Harvey Weinstein has changed how I look at movies.

Harvey Weinstein has changed how I look at 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 a […]

Hillary Clinton finally denounces Harvey Weinstein, changing nothing – Salon.com

Hillary Clinton finally denounces Harvey Weinstein, changing nothing – Salon.com. Hillary Clinton responded to the pervasive accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault, saying she was “shocked and appalled by the revelations.” Swell. Weinstein was a staunch Democratic supporter — financially and politically — and thus Republicans and the media have challenged Democratic politicians to react […]

Twitter Bots Distorted the 2016 Election—Including Many Likely From Russia – Mother Jones

Twitter Bots Distorted the 2016 Election—Including Many Likely From Russia – Mother Jones. by Denise Clifton Larry Marano/Rex Shutterstock/ZUMA The day Donald Trump was elected president, nearly 2,000 Twitter accounts that had pumped out pro-Trump messages in the run-up to the vote suddenly went dark. Then, in spring 2017, these bot-controlled accounts reemerged to campaign en français for Marine Le […]

It’s time for Democrats to stop being such gormless chumps

It's time for Democrats to stop being such gormless chumps. One of the most marked characteristics of 21st century political history is the one-sided application of political norms. Democrats have done things like abolish earmarks, adopt “PAYGO” budgeting (in which the long-term stability of the national debt is written into the budget process), and respect the “blue slip” rule, which […]

Who is Seth Moulton for?

Who is Seth Moulton for?. I’m squinting through the sun at the Polk County Steak Fry, trying to size up Seth Moulton. It’s a late September Saturday in Des Moines, and Moulton’s onstage, an immense American flag rippling behind him. “A lot of you must be asking,” he begins with a coy glance around, his voice echoing through the PA […]

A Stunning Blow to Obamacare – The Atlantic

A Stunning Blow to Obamacare – The Atlantic. by Olga Khazan · October 13, 2017 The Trump administration will end subsidies to insurers selling plans on the Obamacare marketplaces to help cover out-of-pocket costs for low-income customers. The payments, so-called “cost sharing reduction subsidies,” total $7 billion. Their loss could further destabilize the individual insurance market, which was already set […]

Trump will scrap critical Obamacare subsidy – POLITICO

Trump will scrap critical Obamacare subsidy – POLITICO. by JOSH DAWSEY and PAUL DEMKO · October 12, 2017 The decision to end the payments, worth an estimated $7 billion this year, marks President Donald Trump’s most aggressive move yet to dismantle Obamacare. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Scrapping the payments to insurers, which could happen immediately, is likely to provide another […]

Will Republicans Return Donations From Their Harvey Weinstein, a Guy Named Trump?

Will Republicans Return Donations From Their Harvey Weinstein, a Guy Named Trump?. by Dean Obeidallah · October 12, 2017 Okay, from what we know, Weinstein was worse. But sexual assault is sexual assault, and the president has admitted it. So why is his money okay? RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel recently demanded that Democrats and Democratic organizations return any donations […]

Trump’s executive order to weaken Obamacare may prove to be just bluster – Salon.com

Trump’s executive order to weaken Obamacare may prove to be just bluster – Salon.com. On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that could significantly erode the protections provided by the Affordable Care Act — if the administration can ever get it implemented. The executive order instructed the Labor Department to determine ways that could allow small businesses and […]

Report: Left-Wing Challenger Will Run Against Dianne Feinstein – Talking Points Memo

Report: Left-Wing Challenger Will Run Against Dianne Feinstein – Talking Points Memo. by Cameron Joseph Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) will get a left-wing challenge from a rising Democratic star. According to CNN, California Senate President Kevin de Leon (D) will run for the Senate, pitting him against the longtime senator in an all-party primary. De Leon has been mulling a […]

Democrats’ delusions of pragmatism

Democrats' delusions of pragmatism. Democrats like to tell themselves a comforting story. Democrats are pragmatists, if they do say so themselves, deeply rooted in the reality-based community, beholden to facts, toiling valiantly and soberly to make the country a better, fairer place. Republicans, meanwhile, are ideologues monomaniacally fixated on cutting government spending and taxes for the wealthy, regardless of the […]

