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The Good But Also Ominous News From The Supreme Court About Voting in Pennsylvania

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. The Supreme Court gave good news Monday night by doing nothing. The Court turned away a request by the Republican National Committee to prevent Pennsylvania from counting mail-in ballots that are received up to three days after Election Day. That means that more people’s legitimate votes will be counted, which is an unqualified win for democracy. But that good news may not last. The state of play after Election Day will ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Court, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Constitution, Republican National Committee, Cafe, Gore, Bush, Harvard Law School, Legislature, The Supreme Court, McPherson, Roberts, Pennsylvania Supreme Court


Should America Voluntarily Split In Two? Election Day May Force Us To Ask

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Many in blue states have gone through a Kubler-Ross range of emotional reactions to the Trump/Republican administration. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. When you get to the acceptance part, a psychologist told me, “You need to figure out a plan of action that changes things in the real world. Acceptance is not the same as resignation. Being bummed out is not the end of the road but should be a ...
Tags: England, New York, News, China, America, Idaho, Michigan, Civil War, Biden, Donald Trump, Denver, Cafe, Trump, Cambridge Mass, John Brown, Kübler Ross


The Moorlands Are Alive With The Sounds Of Terror: TPM’s Gothic And Horror Reading Recommendations

Let me just say right off the bat, I don’t do scary. I have a very vivid memory from when I was a child, hanging out with some friends and the beloved 80’s film, Predator was on TV. I was so uncomfortable that I physically turned my back away from the TV screen instead of watching some alien creature with night vision duke it out with Arnold Swartzenager in the middle of the jungle. My tolerance hasn’t changed much since then — if you want me to watch a horror movie with you, expect me to talk i...
Tags: News, Stephen King, Paris, Sherlock Holmes, Denver, Cafe, Josh Marshall, Joe Ragazzo, Wendy, Gaston Leroux, Edgar Allen Poe, Hawthorne, Garnier, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Shirley Jackson, David Wong


Boots On For The Boogaloo: A Journey Into The Dark Web Of White Supremacy

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It is excerpted from Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy by Talia Lavin. Copyright © 2020. Available from Hachette Books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc. In the summer of 2019, white supremacists felt constrained by widely publicized — if in practice halfhearted—attempts to curb the spread of racist and conspiratorial rhetoric on mainstream social-media sites like Twitter, Facebook,...
Tags: Facebook, News, Russia, America, United States, Harvard University, Paul ryan, Hachette, Anti-semitism, Donald Trump, Ramzan Kadyrov, Telegram, Cafe, Christchurch, White Supremacy, SPLC


Higurashi no Naku Koro ni 2020 Collab Cafe Brimming With Delicious References

Helping to usher in the newly debuting season of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (alleged to be a remake yet some are hypothesizing otherwise), a collaboration cafe has been announced, offering all sorts of Higurashi-themed food, drink and goods for otaku to gather up as per their creed. Those who order from the menu have […]
Tags: Food, Marketing, Illustration, Anime, Cafe, Akihabara, Otaku, Image Gallery, Adaptations, Anime Goods, Higurashi, Naku Koro


Disinfo As A Public Health Crisis: The Parallels Between COVID-19 Misinformation And The 2019 Measles Outbreak

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It is excerpted from “The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health — And How We Must Adapt.”  In March 2020, a deliberate misinformation campaign spread fear among the American public by propagating the false story that a nationwide quarantine to contain the coronavirus pandemic was imminent. The National Security Council had to publicly disavow the story. And that wasn’t the onl...
Tags: Facebook, News, Microsoft, Senate, Mit, Public Health, United States, Data Science, MMR, National Security Council, Memphis, Cafe, David Austin, Northwestern University, World Health Organization WHO, Brooklyn New York


Democrats Need To Be Clear About Where This Could Be Headed

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. When President Trump quipped in late September that there wouldn’t be “a transfer” of power, he was only adding to a long list of such refusals to commit to a peaceful transition. Most Republican office-holders at the time met this remark with their customary silence, continuing a troubling pattern of legitimation by quietude. After a handful did push back — including Senators Lindsey Graham, Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio ...
Tags: Florida, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Colorado, Oregon, Court, Indiana, Democrats, Williams, Harvard University, Maine, House, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Michigan


How Christian Conservatives, Trump And Russia Formed An Unholy Alliance

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It is excerpted from “The Useful Idiot: How Donald Trump Killed the Republican Party with Racism and the Rest of Us with Coronavirus.”  In a brief video touting a new book in 2018, Franklin Graham had a theory about how Donald Trump ended up in the White House. It didn’t have anything to do with stolen emails or Vladimir Putin or even the political skills of Hillary Clinton. Rather, it was the doing of the Supreme Being....
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, California, White House, Germany, Boston, Nazis, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Reagan


How A Mar-a-Lago Gala Turned Into A Bizarre Trump Photo Op For Chinese Businessmen

