The DNC rejects a climate change debate and puts virtual caucusing in doubt

Sen. Cory Booker speaks at the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting on August 23, 2019. | Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images Activists have called for a climate change debate for months. The DNC says one won’t happen, and raised new questions about changes to caucusing. At its summer meeting in San Francisco this weekend, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) addressed two things at the top of many voters’ minds: climate change and Russian interference in the 2020…

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Police deploy water cannons and live ammunition at the latest Hong Kong protests

A police officer points their gun at protesters during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong on August 25, 2019. | Kin Cheung/AP Police used water cannons for the first time, and one fired a warning shot in an escalation of force following a week of mostly peaceful protests. Anti-government protests continued for the twelfth straight week in Hong Kong Sunday, but were marked by an escalation in police tactics. Tensions between police and protesters have…

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How FX’s Pose captures the power of queer found families

Blanca performs the national anthem in a terrific moment of the Pose season 2 finale. | FX The series combines the best of serialized TV and episodic storytelling into a potent brew. Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for August 18 through 24 is “In My Heels,”…

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