Great con of our time: religious extremists make raging narcissist their king. "Donald Trump’s name adorned the first casino in America to have an in-house strip club. He is the first American president to have made a cameo appearance in a soft-core pornography film, and he has called his struggle to avoid sexually transmitted diseases while sleeping around his “personal Vietnam.” When Trump the candidate was asked last year whether any of his paramours had had an abortion, he refused to answer. This is not a man who shares the longtime Republican goal of rolling back the sexual revolution. Nevertheless, after nearly six months in office, Mr. Trump has already surpassed George W. Bush as the American president most hostile to reproductive rights and measures to promote sexual health. There is a deeply insulting irony in this: American women are being stripped of their sexual and reproductive autonomy not by a moralizing puritan but by an erotically incontinent libertine."
Opinion | Please Prove You’re Not a Robot
by: Tim Wu
Posing as humans, today’s bots are different from what science fiction writers imagined, but they represent a serious threat to democracy.
I’m a Lefty and I Joined a Trump Supporters Facebook Group: Here’s what I learned
by: Blakeley Nixon
I, like many people in the modern world, get most of my news from social media. Twitter and Facebook keep me informed, help form my opinions, reinforce deeply held beliefs and, on a few occasion, rid…
The Circular Firing Squad Isn’t Amusing Anymore
Progressives seem intent on tearing themselves apart. Notwithstanding the addictive daily drama of leaks, tweets, and resistance, there are major issues that exist separate and apart from the 24-hour news cycle. These long-term problems are as salient in the digital moment as they were in the analog ’60s.This coming October 9 will mark the 50th anniversary of Che Guevara’s murder. Yet the pathology underlying his famous quip that when the American left is asked to form a firing squad it gets into a circle is as relevant today as a Rachel Maddow response to Kellyanne Conway’s spin du jour.
In Poland, an Assault on the Courts Provokes Outrage
by: Rick Lyman
Polish leaders want to put courts under political control, prompting protests from the opposition, the European Union and three former Polish presidents.
‘It hurts not having ambassadors,’ says US Army commander in Europe
‘Now is a bad time not to have an ambassador in Germany,’ says Lieutenant General Ben Hodges.