGTON – Now that the peril…
Jamie Dimon, spare us your crocodile tears about inequality

Jamie Dimon, spare us your crocodile tears about inequality

If I may be so bold as to try to lure your attention away from Trump and Mueller for a moment, consider Jamie Dimon’s lament, delivered a few days before Mueller delivered his report.Related: Trump looks good for 2020, experts say, because 'economy is so damn strong'Dimon is the chief executive of JP Morgan Chase,…
‘Cry for human rights’: Punks, monks and politics in Myanmar

‘Cry for human rights’: Punks, monks and politics in Myanmar

Rebel Riot, a punk band from Yangon, is among a growing number of musicians rallying for human rights and democracy in Myanmar. They use their music to combat oppression and speak out against Buddhist monks instigating hate and violence against Myanmar's mostly Muslim Rohingya minority. The Ma Ba Tha, a nationalist Buddhist monks organisation formed in 2012, spearheaded most of the…
Cringeworthy politics: Trump sparks ’embarrassment’ spikes on Twitter

Cringeworthy politics: Trump sparks ’embarrassment’ spikes on Twitter

Home Other Sciences Political Science March 27, 2019 March 27, 2019, Michigan State University Credit: CC0 Public Domain A piece of not-fake-news: there has been a 45-percent increase in people tweeting about embarrassment since Donald Trump took office. In an analysis of Twitter traffic between June 2015 and June 2017, researchers revealed how the platform's…
Noura Bendali: The Muslim Dane combating against Islamophobia

Noura Bendali: The Muslim Dane combating against Islamophobia

28/03/19: A previous version of this article suggested that local laws prevented the construction of mosques. This was incorrect. There was a proposal to prohibit religious bodies from receiving funds from international governments, which have in the past been used towards building mosques.Noura Bendali was leaving her workplace one evening when she saw the Danish…
From Fortnite to Alt-Appropriate

From Fortnite to Alt-Appropriate

There’s a reason video games are such fertile ground for white nationalist recruitment.By Megan CondisMs. Condis is an assistant professor of game studies and a gamer.March 27, 2019ImageCreditCreditJulianna BrionLet’s get one thing out of the way: No, the shooter who live-streamed himself killing 50 worshipers in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, this month was…
Ukraine election: Will funny outsider beat 38 others?

Ukraine election: Will funny outsider beat 38 others?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Voters have 39 candidates to consider on a very long ballot paper Could Ukraine be the next big country to see an anti-establishment "outsider" candidate sweep to victory? The world is getting used to such stunning triumphs, in a time of volatile politics and general insecurity. We've seen it in…
Freakonomics Radio Live: “Would You Eat a Half of Chocolate Formed Admire Dog Poop?”

Freakonomics Radio Live: “Would You Eat a Half of Chocolate Formed Admire Dog Poop?”

Angela Duckworth and Stephen Dubner listen to Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri,” an opera that may owe its remarkable creativity to Napoleon’s invasion of Italy. (Photo: Lucy Sutton) What your disgust level says about your politics, how Napoleon influenced opera, why New York City’s subways may finally run on time, and more. Five compelling guests tell…
The absurd lifetime of Boris Johnson, the man who backed Brexit and might perhaps perhaps perhaps very neatly be the UK’s subsequent prime minister

The absurd lifetime of Boris Johnson, the man who backed Brexit and might perhaps perhaps perhaps very neatly be the UK’s subsequent prime minister

Boris Johnson could be the next prime minister of the United Kingdom. Getty Boris Johnson is a lead contender for replacing British Prime Minister Theresa May. On Wednesday, May announced she'd resign if Parliament agreed to her Brexit deal. Johnson has reportedly signaled that he will support May's deal after being one of her harshest…
Did Xi Jinping Conquer Italy or Just correct Grasp a Lot of Blood Oranges?

Did Xi Jinping Conquer Italy or Just correct Grasp a Lot of Blood Oranges?

