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How To Destroy A Presidential Candidate | FiveThirtyEight

Did a bad photo op change history? No. But the image of Michael Dukakis riding around in a tank during the 1988 presidential campaign tells us a lot about how campaigns do and don’t work. συνέχεια..

17 Turkish journalists charged with terror group membership

"The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused Gülen of helping to organise the coup. Zaman was taken over by government-appointed trustees in March and is now strongly pro-Erdoğan.

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JT LeRoy unmasked (Steve Rose, The Guardian)

Όταν ακούς για κοινό πρότζεκτ Άζιας Αρτζέντο και Μέριλυν Μάνσον δεν είναι "απάτη" η λέξη που σου ´ρχεται στο μυαλό; Χα! απάτη μάλιστα, αλλά τίνος; The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, κάρα Άζια. συνέχεια..

Trump’s Boswell Speaks (Jane Mayer, New Yorker)

“Tony created Trump. He’s Dr. Frankenstein.” Άντε να ευθυμήσομε λίγο, πολλά δυσάρεστα τώρα τελευταία. συνέχεια..

In Response to Trump, Another Dangerous Movement Appears (Taibbi / RS)

"Trump is going to lose this election, then live on as the reason for an emboldened, even less-responsive oligarchy." Απάντηση στους "'too much democracy' critics" (κυρίως στον Jonathan Rauch). συνέχεια..

Democracies end when they are too democratic (Sullivan / NYMag)

Εξαιρετικό longform του (συντηρητικού) Andrew Sullivan για το θέμα των ημερών. Έβαλα τον προβοκατόρικο τίτλο του περιοδικού (νομίζω ότι ο δικός του είναι "America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny") συνέχεια..

Brexit Take (White / EIU)

The Director of Country Analysis at the Economist Intelligence Unit tweetstorms their Brexit forecast. συνέχεια..

Greece’s depression is forcing dis-saving on an epic scale

The total amount of dis-saving since mid-2011 implies Greek households have eaten into €19bn worth of savings even as their living standards have cratered. συνέχεια..

Pulling the Article 50 ‘Trigger’: Parliament’s Indispensable Role

"the Prime Minister is unable to issue a declaration under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – triggering our withdrawal from the European Union – without having been first authorised to do so by an Ac συνέχεια..

Jo Cox, the Brexit Vote, and the Politics of Murder

she was “a lovely lass.” But both men spoke repeatedly about how they had been let down by politicians, particularly on the issue of immigration συνέχεια..

Ulster evangelicals for Brexit: For hard-line Protestants, leaving Europe is a matter of eschatology

"He often alluded to Revelations chapter 17, which describes a depraved woman, the whore of Babylon, sitting upon a horrific, multi-headed, multi-horned scarlet-coloured beast. In Paisley's imagery, συνέχεια..