Politics

Gloria Steinem Tells Bill Maher Young Women Support Sanders Because “The Boys Are With Bernie”

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Gloria Steinem appeared on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher last night for a one-on-one interview with the host to promote her new book, My Life on the Road. And midway through what turned out to be a mostly measured, ten-minute conversation between the 81-year-old feminist icon and a comedian whose track record on women’s issues has always been spotty at best, Maher asked Steinem why she thought so many young women were supporting Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.
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The Unfortunate Impossibility of Keeping Emotions Out of Elections

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The months after both major parties’ conventions may be the most intense time of the election cycle, but in my experience, it’s the primaries that are most emotional. It’s when the narcissism of (often, not always) small differences between candidates erupts into binary stereotypes that make everyone involved look petty, and when people who used to think they agreed with one another begin to see their points of divergence as irreconcilable conflicts.
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Adele Sets Fire to Trump’s Reign, Tells Him Not to Use Her Music

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The soundtrack is the most important part of any political rally. More than a candidate’s speech, the tone of the music sets the mood and creates the feeling that lingers with viewers and attendees long after the confetti falls and the lights go off. That power is why “Rockin’ In The Free World” and “Born In The U.S.A.” have been played nonstop at rallies since they were written: they sound American, and they inspire patriotism! Adele’s “Skyfall,” a song written for a James Bond film? Not so much. Yet, Trump still played it at a rally in Columbus, Ohio. And Adele was not too happy about it.
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Watch: Vampire Weekend, David Longstreth and Bernie Sanders Perform Together in Iowa

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As everyone braced themselves for the Iowa caucuses (voting begins tonight at 7 p.m.), candidates this weekend were making their final attempts at persuasion. Bernie Sanders’ last rally before the caucuses happened in Iowa City, where he brought out a series of big-name acts to support him, including a beloved band that recently made the news when one of its founded members quit: Vampire Weekend.
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