The 5 best TV shows of July 2019

The Boys, Pearson, and Sherman’s Showcase are all great shows to watch this summer. | Amazon; USA; IFC From superhero cynicism to the history of a fictional variety show, July was packed with fun and funny shows. June might contain the technical start of summer, but it’s July that feels most like the start of TV’s summer season. The shows that debut tend to be fluffier and lighter-weight, and they’re often best watched with a…

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Democrats aren’t going to win working-class voters this way, says labor union president

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivers doughnuts and coffee while greeting grocery store workers on the picket line at the Stop & Shop supermarket in Somerville, Massachusetts, on April 12, 2019. | Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images “Democrats have to speak about how they are going to take the shitty jobs that exist in this economy and make them good jobs.” Democrats vying for the White House are fighting for working-class votes and…

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Marianne Williamson isn’t funny. She’s scary.

Marianne Williamson at the July debate. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Williamson’s views on depression and illness are dangerous. The media is complicit in spreading them. Self-help guru Marianne Williamson was the breakout star of CNN’s first Democratic debate — at least if internet chatter and pundits are to be believed. Williamson was the most-searched person on Google after the debate in 49 out of 50 states. CNN analyst and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm praised…

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The Senate confirms Kelly Craft as the new UN ambassador

Mark Wilson/Getty Images The former US ambassador to Canada takes the high-profile diplomatic post that’s been vacant for months. The United States finally has a United Nations ambassador. The Senate has officially confirmed Kelly Knight Craft, the former US ambassador to Canada, to the high-profile diplomatic post that has been vacant since Nikki Haley stepped down at the end of 2018. Craft’s confirmation was all but certain, thanks to a Republican Senate majority and her…

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Trump escalates Iran tensions by sanctioning Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, smiles as he arrives for a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at United Nations headquarters on July 18, 2019. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images This is one of the most dramatic moves of the “maximum pressure” campaign. The Trump administration has just sanctioned Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, as part of its maximum pressure campaign on Tehran. The move, which goes into effect on Wednesday, is one of…

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