Trump Decertifies Iran Deal, But Leaves It Intact For Now

President Trump declined to certify Iranian compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal today and called for tough new measures against the regime, but as expected, he stopped short of re-imposing the sanctions that were waived as part of the deal. Most of Trump’s statement focused on issues other than nuclear…
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Amazon Studios Suspends Head Roy Price Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Amazon Studios has suspended Amazon Studios executive Roy Price in the wake of allegations by Man in the High Castle executive producer Isa Hackett that he sexually harassed her. The allegations were first reported in August, but Hackett came forward yesterday with a more detailed public account, saying that Price…
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The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Is Changing How I Look at the Movies

For the past week I’ve been pacing my apartment in a hypomanic state, pretending to get work done while following—probably more closely than anyone who aspires to sanity should—the Harvey Weinstein scandal, with its ever-steepening crescendo of allegations that the fabled indie producer carried on a 30-year side career as…
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Voters Think Trump Owns His Obamacare Sabotage, Republican Politicians Agree

President Donald Trump revealed his plans for the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, announcing that the government would no longer be paying out the law’s required subsidies for insurers. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, this decision will cause premiums in Obamacare plans to be 20 percent higher than…
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Two Guns Per Person

The 27 words of the Second Amendment don’t say anything about how many guns someone can own in America. Neither do the other 7,564 words in the Constitution. Yes, this is a facile point to make. A lot of things—including rights, responsibilities, and government powers we take for granted—aren’t itemized in…
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Twitter May Have Erased Critical Evidence for the Russia Investigation

There is a big problem with Congressional investigators’ quest to learn how Russian-affiliated operatives used Twitter during 2016 to influence the election: Twitter deleted some of the data they need. According to a report in Politico, the company deleted information crucial to investigators’ understanding of how Russian actors exploited the…
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Nasty Women Unite!

Listen to Episode No. 170 of Live at Politics and Prose: On this episode of Live at Politics and Prose, editors Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding discuss their new anthology, Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America. Also featured are contributors Nicole Chung and Mary Kathryn Nagle. You…
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The Fun May Be Over for New York Times Power Tweeters

The New York Times is cracking down on its reporters’ and editors’ tweeting habits, that is, if you believe what you read on Twitter. On Thursday night Jennifer Steinhauer, a Times reporter and Twitter user (but for how long?), tweeted that Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet said that the newspaper…
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Donald Trump Should Stop Obsessing Over the Moon

Donald Trump wants to go to the moon. Since being elected president, both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have offered vague but repeated hints that the administration was interested in sending American astronauts back to it, and finally, at the inaugural meeting of the newly resurrected National Space Council…
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Seth Meyers on Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, and Why Fighting Sexual Harassment Can’t Be a Partisan issue

The sickening parallels between producer Harvey Weinstein and President Donald Trump are hard to miss. Both are powerful sexual predators who seem to think that when you’re a star you can do anything, and both have been proven somewhat right up until lately, having gotten away with their behavior due…
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