Bob Woodward’s new book Rage, and the controversies around it, explained
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Bob Woodward’s new book Rage, and the controversies around it, explained

It’s a Washington tradition for a presidential administration to be roiled by a new book from legendary journalist Bob Woodward. This time around, though, the headline-grabbing news isn’t from highly placed anonymous sources, but rather from comments that President Donald Trump made to Woodward, on the record, over the course of 18 interviews. In early […]

“There has to be retribution”: Trump’s chilling comments about extrajudicial killings, briefly explained
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“There has to be retribution”: Trump’s chilling comments about extrajudicial killings, briefly explained

President Donald Trump is campaigning on “law and order,” but a string of comments he made over the weekend showed how he’s steering the country toward violent lawlessness. During an interview with Jeanine Pirro that aired on Fox News Saturday evening and then during political rallies he held in Nevada on Saturday and Sunday, Trump […]

Trump’s attempts to corrupt the CDC, explained
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Trump’s attempts to corrupt the CDC, explained

President Donald Trump and his administration are actively trying to undermine and corrupt the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the country’s premier public health agency, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. The CDC is supposed the be the country’s top agency in the fight against diseases — it’s in the organization’s name. But […]

California’s recurring wildfire problem, explained
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California’s recurring wildfire problem, explained

The images and reports out of California this week are overwhelming: concurrent colossal wildfires laying waste to property and landscapes, freaky orange skies, massive smoke clouds, worsening air quality, more than 64,000 people forced to evacuate, and all of it compounding the risks of Covid-19. The 2020 fire season has been record-breaking, in not only […]

The international controversy over Disney’s Mulan, explained
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The international controversy over Disney’s Mulan, explained

Disney’s new live-action film Mulan has become a global sensation, but not just for the reason the storied production company hoped. Some viewers who paid to stream the movie on Disney+ last weekend found something troubling in the credits: Disney thanked eight government bodies in Xinjiang, a western province in China where around 2 million […]