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The men who took 10,000 flights
T hree decades ago, 28 lucky bastards managed to snag the greatest travel deal in history, courtesy of American Airlines. It was dubbed the “unlimited AAirpass.…
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3 days ago
Admit It, You Don’t Really Understand Facebook
To shed light on why the Cambridge Analytica drama created so many headaches for Facebook, play this fun game: Ask the next five people you meet (who don’t work…
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22 days ago
A Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta, and Security Experts Shudder - The New York Times
Municipal employees in Atlanta were able to use computers again on Tuesday as the city worked to recover from a cyberattack, but some digital services for
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22 days ago
No, I haven’t seen that beheading video. And it’s not right to share it - Douglas Murray - The Spectator
I am sure we’re all in agreement that watching videos of adults abusing children is wrong. At least outside the halls of BBC light entertainment (historically
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28 days ago
The Fake Kids of Instagram? Behind the backlash against the internet famous - New Statesman
When beauty blogger Amelia Liana went to the Taj Mahal, there wasn’t another tourist in sight. The ivory-white world heritage site was deserted of all but Liana…
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4 weeks ago
“It’s not right that we’re doing this”: inside the Instagram mafia - New Statesman
At the Tegallalang rice terraces in Bali, Sara Melotti had an epiphany. The 29-year-old blogger and photographer was visiting the Indonesian island with a group…
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4 weeks ago
The inside story of one Instagrammer’s fake trip to Disneyland - New Statesman
In the cold, gravelled backyard of her British home, 32-year-old Carolyn Stritch took a photo that would later accumulate over 18,000 Instagram likes. She wore…
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4 weeks ago
Chart Brut: How the MS-Paint Graphics of Conspiracy Took Over the Web
The internet has always been a natural habitat for the paranoid and angry, but it's never been as easy to mobilize your fellow conspiracy theorists than it is…
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january 2018
Delta Air Lines Scraps Check-In for Users of Its iPhone App - Skift
Seeking to make the pre-flying process more seamless, Delta Air Lines is automatically checking in some customers who download the airline’s iPhone app. The
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january 2018
Why Artificial Intelligence Is Not Like Your Brain—Yet - Wired
Here’s a fun drinking game: Every time someone compares AI to the human brain, take a shot. It’ll dull the pain of such mindless metaphorizing—and serve as a
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january 2018
‘Like, Really Smart’ - Opinion - The New York Times
President Trump returning to the White House from Camp David on Sunday. Pool photo by Kevin Dietsch I resist applying clinical diagnoses to people, and that
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january 2018
Graham Linehan: My Today programme ambush
Graham Linehan was invited on to Radio 4's Today programme to discuss his stage version of The Ladykillers. Photograph: PR O n Monday, I was invited to go on…
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december 2017
Graham Linehan Q&A: “Writing Father Ted was like being hooked up to a drip full of endorphins”
Graham Linehan, 49, grew up in Dublin. With Arthur Mathews, he wrote sketches for programmes such as “The Fast Show”, for which they created the characters Ted…
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december 2017
Public Comments to the Federal Communications Commission About Net Neutrality Contain Many Inaccuracies and Duplicates
Correction: This report initially noted that 450,000 comments were submitted to the FCC during its previous open comment period on net neutrality. That data…
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november 2017
How curious that so many disgraced men decide they're on a 'journey' - after being found out - The Telegraph
I ’m glad I’ve never been to the West Street Live nightclub in Sheffield. It’s run by Labour MP Jared O’Mara in a mock-Tudor building and it’s where he
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november 2017
“Pervert politicians”: why the Weinstein effect could hit Westminster hardest
If you’ve worked in parliament or in Westminster politics, you will know which politicians and staffers to avoid. Women, and men too, who work in that world…
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october 2017
Christian MPs aren’t ‘devout’. They’re self-confessed sinners - Coffee House - The Spectator
Melanie McDonagh 30 October 2017 9:48 AM 30 October 2017 9:48 AM Share There are a couple of predictable elements to the reporting of sex scandals involving a
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october 2017
The Amazing Rider Who Celebrated Her 75th Birthday With 500 Rides - SoulCycle
ew York rider DONNA SATOW set out to ring in her 75th birthday with a major SOUL goal. Read her inspiring story, ahead. I had a goal: to reach 500 rides by my
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october 2017
Mrs May is repeating Cameron’s mistakes in dealing with the EU | The Spectator
