Trump just commuted Roger Stone’s sentence
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Trump just commuted Roger Stone’s sentence

President Donald Trump has commuted Roger Stone’s prison sentence in a stunning exercise of presidential power that is not altogether unexpected. Stone, a longtime Republican operative, was convicted in November 2019 for obstructing a congressional investigation, lying to Congress, and witness tampering in a trial that stemmed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian […]

New Flynn Notes: ‘FBI Leadership’ Decided Not to Provide Russian Call Transcripts to Flynn in Interview
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New Flynn Notes: ‘FBI Leadership’ Decided Not to Provide Russian Call Transcripts to Flynn in Interview

Michael Flynn departs a U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., December 1, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Newly released documents in the Michael Flynn case include a January 2017 DOJ draft memo that states “FBI leadership” decided against showing Flynn transcripts of his calls with the Russian ambassador in the White House interview that led to his […]

Unpacking the twisty genre of political fanfiction through Curtis Sittenfeld’s Rodham
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Unpacking the twisty genre of political fanfiction through Curtis Sittenfeld’s Rodham

Welcome, book clubbers! This July, the Vox Book Club is delving into Rodham, Curtis Sittenfeld’s alternate history that explores a world in which Hillary Rodham never married Bill Clinton. Instead, Sittenfeld’s Hillary becomes a senator on her own — and she ends up running for president against Bill. There are a lot of possible approaches […]

Amazon told employees to delete TikTok from their phones over “security risks”
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Amazon told employees to delete TikTok from their phones over “security risks”

Amazon ordered its employees on Friday to delete TikTok from their cellphones, saying the popular video app posed “security risks” and that employees would lose mobile access to their work email if they did not comply. The company’s new rule only applies to employees using mobile phones to access their Amazon work email accounts, according […]

In Defense of Terry Crews
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In Defense of Terry Crews

Actor Terry Crews and wife Rebecca King-Crews attend the 91st Academy Awards, Los Angeles, Calif., February 24, 2019. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) The actor is saying common-sensical, nay, admirable things. There are many worthy nominees for the craziest moment in the current cultural turmoil, but the controversy over tweets by actor Terry Crews deserves to be high […]