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Marianne Williamson put a spell on me

Of all the low-profile candidates vying for national attention in the Democratic debates this week, Marianne Williamson stood out. In…

Donald Trump’s stupid smart attack on ‘the Squad’

Just when you think @realDonaldTrump has lost his ability to shock, he outdoes himself. He tweets what he’d call ‘a…

Trump’s Iran gamble

Beirut It seems that American planes were actually on their way to bomb Iranian targets last night when they were…

Ross Perot was the populist who betrayed populism

Ross Perot, who has just died at age 89, is wrongly remembered as the man who cost George H.W. Bush…

Did Trump really invite Ben Garrison to the White House?

Imagine that you’re Donald Trump for a day. You wake up, you ablute, you make the usual follicular adjustments, you…

Adios, Acosta! Labor secretary resigns

It wasn’t even that laborious a process. Two days after he gave a prolonged self-exculpation masquerading as a press conference…

Kirsten Gillibrand grabs the greasy pole

Kirsten Gillibrand has always been a woman of the moment. But has her moment passed? She obviously doesn’t think so,…

‘We will no longer deal with him’ was the end of Sir Kim Darroch

Last night, during his entertaining slugfest with Jeremy Hunt, his rival for Number 10, Boris Johnson promised to take Britain off…

Mayor Pete, alleged homosexual, shall not be mocked

I’ve never met Dale Peck, but I know him. That is to say, I’m familiar with the type, a generation…

Fred Fleitz is the most confrontational person I’ve met in journalism

Fred Fleitz doesn’t like me. When I last saw national security adviser John Bolton’s former chief of staff, in January,…

The brief bravery of Scarlett Johansson

Only 16 percent of Americans reported knowing or working with someone who is transgender, according to a 2015 GLAAD survey.…

Give us sexbots with a soul

Everyone wants to fuck a robot. Our mechanical lovers have been all over our pop culture for years, as if our longing has conjured the tech: Battlestar…

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