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Amanda Sakuma
Editor/writer. Words in GEN, The Atlantic, Glamour, The Intercept, MSNBC, NBC News, NYT, Vice, Vox, and more.

How I Got Through This

It’s a game I didn’t need to win — I just needed to push through

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A makeup artist rates Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani’s over-the-top makeup disasters. It’s straight out of central casting for B-movies and horror films, writes Sarah Graalman. You couldn’t come up…


Did the Asian American vote make a difference in Joe Biden’s win? When we say “suburban voters” abandoned Donald Trump this election, many tend to assume we’re talking about white…


Here’s what it’s like to watch your dad get publicly fired by Donald Trump. Writer Sean Kernan delves into the backstory behind the abrupt decision by his father, Joseph Kernan, to leave his post as undersecretary of defense for intelligence in the Defense Department. The senior Kernan was one of several top Pentagon officials to either leave or get pushed out last week; all were replaced by Trump loyalists. Sean said his father’s resignation letter had been prepared for weeks, but after Trump unexpectedly fired Defense Secretary Mike Esper last Monday, his successor was quick to clean house.

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Worried the United States is careening toward an imminent coup? Timothy Snyder’s latest piece may not ease your anxieties, but it’ll at least help you identify the warning signs. The…

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