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Trump's Indifference to the Constitution

The Republican nominee has advertised his disregard for the constitutional limitations on the president's authority.<p>During Sunday night’s debate, Donald Trump told Hillary Clinton that, “if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your [email] …

South Africa bars American pastor who calls gay people ‘perverts’

JOHANNESBURG — A controversial American pastor has been officially deemed persona non grata by South Africa's government, with Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba saying in a statement on Tuesday that Steven Anderson and his church associates are barred from entering the country.<p>The move comes …

LGBTQI

George Bush is back. He's here to save the Republicans from Donald Trump

Former President George W Bush has quietly turned to the campaign trail, raising money for Republicans as they try to keep their majority in the US Senate regardless of what happens in the presidential race.<p>Bush came to the assistance of Todd Young, the candidate for the Senate in Indiana on Monday …

Inside Matt Lauer’s Mind

Matt Lauer try, and Matt Lauer fail.<p>Matt Lauer has been feeling many things lately. Matt Lauer is a smart man, a good man.<p>Matt Lauer decides it would be good to have a few days to himself. Matt Lauer decides to take his bright-green convertible north, to the countryside, to the cabin he owns. A …

A Sneak Peek at “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”

The last time acclaimed filmmaker Steve James (<i>Hoop Dreams</i>, <i>Life Itself</i>) collaborated with FRONTLINE, the result was, <i>The Interrupters</i> <i>—</i> the gripping …

Film Festivals

Gaten Matarazzo on Stranger Things

Jack White Makes Fun of Jimmy's Beginners' Guitar

Justin Bieber Gets Pelted By Peeps - CONAN on TBS

One of Earth's Most Regular Climate Cycles Disrupted

Regular equatorial wind patterns high up in the Earth's stratosphere broke down earlier this year when eastward winds suddenly reversed direction. …

China Blames U.S. for North Korea Threat, Questions Sanctions

China deflected criticism that it could do more to stifle North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, questioning the effectiveness of sanctions and saying the …

North Korea

Obama’s soaring approval numbers are very good news for Hillary Clinton

The last time that President Obama's approval rating in Washington Post-ABC News polling was as high as it is in our new survey was six months after he took office. At 58 percent, Obama's approval is 15 points higher than it was on the eve of the 2014 elections, where his party got blown out. …

Democratic National Convention

Rivka Galchen Discusses Her Story “How Can I Help?”

<i>In “How Can I Help?,” your story in this week’s issue, a woman who works as a manager at a call center struggles with her sister Hayley. The narrator’s a reliable sort, the kind of person who is committed to her work, reads books that ride the line between self-help and psychology, and doesn’t take</i> …

Watching Canada’s Biggest Rock Band Say a Dramatic Goodbye

Rock and roll has always been in love with death. It’s the genre of the so-called Twenty-Seven Club, the genre of “I hope I die before I get old.” It’s Jimi Hendrix up late in London, Janis Joplin at a hotel with a needle, Keith Richards doing anything anywhere—the music is defined by its proximity …

Hillary Clinton opens up a sizeable lead

TWO weeks of negative press since the end of the conventions have taken a toll on Donald Trump’s polling numbers. In the latest YouGov survey, …

The Guardian view on the UK labour market: farewell, Lithuanian car valets

The main reason behind the leave vote on 23 June, at least according to the polls, was to take back control – to repatriate lawmaking powers from Brussels to Westminster. But if that was the emotional appeal, the most tangible prospect was of an immigration policy made in Britain. The challenge …

United Kingdom

These Photos Show How Hard Climate Change Has Hit Greenland

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Donald Trump steps up his attack on the media

RUNNING against the media is not a Donald Trump invention. In his bid for the Republican nomination in 2000, John McCain frequently attacked the …

Trump Campaign Manager Dismisses Report Of Ukraine Payments As 'Silly'

The chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign says he never received a single off-the-books cash payment for political work in Ukraine.<p>The statement from campaign chairman Paul Manafort comes after <i>The New York Times</i> reported that his name appears in a so-called "black ledger" recording …

Donald Trump

The Perilous Lure of the Underground Railroad

Hardly anyone used it, but it provides us with moral comfort—and white heroes.<p>The crate arrived, via overland express, one spring evening in 1849. Three feet long, two feet wide, and two and a half feet deep, it had been packed the previous morning in Richmond, Virginia, then carried by horse cart …

Track of the Day: 'You've Got a Friend' by Donny Hathaway

Reader Jay is blown away by this cover from Donny Hathaway:<p>This is the best live recording I have ever come across. The ecstatic screaming at the beginning lets you know that something special is going to happen. Carole King [who wrote and first performed the song] and James Taylor both perform the …

Trump struggles for a campaign reset

Revelations of his campaign chairman's financial dealings with Ukraine deepen the turmoil plaguing his presidential bid.<p>New revelations about the foreign financial ties of Donald Trump’s campaign chairman are threatening to steal the thunder from the Republican presidential nominee’s much-hyped …

Donald Trump

Trump Blames Bad Poll Numbers on Existence of Numerical System

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump lashed out at a new target on Monday, blaming his bad poll numbers on the existence of the numerical system.<p>In sometimes rambling remarks at an outdoor rally in Ohio, the Republican Presidential nominee called the numerical system “rigged” and …