Theresa May’s style of negotiating with the European Union is coming spookily to resemble David Cameron’s. She is in the mindset where the important thing is to…
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october 2017
This Brand-New Dandelion Yellow McLaren F1 Still Wears Its Plastic Seat Covers
Join the Family Sign up to receive the weekly newsletter featuring the very latest from Petrolicious. Don’t be left out—join the ranks of those who Drive…
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october 2017
The Hollow Bravery of Ben Shapiro - Opinion - The New York Times
Ben Shapiro speaking at the University of Utah in September. Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune, via Associated Press Ben Shapiro, the conservative writer,
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october 2017
Robert Harris: We’re living in a Goebbels-style propaganda culture - The Spectator
The Sunday Times ’s literary editor Andrew Holgate recently tweeted the news that Robert Harris’s latest thriller had entered the bestseller list at No. 2:
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october 2017
Blame the teachers, not the students, for the Oxford Christian ban | The Spectator
A car driver ploughs into a bunch of people outside the Natural History Museum in London and lefties are furious mostly because the right-wing columnist Katie…
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october 2017
Illuminating India | Science Museum
Illuminating India is a season of exhibitions and events that celebrates India’s contribution to science, technology and mathematics. At its heart are two free…
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october 2017
Procter & Gamble Declares Victory in Proxy Battle; Peltz Says, Not So Fast - The New York Times
Nelson Peltz controls $3.5 billion of Procter & Gamble shares through his investment firm Trian Fund Management. Heidi Gutman/CNBC The largest and most
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october 2017
The GOP Had One Big Divide On Health Care. It Has Three On Taxes. - FiveThirtyEight
Remember how divided Republicans in Washington were on their plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act? Well, they are even more divided so far on their push to
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october 2017
British Conservative party activist barred from entering Hong Kong - The Guardian
Benedict Rogers, who has been barred from Hong Kong, addressing a pro-democracy protest outside the UK foreign office in August.Photograph: Benedict Rogers A
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october 2017
Our Stupid Gun Debate - Opinion - The New York Times
The marquees on the Las Vegas Strip went dark on Sunday to honor the victims of the mass shooting there. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Bret Stephens: I know we’ll
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october 2017
Meticulous Planning by Las Vegas Gunman Before He Opened Fire - The New York Times
F.B.I. investigators scanning South Las Vegas Boulevard near the shooting site on Tuesday. Eric Thayer for The New York Times LAS VEGAS — Before he mowed down
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october 2017
Theresa May should sack one of her Cabinet big beasts - and it isn't Boris Johnson - Charles Moore - The Telegraph
"We won’t get rid of her because she had a cough,” one backbench MP told me, returning from his party’s unhappy conference. One would like to think that is
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october 2017
Confessions of a Sensible Gun Owner - Opinion - The New York Times
Patrick Leger BEND, Ore. — When we hike together, my oldest son, who is 5, scans the ground for the perfect “gun.” His ideal stick has an ergonomic crook in it
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october 2017
Why Do Americans Care About The Right To Bear Arms? - The Daily Wire
The Las Vegas massacre represents a microcosm of the evil mankind can commit on fellow citizens. Stephen Paddock's name will live in infamy for his role in the
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october 2017
I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise. - Opinion - The Washington Post
Leah Libresco is a statistician and former newswriter at FiveThirtyEight, a data journalism site. She is the author of “ Arriving at Amen .” Before I started
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october 2017
Want Gun Control? Learn From the N.R.A. - Opinion - The New York Times
Gun control advocates protesting outside the National Rifle Association’s headquarters in 2015. Drew Angerer for The New York Times Is helpless outrage the only
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october 2017
Repeal the Second Amendment - Opinion - The New York Times
Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg I have never understood the conservative fetish for the Second Amendment. From a law-and-order standpoint, more guns means more murder.
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october 2017
Why You Shouldn’t Always Trust The Inside Scoop - FiveThirtyEight
This is the eighth article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated by most of the American media.
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october 2017
Why Early Voting Was Overhyped - FiveThirtyEight
This is the fifth article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated by the most of the American media.
