Politics

Michelle Wolf burns it down

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At this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, comedian Michelle Wolf pulled no punches, setting fire to the president who didn’t show up, his lackeys, and the press. If it turns out she destroyed this poisonous event: good.

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Welcome to the revolution

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High school students at MSD in Parkland, Florida who survived the February 14 mass shooting there took unprecedented control of the response afterward, launching the influential #NEVERAGAIN gun reform movement and holding the massive March For Our Lives rally just one month later on March 24.

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Six months since Women’s March

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It was such a privilege to be in D.C. on January 21st with a million of my closest friends for the Women’s March on Washington. I’ll never forget that historic day. The march spearheaded the resistance and made it clear: We’re not gonna let fascism roll over us. We’re never going away. Six months on, I ask: What’s next?

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‘Wonder Woman’, beacon of hope

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The new film adaptation of ‘Wonder Woman’ hit theaters earlier this month to rave reviews. In this reaction piece, I’ll tell you why it resonated so strongly with me and why the timing of its release in 2017 is serendipitous.

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Hillary, on the verge of history

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Election Day is finally, finally upon us. There’s only one candidate who can save this country from an even longer national nightmare, and she isn’t the lesser of two evils. Even if she had a real opponent, she’d easily be the best choice for president. The time has come: we must help Hillary Clinton make history.

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Who really deserves to debate?

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The day we’ve been waiting for is here. No, not Election Day, but close: it’s the first Presidential Debate. So, why won’t the third party candidates be on stage? In this quick take, I make the case that they haven’t earned it.

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Pipe dreams and tax brackets

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An ill-informed Facebook post went viral this week that claims Donald Trump’s tax proposal would affect middle class earners bigly, making them millions of dollars over the next few decades when compared to Hillary Clinton’s proposal. But at best, that’s a pipe dream. At worst, it’s a lie. Sad!

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The Pac-Man maze of politics

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Our political spectrum is more of a Pac-Man maze than a straight line. The 2016 Democratic primary has given us an incredible example of this phenomenon, with far-right and far-left attacks on Hillary Clinton oddly indistinguishable from each other. In this article, what it all means as the contest wraps up.

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Why it’s smarter to stick together

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I know it’s just how politics works, but it drives me crazy to see Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters tearing each other apart right now. It does us all a disservice. In this article, the case for staying focused on the goal.

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How to take a lesson from Paris

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The city of Paris faced an atrocious night that no one on this Earth should ever have to endure. But in the wake of terror, France renewed its commitment to an open, free society. In this quick take, I encourage us to do the same.

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