He says the platform is a necessary corrective to mainstream media’s mistakes. But his cure is proving to be worse than the disease.
POLITICO Magazine"It turns out it wasn’t just the profit motive that drove Facebook to become the prime source of information around the world; Zuckerberg wished to supplant the mainstream media out of something closer to real animus."
POLITICO Magazine"By now it should have dawned on you that there is no escape," @SykesCharlie writes to Senate Republicans. "You are going to have to render a verdict not just on Donald’s Trump’s policies, but on his personal conduct."
POLITICO Magazine"The first step to saving your life is to recognize what the monster feeds on. In this case, it’s your fear of standing up to him," says @SykesCharlie
Steve Bullock was supposed to be the key to unlocking Trump voters. Here’s why he thinks he still has a chance.
POLITICO Magazine"What does it say about the Democrats and presidential politics in 2019 that the candidate who has arguably the most impressive governing credentials in the race, aside from the former vice president, has been a nonentity?"
Eight legal experts on whether the president’s phone call with the Ukrainian president was an abuse of power—and if not, what the House would need to learn to arrive at an answer.
POLITICO MagazineTribe: "No quid pro quo is needed. For a president to use his foreign policy and military powers to encourage illegal foreign assistance in going after a political opponent in his reelection campaign is itself a high crime."
POLITICO Magazine"The White House’s reconstruction of the phone call clearly establishes high crimes and misdemeanors, even if no further evidence were available," writes @tribelaw
Owner of Miami nightlife website finds additional images rebutting Jerry Falwell Jr.’s claims of photoshopping.
POLITICO MagazineJerry Falwell Jr. repeatedly claimed that photos in a story we ran yesterday — showing him in a Miami nightclub — were photoshopped.
That prompted a Miami-based website to dig into their photo archives, where they found even more photos of him
Our leaders, our electorate and our hallowed system of government itself are aging. And it shows.
POLITICO MagazineSomewhere along the way, a once-new nation conceived in liberty became a wheezy gerontocracy.
Our leaders, our electorate and our hallowed system of government itself are extremely old.
POLITICO MagazineSomewhere along the way, a once-new nation conceived in liberty became a wheezy gerontocracy
POLITICO MagazineOur leaders, our electorate and our hallowed system of government itself are aging. And it shows, writes Timothy Noah
Turns out delivering a message of economic doom with a little self-deprecating humor can win over some people. Even a few disenchanted Trump voters.
POLITICO MagazineAt the heart of Yang’s appeal is a paradox. In delivering his alarming, existentially unsettling message of automation and artificial intelligence wreaking havoc on America’s economic, emotional and social well-being, he … cracks jokes.
POLITICO Magazine“Not even Ted Cruz, who is an idiot and a Canadian, would agree to build that kind of wall in Texas,” says Rodriguez
POLITICO Magazine“I’ve been involved in Republican politics for over 30 years, and Democrats should be worried about Will Hurd,” said Texas GOP Chairman Tom Mechler. “The sky is the limit. This guy is incredible.”
From the archives
The frightening political history of the word “infest.”
POLITICO MagazineHistorically, the verb “infest” has been used to talk not just about literal pests and diseases, but also to compare people — very often minorities and immigrant groups — to pests and diseases, writes @bgzimmer
His recent attacks on immigrants fit a pattern of bigoted behavior toward minorities I watched for years.
POLITICO Magazine"I recall one busy Saturday night, walking the casino floor with him, when he saw what he considered an inordinate number of black customers. 'It’s looking a little dark in here,' he calmly stated."
POLITICO Magazine"One day, [Trump] flew into a rage over a limousine driver who arrived to pick him up wearing gray shoes, soiling his image by 'looking like a f------ Puerto Rican.'"