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Our Addiction to Trump – The New York Times

November 28, 2018 Admin3915 0

We in the commentariat complain about President Trump, but we’re locked in a symbiotic relationship with him. News organizations, especially cable television channels, feed off Trump — like oxpeckers on a rhino’s back — for he is part of our business model in 2018. As long as our focus is on Trump, audiences follow. It’s not optimal to have as president an authoritarian who denounces journalists as enemies of the people, but he has given us a sense of mission and a “Trump bump.” Every time he denounces us we get more subscriptions. (If you’re reading this, President Trump, I’d appreciate a good, thunderous excoriation. You’ve gone after Maggie Haberman, Don Lemon and Chuck Todd, but you’ve publicly denounced me only once — and so READ MORE

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Donald Trump Sucks, Vote Against Trump, and 20 other websites Donald Trump won’t let you own – The Verge

November 28, 2018 Admin3915 0

I never took Donald Trump to be self-critical. The way he pins his toupee, how he scrunches his face when a woman questions his track record as a belligerent misogynist, his insatiable need to patronize everyone who doesn’t light votives at his altar: he just doesn’t seem like the sort of human who looks inward. However, Trump — or at least someone his company pays — has made the effort to pinpoint some of his most mockable traits and boneheaded ideas, and has purchased any related URLs. The best defense on the internet is a good offense, and according to a report from Business Insider, the Trump Organization has as aggressive an offensive strategy as any. The company has registered 3,153 web addresses. And Trump’s READ MORE

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Someone purchased trumphotels.org and turned it into a parody website on Trump’s immigration policy – Markets Insider

November 28, 2018 Admin3915 0

President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images The Trump Organization has long been known to have bought up a slew of domain names associated with President Donald Trump and his family, including URLs containing the phrases “Donald Trump Sucks,” “Im Being Sued By The Donald,” “Ivanka Poker Champion,” and “Play With Donald.” But there’s one domain name the company seems to have overlooked: the innocuous-sounding trumphotels.org. This domain name was registered by an unnamed party sometime last week, according to Gizmodo, and now features a darkly satirical tribute to the Trump administration’s immigration policies, which have drawn widespread criticism and resulted in the separation of more than 2,000 immigrant families in recent months. Visitors to trumphotels.org are greeted with a landing page featuring photos of immigrants READ MORE

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This Video of Donald Trump Missing a Short Putt and Then Quitting Is a Perfect Metaphor for the Administration – GQ Magazine

November 28, 2018 Admin3915 0

Admit it. You want to watch Donald Trump embarrass himself on the golf course. Donald Trump’s administration has been a disaster in so many ways that it’s hard to accurately put into words just how bad things have gotten. You have the lack of any domestic-policy wins for Trump and company, Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russia investigation (bye, Manafort!) that seems to finally be bearing fruit, his dick-measuring contest with Kim Jong-un, his use of racist rhetoric, and his constant need to threaten the freedom of the press. How do you sum all that up in a single metaphor? Is it like the Hindenburg disaster? I mean, that’s German, so it definitely captures part of it, but it doesn’t totally work. After all, there was a READ MORE

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Dave Rubin Thinks the Answer to the Left’s Intolerance Is to Turn Right. He’s Wrong. – TheStranger.com

November 28, 2018 Admin3915 0

Rubin Report/YouTube I get a lot of emails like this: “Dear Katie, I enjoyed your article about X. I’m a lifelong Democrat, but the left’s craziness around X, Y, and Z has made me reconsider my position and I’m voting a straight Republican ticket this year for the first time ever.” The writers of these emails come to me because they are fed up with leftist intolerance and they know from my writing on these issues that I am as well. They are sick of liberals’ attempts to deplatform controversial speakers, they are worried about the left abandoning the principles of free speech and due process, and they are tired of being scared to admit that they sometimes agree with (gasp) Bari Weiss. They’ve watched READ MORE

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Richard Ford: Reflections on America, the day after the midterms – The Irish Times

November 28, 2018 Admin3915 0

Now may not be the ideal moment for a European to try to understand America’s woeful political plight, and its foreshadowing of a possibly dismal future for Americans and others. Although, you could also argue it’s the best time. It’s just that the current “American moment” is not so easily read by amateur European America watchers who wring their damp hands, in between writing me insincere (and irritating) emails about how shocked and dismayed they are to have their “long-standing faith in America” jangled by Donald Trump and his stingy, mean-spirited efforts to make America “great” again. A French friend recently wrote that he was actually “praying” for America. Really? Who knew he was even religious? These people would do better to wring their hands READ MORE

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Stress soars when employers take away this one benefit and here’s when we turn back the clocks – MarketWatch

November 28, 2018 Admin3915 0

Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! Here are the top personal finance stories of the day. Personal Finance Teen vaping is a ‘public health tragedy’ and the FDA has a plan to stop it Teens are 16 times more likely to use JUUL e-cigarettes than adults. When employers take away this one workplace benefit, employee stress soars Researchers say companies could improve their bottom lines while boosting employees’ mental health. Oprah is knocking on doors in Georgia, campaigning for Stacey Abrams ‘When you turn on the TV, there’s so much noise and crazy talk,’ Oprah Winfrey said this week. Behind the latest rosy jobs figures, here’s the ‘true state’ of Americans’ financial lives Unemployment is at a 48-year low, so why are only 28% of Americans considered ‘financially READ MORE

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“It’s Our Job to Call Them Out”: Inside the Trump Gold Rush at CNN – Vanity Fair

November 28, 2018 Admin3915 0

Trump makes a promotional appearance in Chicago for his new cologne ‘The Fragrance’ with The Apprentice winner Bill Rancic in 2004. By Scott Harrison/Getty Images. One late summer evening, the inner sanctum of the media-entertainment vortex descended upon the expansive garden of David Zaslav’s $25 million East Hampton estate, where the well-connected Discovery C.E.O. hosts an annual Labor Day party. This year’s guest list comprised the standard liberal in-crowd: Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Bon Jovi, Oprah, Alec Baldwin, Barry Diller, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and Katie Couric, to name a few. They were treated to a performance by Earth, Wind & Fire, who belted out “September” after the sun went down. But there was another set of famous faces mingling in the crowd—the people whose job READ MORE

Late summer polls starting to show possible election results – The Republic

November 26, 2018 Admin3915 0

We are heading into that stretch of the election cycle where distinct trend lines begin to take shape. It was August 1994, 2006 and 2010 when the contours of those wave elections became more recognizable in polling. While voter intensity in polls has been more meaningful up to this point, the congressional generics begin to carry more heft in August and September. The anomaly was the historic 2016 election when many pollsters, pundits and, yes, even Republican nominee Donald Trump himself, were convinced that Hillary Clinton would be the next president. That all changed around 9 on Election Night when the epic Trump upset came into focus. This cycle, President Trump absolutely dominates all things politics. This election will essentially be a referendum on his READ MORE

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Donald Trump Sucks, Vote Against Trump, and 20 other websites Donald Trump won’t let you own – The Verge

November 26, 2018 Admin3915 0

I never took Donald Trump to be self-critical. The way he pins his toupee, how he scrunches his face when a woman questions his track record as a belligerent misogynist, his insatiable need to patronize everyone who doesn’t light votives at his altar: he just doesn’t seem like the sort of human who looks inward. However, Trump — or at least someone his company pays — has made the effort to pinpoint some of his most mockable traits and boneheaded ideas, and has purchased any related URLs. The best defense on the internet is a good offense, and according to a report from Business Insider, the Trump Organization has as aggressive an offensive strategy as any. The company has registered 3,153 web addresses. And Trump’s READ MORE