The Political Logic Behind Nancy Pelosi’s Go-Slow Strategy on Impeachment

The Political Logic Behind Nancy Pelosi’s Go-Slow Strategy on Impeachment

Wednesday was an encouraging day for Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, who is facing a growing insurrection from Democratic representatives who are demanding the immediate impeachment of Donald Trump. At a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus, Pelosi secured support, at least for now, for her policy of allowing various existing congressional More...

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Eurovision’s Sanitized Vision of Israel
By Boston Journal On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Eurovision’s Sanitized Vision of Israel

On Saturday night, after much heated preparation and two semifinals, the Eurovision Song Contest took place, in Tel Aviv. Israel had been participating in the competition, held by the European Broadcasting Union, More...

My Brother Tom’s Schizophrenia | The New Yorker
By Boston Journal On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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My Brother Tom’s Schizophrenia | The New Yorker

My brother Tom’s slide into homelessness occurred in stages. We never knew exactly when or how he lost his apartment, or came to crash on friends’ couches, or began having run-ins with the cops. Nor did we More...

Daenerys Tells All! | The New Yorker
By Boston Journal On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Daenerys Tells All! | The New Yorker

Not long ago, it was difficult to determine who wielded the greater global power: Was it Daenerys Targaryen, Queen of the Ashes, Mother of Dragons, or Beyoncé, Queen Bey, Mother of Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir? Emilia More...

The Trump Administration to Congress: Drop Dead
By Boston Journal On Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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The Trump Administration to Congress: Drop Dead

It’s been clear for a good while that the Trump Administration and the Democratic-controlled Congress are on a collision course, and the kinetic moment appears to be fast arriving. On Friday, Steven Mnuchin, More...

The Teen Who Thwarted Bill de Blasio’s Presidential Announcement
By Boston Journal On Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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The Teen Who Thwarted Bill de Blasio’s Presidential Announcement

There are three types of Presidential candidate. The first announces a bid for office in the morning, as Kamala Harris did when she declared her candidacy during the 7 a.m. slot of “Good Morning America.” More...

Donald Trump and Jared Kushner’s Empty Promise of Immigration Reform
By Boston Journal On Friday, May 17th, 2019
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Donald Trump and Jared Kushner’s Empty Promise of Immigration Reform

Earlier this year, President Trump tasked his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, with devising a proposal for sweeping immigration reform. Officials at the Department of Homeland Security began holding a series of briefings More...

In Alabama and Georgia, Republicans Move to Bar Abortion, and Women Look for Options While They Can
By Boston Journal On Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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In Alabama and Georgia, Republicans Move to Bar Abortion, and Women Look for Options While They Can

A couple of years ago, a woman from Mobile, Alabama, who asked that I refer to her only as Jane, owing to “the hostile environment that exists down here,” found out that she was pregnant. She was twenty-one, More...

The Matchless Presence of Doris Day
By Boston Journal On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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The Matchless Presence of Doris Day

The voice came first. Doris Day, who died on Monday, at the age of ninety-seven, made her film début in 1948. The film was called “Romance on the High Seas”—you’ll never guess what it’s about—and More...

Highlights from the 2019 Maryland Film Festival
By Boston Journal On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
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Highlights from the 2019 Maryland Film Festival

The Maryland Film Festival, which took place this past weekend (it ran May 8-12), is among the most ambitious and discerning showcases of American independent filmmaking. Yet the movies on view at this year’s More...