The other conservative news network Donald Trump keeps tweeting about, explained

The other conservative news network Donald Trump keeps tweeting about, explained

One America News Network has quickly become one of Trump’s favorites. The feeling is mutual. President Donald Trump began his Monday morning by posting a tweet thanking his favorite TV show, Fox & Friends, for a “great show this morning.” Four minutes later, the president posted another tweet congratulating a lesser-known right-wing news network — One America News Network. “Also, congratulations to @OANN on the great job you are doing and the big ratings jump…

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Game of Thrones’ King’s Landing horror fittingly reveals what the show has always been about

Game of Thrones’ King’s Landing horror fittingly reveals what the show has always been about

The Dany twist is classic George R.R. Martin. Game of Thrones’ battle for King’s Landing turned out to be not a battle but a slaughter perpetrated by the once-heroic Daenerys Targaryen — and “The Bells” has been an intensely controversial episode as a result. But as a statement about what the series has been about all along, “The Bells” was a stunning success. Essentially, Game of Thrones devoted its climax to portraying the horrors of…

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Nike loves promoting women athletes — but apparently not if they get pregnant

Nike loves promoting women athletes — but apparently not if they get pregnant

Olympic runner Alysia Montaño turns the company’s “Dream Crazier” motto against it, saying Nike sponsorship deals make maternal leave difficult for female athletes. For the New York Times this weekend, athlete Alysia Montaño — known during the 2014 Olympics as “the pregnant runner” — participated in a video calling out Nike for what she points out is a hypocritical disconnect between its inspirational ad slogans and its maternity leave policy for sponsored athletes. “If you…

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How Game of Thrones did Daenerys wrong

How Game of Thrones did Daenerys wrong

The problem isn’t that Daenerys went mad. It’s how the show got there. The fifth episode of Game of Thrones eighth and final season, “The Bells,” showed us the true horror of a dragon unleashed on a city. Daenerys Targaryen, riding her last remaining dragon, systematically laid waste to King’s Landing — seemingly going block by block to ensure that no one and nothing remained of the city she wanted to conquer. It was an…

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Why China’s new tariffs could make the US trade war even worse

Why China’s new tariffs could make the US trade war even worse

A crumbling global economy, job losses, and a spooked market — just to start. China is clearly unhappy about President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war — and it just retaliated in a way that could hurt global markets and further damage ties between the world’s two biggest economies. On Friday, Trump raised tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion of Chinese goods after Washington and Beijing failed to reach a long-sought trade…

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The terrific new novel Women Talking asks what justice looks like in the post-#MeToo age

The terrific new novel Women Talking asks what justice looks like in the post-#MeToo age

A Bolivian Mennonite community was terrorized by a string of rapes. This new novel asks what comes next. From 2005 to 2009, the Mennonite colony Manitoba in Bolivia was haunted by a demon, and the demon was raping the colony’s women. Women would wake up in their beds fuzzy-headed and in pain, with rope marks on their arms and grass in their hair, blood and semen in the sheets, and no memory of the night…

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