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october 2017
The Republican’s Guide to Presidential Etiquette - The New York Times
Illustrations by Oliver Munday Illustrations by Oliver Munday Republicans used to care a whole lot about how a president comported himself, and whether he acted
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october 2017
Ohio Was A Bellwether After All - FiveThirtyEight
This is the fourth article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were
538theRealStoryof2016  from instapaper
october 2017
The Invisible Undecided Voter - FiveThirtyEight
This is the third article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated
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october 2017
Is Trump Ending the American Era? - The Atlantic
Donald Trump was right. He inherited a mess. In January 2017, American foreign policy was, if not in crisis, in big trouble. Strong forces were putting stress
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october 2017
Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress - The New York Times
Under growing pressure from Congress and the public to reveal more about the spread of covert Russian propaganda on Facebook, the company said on Thursday that
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october 2017
Robert Mueller Is Officially Closing in on Trump - Vanity Fair
Robert Mueller leaving the U.S. Capitol. From REX/Shutterstock. While weeks of steady leaks about the Justice Department’s Russia probe revealed that special
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october 2017
The Media Needs To Stop Rationalizing President Trump’s Behavior - FiveThirtyEight
Whenever President Trump lashes out against someone or something in a way that defies traditional expectations for presidential behavior — for instance, his
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october 2017
Who Decides Whether Trump Is Unfit to Govern? - Opinion - The New York Times
Na Kim; Photo by Damon Winter/The New York Times The mental health of Donald Trump has been under scrutiny since he began running for president. Now 28
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october 2017
Why Trump Is Not Mentally Fit to Be President - Rolling Stone
At 6:35 a.m. on the morning of March 4th, President Donald Trump did what no U.S. president has ever done: He accused his predecessor of spying on him. He did
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october 2017
The Madness of Donald Trump - Matt Taibbi - Rolling Stone
Tuesday, August 30th, Springfield, Missouri. Fresh off his "no more talking" tweet about North Korea that again puts the world on nuke alert, Trump flies to this sleepy little Ozark hub for a bit of image rehab.
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october 2017
Trump Hotel at Night: Lobbyists, Cabinet Members, $60 Steaks - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — It was nearing midnight at the Trump International Hotel, and the president’s son was eating macaroni and cheese.

Enveloped in the smooth tones of jazzy hotel music, soft light from a million tiny chandelier crystals and the scent of candied bacon, Eric Trump, fresh from a rally this month in West Virginia, declined a question from a reporter and instead posed one of his own.
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october 2017
To Allies’ Chagrin, Trump Swerves Left - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — Republican congressional leaders perched on the couches in the Oval Office froze in mid-smile on Wednesday afternoon when they realized President Trump was bypassing them to cut a short-term spending and debt ceiling deal with Democrats, and not them.
nytimes 
october 2017
Trump Hasn’t Dismantled Obama’s Legacy Yet — And May Not Ever - FiveThirtyEight
Sometimes it seems as though President Trump is rapidly reversing much of what Barack Obama did as president. But he really isn’t — at least not yet. The Trump
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october 2017
Hillary Clinton Looks Back in Anger - David Remnick - The New Yorker
Time and investigation will tell whether Donald Trump or his surrogates colluded in any foreign interference in the election; what is entirely clear is that he was, with his penchant for exploiting an enemy’s weakness, eager to add weight to the heavy baggage that Clinton, after thirty-five years in public life, carried into the campaign.
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october 2017
London Revokes Uber’s License to Operate - The New York Times
The Uber Hub in London. Transport for London, which regulates ride-hailing services in the city, said the company’s “approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of
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october 2017
Clinton Not Impressed by Universe’s Cruel Sense of Irony - Vanity Fair
Not pleased. By Drew Angerer/Getty Images. After Hillary Clinton left her job as secretary of state and before she “officially” decided to run for president,
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october 2017
Hillary Clinton Opens Up About ‘What Happened,’ With Candor, Defiance and Dark Humor - The New York Times
Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally in Miami in October 2016. Doug Mills/The New York Times Hillary Clinton has written a book. Have you heard? Choice quotes
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october 2017
Is Trump a White Supremacist? - Charles M. Blow - Opinion - The New York Times
President Trump at a rally in Vienna, Ohio, in July. Doug Mills/The New York Times “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/
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october 2017
What Ta-Nehisi Coates Gets Wrong About American Politics - George Packer - The Atlantic
There’s a lot to admire in Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new essay . It’s one of those pieces that grabs you with its first paragraph and never lets go. The argument keeps
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october 2017
The End of Identity Liberalism - Opinion - The New York Times
Dan Gluibizzi It is a truism that America has become a more diverse country. It is also a beautiful thing to watch. Visitors from other countries, particularly
USpolitics  Trump  from instapaper
october 2017
The First White President - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic
It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact.

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october 2017
What Happens If the Obamas Move to the Upper East Side? - Vanity Fair
By Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images. New York City could soon have some new high-profile residents in Barack and Michelle Obama. The former first couple are
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october 2017
Netflix for news: Is this app the future of journalism?
