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Never-Trump GOPers Must Support Democracy Reform To Cleanse Party When He’s Gone

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  While it is refreshing to see a bevy of conservative intellectuals and former Republicans take on Donald Trump with an eye toward electing Joe Biden as president, this mobilization seems bereft of a strategic plan for re-establishing a center-right party that is not rooted in white grievance politics and an insatiable desire to own the libs. Fair enough; there is a serious enough task at hand. But plan beats no plan, a...
Tags: News, Senate, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, House, Lincoln, Republican Party, Republican, Biden, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Cafe, Puerto Rico, Trump, U S Senate

The Same Racist Rhetoric Used To Oppose D.C. Statehood Keeps The Federal Government Dysfunctional 

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  The House’s passage of legislation approving D.C. statehood in late June marked a milestone in the political struggle for full enfranchisement of the district, which, until recently, was a majority African-American city, and would become America’s most predominantly African-American state. The bill, passed largely along party lines, met pushback from Republicans who recycled the same racist rhetoric opponents of stateho...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, America, Cotton, Reagan, Gop, Wyoming, Washington Dc, House, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Civil rights movement, Cafe, Black, Clinton

How America Can Get Coronavirus Contact Tracing Right

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  As the world learns more about the novel coronavirus, the value of rigorous contact tracing — the process of persuading potentially exposed people to quarantine — is becoming clearer. It’s one reason the U.S., a country of nearly 330 million, has suffered 150,000 deaths and counting, while only one of Vietnam’s 95 million people have died from COVID-19. The Southeast Asian country was quick to implement contact tracin...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, California, Virginia, Indiana, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Cbs, Ibm, States, Vietnam, Anthony Fauci, Medicaid, Cafe

Trump’s Racist Appeal To The Suburbs Is Backfiring

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  President Donald Trump has failed to build a physical wall between the U.S. and Mexico, but now he wants to build another wall — between America’s cities and their suburbs. In recent weeks he’s sought to stoke white resentment with inflammatory rhetoric directed at white suburbanites. But so far they don’t seem to be buying what Trump is selling. In a speech on the White House’s South Lawn on July 16, Trump warned tha...
Tags: New York, News, Minneapolis, Obama, Congress, California, Washington Post, Mexico, White House, Virginia, New York City, America, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton

I’d Like To Wake Up Now, Please? TPM’s Dystopian Reading Recs

We are all slowly but surely coming around to our new reality. During a recent conversation with my dad, we discussed the year thus far and how no matter how hard you try, we seem only capable of talking about the coronavirus, as if there weren’t once enjoyable things that existed — like books. I was in the process of packing to return to my apartment in New York after quarantining with my family in New Jersey for several months and we spoke about how unprepared I was when I first came home i...
Tags: New York, News, China, Thailand, New Jersey, Manhattan, Silicon Valley, Bangkok, Cafe, Mccarthy, Cormac Mccarthy, Josh Marshall, David Kurtz, Tierney Sneed, Joe Ragazzo, Bradbury

Why Maine’s Ranked Choice Voting System Could Spell Doom For Susan Collins’ Already-Tough Reelection Bid

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  Besides the surge in vote-by-mail ushered in by the pandemic, we can add another layer to why it could take awhile to find out which party controls the U.S. Senate in 2021.  After being one of the most popular senators in the United States, Susan Collins is now one of the least liked. And, with President Donald Trump running behind former VP Joe Biden in Maine, Collins needs to do more than just get a plurality — ...
Tags: News, Senate, Joe Biden, United States, Maine, Charlie Webster, Medicare, Biden, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Susan Collins, Bond, Cafe, Collins, Trump, Paul Lepage

The Army Should Rename Texas’ Fort Hood For Baseball Pioneer Jackie Robinson

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It is adapted in part from “The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame.” The growing controversy over public buildings, statues, and streets named for Confederate figures has reached the military. In late July, both houses of Congress passed an amendment to the $740 billion defense authorization bill to rename ten U.S. military bases that honor Confederate officers. Trump has threatened...
Tags: News, Congress, Kentucky, Defense, America, Brooklyn, Army, Ncaa, Jack, Naacp, Cafe, Hall of Fame, Jim Crow, Ucla, Trump, George Washington University

"The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd - The longing for impossible things, precisely because..."

