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Finding Neverland

If you wanted to boil down conservatism to a single anodyne formula, it might be “reverence for the past.” But reverence, as opposed to respect or understanding, often requires a selective memory: Inspect an image too closely, and flaws that seemed accidental might appear pervasive, even essential. While we usually think of writers and intellectuals […]

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End the GOP

There are two figures in the Republican Party who best represent the state of the GOP in the Trump era. The first, of course, is Donald Trump. The second is Roy Moore. By the time Moore defeated Jeff Sessions’s replacement, Luther Strange, in the Republican primary for Alabama’s special election in 2017, he had already […]

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The Obamas Backed This Oscar-Nominated Documentary. Republican Blue-Collar Workers Still Love It.

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. When Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar first started promoting their Oscar-nominated documentary, “American Factory,” they knew they had a hit on their hands. The film, which looks at the challenges of a Chinese company setting up shop in the middle of America’s […]

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It’s Over: Trump Acquitted of Impeachment Charges by the Senate

WASHINGTON — So much for the impeachment of President Trump. The Senate voted Wednesday afternoon to acquit Trump for asking a foreign country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, closing a four-month political drama with a stunning display of Trump’s dominance over congressional Republicans. Only one Republican senator broke from Trump: Utah’s Mitt Romney, […]

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GOP-led States Want Supreme Court to Hold Off Obamacare Ruling Until After the Election

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) I’ve got this feeling that even in 2049, after the country has been turned into a wasteland as a result of late capitalism and unchecked climate change, Republicans will still be bitching about one thing: Obamacare. CNN reports that a group of Republican-led states want the Supreme Court to hold […]

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Rush Limbaugh Said He Has Advanced Lung Cancer: ‘I Wish I Didn’t Have to Tell You This’

Right-wing talk radio pioneer Rush Limbaugh announced Monday that he has advanced lung cancer. The news sent shockwaves through a conservative media that Limbaugh has shaped for three decades with millions of weekly listeners and influence with the top ranks of the Republican Party. “There are going to be days that I’m not going to […]

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