The Daily 202: Gianforte’s victory after assaulting reporter reflects rising tribalism in American politics – The Washington Post

With Breanne Deppisch THE BIG IDEA: Greg Gianforte admitted to attacking a reporter and apologized during his victory speech last night, as he kept Montana’s sole House seat in Republican hands. Now he and his party’s leaders are trying to move on. On the eve of the special election, the wealthy technology entrepreneur flipped out when the […]

After Trump fired Comey, White House staff scrambled to explain why – The Washington Post

President Trump informed FBI Director James Comey he had been dismissed on May 9, stemming from a conclusion by Justice Department officials that he had mishandled the probe of Hillary Clinton’s emails. (Bastien Inzaurralde/The Washington Post) White House press secretary Sean Spicer wrapped up his brief interview with Fox Business from the White House grounds late […]

5 Things I Learned from ‘Let’s Learn Judo with Vladimir Putin’ | FIGHTLAND

Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images In 2008, former and future Russian Prime Minister and President Vladimir Putin released an instructional judo DVD to a certain amount of fanfare/bemusement from the Western press. Part of the infamous politician and former KGB agent’s 56th birthday celebrations, Let’s Learn Judo With Vladimir Putin, which is seriously the English translation of the […]

Women in Protest Photography, Allegories For Our Discontent

Over the weekend Maxim Shipenkov took a photograph of a woman being arrested at the protests in Moscow. The photograph is striking in composition, its tension and poses almost classical, almost a grotesque recasting of a pietà. A series of visual juxtapositions inhabit the tight space of the photographic frame: her flying hair versus the […]

Taibbi on Trump the Destroyer – Rolling Stone

  It’s like the campaign never ended. It’s the same all-Trump, all-the-time madness, only exponentially worse. Morning, February 24th, National Harbor, Maryland, the Conservative Political Action Conference. Chin up, eyes asquint, Donald Trump floats to the lectern on a sea of applause and adulation. The building is shaking, and as fans howl his name – […]

The Daily 202: Trump’s health care ultimatum is straight out of ‘The Art of the Deal.’ It just might work. – The Washington Post

Donald Trump walks out of the White House to meet with truckers and CEOs on the South Lawn yesterday. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post) With Breanne Deppisch THE BIG IDEA: If you read Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal,” substituting “conservatives” for “contractors,” the president’s ultimatum to House Republicans on health care is not […]

Putin celebrates women with the cold eyes of doom

When you look up “compassion” in the dictionary.Image: nikolsky SPUTNIK/KREM/REX/Shutterstock By Colin Daileda2017-03-08 15:33:24 UTC Sometimes people say words with their mouths but their faces tell you they don’t give one tiny shit about what they’re saying. This is not Vladimir Putin! The Russian president is a man of sincerity. Look at this tweet in […]