The government in Rome is a very unreliable partner, even for China.By Ilaria Maria SalaMs. Sala is an Italian journalist.March 26, 2019ImagePresident Xi Jinping of China, left, was in Rome last week and met with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy, right.CreditCreditAlberto Pizzoli/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesChina, a country the size of a small continent,…
7 of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s most inspirational speeches

7 of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s most inspirational speeches

Since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was elected to Congress, she's brought a refreshing and powerfully passionate energy to Washington, DC. When she isn't mastering the art of the Twitter takedown, sharing her social media skills with fellow Democrats, or answering interview questions as candidly as possible, the 29-year-old is making insightful speeches that effectively communicate her personal…
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE UPDATES: Murli Manohar Joshi may perchance perchance well well also no longer contest polls from Kanpur – Times Now

Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE UPDATES: Murli Manohar Joshi may perchance perchance well well also no longer contest polls from Kanpur – Times Now

Jaya Prada, BJP leader&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspANI New Delhi: Jaya Prada, who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday, said that she had been pushed out of the Samajwadi Party. Speaking to Times Now’s Navika Kumar, Prada, who is contesting the elections from Rampur on a BJP ticket, said that she was “ready to take…
Supreme Court docket Situation to Again Weigh Vote casting Maps Warped by Politics

Supreme Court docket Situation to Again Weigh Vote casting Maps Warped by Politics

ImageLast year, the Supreme Court sidestepped the question of whether partisan gerrymandering ever violate the Constitution.CreditCreditJ. Scott Applewhite/Associated PressWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court returned to the subject of partisan gerrymandering on Tuesday, appearing largely divided along ideological lines as it considered for a second time in two years whether drawing election maps to help the…
Supreme Court Place aside to All all over again Weigh Balloting Maps Warped by Politics

Supreme Court Place aside to All all over again Weigh Balloting Maps Warped by Politics

ImageLast year, the Supreme Court sidestepped the question of whether partisan gerrymandering ever violate the Constitution.CreditCreditJ. Scott Applewhite/Associated PressWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court returned to the subject of partisan gerrymandering on Tuesday, appearing largely divided along ideological lines as it considered for a second time in two years whether drawing election maps to help the…
We’ve All Ravishing Made Fools of Ourselves — Over again

We’ve All Ravishing Made Fools of Ourselves — Over again

Opinion|We’ve All Just Made Fools of Ourselves — AgainThe awful corruption of scandal politics.March 25, 2019ImageRepresentative Adam Schiff speaking in 2017 about the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into possible ties between the Trump administration and Russia.CreditCreditGabriella Demczuk for The New York Times“You have a president who, in my opinion, beyond a shadow of a doubt,…
A Strategy to Detect the Next Russian Misinformation Campaign

A Strategy to Detect the Next Russian Misinformation Campaign

Opinion|A Way to Detect the Next Russian Misinformation CampaignRequire technology companies to put all of their ads in a publicly accessible archive.By Philip N. HowardProfessor Howard is the director of the Oxford Internet Institute and the author of “Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up.”March 27, 2019ImageSome…
How Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow, and Sean Hannity coated the Mueller File perfectly illustrates how divisive American politics maintain change into

How Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow, and Sean Hannity coated the Mueller File perfectly illustrates how divisive American politics maintain change into

The special counsel Robert Mueller delivered his Russia investigation report to US Attorney General William Barr on Friday, and Anderson Cooper of CNN, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC, and Sean Hannity of Fox News each covered the news. In the report, Mueller said there was no conspiracy between Trump and Russia, but he did not exonerate…
The Politics of Therapeutic

The Politics of Therapeutic

— I hear so many of us proclaim that this is the most difficult time for relating with each other in modern history; that people have never been meaner, that communication has never been worse and that we are more divided than ever. What if there is more to that than just “people are mean?”…
The 2020 authenticity major

The 2020 authenticity major

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke arrives at a meet and greet at Tuckerman Brewing on March 20, 2019 in Conway, New Hampshire.Scott Eisen/Getty Images A diverse slate of Democratic presidential candidates challenge what we see as “authentic.” Beto O’Rourke quite literally drips with authenticity; he’s the cool punk rocker dad on the campaign trail. Joe…
Faith, Politics, and Elizabeth Warren

