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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 1 year
Okay, so he's commented on it recently, but Megan has been kneeling since 2016. It's interesting he never pointed that out before and that now he has nothing more to add than stating it's "inappropriate," especially given the response he had for players in the NFL.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 1 year
She has also taken a knee during the national anthem before, which I don't recall Trump commenting on.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
It's actually correct, believe it or not: https://theweek.com/speedreads/840349/trump-keeps-telling-same-whopper-about-puerto-rico
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
>" Republicans only need one reason to vote for a candidate, and Democrats only need one reason not to." Wow, that really makes you think. It's simply laid out, but says so much.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
To piggyback off the comparison to Hillary, do you think Democrats will have a tough time uniting enough to vote for Biden if he wins the nomination?
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
Oh! And this was just recently announced: [https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1117843954437767168](https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1117843954437767168)
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
Right. I don't think a lot of people realized how heavily she was involved until she accepted their Oscar.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
That is a really good point! I think he disproportionally became "the face" for that movie because more scenes where he was in front of the camera made the final cut. There were only a handful of scenes where Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi was featured. I also think because they worked together as a married couple, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi's work and identity was unfairly dissolved into her husband's — which is something that unfortunately happens too often for professional women that choose to work with their husbands.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
I had the same thought. In fact, I thought it had crossed the $1 billion mark. But it was just under and brought in [$821,847,012 worldwide](https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=wonderwoman.htm), which is still incredibly impressive. I wonder if the Marvel vs. DC rivalry has anything to do with how many people the movies were able to pull in.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
This is huge!
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
True, but he also had a significant amount of support from women — white women in particular: According to 2016 exit polls, "about 41 percent of women voted for Trump, although he earned 52 percent of the support from white women." ​
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
What do you all think of Beto O'Rourke joining the race? Do you think it's good that so many Democratic candidates have entered the pool so voters have more options or do you think it's getting a little too congested? ​
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
One of our National Correspondents Ryan Cooper explored that in a column a few months back. It's actually titled, "[If democratic socialism is so bad, why is Norway so great?](https://theweek.com/articles/783700/democratic-socialism-bad-why-norway-great)"
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
Okay, I was just curious, because one of our writers wrote [a piece on this](https://theweek.com/articles/827465/modern-english-curse-words-are-ruining-game-thrones) and as a GoT fan I had never given this much thought. And then, I wondered if this was a common feeling amongst other fans of the books and show. But the general consensus seems to be that as long as it's not a curse word that has only recently come into use, then it's all good.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
That's an interesting question/point to bring up. What do you think it would take for more Republicans to outwardly cooperate and condemn the president's actions?
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
... makes sense
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Posted by u/RealGamerGod88 2 years
There's just so much going on in the trailer ... I'm not sure what to think!
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Posted by u/creativewhinypissbby 2 years
We even used TMZ as a source in our piece, since that was the first site to give us an update on Luke Perry's condition: [https://theweek.com/speedreads/827075/luke-perry-dies-52](https://theweek.com/speedreads/827075/luke-perry-dies-52)
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Posted by u/creativewhinypissbby 2 years
It's a sad practice considering the nature of someone passing, but yes, many sites keep a very close eye out for updates and sometimes pre-write articles before someone's death so that they're the first to break "the story." For whatever reason though, TMZ is usually the first to learn of the news and many sites reference their findings.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
... did we miss something?
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
It's so nice that they've stayed in touch all these years! I'm surprised it's taken Nickelodeon this long to jump on the revival train. Nick had some great shows in the '90s.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
Exactly! The announcement made me think of all the former cast members and how funny they all were — I'd love to know what they're all up to now and if they'll have any major roles in the revival. This may also be purely coincidental, but I think it's funny that this announcement is coming just a few months after Amanda Bynes re-entered the spotlight. She wasn't in the original cast, but 'All That' was her breakout moment.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
This is an actual dream come true! Does anyone else remember all the lyrics to the theme song? "Fresh out the box / Stop, look, and watch /Ready yet, get set / It's All That!"
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
Marlon James is the author of *A Brief History of Seven Killings*, a novel set in his native Jamaica that won 2015's Man Booker Prize. Black Leopard, Red Wolf, his new fantasy novel, follows a tracker sent to find a lost child in Africa. What is everyone reading? Have any good book recommendations yourself?
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
Okay, thanks for the heads-up!
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
I'll have to add that to the ever-growing "Watch List."
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
Haha let's hope! Have you had the chance to see him in Velvet Buzzsaw yet?
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
You're right, and it's also possible that the accolades don't matter to him. He's just so talented and I wish more people paid closer attention to his work.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
He was phenomenally creepy/insane in 2014's *Nightcrawler*. I'm still confused how he was not nominated for an Oscar for that performance!
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
Thanks for your extremely thoughtful response. We get great feedback from our readers when it comes to "It wasn't all bad." With everything going on in the world, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the news, so it's nice to have that little dose of something positive. I'm glad there are so many sections you look forward to and gain insight from, we try our best to make sure there's a little bit of everything for everyone. Personally, I always look forward to the books reviews and "Best properties on the market."
