FROM Max Chafkin
Journalist transforms into a professional Instagramer Max Chafkin’s Instagram account was pretty typical two months ago, with photos of his wife, baby and vacations. Then it focused on professionally styled and staged photos of himself.
With Donald Trump's ear, what is Peter Thiel's endgame? Billionaire entrepreneur Peter Thiel is poised to become the most politically prominent face of Silicon Valley. The PayPal cofounder bucked the liberal ideology of the nation’s tech capital by supporting Donald Trump. Now he’s part of the president-elect’s transition team.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.