"... they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are." , the Portuguese poet.Here's a statue of him at a café in Lisbon — seated, with his own table, like another customer. cc — Nol Aders A fascinating character!Pessoa was a prolific writer, and not only under hi...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Sculpture, Portugal, Pseudonymity, Cafe, Nostalgia, Emotion, Lisbon, Fernando Pessoa, Ann Althouse, Vasques, Pessoa, Ricardo Reis, Alberto Caeiro Álvaro de Campos, Lisbon Pessoa

Gas War: Inspector General to Investigate Fuel Rollback

Following requests from Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) for a formal investigation into whether the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicle Rules proposed by the Trump administration violates the Clean Air Act (or some currently undetermined regulatory requirement that might stop it from coming to fruition), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General said it will […] The post Gas War: Inspector General to Investigate Fuel Rollback appeared first on The Truth About Ca...
Tags: Government, Investigations, Autos, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Emissions, Cafe, Fuel Economy, Dot, Trump, Tom Carper, News Blog, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Gas War, Fuel Rollback

Today’s Congressional Hearing Will Test Big Tech’s Simplest Algorithm: If An Ex-Regulator, Then Hire

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. After months of heightened antitrust scrutiny, the House Judiciary Committee has finally set up a blockbuster confrontation with big tech: the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook will testify Wednesday before the committee on their companies’ dominance as digital platforms. The hearing is part of the Antitrust Subcomittee’s investigation into the companies and the “ adequacy of existing antitrust laws and e...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Microsoft, Congress, San Francisco, Commission, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Cafe

The Unlikely Winner In The SCOTUS Trump Tax Cases: Summer Zervos

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. At the very end of the Supreme Court’s 2019-2020 term, the Justices finally decided cases on who could get access to President Donald Trump’s personal financial records . At issue in these cases were whether a prosecutor in New York and congressional committees could get their hands on Trump’s taxes and other financial information from his banks and accountants. An unnoticed winner in these cases was Summer Zervos ...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Congress, Court, United States, Donald Trump, Cafe, Jones, Clinton, Trump, Nixon, Vance, Oval Office, Stetson

Why I Still Have Questions For Bill Barr, One Year After Our Last Conversation

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Before Bill Barr was the 85th attorney general of the United States, he was, among other things, on the Board of Directors of Time Warner. That was how I first came to meet him. I was working for HBO and its sister channel Cinemax at that time, and we connected over his appreciation of a Cinemax show that I worked on called “Banshee.” “Banshee” was a violent, pulpy series that told the story of an ex-con who comes int...
Tags: Florida, Hbo, New York, News, Minneapolis, Time Warner, California, Washington Post, Washington, America, United States, Ferguson, Columbia University, Las Vegas, Department Of Justice, Naacp

The Making of ‘Saint Hillary’: Exploring The Media’s Early Role In Defining The First Lady 

The following is an excerpt from Michael D’Antonio’s book, “The Hunting of Hillary: The 40-Year Campaign to Destroy Hillary Clinton,” out July 28. It is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Powerful women aren’t given much leeway. Express a little emotion—any emotion—and you risk being written off as unserious. Show too little and you’re a bitch. The stereotypes are convenient for journalists and can be supported by selecting a few anecdotes or impressions and shading ...
Tags: Health, New York, News, Washington, White House, Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Arkansas, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Bill, District Of Columbia, Abc News, Detroit, Hillary

Prisma Illya Birthday Party Collab Cafe Rich in Sweetness

The 2020 edition of Machi Asobi Cafe’s Prisma Illya birthday collaboration welcomes lovers of the spinoff series to an extravaganza of food and goods, a celebration that will be deemed as mandatory for worshipers of the show’s three precious magical girls. The Prisma Illya Birthday Party Cafe collab, which began on July 20th (the birthday […]
Tags: Food, Marketing, Events, Illustration, Artists, Tokyo, Anime, Cafe, Image Gallery, Anime Goods, Fate/Stay Night, Prisma Illya, Prisma Illya Birthday Party Collab Cafe Rich, Machi Asobi Cafe, Prisma Illya Birthday Party Cafe

What Do Protests Accomplish? 5 Global Lessons From Demonstrations Over Floyd’s Murder

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It is a popular meme about sex and politics: “Yeah you cute, but are you down with the revolution?” Based on personal experience, and Trump supporters’ apparent dating difficulties , politics literally and figuratively cut to the heart. During my early 20s — armed with only a passport, mismatched luggage, and a credit card — I boarded a one-way British Airways flight to London. Fed up with American racism, I...
Tags: Europe, Florida, UK, London, News, Minneapolis, Navy, Washington, Russia, Africa, America, Los Angeles, Canada, Army, Marine Corps, State Department