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
Yeah, we just did a little report on this today: [https://theweek.com/speedreads/821827/does-trump-owe-russia-money-rejected-2016-deutsche-bank-loan-emoluments-lawsuit-may-hold-clues](https://theweek.com/speedreads/821827/does-trump-owe-russia-money-rejected-2016-deutsche-bank-loan-emoluments-lawsuit-may-hold-clues)
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Posted by u/randy88moss 2 years
Our news editor, along with the article's author, thought it was important to highlight this specific guest, Ana Maria Archila, because she is an activist who proved herself influential during somewhat of a watershed moment for congress. And, at the time, AOC wasn't her rep — now Archila is her constituent — so it's newsworthy that AOC is using her platform as a congresswoman to remind President Trump/Congress/America about Archila, and all the women who felt ignored during the Kavanaugh hearings. It's also noteworthy that she's bringing someone from the Kavanaugh controversy, rather than people impacted by the shutdown, which is more of a recent issue and in our collective memory. ​ ​
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
There's just something about those eyes ...
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
We could all use some good news from time to time.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
That's a good point. But, his advisers have also said he "almost certainly won't run" if Biden decides to start his own campaign. His reasoning is explained more in this follow-up piece: https://theweek.com/speedreads/820918/michael-bloomberg-reportedly-wont-run-president-2020-joe-biden-does
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
You're right. It was conducted by ABC News and The Washington Post, who spoke to 1,001 adults over the phone from Jan. 21-24. So, just a very small sample which is then used to represent Americans.
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Posted by u/[deleted] 2 years
Thank you for reading the piece, and for coming back with such thoughtful responses to each of the arguments Joel makes in it. I wish we could bring him in on this conversation so he could address your points himself.
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Posted by u/[deleted] 2 years
Those are some interesting points. One of our columnists Joel Mathis actually addressed the act of boycotting Starbucks in a [feature yesterday](https://theweek.com/articles/820395/boycott-starbucks-dont-bother). Here's a little excerpt: "The most important reason that a boycott is a bad idea in this case: It's anti-democratic. Nobody seems to be saying that Schultz is a terrible man, or that he is promoting ugly and harmful ideas that deserve to be driven from the public square. Mostly, they seem mad that *he's in the way of their plans.* That's different, and it seems like an insufficient reason to boycott. Schultz wants to exercise his right as an American and run for office, and for that reason only people want to harm his livelihood." Instead, he says people should just boycott Starbucks in an effort to find better coffee somewhere else. If you get the chance to read his piece in its entirety, I'd love to hear your thoughts on his take.
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Posted by u/[deleted] 2 years
And if you live in a metropolitan area, forget it. Who would have ever thought a box of cereal could cost so much?!
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Posted by u/kittenpantzen 2 years
What are people's thoughts on him potentially running as an independent? He says he represents "the center" of the political spectrum, but some political columnists have argued that he's just a Democrat who wants Democrats to stop making policy promises premised on raising taxes on the rich — so, people like him.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
It really is great to see organizations creating programs to help people differentiate between news and "fake news," but also between hard news and opinion pieces. Many people come to our site and confuse our feature stories for news stories, when they're really columnists discussing news events with added research. Now is a great time to teach people about news and help them become more aware, conscientious readers. I'll definitely look into the News Literacy Project and see if there's any way we could get involved in something similar. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
Fair point.
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Posted by u/clinz 2 years
Have you done similar work?
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Posted by u/clinz 2 years
This incredible! You should be really proud of this ... you're extremely talented.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
This has to be a record or something.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
That's a good suggestion! Beto is definitely a popular subject on our site. We actually just published a piece on him and Kamala Harris this week: https://theweek.com/articles/816357/how-new-2020-primary-schedule-gives-beto-kamala-critical-boost
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
So glad to hear you subscribe to our Good News newsletter and that you found us on Reddit! Thanks for pointing out the confusion — it was supposed to direct you to our user page so it should have read /u/theweekmag instead of @theweekmag. We wanted readers to land on our user page so they could see everywhere we're posting on Reddit and not just in our subreddit, which actually wasn't created by us but an amazing reader. We'll definitely continue to post, and do it more frequently. Again, so glad to have you join us on Reddit :)
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
Thanks for the feedback — on both the piece and the subreddit. We'll make a better effort to keep this going!
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
The show with Michael Strahan you're probably referring to is "Live! with Kelly and Michael." He took over for Regis after he left the show. Now Strahan is on "Good Morning America" and has a talk show spin-off called "GMA Day."
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
Yeah, that is tough. Especially when you want to get them something that feels personal but don't know where to begin.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
We're so happy to hear that you've been a loyal reader for so long! We really pride ourselves on trying our best to show all sides of a story, so it means a lot that you've taken notice of that and we truly appreciate your readership :)
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
True. Plus it had an impressive opening weekend at the box office, [bringing in $50 million](https://theweek.com/speedreads/805662/bohemian-rhapsody-box-office-champion-50-million-opening-weekend). It was only projected to bring in closer to $35 million.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
Yes, so many people have been impressed by Rami's performance considering the clumsiness of the script! But, like you mentioned, the "creative liberties" taken with Freddie Mercury's life really brought down certain aspects of the film. At least you were still able to enjoy it and remain impressed by its varying features!
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Posted by u/WhooisWhoo 2 years
Did you also know they're considering implementing a "presence indicator" to show other users when you're online? That will be interesting for people who simply enjoy lurking Twitter rather than participating.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
Right! Who would have thought the art of breathing would become so central to an actress' career.
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Posted by u/TheWeekMag 2 years
That's so great to hear! It means a lot to hear from readers who have stayed with us for so long.
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