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The Alt-Right and Glenn Greenwald Versus H.R. McMaster

Donald Trump has scrambled the political spectrum in certain ways, and one of them has been to introduce a new set of players to the national scene. …

H. R. McMaster

What’s Worse: Trump’s Campaign Agenda or Empowering Generals and CIA Operatives to Subvert It?

During his successful 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump, for better and for worse, advocated a slew of policies that attacked the most sacred …

Donald Trump

Russia Finds a New Way to Wage an Age-Old War

Pitting the West Against Itself<p>At the forefront of this movement is Russia. Since recovering from the collapse of the Soviet Union and re-emerging as …

Russia

This is why Russia is increasingly turning to hybrid warfare

War isn't what it used to be. Perhaps nowhere is this clearer than in Russia's ongoing struggle with the West for influence, which now seems to take place in the shadows as often as it does in plain view. With the dawn of the digital age, conflicts between great powers have spread from battlespace …

Russia

Lee Fang, Neoliberal Shill

"Liberals disagree w/Richard Spencer's policy outlook but share his core belief that race alone determines your value in society." This tweet …

Bernie Sanders

Trump gets a folder full of positive news about himself twice a day – VICE News

Twice a day since the beginning of the Trump administration, a special folder is prepared for the president. The first document is prepared around 9:30 a.m. and the follow-up, around 4:30 p.m. Former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former Press Secretary Sean Spicer both wanted the privilege of …

Donald Trump

Vote or lose your rights: Justice Department sides with Ohio in controversial voter purge case

Supreme Court case will decide whether Ohio can purge registered voters who don't vote for six years<p>On Monday, the Justice Department filed an amicus brief that sides with the state of Ohio in a controversial case regarding voter purging that is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, according to …

Judiciary

How to Take Down Kim Jong Un

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>Stop saying there are no good options on North Korea. Here’s how we can end the threat once and for all—without firing a shot.<p>At my Senate confirmation hearing a few years …

North Korea

If Pence Shapes Trump’s Infrastructure Plan, Who Would Profit? Who Would Pay?

President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure may be unprecedented in its size and ambition — but it promotes a …

Indiana

Schmuck: The pitching duel that defined the Orioles' Dan Duquette era

While we’re all riding the Oriole emotional express and trying to figure out whether their improved playoff prospects are real or imagined, let’s …

Baseball

I Have to Ask: The Glenn Greenwald Edition

Glenn Greenwald attends the George Polk Awards in New York, April 11, 2014.Photo illustration by <b>Slate</b>. Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters. Glenn …

Glenn Greenwald

Policing: A Public Good Gone Bad

Aug 1, 2017<p>11 Min read time<p>Policing as we know it must be abolished before it can be transformed.<p><i>This essay is featured in our new print issue,</i> The …

Justice

The Alt-Right Finds a New Enemy in Silicon Valley

When James Damore, a Google engineer, was fired this week for writing a 10-page manifesto spelling out his grievances with the company’s progressive values and positing that biological differences explained the tech industry’s gender gap, it might have seemed like the end of a bizarre, short-lived …

Silicon Valley

Colin Kaepernick Is Not Supposed To Be Unemployed

As Colin Kaepernick’s job hunt has crept into training camp, the parameters of debate have shifted. Just a few months ago, the contention was over …

NFL

With New D.C. Policy Group, Democrats Continue to Rehabilitate and Unify With Bush-Era Neocons

One of the most under-discussed yet consequential changes in the American political landscape is the reunion between the Democratic Party and the …

Foreign Policy

The Fight over the FBI's Ugly History of Surveilling and Infiltrating Dissent

Documentary filmmaker Nina Gilden Seavey talks about her battle with the FBI to obtain documents that recount new revelations about the notorious …

Surveillance

Have Neocons Hijacked Trump’s Foreign Policy?

James CardenWar hawks are wrestling with “America First” nationalists for control of the administration’s international agenda. After a series of …

Foreign Policy

Fed rebel warns businesses to stop 'whining' about a shortage of workers

It’s an all-too common refrain among US corporations: we have jobs available, but simply can’t find qualified workers to fill them.<p>Economists, including top Federal Reserve officials, lend credibility to this dubious claim by arguing there is a "skills gap" among US workers that is preventing firms …

Economy

DCCC Has A Litmus Test For Its Candidates-- They Don't Want Medicare-For-All Backers

When I was a kid my father owned a small clothing store in Bed-Stuy, which was part of the Assembly district Shirley Chisholm represented. I used to …

These are the most — and the least — trusted news sources in the U.S.

Maybe it’s the accent. When it comes to news, in a world where “fake news” has become an ideological battle cry rather than an oxymoron, Americans deem British media outlets more trustworthy than their U.S. counterparts.<p>The most trusted news source in the U.S. is the Economist — a venerable weekly …

Journalism

Regime Change in Poland, Carried Out From Within

<i>Warsaw—</i>It is natural for parliaments to pass new legislation when new governments take power. But when a new government first eviscerates the …

Constitutional Courts

Maduro says he will radically overhaul Venezuela's system

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro brushed off new U.S. sanctions on him and condemnation at home and abroad of the newly chosen constitutional assembly, saying the vote has given him a popular mandate to radically overall Venezuela's political system.<p>Maduro said Monday evening he …

Venezuela

The Rise and Decline of the “Sellout”

It’s been so long since musicians have been criticized for corporate sponsorship or licensing that it’s conspicuous when it happens. “When I hear …

Music

Artificial Intelligence Is Stuck. Here’s How to Move It Forward.

Artificial Intelligence is colossally hyped these days, but the dirty little secret is that it still has a long, long way to go. Sure, A.I. systems have mastered an array of games, from chess and Go to “Jeopardy” and poker, but the technology continues to struggle in the real world. Robots fall …

Artificial Intelligence

A truth-bomb for Beijing: Neither Asia nor the world revolves around China

India is in a prolonged standoff with Chinese forces on the Doklam plateau. China may have been caught off guard after Indian armed forces confronted a Chinese road-building team in the Bhutanese territory.<p>Peaceful resolution requires awareness of the context for the unfolding events. China has …

China

Maybe the A.I. dystopia is already here

You know the scenario from 19th-century fiction and Hollywood movies: Mankind has invented a computer, or a robot or another artificial thing that has taken on a life of its own. In “ Frankenstein,” the monster is built from corpses; in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” it’s an all-seeing computer with a …

Artificial Intelligence

Who Ate Republicans’ Brains?

When the tweeter-in-chief castigated Senate Republicans as “total quitters” for failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, he couldn’t have been more wrong. In fact, they showed zombie-like relentlessness in their determination to take health care away from millions of Americans, shambling forward …

Republicans

Is The New York Times vs. The Washington Post vs. Trump the Last Great Newspaper War?

Breaking story after story, two great American newspapers, The New York Times and The Washington Post, are resurgent, with record readerships. One has greater global reach and fifth-generation family ownership; the other has Jeff Bezos as its deep-pocketed proprietor and a technological advantage. …

Journalism