Is the American Idea Doomed? – The Atlantic

Is the American Idea Doomed? – The Atlantic. by Yoni Appelbaum · October 6, 2017 On May 5, 1857, eight men sat down to dinner at Boston’s Parker House hotel. They had gathered to plan a magazine, but by the time they stood up five hours later, they had laid the intellectual groundwork for a second American revolution. These men […]

Democrats dogged by Weinstein cash – POLITICO

Democrats dogged by Weinstein cash – POLITICO. by GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI · October 11, 2017 “I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein,” Hillary Clinton said in a statement, distancing herself from the man who brought her 2016 presidential campaign over $1.4 million. | Larry Busacca/Getty Images for TIME It took nearly a week, but leading Democrats hope […]

Joe Biden Slams Harvey Weinstein’s ‘Disgusting’ Behavior – The Daily Beast

Joe Biden Slams Harvey Weinstein’s ‘Disgusting’ Behavior – The Daily Beast. Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke out about the sexual assault allegations against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein. At an event on Wednesday night, Biden called Weinstein’s alleged actions “the ultimate abuse of power” and “disgusting, immoral.” While he was vice president, Biden championed issues of sexual assault. Biden […]

Jodi Kantor on how she broke the Harvey Weinstein story.

Jodi Kantor on how she broke the Harvey Weinstein story.. by Isaac Chotiner · October 11, 2017 Harvey Weinstein speaks at the Lincoln Center on April 19 in New York. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for National Geographic On this week’s episode of my podcast, I Have to Ask, I spoke with Jodi Kantor, an investigative reporter for the New York Times […]

House Democrat prepares impeachment articles against Trump — citing his tweets – Vox

House Democrat prepares impeachment articles against Trump — citing his tweets – Vox. Rep. Al Green (D-TX) became the first member of Congress to officially read articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on the floor on Wednesday — and the president’s Twitter account is at the center of Trump’s alleged “crimes and misdemeanors.” Green’s proposal is going nowhere, given […]

Hillary Clinton Announces Vague Plan To ‘Donate’ Harvey Weinstein Campaign Money | HuffPost

Hillary Clinton Announces Vague Plan To 'Donate' Harvey Weinstein Campaign Money | HuffPost. Hillary Clinton on Wednesday tore into film producer Harvey Weinstein over the plethora of sexual abuse allegations against him, vaguely suggesting she would give away the money he’s contributed to her political campaigns. The 2016 presidential candidate told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that she would “of course” donate […]

Trump’s mental health poses danger, psychiatrists warn – Salon.com

Trump’s mental health poses danger, psychiatrists warn – Salon.com. “We believe that Mr. Trump, in the office of the presidency, poses a danger to the public, and in fact the international community,” Dr. Bandy Lee told Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir on “Salon Talks.” Lee is a professor of law and psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, and also editor of the […]

The eternal disgrace of a Trump lackey

The eternal disgrace of a Trump lackey. I imagine more than a few people who work in the Trump administration wake up on many days and ask themselves, “How do I get out of this?” For them, the answer is a cruel one: You can’t. It’s already too late. But let’s back up. Donald Trump became the Republican nominee for […]

Trump is overwriting Obama’s unlawful green schemes | New York Post

Trump is overwriting Obama’s unlawful green schemes | New York Post. by Rich Lowry · October 9, 2017 One by one, the artifacts of President Barack Obama’s rule by administrative fiat are tumbling. The latest is his signature Clean Power Plan that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says he’ll begin the arduous process of unwinding. The first year of Donald Trump’s […]

California’s old guard Democrats under siege – POLITICO

California’s old guard Democrats under siege – POLITICO. by CARLA MARINUCCI and DAVID SIDERS · October 10, 2017 Hours after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (pictured) announced her reelection campaign Monday, Silicon Valley-based freshman Rep. Ro Khanna said he had urged fellow California Rep. Barbara Lee and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich to challenge Feinstein. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images LOS ANGELES […]

NYPD Was Ready to Arrest Harvey Weinstein in 2015 After Model Said She Was Groped

