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‘Mayors for Mike’: How Bloomberg’s Money Built a 2020 Political Network – The New York Times
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Mayor Svante Myrick of Ithaca, N.Y., a city of about 31,000 that won a $100,000 Bloomberg grant for a supervised injection facility, said Mr. Bloomberg’s campaign had swiftly reached out after he entered the race to seek support. Mr. Myrick, who has not endorsed a candidate, said it had not occurred to him to weigh […]

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Cancer Pushes New York’s ‘First Girlfriend,’ Sandra Lee, Onto Political Stage – The New York Times
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Ms. Lee, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s longtime girlfriend, had shunned the political spotlight. Cancer has changed that. This content was originally published here.

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Opinion | Why Do We Let Political Parties Act Like Monopolies? – The New York Times
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“The problem is not the existence of political parties, per se, or that there are two major parties,” Ms. Gehl said. “The real problem is the nature of political competition that the current duopoly has created.” The monopolistic tactics our political parties employ extend well beyond restricting access to their suppliers. Much like monopolists in […]

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Opinion | The Fight Over Men Is Shaping Our Political Future – The New York Times
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Along parallel lines, a far lower percentage of Republicans than Democrats believe that changing gender roles have made it easier for marriages to be successful (26 percent of Republicans compared with 47 percent of Democrats). Similarly, 36 percent of Republicans compared with 58 percent of Democrats believe changing gender roles have made it easier for […]

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In ‘Hillary,’ a Political Warrior Weighed Down by Her Armor – The New York Times
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The biographical details will also be familiar to anyone who paid close attention to politics in 2016 (or any time since the 1990s). There was the childhood in the “Leave It to Beaver” Illinois suburbs of the 1950s, and the early brushes with sexism, as when young Hillary ran for student council president and lost […]

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Shan Goshorn, Whose Cherokee Art Was Political, Dies at 61 – The New York Times
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A multimedia artist who was best known for weaving calls for human rights into her imaginative basketry — work that now resides in many museums. This content was originally published here.

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Brazil, Once a Model, Struggles to Contain Virus Amid Political Turmoil – The New York Times
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“Brazil’s could have been one of the best responses to this pandemic,” said Marcia Castro, a professor at Harvard University who is from Brazil and specializes in global health. “But right now everything is completely disorganized and no one is working toward joint solutions. This has a cost, and the cost is human lives.” Flávio […]

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Bloomberg’s Money Machine: 5 Takeaways on His Political Spending – The New York Times
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He has been endorsed by dozens of Democratic politicians who have benefited from his spending. A number of them are members of Congress, but most are mayors, from cities like Houston, San Francisco, San Jose and Washington. Win or lose, Mr. Bloomberg is the Democrats’ most important donor Mr. Bloomberg has given tens of millions […]

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Virginia Political Crisis Grows for Democrats and Republicans – The New York Times
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“What we have is a very compelling and detailed statement of a serious, serious charge by a respected professional, and we also have a very unequivocal denial of that charge from someone we know real well,” Mr. Kaine said. That cautious approach was echoed by other leading national Democrats, who called for an investigation rather […]

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Opinion | Are School Debate Competitions Bad for Our Political Discourse? – The New York Times
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Nevertheless, traditional school debate discourages the kind of listening and reasoning that is critical to a healthy democracy. Student debaters don’t deliberate about what they themselves believe, or should believe. They don’t cultivate the disposition to listen to others with the real possibility of changing their minds. On the contrary, they practice listening with eagle […]

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