‘Each side thinks the other is ruining the other’s brand, and this just ripped it open.’
Jennifer SzalaiAccording to this, the person at NBC who wanted to move ahead "unilaterally" with the Trump town hall was Noah Oppenheim, who featured prominently (and not in a flattering light) in @RonanFarrow's "Catch and Kill"
The vice president will be remembered as the great enabler.
Jennifer Szalai"Pence is the one to say, Gosh and gee willikers, he doesn’t really mean this stuff. He’s cleanup on the aisle of atrocities at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue." — @nytegan on complicity, and why the focus on Trump only tells us so much
In his new book, the Forbes reporter Dan Alexander examines President Trump’s private coffers since he took office.
Jennifer SzalaiOne of the striking upshots of this book is the argument that Trump actually *did* try to get rich off of politics — but his business know-how, as it were, was so undisciplined that he couldn't even accomplish that
Under emergency coronavirus orders, the Trump administration is using hotels across the country to hold migrant children and families before expelling them.
Jennifer SzalaiThe phrase "shadow system of detention" is scary enough; coupled with the word "children" & it's almost unspeakable.
"Parents and lawyers have no way of finding the children or monitoring their well-being while they are in custody." New by @itscaitlinhd
Wolfram Eilenberger’s “Time of the Magicians” elegantly traces the life and work of four figures who transformed philosophy in the 1920s.
Jennifer SzalaiThis galloping group portrait of how four philosophers responded to a crisis — in language, in reality, and in how we understand that reality — is both wonderfully entertaining and necessarily unsettling
The philosopher Kate Manne’s new book is about the ways in which male entitlement leads to a wide range of misogynistic behavior.
Jennifer SzalaiI love how precise, methodical, elegant and wholly unapologetic the philosopher Kate Manne's writing is. She was trained as a logician, so woe to any dude who thinks that the usual modes of patriarchal argument (gaslighting, mansplaining) will suffice
As the coronavirus pandemic ravaged Florida, the Magic Kingdom welcomed back its most loyal subjects—and me.
Jennifer Szalai"I accepted high levels of authoritarian intervention as long as the tyrant in question was wearing those ridiculous mouse ears at the time." This, by @gcaw, is incisive, funny, and frankly quite amazing