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It is excerpted from “The Grifters Club: Trump, Mar-a-Lago, and the Selling of the Presidency,” published by PublicAffairs.    Li Juan Yang had been waiting to throw a party at Mar-a-Lago all her life. She just didn’t know it. Yang grew up poor in the 1970s in Harbin, an epicenter of industry in frigid northeastern China known for its “Ice and Snow” festival. Now the nexus of Russian-Chinese trade, its name in the origin...
Tags: Japan, Florida, England, News, Obama, California, Washington, White House, China, New York City, Israel, Barack Obama, Munich, Gop, United States, Xi Jinping


Donald Trump is Wrong About Fuel Economy and Safety

President Donald Trump has consistently defended his administration’s attempts to roll back Obama-era fuel-economy standards by complaining that building cars with better fuel economy in mind makes them less safe and more expensive. He brought it up again during the presidential debate last night. This is, to be quite frank, bullshit. Now, before we get […] The post Donald Trump is Wrong About Fuel Economy and Safety appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Obama, Industry, Editorials, Autos, Donald Trump, Cafe, Fuel Economy, Debates, Potus, News Blog, Fuel Economy Standards


Trump’s Smear-And-Scream Debate Strategy

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. This morning some of my friends were depressed. They texted me last night after the first debate between Trump and Biden as they were plunging into rage spirals, followed by fear, and arriving at depression. This just proves that Trump’s seemingly disastrous campaign strategy can still be effective for him, as it has been for his entire life. The point of Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign is to muddy the waters, discoura...
Tags: London, News, Obama, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Royal Court theatre, Lincoln Center, Biden, Cafe, Al Franken, Clinton, Trump, Hootie, Franken, John Light, Aurin Squire


Trump’s Rhetoric Breeds Radicals Who Think They’ve Been Anointed By POTUS To Fight

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. America’s continuing slide towards violence, chaos and political division has cracked the thin enamel disguising society’s deep cleavages. Of course, the façade of America as a shining beacon of democracy perpetuated inequalities, human right abuses and subjugation, allowed these deep wounds to ache. Social protests related to racial inequities, the COVID-19 pandemic, a crushing crescendo of conspiracies and a flood of ...
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The Democrats Now Face A Historic Opportunity For Structural Change

This article  is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death is both a terrible tragedy and a wakeup call to Democrats. The tragedy lies in the loss of one of the country’s greatest jurists and activists, the wakeup call in the reminder that Republicans follow none of the Cold War era customs that too many Democrats — even radicals — call upon, instead of demanding fundamental change. Republicans utilize every constitutionally...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Montana, Washington, Senate, White House, Court, Joe Biden, United States, Idaho, House Of Representatives, Cuba, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cafe, Black


A 6–3 Conservative Court Could Hobble Future Presidents’ Climate Actions

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It first appeared at LegalPlanet. With Romney’s announcement that he would support consideration of a nominee before the election, it now seems virtually certain that Trump will be able to appoint a sixth conservative Justice. How will that affect future climate policy? Here is a preliminary threat assessment. The answer varies, depending on what policies we’re talking about. Overall, the implications of a 6-3 Court are ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, California, Massachusetts, Court, Epa, Biden, Cafe, Dan Farber, Trump, Roberts, Ginsburg, FERC, Romney


So What Is The ‘McConnell Rule,’ Really?

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It first appeared at Balkinazation. There are only so many ways to defend behaviors alleged to violate a political or constitutional norm. You can, for instance, argue that the other side’s wrongdoing justifies or excuses an otherwise impermissible response. You can argue that extraordinary circumstances or considerations warrant a temporary departure from the norm. Or you can argue that your behavior does not in fact vi...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, White House, House, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, Graham, Republican, Harry Reid, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Columbia Law School, Cafe, Mitch, Lindsey Graham


The Right’s Long War On Howard Zinn Reaches The White House

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  “If you want to read a real history book,” Matt Damon’s character tells his therapist, played by Robin Williams, in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, “read Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States.’ That book will knock you on your ass.” It is very unlikely that President Donald Trump knew who Howard Zinn was before he saw the name on his teleprompter. And it is even less likely that he’s read “A People’s H...
Tags: Europe, New York, News, Congress, Colorado, France, Robin Williams, White House, Matt Damon, America, Atlanta, Indiana, Ap, History, Brooklyn, United States


The Blue Wall Of Silence

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. “Most cops are punks. They ain’t going to say shit. But I don’t care. I always say what I want.” I sat a minute with that statement and not only because it was coming from a friend. I sat with it because my friend is a retired NYPD cop who spent 22 years on the force. David Wright, 69, was talking to me from the comforts of quarantine. I was asking Wright why no Black or brown cop I emailed and called was willing to go o...
Tags: New York, London, News, White House, New York City, America, Fbi, David, Brooklyn, Gop, Hillary Clinton, George Orwell, Portland, Ferguson, Jesus, Royal Court theatre


History 101 In September: TPM’s Favorite Non-Fiction Reads

It’s truly a trip to turn on the TV over the last few weeks and see all the back-to-school commercials inundating the airwaves as if this is a fall like any other. Corona-who? Growing up, I was one of those kids who thoroughly enjoyed going to Staples with my mom for back-to-school shopping, picking out new, colorful notebooks with just the right margins, and seizing my favorite pack of animal print and celebrity icon folders. (Young Jackie was particularly partial to N*Sync and Britany Spear...
Tags: Europe, Hollywood, News, Indonesia, Washington Post, Washington, Germany, Berlin, Southeast Asia, Chicago, Usps, Middle East, State Department, Britney Spears, Postal Service, Seattle


At the Curbside Pickup Café...

