• March 1, 2016

    Buzzfeed reports that the New York Times has off-the-record tape of Donald Trump, who hopes to consolidate his lead in the race for the GOP nomination today, suggesting that his views on immigration may be less rigid than those he has expressed in public. Rivals Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are asking that the recording be released.

    Melissa Harris-Perry

    Melissa Harris-Perry

    And election season seems the worst time for cable news to be losing Melissa Harris-Perry, whose MSNBC show has mysteriously collapsed, or in her words, been “effectively and utterly silenced.”

    If you haven’t yet read Joshua Cohen’s piece on Bernie Sanders, Super Tuesday may be the day to do so.

    Staff at Gawker have negotiated the first union contract at a digital media company, securing minimum salary levels, a guaranteed annual pay rise, and, unusually, an agreement on editorial independence: A union rep said that “Any decision on editorial content has to be made by the editorial side – not by business decisions or advertisers.” Writer Hamilton Nolan expressed the hope that the contract would serve as an example to “some of the other places in the industry that screw their writers a lot worse than we do.”

    And in other cheering news, a report on feline fiction and its controversies.

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