Faith, Politics, and Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H., February 23, 2019. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) ‘There is value in every single human being.’ ‘What role does faith play in your life, your public life and your private life?” This was a question Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren was asked recently at CNN town hall.…
‘Exonerated’: Arkansans rejoice Mueller file’s findings

‘Exonerated’: Arkansans rejoice Mueller file’s findings

Image caption Trump won 70% of the vote in Pope County, where Russellville is located People in Arkansas thought that the Mueller report was a "witch hunt" and feel vindicated by its findings. Their affection for President Donald Trump is deep - and so is their scepticism towards the special counsel and Washington.Joyce Smith, a…
Israel’s elections: Or no longer it’s all relating to the Benjamins, toddler

Israel’s elections: Or no longer it’s all relating to the Benjamins, toddler

It's deja vu all over again in Israel's electoral politics, albeit with a few twists. Three-star general Benjamin "Benny" Gantz is promising to unseat the mercurial Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu in the upcoming vote and change the political calculus of both Israelis and Palestinians. But how will this clash of the Benjamins differ from the political…
Eurovision: Iceland embraces Hatari’s bleak message for Israel contest

Eurovision: Iceland embraces Hatari’s bleak message for Israel contest

Image copyright Lilja Jonsdottir Image caption Hatari's bleak "dystopian techno" style has found favour with Icelanders young and old Icelanders are crazy about Eurovision, with its kitsch glamour and often saccharine music. But the band-cum-art collective they have chosen to send to the contest in Tel Aviv in May are a far cry from the…
Michael Avenatti, attorney who challenged President Trump, charged with extorting Nike

Michael Avenatti, attorney who challenged President Trump, charged with extorting Nike

CLOSE Michael Avenatti, who rose to fame as the lawyer for Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump, has been arrested and charged with extorting Nike, embezzlement and fraud. Wochit, USA TODAYNEW YORK – Federal prosecutors in two states revealed criminal charges Monday against Michael Avenatti, accusing the lawyer who battled President Donald Trump…
How cash lubricates politics in the field’s finest democracy

How cash lubricates politics in the field’s finest democracy

Most political parties, including the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), are united in opposing the demand for greater transparency in political funding. Nobody with any clout in politics seems to want to regulate the deluge of money into politics. Simultaneously, data shows that MLAs and MPs become richer with every stint in power.On…
Investigate the Swamp!

Investigate the Swamp!

The many serious crimes that Mueller uncovered, almost by accident, show us that we have to prioritize official corruption.By Tim WuMr. Wu is a law professor who has worked in federal and state government.March 25, 2019ImageThe U.S. District Courthouse in Alexandria, Va.CreditCreditChris Wattie/ReutersWe are at risk of missing the most important lesson taught by the…
Who Is William Barr: He Will Establish What Happens With Mueller’s Advise

Who Is William Barr: He Will Establish What Happens With Mueller’s Advise

VideoThe special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has delivered a report on his inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election to Attorney General William P. Barr. Mr. Barr will decide how much to make public and when.CreditCreditT.J. Kirkpatrick for The New York TimesWASHINGTON — Now that the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has…
As Special Counsel, Mueller Kept The sort of Low Profile He Seemed Almost Invisible

As Special Counsel, Mueller Kept The sort of Low Profile He Seemed Almost Invisible

ImageDuring his 22 months as special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III became a partisan symbol more than a person.CreditCreditTasos Katopodis/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — Most Friday nights as he conducted his investigation, Robert S. Mueller III drove seven miles from his offices by the Capitol to Salt & Pepper, a dimly lit, mostly empty restaurant near his…
Mueller and the Conspiracy Around the Nook

Mueller and the Conspiracy Around the Nook

We get more agitated by the anticipation of political revelations than by the actual findings. March 25, 2019ImageThe zipper outside Fox News in New York on Friday.CreditCreditDamon Winter/The New York TimesOver the weekend, Washington and much of America participated in a spectacle that’s become familiar during the current administration: waiting breathlessly to be proven right…
Trump to Meet Benjamin Netanyahu on the White House, Reinforcing Shut Ties

