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Mother!, Clinton’s Anger, and New Evidence of Emoluments

Mother!, Clinton’s Anger, and New Evidence of Emoluments

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Sept. 15 2017 5:26 PM

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Slate’s daily newsletter on Mother!, Clinton’s anger, and new evidence of emoluments.

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We have receipts: The transparency group Property of the People has proof that the National Security Council paid taxpayer money to stay at Mar-a-Lago in March of this year. That's the strongest evidence yet, April Glaser writes, that Trump is directly profiting from the presidency.

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Get mad: Michelle Goldberg read Hillary Clinton's What Happened and thinks it's actually not angry enough. “She's more engaging when she's a little mean,” Goldberg writes.


Lololol: Ted Cruz now thinks “the media and the left seem obsessed with sex,” and believes that everyone should just lay off, man. Ruth Graham finds that pretty hilarious.

A lot to swallow: Darren Aronofsky's new movie Mother! is a real trip, Dana Stevens writes. The trailer makes it seem a little bit like a haunted-house horror flick, but it's deeply allegorical and “flamboyantly weird.” See it with a viewing companion who's down for a post-showing dissection.

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