NYPD Was Ready to Arrest Harvey Weinstein in 2015 After Model Said She Was Groped. by Michael Daly · October 10, 2017 How detectives laid a trap to catch the movie mogul after an Italian model accused him of groping her—and why charges were never brought. Harvey Weinstein had no sooner apologized to the 22-year-old woman who had accused him […]

Progressives Eye Primary Challenge To Sen. Dianne Feinstein | HuffPost

Progressives Eye Primary Challenge To Sen. Dianne Feinstein | HuffPost. Progressives are seeking to mount a Democratic primary challenge to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who said she will pursue re-election to a sixth term in 2018. Top California Democrats quickly endorsed Feinstein’s bid, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Kamala Harris. Harris already has begun raising money for […]

Hillary Clinton finally denounces Harvey Weinstein, changing nothing – Salon.com

Hillary Clinton finally denounces Harvey Weinstein, changing nothing – Salon.com. Hillary Clinton responded to the pervasive accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault, saying she was “shocked and appalled by the revelations.” Swell. Weinstein was a staunch Democratic supporter — financially and politically — and thus Republicans and the media have challenged Democratic politicians to react […]

Paltrow, Jolie Reports Add To Avalanche Of Allegations Against Weinstein – Talking Points Memo

Paltrow, Jolie Reports Add To Avalanche Of Allegations Against Weinstein – Talking Points Memo. An avalanche of allegations poured out Tuesday against Harvey Weinstein in on-the-record reports that detailed claims of sexual abuse and included testimonies from Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, further intensifying the already explosive collapse of the disgraced movie mogul. Three women accused Weinstein of raping them […]

War of the Words: Why Xi Jinping’s Big Speech Means Little to Taiwan | The National Interest

War of the Words: Why Xi Jinping's Big Speech Means Little to Taiwan | The National Interest. China has the resolve, confidence and ability to quash Taiwanese independence in any form, Chinese president and Chinese Communist Party Chairman Xi Jinping told a packed audience during his three-and-a-half-hour statement to the Nineteenth National Congress in Beijing. In his speech, which mainly […]

Mass Shooter in Md. Had Dozens of Arrests, 15 Felony Convictions, History of Workplace Violence

Mass Shooter in Md. Had Dozens of Arrests, 15 Felony Convictions, History of Workplace Violence. The 37-year-old man suspected of killing three former co-workers at Maryland granite company and injuring three others, including one person in neighboring Delaware, had been arrested at least 42 times in Delaware, and had 15 felony convictions on his record; in 2015, he was charged […]

Confirmed: 99% of Union Donations Go to Liberal-Leaning Causes

Confirmed: 99% of Union Donations Go to Liberal-Leaning Causes. Unions across the country donated $765 million to various organizations over the last four years, and 99 percent of that cash went to liberal-leaning causes. Labor unions gave $764,952,394 to left-wing special interests between 2012 and 2016, according to the Center for Union Facts. Of the nearly $765 million, 99 percent […]

Muslim Ban? Tillerson’s State Department STILL Discriminates Against Syrian Christian Refugees | Homeland Security

Muslim Ban? Tillerson's State Department STILL Discriminates Against Syrian Christian Refugees | Homeland Security. by Patrick Poole Since President Trump’s inauguration on January 20, the State Department under Rex Tillerson has admitted only 28 Syrian Christian refugees, representing only 1.4 percent of the total. About 10 percent of Syrians are Christian. This continues a policy of open anti-Christian discrimination established […]

Muslimedia Wants You to Think It’s Moderate | The American Spectator

Muslimedia Wants You to Think It’s Moderate | The American Spectator. by Benjamin Baird · October 20, 2017 Coming soon to a mosque near you: Muslimedia, a forum that promises to offer “blunt debate about the way journalists cover Muslims at home and abroad.” For the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which organizes the events with the Society of Professional […]

Michael Barone: Democrats yelp as Trump upholds Constitution

Michael Barone: Democrats yelp as Trump upholds Constitution. President Trump is criticized, often justly, for misstatements of facts and failure to understand the details of public policy. But in two of his most recent controversial actions, he has taken stands upholding the rule of law and undoing the lawless behavior of his most recent predecessor. The question now is whether […]