Trump to Meet Benjamin Netanyahu on the White House, Reinforcing Shut Ties

VideoDuring a meeting at the White House, President Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel reinforced the close ties between their nations after a rocket launched from Gaza struck a house in central Israel.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York TimesWASHINGTON — President Trump signed a proclamation on Monday formally recognizing Israel’s authority over the long-disputed Golan…
Trump-Netanyahu: How two leaders reap political rewards from their cosy relationship

Trump-Netanyahu: How two leaders reap political rewards from their cosy relationship

CLOSE Israel's prime minister says his country has begun responding "forcefully" to a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip. APWASHINGTON – If President Donald Trump has a true political bromance with any foreign leader, it's probably Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Sure, Trump says he “fell in love” with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, and he’s clearly…
News Diagnosis: Mueller File Locations Power on 2020 Candidates to Emphasize Disorders

News Diagnosis: Mueller File Locations Power on 2020 Candidates to Emphasize Disorders

Politics|Mueller Report Puts Pressure on 2020 Candidates to Emphasize IssuesNews AnalysisImageMany Democratic presidential candidates had sidestepped questions about impeaching President Trump by pointing to the inquiry by Robert S. Mueller III. Now they are likely to focus even more on defeating Mr. Trump at the ballot box.CreditCreditCliff Owen/Associated PressThe conclusion by the special counsel that…
It’s Bigger Than Mueller and Trump

It’s Bigger Than Mueller and Trump

Trumpism follows a historical pattern: Whenever black people make progress, white people respond forcefully.March 24, 2019ImageThe very symbols of Trumpism — the MAGA hats, the wall — are more than physical objects. They are now the new iconography of white supremacy.CreditCreditAl Drago for The New York TimesThe Mueller Report has landed … with a thud.…
The 2020 Presidential Hopefuls and the Politics of Consensus

The 2020 Presidential Hopefuls and the Politics of Consensus

A young supporter of Beto O’Rourke shows off her pink hat to the Democratic Presidential candidate at a campaign stop in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, earlier this month.Photograph by Chip Somodevilla / GettyBeto O’Rourke, the latest candidate to enter the 2020 race, toured the small eateries of Iowa earlier this month, climbing onto coffee counters and…
How Pause I Block My Neighbor’s Wifi?

How Pause I Block My Neighbor’s Wifi?

Like Michael Myers from those Halloween movies, some things in life are (seemingly) inescapable. Taxes. Politics. Your neighbor’s wifi networks that are strong enough to give you an unusable signal in your home or apartment, no matter where you are.I’ve talked a lot about wifi in Tech 911 lately, and I’ll keep offering advice as…
The Uncover: Robert Mueller punts to politics

The Uncover: Robert Mueller punts to politics

The TAKE with Rick Klein No collusion, no obstruction and no prosecution -- that's true to a point, and a significant point at that. But despite what President Donald Trump says, there is no exoneration. There is certainly no conclusion to the issues that have consumed much of the Trump presidency, either. The questions probed…
Politics this week

Politics this week

A gunman killed 50 worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, streaming part of the atrocity live on Facebook. The attacker, an Australian who had been living in New Zealand for two years, was motivated by fears that immigration was threatening “white” culture. The government vowed to tighten gun-control laws and monitor right-wing extremists more carefully.…
Vows: And You Conception Your Family Became once Novel

Vows: And You Conception Your Family Became once Novel

VowsImageToby Russell, the couple’s friend and officiant, looped the newlyweds hands together with a long white ribbon on which the couple’s family and friends had written wishes and hopes for their future.CreditCreditJason Henry for The New York TimesWhile George Arison relentlessly drove the start of his second technology company, his boyfriend, Dr. Robert Luo, was…
Propaganda, Politics, And The Atmosphere

Propaganda, Politics, And The Atmosphere

Air Quality Published on March 22nd, 2019 | by Robert Dee March 22nd, 2019 by Robert Dee  Democracy in America, a “Rule Utilitarianism” system (rules made to benefit the majority) is failing. Fundamentally, systems fail because those in the position of making and maintaining laws, the politicians, put their personal ends before the society that…
Stephen Colbert on His ‘Unpleasant’ First Six Months at ‘The Tiring Show’