Beach Reads, But At Home… Without The Sand And Surf: TPM’s July Reading Recs

When I decided this month’s reading list would be centered around the idea of beach reads I could not have foreseen the number of cooking memoirs my coworkers would suggest. In retrospect, I shouldn’t be too surprised given the number of recipe swaps that take place among TPM staff and the fact that we have a Slack channel simply entitled “food.” Now I’m hungry. I did find that trying to define the term “beach reads” to the TPM office was surprisingly difficult. What makes reading a good book...
Tags: Google, Japan, England, New York, London, News, Russia, New York City, Fbi, David, George Orwell, Hawaii, New York Times, Paris, Korea, Army

Biden’s Path To Debate Victory Is Simple: Prove He’s Not Who Trump Says He Is

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Assuming anything about the debates is the height of speculation. They may or may not happen as scheduled for reasons ranging from the status of the COVID-19 pandemic to Trump’s remarks about the Debate Commission’s handling of the procedures. However, one thing is certain. Trump has painted himself into a deep corner when it comes to the public’s expectations about Biden’s performance.  His mocking descripti...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, Jeb Bush, Biden, Donald Trump, Delaware, Cafe, Trump, Bush, Tony Schwartz, Victor Davis Hanson, 2020 Election

The Return Of A Native Son

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. My friends are other black writers, musicians, and journalists. Over the course of a few months we’ve talked in small and large groups on Zoom and Facetime. We have laughed, planned protests, organized petitions, and lamented all the ersatz virtue signaling with kente cloth and black squares. We do all this as we wait for the nation’s racial amnesia to return. In my inner circle, we don’t expect change because there is a...
Tags: London, News, America, Paris, Ferguson, Royal Court theatre, Lincoln Center, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Facetime, Cafe, Richard Wright, Thomas, James Baldwin, Tom, Martin

COVID-19 Might Not Sideline Expansion Of Ranked Choice Voting Reform In These Key States

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced democracy reformers to play defense, focusing their energy on the critical task of expanding vote-by-mail options and creating safe in-person polling locations. Most efforts to pursue non-emergency voting improvements have been put on hold. In two states, though, advocates have a real opportunity to advance democracy in a bold way.  Ranked choice voting (RCV) will likely appear on...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Massachusetts, America, Maine, Alaska, Cafe, Voting Rights, Bill Walker, Wolf, U S Senate, Walker, Mike Dunleavy, Bill Weld, Bay State

Nail In Coffin? Facing Toughest Race Yet, Collins Forced To Answer For Kavanaugh Vote

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  During the nomination fight, Sen. Susan Collins (R) bought into now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Roe v. Wade hedging, publicly asserting she believed Kavanaugh when he said he respected precedent.  But in dissenting with the decision issued on Monday regarding a Louisiana law restricting access to abortion, Kavanaugh stood against the four-year-old precedent the court established on a similar case in Texas. ...
Tags: Texas, News, Scotus, Senate, Maine, House, Abortion, Louisiana, Susan Collins, League Of Conservation Voters, Cafe, Collins, Trump, Maine House, Gideon, state Senate

DC Poll Worker: Primaries Show Urgent Need for Election Fixes Before November

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. As an election lawyer who has also served as a poll worker many times, I know election administrators have difficult jobs and often get less credit than they deserve. So I don’t say this lightly: if government officials run the November general election the way many have run recent primaries, the combination of massive voter turnout and a global pandemic will strain the mechanics of our democracy to the breaking point. ...
Tags: News, Maryland, Milwaukee, Georgia, Pennsylvania, United States, Wisconsin, Dc, District Of Columbia, Cafe, Federal Election Commission, Board of Elections, 2020 Elections, Nicole Lafond, Campaign Legal Center CLC, Adav Noti

Woodrow Wilson Was Even Worse Than You Think

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Princeton University’s decision this weekend to strike the name of its former president — and ours — from its public policy school for his “racist thinking and policies” was long overdue. Woodrow Wilson was in wide company in being a white supremacist at the turn of the 20th century, but he stands apart in having overseen the triumph of this ideology at home and abroad. Son of the Confederacy’s leading cleric, apologist ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, England, Hollywood, News, Supreme Court, Republicans, Australia, White House, Hungary, Canada, United States, New York Times, New Jersey, Paris, Italy

Addressing Misconduct Will Require A Change in Police Culture. Is Police Leadership Up To The Challenge?