Abortion After 20 Weeks: Democrats Reject Science & Majority Opinion | National Review

Abortion After 20 Weeks: Democrats Reject Science & Majority Opinion | National Review. by George Will · October 18, 2017 What would America’s abortion policy be if the number of months in the gestation of a human infant were a prime number — say, seven or eleven? This thought experiment is germane to why the abortion issue has been politically […]

North Korea Knowns and Unknowns – Victor Davis Hanson

North Korea Knowns and Unknowns – Victor Davis Hanson. by Victor Davis Hanson No one really knows all that much about North Korea’s nuclear or conventional military capability or its strategic agenda. Are its nuclear missiles reliably lethal, are they as long-ranged and accurate as hyped, and are they under secure command and control? Conventional wisdom states that Seoul would […]

Did Obama’s DOJ Use the ‘Trump Doss | The Daily Caller

Did Obama's DOJ Use the 'Trump Doss | The Daily Caller. Both the House and the Senate are investigating whether the former President Barack Obama’s administration used intelligence in a salacious “Trump Dossier” as “evidence” before a secret federal surveillance court to obtain permission to spy on Donald Trump campaign aides and later his transition team. Leaders in Congress are […]

Holder Defends Comey Drafting Exoneration Before Completing Clinton Investigation

Holder Defends Comey Drafting Exoneration Before Completing Clinton Investigation. Former Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey should have been able to come to determinations about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server before interviewing her. Holder was appointed attorney general in the Obama Administration and had thus worked with Comey, although he had been […]

China’s War Timing Firming Up

China's War Timing Firming Up. by David Archibald · October 18, 2017 Part of Obama’s baleful legacy is that during the Scarborough Shoal Incident of April to June 2012, the Filipino president travelled to Washington to ask Obama for U.S. support. Obama didn’t offer support, no operational support followed and China read that as the signal to seize territory from […]

Your Gruesome And Tacky Halloween Decorations Are Sick And Rude

Your Gruesome And Tacky Halloween Decorations Are Sick And Rude. by Georgi Boorman · October 18, 2017 About halfway through October, I’m beset with a strong urge to become a totalitarian. Over the past two weeks, dozens of houses in my neighborhood have been draped in felt spiderwebs, obscured by giant inflatable witches, and liberally ornamented with shrunken heads, skeletons, […]

FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow | TheHill

FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow | TheHill. by John Solomon and Alison Spann · October 17, 2017 Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in […]

Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended. A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded. Less than two hours later, Radee Labeeb Prince drove to a used car lot […]

Lobbyist sues Hillary, DNC for access to hacked server

Lobbyist sues Hillary, DNC for access to hacked server. The Washington-based attorney and lobbyist who’s been on the hunt for slain DNC staffer Seth Rich’s killer is filing a federal lawsuit that accuses Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee of rigging the 2016 presidential primary. The complaint by Jack Burkman also demands the release of the hacked DNC server. […]

How Long Can Turkey and America Keep up Their Alliance? | The National Interest

How Long Can Turkey and America Keep up Their Alliance? | The National Interest. Long simmering tensions between the United States and Turkey exploded into a full diplomatic crisis a week ago Sunday after the U.S. Embassy in Ankara suspended all nonimmigrant visa services at its diplomatic facilities in Turkey. The immediate trigger was the arrest of a consulate employee […]

AG Sessions Could Lift Gag Order on Informant in Clinton-Russia-Uranium Probe

AG Sessions Could Lift Gag Order on Informant in Clinton-Russia-Uranium Probe. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could lift the gag order on an informant who helped investigate Russian bribery and money laundering in 2009-2014 — a case involving uranium and national security — according to the informant’s attorney, Victoria Toensing, founding partner of the law firm diGenova & Toensing in Washington, […]

DSA’S Drift From Democratic Socialism to Stalinist Totalitarianism | Ron Radosh

DSA'S Drift From Democratic Socialism to Stalinist Totalitarianism | Ron Radosh. by Ron Radosh · October 18, 2017 Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is on a roll, growing from 8,000 nationwide members in 2016 to over 25,000 today, which makes it the largest organized socialist group in the United States. Its members play a large role within the Democratic Party, […]

