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Donald Trump's Unexpectedly Broad Appeal

theatlantic.com — In New Hampshire, he won working class men without college diplomas-and most every other demographic group. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > Earlier this year, when Mona Chalabi wanted to describe a Donald Trump voter in The Guardian, she conjured a 45-year-old male named Michael who never attended college, works 9-hour days as an exterminator, and earns $33,000 per year.

A Portrait of New Hampshire Voters on Election Day

theatlantic.com — A short profile of the Granite State, where voters play an outsized role in choosing presidents. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > There is a deliberate effort to encourage more libertarians to move there.

Hillary Clinton Exemplifies the Democratic Establishment

theatlantic.com — The most surreal moment in the Democratic debate came when one of America's most powerful insiders took umbrage at an accurate characterization of who she represents. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > Next, she went to Yale Law School.
Feb 05, 2016

Of Course Hillary Clinton Exemplifies the Establishment theatlantic.com/politics/archi… The photos alone tell the story

Feb 05, 2016

Like "elites," the term "establishment" has been rendered meaningless through over-deployment. This, tho, is good: theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Senator Rand Paul's Bright Prospects

theatlantic.com — Despite a disappointing presidential run, the 53-year-old Kentuckian is unusually well positioned to influence Senate debate on an array of crucial issues. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > Rand Paul's decision to drop out of the Republican presidential race Wednesday marks the end of a primary season that he can't help but regard as a disappointment.

Does it make sense to build affordable housing in Venice?

latimes.com — A single block from the famous Venice boardwalk and near Gold's Gym, there's a newly vacant 3.5-acre lot. For decades, it was a bus yard. It would be a good spot for a lavish beach pad or fancy condo development. Maybe the head of Google Venice, catty-corner across Main Street, would snap up a...

Why Aren't the Democratic Candidates' Foreign-Policy Credentials Receiving More Attention?

theatlantic.com — Many of Hillary Clinton's endorsers treat her foreign-policy differences with Bernie Sanders as trifling disagreements, even though they could remake the world for the worse.
Feb 03, 2016

War Is an Afterthought in the Democratic Primary theatlantic.com/politics/archi… (For Hillary Clinton endorsers especially.)

The Hawkeye State Sours on Hawkish Republicans

defenseone.com — For the last three election cycles, Iowa Republicans have chosen among large fields of GOP candidates vying for the nomination of a party without a clear leader. Mike Huckabee won in 2008. Rick Santorum was victorious in 2012. And Monday, caucus-goers elevated another Christian who trumpets his faith.

Voters at the Iowa Caucuses Repudiate Neoconservatism

theatlantic.com — Four years ago, Iowans rewarded the neocon-inflected campaigns of Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. This year, four of the top five finishers are critics of unnecessary interventions. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > For the last three election cycles, Iowa Republicans have chosen among large fields of GOP candidates vying for the nomination of a party without a clear leader.
Feb 02, 2016

The Hawkeye State Sours on Hawkish Republicans theatlantic.com/politics/archi… And GOP candidates no longer compete to be the most interventionist.

Derrick Price, Sheriff Ed Dean, and Abusive Policing in Ocala, Florida

theatlantic.com — A Florida man was accused of resisting arrest-but surveillance footage of the five cops who nabbed him tells a different story. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > Conor Friedersdorf is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he focuses on politics and national affairs.
Feb 01, 2016

The Conspiracy to Brutalize Derrick Price theatlantic.com/politics/archi… Watch these Oscar-worthy cops game the body camera

Feb 01, 2016

Clear proof that cops can yell “stop resisting” to proactively justify brutality for bystanders, body cameras theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Feb 06, 2016

"shouts about resisting arrest were misdirection, whether for potential bystanders or for...the body camera footage" theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Ferguson Weighs a Department of Justice Consent Decree on Policing

theatlantic.com — The consent decree would impose sweeping reforms on a municipality that systematically violated the rights of its residents for years. Is it willing to pay for them?
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Feb 13, 2016

@RonSchweinlach They refused dozens of interview requests and didn't speak publicly till months later.

Feb 12, 2016

@RonSchweinlach I'm amazed that the letter accused them of thrusting themselves into the national media. The opposite is true.

Feb 11, 2016

I wonder if Chelsea Clinton will take foreign policy advice from Dick Cheney when she runs against George P. Bush in 2036.

Feb 11, 2016

@auldphartt @lavenderblue27 @ShareThis You're attacking me based on the smear of a right-wing talk radio host?

Feb 07, 2016

Was T.J. Miller, whose performance in Yogi Bear 3D touched a nation, wearing a T.J. Miller mask in his Super Bowl ad debut? #maskers

Feb 06, 2016

RT @jonathanchait: [Just tuned in.] The moral contrast between Christie and Rubio on Muslim-Americans is striking.

Feb 06, 2016

In the first hundred days I will steward the earth through roughly 27 percent of a solar orbit.

Feb 05, 2016

Hillary Helps a Bank—and Then It Funnels Millions to the Clintons theatlantic.com/politics/archi…


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