The marriage of Rudolph and Judith Giuliani is coming to an end, and despite a judge’s urging, the wreckage is being laid bare for all to see.
Kurt AndersenNothing in this story surprised or even interested me except these enormous sums: “Mr. Giuliani earned $7.9 million in 2016 and $9.5 million in 2017. In 2018, the year he began working for the president, Mr. Giuliani’s earnings dipped to $6.8 million.”
But Elizabeth Warren has revealed herself as a formidable adversary, and the president knows it.
Kurt AndersenI started hate-reading this Trumpist magazine @theamgreatness editor-publisher’s assessment of the various Democrats’ strengths and weaknesses and chances against Trump, then to my suprise it turned out to be smart and well-written and quite possibly true.
Kurt AndersenDon’t forgive, don’t forget. “DiCaprio, Sandberg, Anne-Marie Slaughter—all wanted on [Ivanka’s] calendar. She began to claw her way out of exile, thanks to advocacy for the tax bill. As people got richer, [Ivanka and Jared] started getting welcomed back.’”
Her vision of ‘accountable capitalism’ would destroy savings built over a lifetime—and sink the economy.
Kurt AndersenSuch a self-owning use of scare quotes by Phil Gramm deriding @ewarren for proposing that big business “be required to serve the interests of ‘the work-force,’ ‘the community,’ ‘customers,’ ‘the local and global environment’” as well as investors.
Brad Parscale has said he’s taking a relative pittance to run the president’s reelection operation. But as with much of what Parscale has claimed about his work and life, that’s not the full story. This is.
Author Kurt Anderson describes documents, bits of evidence of mundane living, that float into his backyard in Brooklyn from World Trade Center collapse; photo of document found in Red Hook section of Brookyn from disaster recovery firm (M)
Voters in the Republican-leaning 9th Congressional District will choose between Dan McCready, the Democratic candidate, and Dan Bishop, the G.O.P. candidate.
Kurt AndersenReally wish the Trumpist had lost the North Carolina race. BUT: Trump won that district by 12 points in 2016, whereas his stooge yesterday won by 2 points—a shift of 10% from GOP to Democratic. From 2016 to 2018 nationally the vote shift R to D was 6.5%.
Tracing steps through sands of time, scientists have uncovered hundreds of footprints left by Neanderthal children, adolescents and adults as they walked the ancient wind-swept dunes of coastal Normandy in France, a new study says.
Kurt AndersenLove this. Hundreds of footprints and handprints left by a dozen Neanderthals on a beach in France 80,000 years ago. Dartmouth paleoanthropologist and evolution-of-walking expert: “A couple of adults and trailing behind them are all these kids.”
A new documentary profiles the tech-titan-turned-philanthropist. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Gates reflects on his shifting public image.
Kurt AndersenHuh. Bill Gates “has made a long-term commitment to the work of David Foster Wallace. Mr. Gates says he is reading ‘every word’ the late author wrote before tackling his epic novel Infinite Jest.”
Trump is "deteriorating in plain sight," one Republican strategist who's in frequent contact with the White House told Insider on Friday.
Kurt AndersenA dozen tweets and an Oval Office photo op over several non-vacation days, all desperately insisting that an inconsequential mistake wasn’t a mistake: among the top 50 in the 25th Amendment evidence catalog.
State Republican parties in Arizona, Kansas, Nevada and South Carolina intend to cancel their presidential primaries. The president’s opponents denounced the move.
Kurt Andersen2020 GOP primaries are theater. But faced with A) a couple of Trump opponents getting a few protest votes or B) canceling a democratic process & making Trump look pathetic & pissing off some GOP voters, Republicans choose B.
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