Michael Luo

Michael Luo


editor of https://t.co/79xml0B0zf; overseer of digital stuff @newyorker; formerly investigative reporter/editor, other things @nytimes. GPG: D6FF0887DFB38C82.

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It is up to Cucinnelli, others in the Trump Administration, and potential enablers in the Republican Party to decide how they wish history to judge them, even as they carry on a shameful legacy that American democracy has struggled to escape.

As I read the transcripts of the Senate debate on Chinese exclusion, however, I found myself dwelling on the weight of history and its judgment.

Worth reading “Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas,” which argues, among Western liberal democracies, the United States has actually been a leader in developing explicitly racist policies of nationality and immigration.

@MaryNorrisTNY : "I sometimes have to Google abbreviations and have even, in the privacy of my own workspace, examined emoji through a magnifying glass. This takes the spontaneous joy out of hand claps and champagne flutes."

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965...set in motion the ethnic transformation of the country that is unfolding today. Yet even that legislation was made possible only because of proponents’ mistaken impression that it would do little to alter the nation’s demographics.

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New from ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩: several people who believe they have useful information for FBI have had trouble reaching agents.

Horrifying story by . A 5-year-old girl, separated from her family, signed away her right to a hearing that would have hastened her release and reunification.

“In hundreds of cases, Customs agents deleted the initial records in which parents and children were listed together as a family with a “family identification number,” according to two officials at the Department of Homeland Security.”

. with a bombshell story: four women accuse NY AG Eric Schneiderman of physical abuse. Devastating, excruciating read.

Well dressed woman on Upper East Side, annoyed by our stroller, yells: "Go back to China...go back to your f---ing country." #thisis2016 

The full affidavit from Georgetown Prep classmate is worth reading.

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In early 80s, Roy Moore was a frequent and troubling presence at Gadsden mall, where teens hung out. interviewed more than dozen people who said he was banned for his behavior.

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.⁦⁩ was on the roof of Notre Dame just a few weeks ago, reporting on the renovation. This quote from one of the workers tonight is devastating: “In wanting to give her a second youth, we have perhaps destroyed her.”

. is up w/ new story on Black Cube operatives, the same ones who worked for Harvey Weinstein, targeting former Obama Administration officials who supported Iran nuclear deal.

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