Stephen Colbert on His ‘Unpleasant’ First Six Months at ‘The Tiring Show’

On Tuesday, Jay Leno said on the “Today” show that he doesn’t miss being a late night host because “everyone has to know your politics.” At his Paleyfest deep dive into being a late night host on Saturday, which was moderated by Pete Holmes, Stephen Colbert said he agrees with Leno that today’s late night…

Thailand’s pro-navy occasion leads in election; outcomes delayed

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A pro-military party was leading in Thailand’s first election since a 2014 coup, with the unofficial result delayed until Monday afternoon likely to indicate whether junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha can gain enough seats to remain prime minister. Uttama Savanayana, Palang Pracharat Party leader, holds a news conference during the general election in…
Mueller fable: Conclusions of investigation into Russia, Trump campaign to be delivered Sunday to Congress

Mueller fable: Conclusions of investigation into Russia, Trump campaign to be delivered Sunday to Congress

CLOSE Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia, according to attorney general William Barr. Wochit, USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump or members of his campaign conspired with Russia's efforts to sway the 2016 election, delivering a…
Otherness to togetherness

Otherness to togetherness

Our seers and savants did not preside over religious structures and establishments. (Illustration by Suvajit Dey) So long as man is in a mere state of nature, his god is a mere nature-God — a personification of some natural force. Where man inhabits houses, he also encloses his Gods in temples. The temple is only…
Where #MeToo Got here From, and Where It’s Going

Where #MeToo Got here From, and Where It’s Going

The movement is moving the culture beneath the law of sexual abuse. 6:00 AM ET Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at Michigan Law Greg Gibson / Ted S. Warren / AP / Mike Coppola / Getty / Katie Martin / The Atlantic From experience, women often assume that any opposition to power will produce…
The Wilbur Ross I do know

The Wilbur Ross I do know

In his distinctive sing-song voice, my new boss admonished me on the night of our first holiday party. What had I done? My office hadn’t given explicit instructions to him and other guests which floor in the Park Avenue Armory the party was being held. The year was 1995 and Wilbur Ross, then the multi-millionaire…
SNC-Lavalin affair: 5 quotes that sum up the Trudeau disaster

SNC-Lavalin affair: 5 quotes that sum up the Trudeau disaster

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been struggling to contain a political crisis Over the past few weeks, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been struggling to contain the biggest political challenge of his tenure. Fallout from the so-called SNC-Lavalin affair has cost the prime minister two top ministers,…
The Politics of Apprehension

The Politics of Apprehension

Mourners at the Tree of Life Synagogue in 2018 and the Linwood Mosque in 2019. Source: AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Reuters/Edgar Su The cruel murder of 50 people in New Zealand was another tragic reminder of how humans are capable of heartlessly killing their own kind just based on what they believe, how they worship, and what race…
Trudeau would possibly per chance per chance per chance bag alternative—and distress—in a Kenney victory in Alberta – The Globe and Mail

Trudeau would possibly per chance per chance per chance bag alternative—and distress—in a Kenney victory in Alberta – The Globe and Mail

United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney speaks during a news conference at the Lethbridge Iron Works in Lethbridge, Alta., on March 20, 2019. David Rossiter/The Canadian Press Four years ago, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals watched Alberta’s election with a thrilling sense that a frontier was opening up to them. Like everyone, they were surprised by Rachel…
Rajat: Prosecutor attach politics over truth

Rajat: Prosecutor attach politics over truth

As the first (and still only) Indian to head consultancy firm McKinsey & Company globally, Rajat Gupta was a role model for the diaspora. He counted statesmen, tycoons and international celebrities as friends, served on the boards of corporations like Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble, was an advisor to non-profits such as the Bill…
Mueller investigation timeline: From James Comey to the file, each and every major step of the probe into Donald Trump

Mueller investigation timeline: From James Comey to the file, each and every major step of the probe into Donald Trump

After nearly two years, special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has finished the much-anticipated report on Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election that could lay bare the truth behind the foreign nation’s efforts to impact American democracy, and those who helped along the way.The conclusion of Mr Mueller’s probe comes amid a particularly polarising period in…
The Case for Aipac

