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California Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2016 veto of wildfire-related bill is facing new scrutiny in the wake of the deadliest, most destructive week of fires in state history.

Women’s March Founder Calls On Current Leaders to Step Down for Permitting Racist, Anti-Semitic Rhetoric

The founder of the Women’s March called on its current leaders to step down for permitting racist rhetoric and anti-Semitism to infiltrate the movement. Teresa Shook accused several leaders of having “steered the Movement away from its true course.”       Founder of the @womensmarch calls for current leaders to step down for allowing …

16 House Democrats Promise to Oppose Pelosi for Speaker

Sixteen House Democrats and incoming members of Congress signed and released a letter to their Democratic colleagues on Monday saying they “believe more strongly than ever that the time has come for new leadership in our caucus.”

Ocasio-Cortez Throws Support Behind Campaign to Primary Democrats

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) threw her support behind the campaign to primary fellow Democrats who are not progressive enough in a Saturday call with the progressive group Justice Democrats. 

White House to Revoke Acosta’s Press Pass Again at End of Month

The White House Press Office has told CNN it intends to once again revoke Jim Acosta’s press credentials at the end of the month, the latest in a saga that went from a press conference to the court room and back again.

Top Dem Donors Hosted Director from Group that Registered Dead People to Vote

The left’s largest network of wealthy donors tapped an individual for a discussion on “expanding the electorate” at its fall investment conference from a group that was caught submitting fraudulent voter registration forms—including registering dead people to vote—and saw one of its employees go to prison for the crime.

Corot’s Immortal Women

The 20th century German theologian Karl Barth once said that woman “is in her whole existence an appeal to the kindness of man.” Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875) saw in women something more—a side of them undefined by the male gaze—and captured this in his portraits of women that can be seen in the National Gallery’s exhibit “Corot: Women,” open until Dec. 31. Perhaps this is because his stalwart mother provided the primary source of income for his family with a substantial dowry and her successful milliner shops in Paris. From his early years, he recognized that some women could seize a sense of independence that many were denied. His portraits of women convey dignity and strength, not a Barthian fantasy of seduction or feudal delicacy.

The Limits of Highmindedness

The political reporter Steve Kornacki wants to rise above the fray. You can see it in the first few pages of The Red and the Blue, his new book on the 1990s birth of tribalism in American politics. You can see it in the occasional sententious asides. You can see it in the hortatory conclusion. All of it is goo, of course—a little pomposity, a little pleonasm, an attempt or two at highmindedness, and there we are: the fray, successfully risen above.

Women’s March Founder Calls On Current Leaders to Step Down for Permitting Racist, Anti-Semitic Rhetoric

The founder of the Women’s March called on its current leaders to step down for permitting racist rhetoric and anti-Semitism to infiltrate the movement. Teresa Shook accused several leaders of having “steered the Movement away from its true course.”       Founder of the @womensmarch calls for current leaders to step down for allowing …

Top Dem Donors Hosted Director from Group that Registered Dead People to Vote

The left’s largest network of wealthy donors tapped an individual for a discussion on “expanding the electorate” at its fall investment conference from a group that was caught submitting fraudulent voter registration forms—including registering dead people to vote—and saw one of its employees go to prison for the crime.

16 House Democrats Promise to Oppose Pelosi for Speaker

Sixteen House Democrats and incoming members of Congress signed and released a letter to their Democratic colleagues on Monday saying they “believe more strongly than ever that the time has come for new leadership in our caucus.”

Ocasio-Cortez Throws Support Behind Campaign to Primary Democrats

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) threw her support behind the campaign to primary fellow Democrats who are not progressive enough in a Saturday call with the progressive group Justice Democrats. 

White House to Revoke Acosta’s Press Pass Again at End of Month

The White House Press Office has told CNN it intends to once again revoke Jim Acosta’s press credentials at the end of the month, the latest in a saga that went from a press conference to the court room and back again.