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How ACT UP Remade Political Organizing in America – The New York Times
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SUBMICROSCOPIC INFECTIOUS agents have a way of revealing the worst in us, and the best. That is the story of the AIDS epidemic generally, and in particular of ACT UP — the 33-year-old radical direct-action group formally and loftily called the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. For nearly a decade in the 1980s and 1990s, […]

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Man Charged In New York City Subway Attack On 78-Year-Old Woman – The Political Insider
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Neetu Chandak on March 23, 2019 A man was charged with assault Saturday after allegedly kicking a 78-year-old woman in the face on a New York City subway as others watched on in early March. Marc Gomez, 36, was arrested Saturday, the New York Police Department (NYPD) said to The Daily Caller News Foundation over […]

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Germans Unnerved by Political Turmoil That Echoes Nazi Era – The New York Times
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Instead, the AfD surprised everyone when it threw its support behind a little-known candidate of the center-right Free Democrats, who had only five representatives in a state house of 90. He also had the backing of the local chapter of Ms. Merkel’s conservatives, giving him enough to win. The move by the AfD amounted to […]

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‘Get Over It’? Why Political Influence in Foreign Policy Matters – The New York Times
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In 1992, when President George Bush was behind in the polls in his re-election campaign against Bill Clinton, a group of Republican lawmakers suggested to White House officials that they ask the British and Russian governments to dig up unflattering information on Mr. Clinton’s actions protesting the Vietnam War during his time in London, and […]

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Trump hits ‘political hacks in New York’ after settling Trump Foundation lawsuit
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“I am the only person I know, perhaps the only person in history, who can give major money to charity ($19M), charge no expense, and be attacked by the political hacks in New York State. No wonder why we are all leaving!” Trump said in a statement issued on Twitter Thursday evening.  “Every penny of […]

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New York Times to stop publishing political cartoons | TheHill
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New York Times to stop publishing political cartoons By Justin Wise – 06/10/19 09:03 PM EDT James Bennet, the Times’s editorial page editor, said in a statement that the newspaper would officially stop publishing editorial cartoons on July 1 after more than year of deliberation.  “We plan to continue investing in forms of Opinion journalism, including […]

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One Crazy Day Showed How Political Chaos Threatens the World Economy – The New York Times
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The implicit message: If erratic trade policy undermines the economy, the Fed’s tools are likely to have only limited ability to overcome the damage. Interest rate cuts in that situation would be like giving pain relievers to someone with a broken bone — better to have than not, but unable to solve the underlying problem. […]

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Opinion | The Real Reason Facebook Won’t Fact-Check Political Ads – The New York Times
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Over all, Facebook has no incentive to stop carrying political ads. Its revenue keeps growing despite a flurry of scandals and mistakes. So its leaders would lose little by being straight with the public about its limitations and motives. But they won’t. They will continue to defend their practices in disingenuous ways until we force […]

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