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    Trump Time Capsule #85: The Immigration Pivot
    Aug25

    Trump Time Capsule #85: The Immigration Pivot

    The previous 84 items in this series cover developments that might concern Donald Trump’s opponents. Tonight we have one that might concern his most fervent supporters.In an interview aired this evening with his supporter Sean Hannity, Trump showed that he understood the logic behind immigration-reform proposals like that of Marco...

    Ukraine’s Bittersweet Independence Day
    Aug24

    Ukraine’s Bittersweet Independence Day

    On any given night in Kiev, you can pass the time in one of the city’s popular new watering holes, descend into the basement of the old cinema to enter a Brooklyn-style speakeasy, or sip a $10 cocktail on the rooftop of a trendy music hall, where every piece of furniture in the bar appears to be up for sale. There’s an imitation Nobu,...

    Ukraine’s Bittersweet Independence Day
    Aug24

    Ukraine’s Bittersweet Independence Day

    On any given night in Kiev, you can pass the time in one of the city’s popular new watering holes, descend into the basement of the old cinema to enter a Brooklyn-style speakeasy, or sip a $10 cocktail on the rooftop of a trendy music hall, where every piece of furniture in the bar appears to be up for sale. There’s an imitation Nobu,...

    The Biden Doctrine
    Aug22

    The Biden Doctrine

    Joe Biden is now the vice president who will not be president. He’s been VP for seven and a half years, preceded by decades of work on U.S. foreign policy in the Senate, but the question remains whether he is distinctive in any memorable way for his work in international affairs. Was he simply a glad-handing flack pushing the Obama agenda,...

    The Atlantic Daily: Manafort, Lochte, and Other Bad Reputations
    Aug20

    The Atlantic Daily: Manafort, Lochte, and Other Bad Reputations

    What We’re FollowingNo Man Is a Fortress: Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, stepped down today following a scandal over his involvement with a pro-Russian political regime in Ukraine. Manafort, a 40-year campaign veteran, was once expected to make Trump’s operation more professional; now, it’s up to Trump...

    The Atlantic  Politics & Policy Daily: The Manafortress Crumbles
    Aug20

    The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: The Manafortress Crumbles

    Today in 5 LinesPaul Manafort resigned as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. Florida Governor Rick Scott confirmed that Miami Beach has local transmission of the Zika virus, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its Zika travel warning to the area. The White House announced President Obama will travel to Baton Rouge,...

    What If Trump Got Hacked Too?
    Aug19

    What If Trump Got Hacked Too?

    The story seemed so neatly self-contained: Someone hacked the Democratic National Convention. Those hackers were connected to the Russian government, according to U.S. intelligence and outside experts alike. And then someone leaked a tranche of DNC emails just as the Democrats were gathering for their convention in Philadelphia—an optimally...

    The Precipitous Rise and Fall of Paul Manafort
    Aug19

    The Precipitous Rise and Fall of Paul Manafort

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was already in the midst of a rough spot when The New York Times published a story Sunday night, detailing millions in cash payments to Manafort listed in a secret ledger in Ukraine.By Friday, Manafort had resigned from the Trump campaign, two days after the Republican nominee effectively sidelined him by...

    How Scared Do Clinton Voters Really Need to Be?
    Aug18

    How Scared Do Clinton Voters Really Need to Be?

    For many Democrats, this week has been a rapture of Republican dysfunction. Just since Sunday, the Trump campaign has been buffeted by scandals involving possible illegal cash payments from a pro-Russian Ukraine government to the campaign’s chair, staff shakeups that have put disgraced FOX News chair Roger Ailes and controversial Breitbart...

    The Twitter Bot that Sounds Just Like Me
    Aug18

    The Twitter Bot that Sounds Just Like Me

    The tweet came in Monday afternoon: “@kavehwaddell …what are they looking for that isn’t backed up to iCloud data—and can produce if subpoenaed.”To most people, that tweet is the opposite of clickbait: It’s opaque, technical, and kind of boring. But the tweet wasn’t directed at most people—it was directed at me, a...

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