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international affairs
international affairs
Trump Has Already Put Himself in No Position to Help Hong Kong
Even if he wants to, the president has neither the leverage, the diplomatic skill, nor the credibility to stand up to China over its new power grab.
george floyd
george floyd
Scenes From the Brooklyn Protest of the Death of George Floyd
Photographer Chris Facey documented the tense and emotional demonstration, which took place outside the Barclays Center on Friday night.
how was your week?
how was your week?
949 New York Readers on Summer Travel and Quarantine Pods
“Feels like we are in a swingers group.”
last night on late night
last night on late night
Jimmy Kimmel Begs Older Americans to Vote Donald Trump Out of Office
“Is this who you want leading us? A president who clearly and intentionally inflames violence in the middle of a riot to show how tough he is?”
george floyd
george floyd
Protests, Violence Spread to Multiple Cities Over Death of George Floyd
A State of Emergency was declared in Atlanta, protesters ignored a curfew order in the Twin Cities, and Trump once again threatened violence.
george floyd
george floyd
Watch Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Give Emotional Speech on Unrest in Atlanta
“If you care about this city — then go home.”
george floyd
george floyd
Powerful Images From Friday’s Protests Over the Death of George Floyd
Photos from demonstrations in multiple cities over the deaths of Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky.

Meanwhile in the other national crisis

Partygoer at Lake of the Ozarks pool party tests positive for COVID-19, potentially exposing hundreds https://t.co/HsSiwCGJ3Y
@carlzimmer
the national interest
the national interest
New Transcript Shows Trump Adviser Michael Flynn Colluding With Russia in 2016
Michael Flynn had good reason to lie to the FBI about his conversation with Russia’s ambassador.
vision 2020
vision 2020
Biden’s Vice-President Shortlist Is Shrinking Before Our Eyes
This week, several of Biden’s more prominent prospects withdrew or saw their stock value drop due to national crises.
minneapolis protests
minneapolis protests
Trump Can’t Explain Away His Vile ‘Looting’ Tweet
Despite his disingenuous attempt to walk back his threat toward Minneapolis protesters, it’s clear he just wanted to pour gasoline on the fire.
the top line
the top line
Why Americans Unexpectedly Saved a Lot of Money in April
Millions lost their jobs, but those declines were more than offset by an enormous increase in government social benefits.
life under lockdown
life under lockdown
Scenes From Your Pandemic: What I Learned About You
What have you learned about your roommate, partner, family member, or other co-isolationists while living together under the coronavirus lockdown?
the economy
the economy
GOP Vows to Kill Only Thing Keeping Economy (and Trump) Afloat
Thanks to enhanced unemployment benefits — which Republicans are fighting to end — personal income actually rose in the U.S. last month.

Obama responds to events in Minnesota

Photo: @BarackObama/Twitter
george floyd
george floyd
The Lies We Tell About Riots
How America mystifies the wages of its racism.
jeffrey epstein
jeffrey epstein
What We’ve Learned From Recent Jeffrey Epstein Allegations
A Netflix documentary and a new book detail new allegations about the sex offender’s connections with Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, and Harvard.
interesting times
interesting times
Andrew Sullivan: Larry Kramer’s Secret
The last word you might associate with him is sweet. But he often was. I also saw him as a radical conservative, of sorts.
pivot
pivot
Twitter’s Trump Problem Is Just Beginning
Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss the company’s attempt at fact-checking, Trump’s toothless executive order, and more.
coronavirus
coronavirus
Coronavirus in New York: Latest Updates
Mayor De Blasio is warning New Yorkers that they may have to “improvise” when it comes to their transportation.

It looks likely that a third senator had the coronavirus

Some personal news: On Wednesday I learned I was positive for COVID antibodies following mild symptoms earlier this spring. I will continue to follow CDC guidance and wear a mask, and hope others will do the same to help slow the spread of this virus. https://t.co/OMLVdhQMfW
@SenBobCasey
george floyd
george floyd
CNN Crew Arrested on Live TV During Minneapolis Protest
Minnesota State Police arrested CNN’s Omar Jimenez and his camera crew as they reported on the protests over George Floyd’s death in police custody.

The pandemic plus a huge stimulus have made for some strange economic numbers

A wild Personal Income report for April:

Real disposable personal income: +13.4%, largest on record

Real personal consumption expenditures: -13.2%, largest on record

Personal saving rate up 20.3pp to 33%, both the highest on recordhttps://t.co/M2HGFpxikm
@jasonfurman
federal judiciary
federal judiciary
Lindsey Graham Asks Older Judges to Retire So Trump Can Replace Them
One way to maximize the value of lifetime judicial appointments is to get younger judges, before voters can put Democrats in charge.
vision 2020
vision 2020
No, Donald Trump Is Not a Working-Class Hero
Salena Zito argues that Trump is the sole reliable friend of people who make things with their hands. Unions would disagree.
storytime
storytime
Gangs of Californian Children Are Not Actually Stealing Ballots
It’s storytime with President Trump.

She had been seen as a fairly serious contender

Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada out of the veepstakes as potential running mate for Joe Biden: “It is an honor to be considered as a potential running mate but I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration.”
@michellelprice
the economy
the economy
Jobs Are Starting to Come Back, But Bankruptcies Are Soaring
The number of Americans receiving state jobless benefits fell by 3.8 million this week. But a giant wave of bankruptcies is building.
vision 2020
vision 2020
Trump’s Ego Makes Him Willing to Run the Risk of an In-Person GOP Convention
Unless he’s lucky with coronavirus trends, the traditional in-person convention he clearly craves could create real problems.
the national circus
the national circus
Frank Rich: Trump vs. Twitter Is No Contest
The president’s constant lies will overpower any attempt at fact-checking — plus, he gets to play the victim.