... you can leave your drive-by comments. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Masks, Signs, Cafe, Ann Althouse


Hollandse Nieuwe crafts a vibrant, eco-friendly workspace with VR

Amsterdam-based architectural practice Hollandse Nieuwe has enlisted the help of virtual reality to create a dynamic and colorful workspace for civil servants. Commissioned by the local government as part of the city’s current policy to provide homes and semi-public workplaces for civil servants, the architects designed a flexible office space conducive to collaboration, health and creativity. The 1,650-square-meter office development was completed in 2019. To meet the government’s brief for a ...
Tags: Design, London, Office, Sustainability, Businesses, Amsterdam, Workspace, Vr, Virtual Reality, Recycling, The Netherlands, Cafe, Repurposed Materials, Plaza, Nature Inspired Design, Flexible Office Space


Athletes’ Racial Justice Protest Last Week Made History. But It Wasn’t the First Wildcat Strike in Pro Sports

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  On Wednesday last week, the Orlando Magic came out on the court and went through their usual warmups before their scheduled fifth playoff game with the Milwaukee Bucks at Disney World in Florida. But as the buzzer sounded to begin the game, the Bucks were still in the locker room. They were discussing how to respond to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin — an hour from Milwaukee — on August 23. Seve...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, America, Nba, Wisconsin, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Eckert, Marlins, NHL, Houston


The UK's coronavirus half-price meal scheme is ending, and may have cost the government $567 million

Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images The government-funded Eat Out to Help Out scheme offered diners 50% discounts in August at restaurants and cafes.Diners ate more than 80 million reduced meals, which cost the government around £400 million ($567 million), according to estimates provided to the Daily Mail.The scheme stopped Monday, but many restaurants are self-funding the discount throughout September.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The UK government's half-price dining sc...
Tags: UK, Trends, Restaurant, Retail, Treasury, Eating Out, Wetherspoon, Cafe, Dining Out, Oli Scarff, Rishi Sunak, UK Retail, Grace Dean


Russia Got What It Wanted

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Let’s go back to the very beginning — Russian interference in the 2016 election , when, deep in the bowels of the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA) two key strategic plans unfolded . One was “help elect Trump.” Imaginary bloggers and “likers” were set up to spoof American social media accounts delivering millions of pro-Trump tweets, YouTube videos and Facebook posts. Astroturf groups were organized to demons...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, New York, Texas, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Senate, White House, China, Russia, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Ukraine, House


The Incredibly Short Rise And Fall Of A Black Republican

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. In the 1980s my grandmother disowned my father because he became a Republican. It was a half-joking disownment that my aunt also joined in, with her own teasing decree: “You are no longer my nephew.” It became a comedic riff in my family that was also a warning to me: “A Black person becoming a Republican was a failure to the race, so don’t even think about it, Aurin.” But I did. The current Republican Party is a far ...
Tags: Florida, London, News, Supreme Court, California, America, Reagan, Joe Biden, Gop, Margaret Thatcher, Arkansas, Ford, Bill Clinton, Medicare, Miami, Toyota


The GOP Remains Loyal To Corporations And Lobbying Groups Over Americans. COVID Hasn’t Changed That. 

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. COVID-19 relief negotiations have completely stalled in the Senate, as Republicans remain hellbent on protecting corporations at the expense of the American people and undermining democracy by blocking funding for the Postal Service and election administration. Indeed, the bill they are using as a baseline, the HEALS Act, reveals much about their core priorities and even more about why Democrats should be relentless in ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, America, Gop, Marco Rubio, Postal Service, PPP, Susan Collins, Cafe, American Chemistry Council, Collins, Rubio, U S Chamber of Commerce, Mitch McConnell R Ky


A Journey Through Donald Trump’s Small-Dollar Fundraising Drive, In Ten Easy Steps

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  For a supposed billionaire, Donald Trump sure spends a lot of time asking me for money. For the past three-plus years, his re-election campaign has touched my life as no president ever before, trawling for cash by email at least four and as many as eight times a day, six or seven days a week (doubled, in my case, since the emails come to two different addresses). And they’re not just asking for cash, they’re demand...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, US, America, United States, Donald Trump, Cafe, Newt Gingrich, Hamptons, Trump, Donald, Jamie, Rnc, Mike Pence, Don


Walking Down Camera Roll Memory Lane

For the past week or so, I’ve spent a fair amount of time scrolling, scrolling, and re-scrolling through the camera roll on my phone. Thousands of photos live there serving as memory touchstones. Yesterday as I was going through them, a smile swept across my face as I recalled happy moments from far-flung places, enjoyed … Read More Read More The post Walking Down Camera Roll Memory Lane appeared first on Girlie Motorcycle Blog.
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Cafe, Motorcycle, Virgin Mary, Desert Center


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...
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