Hillary and Harvey’s Shared Fate | The American Spectator

Hillary and Harvey’s Shared Fate | The American Spectator. by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. · October 18, 2017 Washington I have been fascinated by Harvey Weinstein’s initial response to charges that the Bathrobed Romeo sexually molested women. His statement was at once otherworldly and yet weirdly similar to Hillary Clinton’s eventual response to the scandal. I say “eventual response” because […]

Proposed Baltimore-to-D.C. Maglev Train Would Cost as Much as Building 1,500 Miles of Highway – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Proposed Baltimore-to-D.C. Maglev Train Would Cost as Much as Building 1,500 Miles of Highway – Hit & Run : Reason.com. High-speed rail boondoggles aren’t just for California anymore. A proposal to build a high-speed maglev train between Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., took a step toward enaction this week with the announcement of three potential routes for the rail line, […]

Kaepernick Collustion Claim: Longshot from a Marginal Player | National Review

Kaepernick Collustion Claim: Longshot from a Marginal Player | National Review. by Andrew C. McCarthy · October 18, 2017 If you’re going to do Muhammad Ali–type activism, you’d better have Muhammad Ali–type talent. That is the ultimate lesson of the Colin Kaepernick saga. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who has been without a team this season, announced this week […]

Tucker And Greenwald Go After Media Lies | The Daily Caller

Tucker And Greenwald Go After Media Lies | The Daily Caller. The Daily Caller · by Justin Caruso · October 17, 2017 Fox News host Tucker Carlson interviewed The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald Tuesday over media distortion of Russian influence on the 2016 election. WATCH: Carlson asked, “You and I don’t agree on a lot of issues, but I think we […]

Iran nuclear deal can be amended by Trump – Washington Times

Iran nuclear deal can be amended by Trump – Washington Times. President Trump made a tough call last week. European diplomats and an “echo chamber” in the mainstream media were insisting he “recertify” the nuclear weapons deal his predecessor concluded with Iran’s rulers in 2015. He didn’t want to. He has said repeatedly that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action […]

Media shield Democrats and liberalism from Harvey Weinstein

Media shield Democrats and liberalism from Harvey Weinstein. Some members of the press are working to disassociate movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual abuse and assault over three decades, from Hollywood’s politically liberal culture and the Democratic politicians and causes he supported over the years. After the news about Weinstein’s extensive and admitted history of inappropriate […]

Russian Nuclear Scandal – What Did Hillary Clinton Know? | National Review

Russian Nuclear Scandal – What Did Hillary Clinton Know? | National Review. by Dan McLaughlin · October 17, 2017 The Hill this morning broke what could be a very big news story, if anyone is willing to follow up on it. As is often the case with these kinds of stories, it bears watching if the reporting falls apart somehow, […]

Anthony Weiner laptop had 2,800 gov’t documents from Huma Abedin: Report | Fox News

Anthony Weiner laptop had 2,800 gov't documents from Huma Abedin: Report | Fox News. The FBI has found thousands of Huma Abedin files on ex-husband Anthony Weiner’s confiscated laptop. How could these files impact the Clinton email probe? #Tucker The FBI reportedly found 2,800 government documents on disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s personal laptop computer that were related to […]

A CNN Smear – John Stossel

A CNN Smear – John Stossel. Anderson Cooper’s show recently featured a “two-part exclusive” that claims Donald Trump’s EPA director had conspired with the CEO of a mining company to “withdraw environmental restrictions” so the company could dig “the largest open pit mine in the world in an extremely sensitive watershed in wild Alaska.” The report was enough to horrify […]

Obama’s UN Ambassador Claims Someone Els | The Daily Caller

Obama's UN Ambassador Claims Someone Els | The Daily Caller. by Chuck Ross · October 17, 2017 Someone within the Obama administration’s intelligence apparatus made requests to unmask the identity of Americans named in intelligence reports on behalf of Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. That’s what Power told the House Intelligence Committee last week during […]