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Once again, the country has been rocked by videos of police officers engaged in unconscionable abuse. Once again, people have taken to the streets, demanding change. Once again, elected officials are scrambling to propose solutions . This is a depressingly familiar story, but there is reason for optimism, however guarded. Something feels different this time. We have seen egregious misconduct and protests before....
Tags: News, Police, Police Brutality, Cafe, Walter Scott, University of South Carolina, Nicole Lafond, George Floyd, Martin Gugino, Karen Collins Rice, Seth W Stoughton

Why Cops And Their ‘Unions’ Have No Place In The Labor Movement

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Amidst nationwide protests ignited by the racist police murder of George Floyd, union members everywhere are asking: how can labor throw its weight into the fight to uproot racist repression?  Using our collective power as workers is key. The multiracial working class makes the country’s wheels turn, and can bring them to a halt just as quickly. We have the power to shut down factories and docks, farms and urban tra...
Tags: New York, News, Minneapolis, Unions, Labor, America, San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, Portland, Brazil, Police Brutality, Portland Oregon, Eric Garner, AFL, Pacific Northwest

Talk to & Play With Cute Anime Maids at a Cafe From the Comfort of Your Home

Infinia, a company located in Tokyo that has a maid cafe chain known as @Home Cafe, is taking its cafe services to the virtual world through Virtual @Home Cafe, where users can acquire an avatar and be serviced by cute anime girls from the comfort of their homes. The company openly embraces the anonymous aspect […]
Tags: Japan, Internet, Events, Tokyo, Anime, Announcements, Cafe, Otaku, Maids, Waitress

Silver and Gold: Nevada Joins California in the Gas War

On Monday, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced that his state will embrace California-crafted emissions rules that are at odds with the national rollback finalized by the Trump administration in March. Officially, Sisolak said the rules would not require residents to abandon their current ride “or choose one that does not work for their lifestyle or business […] The post Silver and Gold: Nevada Joins California in the Gas War appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Obama, California, Government, Green, Regulation, Fuel Efficiency, Lawsuits, Autos, Epa, Nevada, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Cafe, Trump, Nhtsa, Carb

Will FL’s System Of Felon Pay-To-Vote Disenfranchisement End In Time For November?

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. On May 24, 2020, federal district court judge Robert L. Hinkle issued a sweeping rebuke to what he called Florida’s pay-to-vote system in a case reviewing the 2018 change to Florida’s Constitution that was intended to restore voting rights to ex-felons. Judge Hinkle ruled last month that Florida’s continued disenfranchisement of certain former felons was unconstitutional and the case is now on appeal to the 11 th ...
Tags: Florida, News, Supreme Court, Gop, Va, Circuit, Cafe, Harper, Jones, Voting Rights, State, Richardson, Ramirez, Ron DeSantis, Brennan Center, Hinkle

How The GOP Gave Up On Governing In Order To Keep Winning Elections

The following is an excerpt from “ The Impostors: How Republicans Quit Governing and Seized American Politics ” by Steve Benen.  It is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Last week was an unpleasant one for the White House. Donald Trump and his team continued to watch the coronavirus crisis intensify; the administration suffered another round of legal defeats; the president’s re-election campaign faced pushback over a needlessly dangerous vanity exercise in Tulsa; a...
Tags: Texas, Rachel Maddow, News, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Indiana, Gop, United States, House, New York Times, Wisconsin

Machikado Mazoku Collaboration Cafe Rife With Bikini Art

Bumbling demon girl anime Machikado Mazoku will soon unleash its own cute cafe collaboration, treating fans of the series to an assortment of food and drink based on the show and its characters as well as hawking precious collectibles. Medicos Entertainment’s official Twitter account relayed the news, explaining that the Princess Cafes in Shinjuku and […]
Tags: Events, Illustration, Artists, Shinjuku, Anime, Cafe, Osaka, Oppai, Image Gallery, Anime Goods, Mizugi, Medicos Entertainment, Machikado Mazoku, Machikado Mazoku Collaboration Cafe

The Cost To Save Our Democracy Is $4 Billion. McConnell Is Refusing To Pay It.

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Voting is the lifeblood of U.S. democracy. Through wars and epidemics, Americans have proudly cast their ballots and participated in the political process in order to sustain a more perfect union. But the election that took place in Georgia last week should serve as a dire warning that the ongoing national crisis is still a fundamental threat to our democracy. Stories from Georgians across the state are horrify...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, America, Georgia, House, Mitch McConnell, Cafe, Ron Wyden, Voting Rights, Sean Eldridge, McConnell, Common Cause, Pete King, Congress House, 2020 Election