Why so many Democrats are running for president

Why so many Democrats are running for president

The epidemic of random white men running for president, explained. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is joining the two dozen other Democratic candidates running for president and many of us can only ask, why? Why would another (usually white, often male) politician look at the field of highly qualified Democratic presidential candidates and think: You know what this race needs? One more. Though each of these candidates surely thinks he or she has…

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Ron Wyden wrote the law that built the internet. He still stands by it — and everything it’s brought with it.

Ron Wyden wrote the law that built the internet. He still stands by it — and everything it’s brought with it.

“Section 230 is not about neutrality. Period. Full stop.” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) is one of the co-authors of a law often credited with creating the internet as we know it — and he’s got a few things he’d like to clear up about it. Among them: It doesn’t mean private companies have to take a neutral stance about what is and isn’t allowed on their platforms. “You can have a liberal platform. You can…

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Former US Attorney Preet Bharara says good journalism may have undermined the Mueller report

Former US Attorney Preet Bharara says good journalism may have undermined the Mueller report

“The ‘fake news’ the Donald Trump decried, I think there’s an argument that it sort of saved him.” On the latest episode of Recode Decode with Kara Swisher, Kara was joined in studio by Preet Bharara, the former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York who was “famously fired” by President Trump in 2017, and now hosts the podcasts Stay Tuned With Preet and Cafe Insider. Bharara has spent months answering questions about…

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