By any reasonable system, the EC should weight the votes of New Yorkers more, not less, because New Yorkers pay more federal income taxes per capita than people in Wyoming do, by a factor of 1.5, yet Wyomingite votes count for four times as much as ours.
If New Yorkers contribute more to the federal government than farmers in the midwest, we should have more of a say in how that money is spent than farmers in the midwest.
the fact that the Late Show scrapped the interview they taped with Jeremy Piven, someone who has allegedly sexually assaulted multiple women, and replaced it with Ronan Farrow, the reporter who broke the Harvey Weinstein story is my absolute favorite thing. AND NOT JUST THAT, THE FACT THAT A STEPHEN COLBERT, A COMEDIAN, JUST BROUGHT UP ALLEGATIONS ABOUT WOODY ALLEN ON NATIONAL TELEVISION YES IM ALL HERE FOR IT.
Terry Gross spoke with New Yorker editor David Remnick and staff writer Evan Osnos about Putin, Trump, and the New Cold War. Here’s an excerpt from that interview about Trump using the phrase “enemy of the people.”
TERRY GROSS: Trump tweets a lot about the press. On February 17, he tweeted “the fake news media, failing New York Times, NBC News, ABC, CBS, CNN, is not my enemy. It is the enemy of the American people.”
DAVID REMNICK: Yeah, what a phrase, “the enemy of the people.”
GROSS: Yeah, I know. That goes back to Stalin, right?
REMNICK: Well, it goes back to Robespierre. It is an ugly, ugly phrase. I don’t know how self-aware Donald Trump is of that kind of phrase. I guarantee you Steve Bannon knows what enemy of the people means. Stalin used it to keep people terrified. If you were branded a “vrag naroda,” an enemy of the people, you could guarantee that very soon there would be a knock in the middle of the night at your door and your fate would be horrific.
To hear that kind of language directed at the American press is an emergency. It’s an emergency. It’s not a political tactic. And if it’s a political tactic, it’s a horrific one. And that needs to be resisted not just by people like me who are, you know, editors or writers but all of us. This is part of what distinguishes American democracy. And it’s untenable, immoral and anti-American.
Protest against child labor, New York City, May 1, 1909 (Labor Day). Two
young girls proudly wear sashes calling for an end to child labor,
referring to the practice as “child slavery.” The signs are written in
both English and Hebrew. Jewish immigrants, forced out of Russia and
Eastern Europe because of pogroms and anti-Semitic laws, came to New
York City in large numbers. Many immigrant Jews worked in the garment
industry, a field rife with unfair labor practices. The New York City
garment industry, along with the Jewish immigrant population, were
centered around Manhattan’s Lower East Side.