How the South Won the Civil War review: the path from Jim Crow to Donald Trump

What she terms the “paradox” of the founding – that “the principle of equality depended on inequality”, that democracy relied on the subjugation of others so that those who were considered “equal”, principally white men, could rule, led to this continuing struggle. She draws a line, more or less straight, between “the oligarchic principles of […]

The NFL Is Returning To a Different World. Can It Adapt?

Sure, there have been some inevitable nods to the pandemic, from the all-virtual (and oddly compelling) draft in April to the cancellation of all (long-pointless) preseason games, to a testing protocol that has been impressively successful so far. They’re even largely going without fans, at least at first, though that is far from universal: the […]

Trump says he didn’t share classified information following Woodward book

The revelation was one of several from the Woodward book, which also said that Trump acknowledged downplaying the coronavirus in a private interview in March and spoke about its severity in another interview in February at a time when he was minimizing the threat of the disease publicly.

Michael Cohen Says Sorry. (And That His Ex Boss Is an Asshole)

Trump has shown a passion and ability for lying. It’s like his pastime. Over the weekend, he said he’d called Melania in the U.S. to tell her how disappointed he was that he couldn’t go to the World War I memoria in France in 2018, when it turns out Melania was on the same trip. […]

A Definitive Guide to Stoner Comedies

The typical stoner film is chock-full of drug use of all kinds (primarily pot), pop culture references, cartoonishly-evil cops, naked women, gross-out humor, and completely-toasted characters with silly names like Smokey, Trip, and Cheech. They’re pure fantasy for potheads, who can lie down and relax while watching the film’s hero do everything they’re too wasted […]

In Veteran’s Group Ad, WWII Survivor Condemns Trump and His GOP Allies, Says Troops ‘Are Not Losers’

McCain spent two of his years there in solitary confinement. Suffering from heat, dysentery and malnutrition, McCain was repeatedly tied up and beaten two or three times a week for refusing to sign statements against the United States. He also refused to an early release unless the prisoners captured before him were released first.

Face to face with Radovan Karadzic

“Erdemovic, and the Krstic case, had a huge impact”, says Harmon. “This was at a time of total Srebrenica denial by the Serbs. And there was Erdemovic, saying he couldn’t kill any more, sitting in a café having a cup of coffee while over the road – closer than the wall of this café here […]

How Europeans see a vote for Brexit

Britain’s referendum has received relatively little publicity in Greece, which is preoccupied with its own euro woes. In private, Athens’ pro-European political elite insist the 28-member bloc would not be the same without the UK. Some politicians go so far as to admit that if, on the eve of the ballot, polls indicated victory for […]

Trump admitted playing down coronavirus danger

Coming eight weeks before the November 3 presidential election, the revelations add new pressure on Trump. Opinion polls show around two thirds of Americans disapprove of his handling of the virus and he has often been accused of minimizing the crisis in order to try and boost his reelection chances.

Trump payroll-tax deferral for federal workers sparks backlash

Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinCongress must enact a plan to keep government workers safe Five takeaways from Fauci’s testimony GOP lawmakers comply with Pelosi’s mask mandate for House floor MORE (D-Md.), whose district also includes many federal employees, said, “A lot of people are attempting to just roll their eyes about the whole exercise […]