Why Spain is having yet another election

Spain’s acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez on September 3, 2019. | Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images Pedro Sanchez and his center-left party won the most seats in April, but failed to form a government. Now, the country is headed back to the polls for the fourth time in four years. Spain is headed for new elections — again. The country just held national elections back in April. In that vote, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and his center-left…

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The Brett Kavanaugh allegations and the problem with “boys will be boys”

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh laughs at an event hosted by the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at the Capitol Hilton on May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. | Zach Gibson/Getty Images A developmental psychologist explains “the brutal humor of masculinity.” This weekend, in an essay adapted from a forthcoming book, the New York Times broke the story that Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh is facing a third allegation of sexual misconduct. Then, almost immediately,…

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Trump just asked the Supreme Court to let him fire the CFPB’s head. The implications are enormous.

President Donald Trump greets Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the State of the Union address on February 5, 2019, in Washington, DC. | Alex Wong/Getty Images A war over the limits of Trump’s power is about to get real. On Tuesday, the administration asked the Supreme Court to hear a lawsuit challenging the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) — taking the same side as the people suing the government in…

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The fight over Joker and the new movie’s “dangerous” message, explained

Joaquin Phoenix as Joker. | Warner Bros. Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker is the subject of a furious debate. It hasn’t even been released yet. Joker, a glimpse into the life of Batman’s psychotic arch-nemesis, has somehow become one of the most-reviled and most-defended movies of the year, a month before being released in theaters. (It comes out on October 4.). Starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Todd Phillips, the movie has already been deemed dangerous by…

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