Tag: ted cruz

Beto O’Rourke Doesn’t Want to Run for Senate. That’s Fine.

Beto O’Rourke is sick of people telling him to run for Senate again. “You know the question’s going to keep coming up,” MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell told O’Rourke on Thursday, “this question of what about dropping out of this presidential race and taking up the race for the Senate.” “Let me make your show the place […]

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Bernie Sanders Is Getting His Very Own Ben & Jerry’s Flavor, And Ted Cruz Is Not Happy

CNN Over 20 people are still in the running for the Democratic presidential ticket, but so far only one has their own Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor. No, it’s not Elizabeth Warren, or even Marianne Williamson, and definitely not Steve Bullock. It’s the coiner of the phrase “I wrote the damn bill” himself, Bernie […]

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Justin Amash and the Libertarian Future

Earlier this month, Justin Amash, the libertarian representative of Michigan’s Third congressional district, announced that he was leaving the Republican Party, his political home of the last ten years. In an article published July 4 in The Washington Post—Independence Day, get it?—Amash framed his decision as a classic pox-on-both-houses jeremiad, with the headline declaring: “Our […]

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#ImWithKap: Nike’s Market Value Jumps $3 Billion After Colin Kaepernick Gets Betsy Ross Sneakers Pulled From Shelves

Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer (Getty Images) Republicans have been big mad since Nike decided to pull its Betsy Ross-inspired Air Max 1 USA sneakers. But it turns out that being on the right side of history just netted the footwear and apparel company a cool $3 billion in market value. Who knew pissing off conservatives could […]

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Hidden No More: NASA Honors Its ‘Hidden Figures’ With a Street Renaming

Janelle Monáe, left, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer in ‘Hidden Figures.’Screenshot: Allstar/20th Century Fox Mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson were memorably immortalized onscreen by Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe (respectively) in the award-winning 2016 film Hidden Figures. Now, NASA is giving the trio a permanent place of honor, […]

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The Sum of All Beards

“Saigon … shit. I’m still only in Saigon,” says a scruffy, broken Capt. Benjamin Willard, peering out through slatted window blinds while on the violent bender that opens Apocalypse Now. “Every time I think I’m going to wake up back in the jungle.” But when we see the Special Forces assassin travel deep into that […]

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