It is billed as the Spotify of journalism. CompassNews is an app that offers content from all the major paywall publishers for just £3 a month if you’re a…
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october 2017
Amazon says there are now 5,000 people working just on Alexa - Quartz
Amazon is going all in on the Echo, its popular smart-home device. Today (Sept. 27) in Seattle, the company unveiled a new version of the Echo, a small
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september 2017
Why artists should stay off Question Time - Coffee House - The Spectator
William Cook 26 September 2017 11:51 AM 26 September 2017 11:51 AM Share Do you have to be a boring lefty to enjoy the films of Ken Loach? The reason I ask is,
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september 2017
5 Things to Know About British Airways Executive Club - The Points Guy
A logical strategy for using British Airways Avios is redeeming them for British Airways-operated flights. However, this can yield poor value due to significant
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september 2017
7 Ways To Break Your Pushover Friend Who Just Started Standing Up For Himself
Is your lackey starting to grow a spine? You’d better nip that in the bud. Here are seven ways to stamp out your pushover friend’s newfound confidence so he…
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september 2017
Man Booker Shortlist Is Half American - The New York Times
The authors shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, clockwise from top left: Paul Auster, Emily Fridlund, Mohsin Hamid, Ali Smith, George
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september 2017
Luggage Review: The Away Carry-On - The Points Guy
If you’re a TPG reader, odds are you travel — or you want to travel. Either way, you’ll eventually need some luggage . I’ve had the chance to fly with the Away
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september 2017
Home Demo at Google VC’s House on Potrero Hill, SF
Sunday morning, a group of fed-up service workers descended on the house of Kevin Rose, professional asshole. They unfurled two banners, one read “Kevin Rose…
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september 2017
Deep in Debt, the Kushners Hunted for Cash Across the Globe - Bloomberg
Kushners’ China Deal Flop Was Part of Much Bigger Hunt for Cash 666 Fifth Ave. floor plans Source: New York City Department of Finance By David Kocieniewski
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september 2017
Exiles on Pennsylvania Avenue: How Jared and Ivanka Were Repelled by Washington’s Elite - Vanity Fair
CAN WE HELP? Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. By Zach Gibson/Bloomberg/Getty Images. I. Air Force One
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september 2017
The ominous political genius of Steve Bannon - Coffee House - The Spectator
In his fateful interview with Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect , Steve Bannon’s remarks about taking a tougher stand on trade with China, battling his
from instapaper
september 2017
What if Steve Bannon Is Right? - Opinion - The New York Times
Steve Bannon listens during a press conference at the White House in April. Brendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images In normal times, you could
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september 2017
In Trump’s America, the Independent senator is fighting to win back the heartland for Democrats - The New Yorker
Bernie Sanders’s Presidential race ended a year ago, but his campaign never did. Since the election, he has staged events in Michigan, Mississippi, Maine, West
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september 2017
Long List of Top Democrats Have 2020, and Money, on Their Minds - The New York Times
Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, has said that the party should avoid a temptation to moderate its views, and that its candidates shouldn’t
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september 2017
Hillary: I Lost Because Bernie Promised Everyone a Pony - Reason.com
Gage Skidmore In her forthcoming book about the 2016 election, What Happened , Hillary Clinton complains that her chief opponent in the primaries, Bernie
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september 2017
Donald Was a Creep. Too Bad Hillary Couldn’t Say It. - Opinion - The New York Times
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the October 10, 2016 presidential debate in St. Louis, Missouri. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times You’re walking down
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september 2017
The Limits of Bullying - The Atlantic
After Donald Trump implied Ted Cruz’s wife was ugly and accused his father of helping to kill President John F. Kennedy, and Cruz still worked the phones for
from instapaper
september 2017
I Voted for Trump. And I Sorely Regret It. - Opinion - The New York Times
Illustration by Matthieu Bourel, photographs by Eric Thayer/Reuters and Alejandro Alvarez/News2Share, via Reuters When Donald Trump first announced his
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september 2017
Jared Kushner’s Harvard Admissions Essay - The New Yorker
Illustration by Luci Gutiérrez Dear Harvard, How are you? I hope you are well! My name is Jared Kushner, and I would like to go to you. As an example of how
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september 2017
Tucker Carlson and Trump’s Confused Defenders - The New Yorker
The Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s attempt to defend Trump culminated in a seeming defense of slavery, immediately spawning mocking memes. Courtesy YouTube
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september 2017
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