Just a few days until the election, and a writer’s thoughts naturally turn to dystopias.
Yes, dystopias — those stories where everything has gone to hell, hopefully in a compulsively readable way. Science-fiction is the home genre of dystopian literature, and any knowledgeable student of the form can lay out dystopias like a car salesman can talk up his floor models.
Looking for classic dystopia? Here’s “1984” by George Orwell. Want something newer? Take a gander at “The Windup Girl”by Paolo Bacigalupi. One for the kids? Everyone loves Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games.”
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is leading Republican nominee Donald Trump's transition plans, rebutted courtroom claims that he knew about a scheme by two former aides to create a large scale traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge.
Bridget Kelly, Christie's former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, a Christie appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, were convicted Friday. Prosecutors say the traffic jam was political revenge against the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing Christie for reelection. Testimony at the trial cast doubt on Christie's claims he knew nothing about the scheme.
"Let me be clear once again, I had no knowledge prior to or during these lane realignments, and had no role in authorizing them. No believable evidence was presented to contradict that fact. Anything said to the contrary over the past six weeks in court is simply untrue," he said in a statement after the verdict.
Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu joked at a Donald Trump rally on Friday that Bill Clinton might have been referring to Hillary Clinton when he said: “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”
Even by the standards of the crass 2016 presidential campaign, it was a remarkable statement from a top New Hampshire Republican who served as chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1991.
Sununu endorsed Trump only in September, after disavowing him during the primaries.
It seems like everyone I know has it. Last week, my kindergartner woke up at 5 a.m. with nightmares about “two people running for president.” One friend wrote on Facebook that she is barely sleeping at all and now fills the pre-dawn hours canning fruit. I’ve heard reports of chest pains and short-term Xanax prescriptions within my circle as Nov. 8 draws near.
Election stress disorder may not be well known, but it’s definitely real, and its impact should not be dismissed, said Dr. Asim Shah, vice chair for community psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a surrogate for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, made an unusual closing argument for his party's nominee Friday, calling him a "car wreck," but saying Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would be worse because she is a "drunk-driver."
The former preacher and television personality is known for his unusual analogies and word play.
Who would have thought a Weiner would be HRC’s undoing?😱
It’s one of the greatest ironies of the 2016 presidential campaign: Hillary Clinton — long averse to public scrutiny — forced to deal with the theft and disclosure of thousands of private emails exchanged by her campaign aides and advisors.
The hacked emails of campaign chairman John Podesta, being released daily by WikiLeaks, have offered unprecedented insight into the way the Democratic nominee and her team grappled with unexpected developments and self-inflicted setbacks.
The Clinton campaign has refused to validate the emails, noting that U.S. intelligence agencies say they were stolen by Russian government hackers in an effort to affect the election.
As Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was about to launch last year, its architects were desperate to dampen the impact of an upcoming book deeply critical of her family’s financial dealings.
They turned to David Brock, who crusaded for the Clinton family during the days of impeachment and scandal in the 1990s.
Clinton’s new inner circle privately called him a “nut bar” and “soulless narcissist,” a wild-eyed mercenary from the old Clinton wars who could be unpredictable. But Brock’s skills in the political dark arts positioned him to hunt down a copy of the book, “Clinton Cash,” before it was on sale.