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 […]

The New Book That Brutalizes the Clinton Campaign – Rolling Stone

Yikes! New Behind-the-Scenes Book Brutalizes the Clinton Campaign ‘Shattered,’ a campaign tell-all fueled by anonymous sources, outlines a generational political disaster A new book by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes examines what went wrong during Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty There is a critical scene in Shattered, the new behind-the-scenes campaign diary by Jonathan […]

The US just dropped a MOAB — the so-called ‘mother of all bombs’ — on Afghanistan

The United States military deployed a Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb — known as the “mother of all bombs” — in Afghanistan on Thursday, military officials told CNN. The strike was a coordinated attack against ISIS tunnels and personnel in the country’s Nangarhar province. MOAB is America’s largest non-nuclear form of munition, and can be guided […]

How Basic Economics Could Have Helped United Avoid Its PR Disaster

If there was one thing that 2016 taught me, it was Americans’ widespread ignorance of basic economics. Socialism fails all around the world, but people keep being attracted to it, no matter how many pictures of recently wealthy, now starving Venezuelans are passed around. Candidate Bernie Sanders rallied the troops with talk of free goods […]

You’re Not Mad at United Airlines; You’re Mad at America :: Politics :: Features :: United Airlines :: Paste

There’s a saying that is sometimes attributed to Karl Marx or Slavoj Zizek—apocryphally, in both cases—that tidily sums up the existential angst some Americans feel at the start of a traditional work week: You don’t hate Mondays. You hate capitalism. The simple thesis here is that there’s nothing intrinsic to “Monday,” which is just a […]

Jared Kushner, White House C.E.O. and Trump Princeling, Visits Iraq | Vanity Fair

First Family Jared Kushner, White House C.E.O. and Trump Princeling, Visits Iraq The First Son-in-Law cements his power in the White House with a surprise trip to Baghdad. Jared Kushner prior to a meeting with automobile industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room, January 24, 2017. From AP Photo. It was a mostly sunny, milder-than-average 70 […]

Possible Trump Science Advisor Compares Climate Science to ISIS, Tells Us Jezebel ‘Is Well Named’ 

Dr. William Happer, a retired Princeton physicist and trusted Breitbart expert, met with then president-elect Donald Trump in early January, reportedly to discuss the role of science advisor; he told The Guardian last month that if offered the post he would accept it. On inauguration day, in a colorful demonstration of his personal brand of […]