Opinion | Tucker Carlson 2024

Come, take a stroll with me through my recurrent nightmare: It’s the sweltering summer of 2029, and the man in charge is Tucker Carlson — that is, President Tucker Carlson, the one-time Fox News talker turned righteous, white nationalist economic populist, now in his triumphant second term, after having defeated …

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Opinion | The Corey Lewandowski Trap

My sense is that Democrats to some extent keep being surprised and taken aback by just how many people are willing to abase themselves for Trump and by just how expansively they’ll shred etiquette, trash tradition, junk their reputations and test the very boundaries of the law. It’s one of …

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Opinion | Love in the Time of Democrats

There was a lot of drama. Senator Cory Booker, by way of greeting, lifted one of the moderators of Friday night’s L.G.B.T.Q. Presidential Forum right off the floor in a great bear hug. Later, an audience member interrupted Senator Amy Klobuchar with what sounded like an appeal to “protect sex …

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Opinion | The College Admissions Trilemma

For decades America’s universities have made extensive efforts to achieve racial diversity within their student bodies. The official justifications for these efforts have changed depending on political currents and Supreme Court whims: What began as explicit redress for African-Americans eventually morphed into a commitment to diversity as an educational good …

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Opinion | The Next Debate: Let’s Talk About …

The Republicans are highly successful at getting their voters to the polls with promises of judicial appointments. It is beyond time for the Democrats to stress the importance of judicial appointments to their voters. If the president is re-elected, he will undoubtedly get at least one more Supreme Court appointment, …

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Opinion | Trump Walks a Crooked Mile

WASHINGTON — Everyone here is keyed up for the Big One. The One that’s going to finally bring Donald Trump down. As soon as the news broke Wednesday night in The Washington Post that a whistle-blower had accused the president of making some sort of nefarious “promise” during a call …

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Dumb football cost Eels, says coach Arthur

While he was left to rue some “dumb” football that helped end their NRL season, Parramatta coach Brad Arthur was still a proud man. And from 2018 wooden-spooners to beaten semi-finalists he should be. The Eels were never in the hunt in their sudden death playoff against Melbourne at AAMI …

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Not perfect but NZ pleased with discipline

New Zealand were never going to be perfect on day two of the World Cup, coach Steve Hansen says after their 23-13 victory over South Africa but he and captain Kieran Read are encouraged by their side’s defence and discipline. Two tries in four brilliant minutes proved the difference in …

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Leclerc on pole, setback for Ricciardo

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc has seized his third pole position in a row ahead of Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix, but Renault’s Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo has been demoted to the back of the field after a technical breach. The 21-year-old Leclerc, who started the last two races in Belgium and Italy …

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Slingsby, Outteridge prep for SailGP title

Rival Australian skippers Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge tuned up for their $US1 million ($A1.5-million), winner-takes-all showdown by each winning a fleet race on Saturday in the final stop of SailGP’s inaugural season. Slingsby, of Team Australia, won Saturday’s first race and Outteridge, of Team Japan, won the third. They …

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