The Case for Aipac

Critics say that the pro-Israel group is too powerful and too far to the right. Neither is true.By Mark HorowitzMr. Horowitz is a contributing writer at Tablet magazine.March 22, 2019ImageHoward Kohr, executive director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, addressing the annual Aipac Policy Conference in Washington last March.CreditCreditSipa, via Associated PressUntil recently, if…
She Raps and Sweden Listens

She Raps and Sweden Listens

ImageThe Swedish rapper Silvana Imam at Annexet, a concert venue in Stockholm. She has become a symbol of resistance against right-wing populism.CreditCreditErika Gerdemark for The New York TimesSTOCKHOLM — On a recent Friday night, the Swedish rapper Silvana Imam appeared on stage at Annexet, a concert venue in the south side of Stockholm, dressed like…
The more we get out about Brexit, the more hooked it appears to be like to be like

The more we get out about Brexit, the more hooked it appears to be like to be like

correction: An earlier version of this column incorrectly reported the media outlet Arron Banks spoke to about investment in Russia. He spoke to ITV News. This version has been updated. Arron Banks, a co-founder of the Leave.EU campaign, photographed at Old Down Estate in Bristol in June. (Tori Ferenc/For The Washington Post) Anne Applebaum Columnist…
Politics of Model: The Making of a Mardi Gras Queen

Politics of Model: The Making of a Mardi Gras Queen

Welcome to Politics of Style — a column wherein I will consider all manner of presentation in popular culture through the lens of identity politics. With each installment, I’ll seek to contextualize the media we consume by connecting the dots between aesthetics, cultural production and social/cultural/political significance with levity… or not. Happy Mardi Gras my little…
Pete Buttigieg’s husband Chasten is the Twitter celeb we deserve

Pete Buttigieg’s husband Chasten is the Twitter celeb we deserve

Chasten Buttigieg (left) with his husband, "Mayor Pete" ButtigiegImage: getty imagesBy Heather Dockray2019-03-21 18:52:43 UTC Historically, politician spouse Twitter is one of the most insipid parts of Twitter. With the exception of that one time Melania psychoanalyzed a dolphin, politician spouse Twitter is the place where you'll find the internet's most useless political statements and…
Does A Biden-Abrams Sign Manufacture Sense For Biden Or Abrams?

Does A Biden-Abrams Sign Manufacture Sense For Biden Or Abrams?

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarahf (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): On Thursday, political Twitter was abuzz with the news that former Vice President Joe Biden (a still undecided 2020 Democratic contender) was considering launching his campaign with Stacey Abrams, a rising star in the Democratic Party who…
The Artwork of Navigating a Household Political Discussion, Peacefully

The Artwork of Navigating a Household Political Discussion, Peacefully

Adam Gault / Getty Lots of American families fight, but most are unlikely to fight about politics: In a study released last month on the extent to which Americans live in “bubbles,” 39 percent of respondents said they see political diversity within their families, as my colleague Emma Green reported. Meanwhile, “roughly three-quarters of Americans’…
The Like a flash Read on Thailand’s First Election in Eight Years

The Like a flash Read on Thailand’s First Election in Eight Years

What Happened This Week: The Thai people head to the polls this Sunday for the first time since the country’s military seized power in a 2014 coup. It’s the first general election since 2011. Why It Matters: For years now, the country’s real political power has lain in the hands of the military, backed by…
Indie Wrestler David Starr’s Ring Of Honor Promo Trashes Sinclair, Pisses Off All The Right Americans

Indie Wrestler David Starr’s Ring Of Honor Promo Trashes Sinclair, Pisses Off All The Right Americans

David Starr in the now-infamous promo video for his ROH World Heavyweight Championship shot in Israel.Screenshot: @TheProductDS on TwitterThe local television behemoth Sinclair Broadcast Group is infamous for its extreme right-wing politics and dedication to seeding those beliefs into its local news broadcasts. Ring of Honor, the wrestling promotion that Sinclair owns, has somehow avoided…
A files to Thailand’s put up-coup election

