Monthly Archives جولای 2020

The Books Briefing: And the Winner Is

Putnam / Graywolf / Anchor / The Atlantic

Awards of any kind are weighted with subjectivity and competition, two qualities that can make them seem unilluminating, corrupting, or just plain useless. Yet the public is still drawn to what critics and judges deem the best of the best: We closely watch the Oscars and the Emmys, and pore over Pulitzer Prize–winning works. This week, with the announcement of the 2020 Booker Prize longlist, avid and casual readers alike have a new group of novels to dive into, before the winner is named later this year.

In the past, the Booker Prize has come under scrutiny for a lack of diversity among its nominees...

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The Democrats Need a Plan to Fight Corruption—the Usual Kind as Well as the Trump Kind

U.S. President Donald Trump.
By embracing a strong anti-corruption program, Democrats can spotlight the Trump Administration’s record of quasi-bribery, quasi-extortion, and inside deals.Photograph by Carlos Barria / Reuters

It’s been a year of stunning developments. Here’s another one to contemplate: suppose the Democrats took a stand against the power of organized money. Picture Joe Biden and his party getting behind a set of serious clean-government reforms. Imagine a code of behavior tough enough not just to serve as a resounding statement of disgust with the corporate handouts and self-and-crony enrichment of the Trump Administration but to signal a revolt against the routinized, lower-level corruption that was the norm in Washington before Donald Trump and his crew arrived.

The Democrats ma...

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Netflix’s ‘Most Popular’ List Is a Wasteland

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Last summer, I made a grievous mistake while getting my hair braided. As I eased into the chair, mentally preparing myself (well, my glutes) for the hours-long process ahead, I looked up and asked my stylist an idle question: What have you been watching on Netflix lately? She launched into an explanation of her latest binge watch, and by the time the lower quadrant of my hair was sectioned off into plaits, I’d somehow become invested in the story of a protagonist whose description I can’t believe is real, even now.

The cynically named CW series In the Dark follows a blind 20-something woman named Mur...

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“Equipo Trump”: The President’s Brazen Attempt to Win Over Latino Voters

Someone at a Trump rally holds a sign saying Latinos For Trump.
Capitalizing on support from Mexico’s President, the Trump campaign is trying to court Hispanics in battleground states.Photograph from Alamy

On June 23rd, Donald Trump visited Arizona to celebrate the completion of two hundred miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. That the number of coronavirus cases in the state had reached an all-time high did not stop Trump from focussing on the structure, hailing it as “great,” “powerful,” and “really foolproof.” His visit to Arizona, a key battleground state in the 2020 election, gave him an opportunity to showcase a formidable campaign promise that he has neither fulfilled nor got Mexico to pay for...

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Where the System May Break

Aaron Bernstein / Reuters

On the same morning that the United States government reported the steepest economic collapse in U.S. history, President Donald Trump mused on Twitter about postponing the 2020 election. Trump is getting desperate, more desperate by the day. What might he do? What should Americans fear?

Earlier this summer, 67 former government officials and academic students of government gathered over four sessions of Georgetown Law School’s nonpartisan Transition Integrity Project to analyze those questions...

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مبارزه برای نجات شغل در صنعت هواپیمایی

Flight attendants stand at the end of rows of empty seats aboard a Delta flight.
سر از خدمه پرواز’ اتحادیه لابی کنگره برای گسترش حمایت از کارگران که مبتنی شده توسط coronavirus بیماری همه گیر.عکس توسط شانون استاپلتون / ایسنا

سه هفته پیش سارا نلسون رئیس جمهور از انجمن از خدمه پرواز-C. W. A., دریافت تماس از یک جانباز پرواز که در حال کار برای بیست و پنج سال است که به کار ادامه داد در طول coronavirus بیماری همه گیر. “او عاشق پرواز او را دوست دارد کار خود را” نلسون گفت: من به تازگی. در طول یک پرواز به لس آنجلس پرواز به او گفت که او می خواهم به یک حمله وحشت باعث شده این احتمال را که او ممکن است قرارداد این ویروس و تبدیل شدن به شدت بیمار است. در طول توقف او رفت و به اتاق هتل خود را و پناه در محل...

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What Happens to Small Companies Now?

Earlier this week I mentioned the surprisingly important role that craft brewing had played in downtown renewal across the country over the past decade. And I talked with one of the pioneers of that movement, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Company, about how this part of America’s startup economy was likely to fare.

Here are reports from two companies of a similar spirit but entirely different scale from Koch’s nationally distributed Samuel Adams brand. One is in northern Minnesota; the other, on the edge of the Mojave desert in Southern California. Each illustrates a path small, locally conscious firms are taking to survive the current economic and public health disaster.


Duluth, Minnesota: Over the past four years, I’ve visited and written about the small Bent Paddle Brewing Company o...

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مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن نشانه های اجرایی به منظور منع ماه نوامبر

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order.
عکس توسط کوپر Neill / بلومبرگ / گتی

واشنگتن (به Borowitz گزارش)—دونالد ترامپ هم زده جنجال روز جمعه با امضای یک دستور اجرایی که ممنوعیت ماه نوامبر.

در حالی که دانشمندان حقوقی اعتراض کردند که او نه حق دارند به منظور کاهش تعداد ماهها در یک سال از دوازده تا یازده مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن کرد که “قانون اساسی نمی گویند هر چیزی در مورد ماه چگونه بسیاری از شما باید.”

“همه کسانی که بچه ها هوشمند مانند جفرسون و مدیسون کسانی که زیبایی این چیزی است که آنها نمی فکر می کنم” او گفت:. “من آنها را بر روی ماه...

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Beware of Facts Man

Adam Maida

Pull down your mask, liberate your consciousness: It’s time to meet Facts Man.

Or examine him, really. You have met Facts Man before if you have spent any time online in the past half decade or so. He’s inescapable. He podcasts. He makes YouTube videos. He traffics in Medium posts. He burns up Facebook. And he loves—loves!—Twitter.

What does he serve up there? Truth. Facts. The overlooked and the undercovered. The unvarnished and obvious conclusions that the media do not want you to believe. The conclusions that the social-justice warriors and sheeple professors will not let you reach...

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May I Introduce You to Facts Man?

Adam Maida

Pull down your mask, liberate your consciousness: It’s time to meet Facts Man.

Or examine him, really. You have met Facts Man before if you have spent any time online in the past half decade or so. He’s inescapable. He podcasts. He makes YouTube videos. He trafficks in Medium posts. He burns up Facebook. And he loves—loves!—Twitter.

What does he serve up there? Truth. Facts. The overlooked and the undercovered. The unvarnished and obvious conclusions that the media do not want you to believe. The conclusions that the social-justice warriors and sheeple professors will not let you reach...

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