Tag: Rubio, Marco

How to Prepare a Debate Zinger That Doesn’t Sound Prepared

The goal of breaking out in a way that alters the dynamics of the race is all the more urgent for most of the candidates in Tuesday’s debate, as they fight for oxygen in a campaign now overshadowed by the impeachment inquiry Mr. Trump faces in Washington. “You can see they’re grasping for this one […]

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Industrial Policy Isn’t Boring. It’s Big, and It Has United the Left and Right.

Just a few years ago, the phrase “industrial policy” was employed mainly as a term of abuse. Economists almost universally insisted that state interventions to improve competitiveness, prioritize investment in strategic sectors and structure market incentives around political goals were backward policies doomed to failure — whether applied in America, Asia or anywhere in between. […]

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Trump Says ‘Hong Kong Is Not Helping’ in Trade War With China

HONG KONG — In his most extensive comments on the months of unrest in Hong Kong, President Trump said on Wednesday that China should “humanely” settle the situation before a trade deal is reached. His comments, delivered on Twitter, for the first time tied the fate of pro-democracy protesters to a trade deal with China, […]

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Joe Biden Won Last Night’s Democratic Debate

Marianne Williamson won last night’s debate if you judge exclusively in terms of charisma, rhetoric and the effective use of television. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren won last night’s debate — Sanders slightly more so, in my view — if you judge based on whether the two most important candidates onstage did what they needed […]

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Trump Says He May Intervene in Huge Pentagon Contract Sought by Amazon

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Thursday that he was looking “very seriously” at intervening in the hard-fought commercial battle for a $10 billion Pentagon cloud computing contract for which Amazon, a company he has frequently attacked, is seen as the leading contender. For the president to weigh in on the award of a major […]

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Who Is the Republican Heir to Trump?

For the kickoff of his 2020 re-election campaign in Florida last week, President Trump was surrounded by thousands of devoted supporters in KAG (Keep America Great) hats. More notably, though, he was also joined by a man who once called Mr. Trump “a con artist” and said he would “never get control of” the Republican […]

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The Debate Stage Will Be Crowded. Ted Cruz Can Help.

Still-simmering rage about debate rules. Misdeeds of opponents that continue to grate. Occasional dark jokes about debate-induced therapy bills. Nearly four years after the 2016 primary debate season began, the memories haven’t faded for some of the Republican operatives and candidates who lived through it. This week in Miami, it’s the Democrats’ turn to endure […]

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Americans Deserve Strong Privacy Laws

In the past year, Congress has been happy to drag tech C.E.O.s into hearings and question them about how they vacuum up and exploit personal information about their users. But so far those hearings haven’t amounted to much more than talk. Lawmakers have yet to do their job and rewrite the law to ensure that […]

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Twitter Takes Down Accounts of China Dissidents Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

SHANGHAI — Three days before the most sensitive political anniversary on the Chinese calendar, Twitter suspended the accounts of Chinese political commentators in what it said was an accident. The move showed starkly the global political ramifications of Silicon Valley slip-ups. Twitter’s action, which one human rights worker said affected more than 100 users, came […]

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