A files to Thailand’s put up-coup election

Image copyright Reuters Thailand is heading to the polls on Sunday in its first general election since a military coup in 2014.The country has long been politically split between populists largely tapping into the rural and poorer sections of the population, and their opponents who tend to support the military and win votes from the…
Editorial Observer: The Outspoken Females of the Rental

Editorial Observer: The Outspoken Females of the Rental

Three freshman lawmakers shatter stereotypes as they make waves.By Michelle CottleMs. Cottle is a member of the editorial board.March 21, 2019ImageWhile the new Democratic majority is sprawling and diverse, a coterie of outspoken, progressive women has seized center stage, including, from left, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib.CreditCreditJim Lo Scalzo/EPA, via Shutterstock (Omar); Michael…
No longer well-known No More: Elizabeth Peratrovich, Rights Advocate for Alaskan Natives

No longer well-known No More: Elizabeth Peratrovich, Rights Advocate for Alaskan Natives

Peratrovich and her husband rallied Natives to ensure the passage of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Act, the first anti-discrimination law in the United States.ImageElizabeth Peratrovich’s fight for equal treatment of Alaskan Natives became a success with the passage of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Act.CreditCreditAlaska State ArchivesOverlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning…
Kentucky Brings a Diversified Roughly One-and-Performed to the Tournament

Kentucky Brings a Diversified Roughly One-and-Performed to the Tournament

ImageKentucky forward Reid Travis, who already has a degree from Stanford, celebrated a 3-pointer last weekend against Tennessee.CreditCreditMark Humphrey/Associated PressLEXINGTON, Ky. — Reid Travis needed to play one more year of college basketball.A Stanford senior, Travis had been working out privately last spring in anticipation of the N.B.A. draft. But an invitation to the combine…
Lacking Plant life and Bitter Politics Come by a Damper on Afghan Nowruz Event

Lacking Plant life and Bitter Politics Come by a Damper on Afghan Nowruz Event

ImagePicknickers outside Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, the day before Persian New Year.CreditCreditJim Huylebroek for The New York TimesMAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — Conspicuously missing from the celebration of Persian New Year in the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Thursday were two things the event is famous for: the profusion of tulips that turn the surrounding deserts red,…
What Build We Know About Trump’s Re-election Chances So Far?

What Build We Know About Trump’s Re-election Chances So Far?

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarahf (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): With all eyes on 2020, much of the media attention has focused on the growing Democratic field, but what about President Trump’s re-election chances? How vulnerable is he to actually being unseated? Because we’re in the business…

Transcript: Gowher Rizvi on the inform of politics in Bangladesh

Mehdi Hasan: Gowher Rizvi, following your party the Awami League's recent landslide election victory in December, it does look more and more like Bangladesh is becoming a one-party state, does it not? Gowher Rizvi: I'm surprised that you would say that, this has been said earlier by a number of people. Mehdi Hasan: So it's not that surprising?…
Chandrashekhar Azad: The Indian Dalit chief anxious Modi

Chandrashekhar Azad: The Indian Dalit chief anxious Modi

Image caption Chandrashekhar Azad has emerged as the newest icon for India's low-caste Dalits It is hard to be heard in a country of more than a billion people. But one young, charismatic man - a member of India's lowest caste, the Dalits (formerly "untouchables") - is hoping to do just that in the general…
Democrats Love Medicare for All, They Appropriate Create no longer Know What It Manner

Democrats Love Medicare for All, They Appropriate Create no longer Know What It Manner

Medicare for all is a pleasing combination of words. People who are on Medicare, the government-run health insurance program available to virtually every senior in America, are generally happier with their plan than Americans on employer-provided private insurance. Expanding that popular program is such an obvious idea that it attracts an enormous amount of support…
Tips on how to Continue to exist the 2020 Presidential Campaign With out Shedding Your Mind

Tips on how to Continue to exist the 2020 Presidential Campaign With out Shedding Your Mind

From the makers of Campaign Season 2016, get ready for the not-that-new-and-definitely not improved Campaign Season 2020! This bad boy’s got all the things you hated about the last season, juiced up with even more features scientifically designed to drive you mad, from bad-faith arguments to anti-intellectualism. Plus we’ve got so many brand-new features designed…