FROM Byron Tau
Will 2016 Be the Year of the Libertarian Party? While the mainstream candidates are battling it out in California, Libertarians are gathering in Orlando, Florida for their nominating convention this weekend. Unlike in past elections, however, the Libertarian Party is getting a lot of attention this year. In recent polls, leading Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson nabs 10 percent of the general election vote. With unpopularity high for the major party candidates, could 2016 be the year the party has a real impact on the November election?
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."