Arizona Just Chose a Senate Candidate More Extreme Than Donald Trump

His bizarre, menacing vision for American politics could well define the future of his party.

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3 Senate Hopefuls Denounce Big Tech. They Also Have Deep Ties to It.

Blake Masters, J.D. Vance and Mehmet Oz, all Republicans, have a history with the industry that involves uses of consumer data they now criticize.

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The Billionaires Behind a Push to Reinvigorate U.S. Chip-Making

A group that includes Eric Schmidt and Peter Thiel isn’t simply funding the effort itself: It wants American taxpayers to help foot the bill.

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How J.D. Vance Won in Ohio: A Trump Endorsement, a Fox News Stage and Money

A big endorsement was decisive, but a cable news megaphone and a huge infusion of spending helped pave the way to victory.

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Vance Wins Republican Senate Primary in Ohio After Nod From Trump

J.D. Vance, the author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” won a G.O.P. race that saw nearly $80 million in television advertising.

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Ohio Republicans Embrace the Bombast Ahead of Senate Primary Election

The slugfest for the Republican nomination for Ohio’s open Senate seat has buried the brand of good-natured, country-club conservatism that was once a hallmark of the state.

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The Elusive Politics of Elon Musk

The billionaire in pursuit of Twitter has often been described as a libertarian, but he has not shrunk from government help when it has been good for business.

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Wealthy G.O.P. Donors Form Secret Coalitions to Wield More Influence

Eager to offset a Democratic advantage among so-called dark money groups, wealthy pro-Trump conservatives like Peter Thiel are involved in efforts to wield greater influence outside the traditional party machinery.

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The Rise of the Tucker Carlson Politician

Two Republican Senate candidates field-test a new message honed in the cable-news studio.

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Ambitions and Emotions Run Hot in ‘The Founders,’ a History of PayPal

Jimmy Soni’s book tells the story of how an ensemble of entrepreneurs, including Elon Musk and Peter Thiel, helped the online payment system prevail.

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Peter Thiel, the Right’s Would-Be Kingmaker

Peter Thiel, one of Donald J. Trump’s biggest donors in 2016, has re-emerged as a prime financier of the Make America Great Again movement.

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Peter Thiel to Exit Meta’s Board to Support Trump-Aligned Candidates

The tech billionaire, who has been on the board of the company formerly known as Facebook since 2005, is backing numerous politicians in the midterm elections.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #boards-of-directors, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #midterm-elections-2022, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #thiel-peter-a, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Tweeting Can Be Like Pro Wrestling, and Other Observations

Peter Thiel, decency and the supposed “pro-wrestlization” of tweeting.

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‘The Contrarian’ Goes Searching for Peter Thiel’s Elusive Core

In his new book, Max Chafkin narrates the secretive tech mogul’s life and tries to understand what he stands for.

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J.D. Vance Converted to Trumpism. Will Ohio Republicans Buy It?

As the “Hillbilly Elegy” author runs for Senate in Ohio, he has walked back previous criticism of Donald Trump and reversed arguments that the white working class bears responsibility for its problems.

#conservatism-us-politics, #elections-senate, #news-and-news-media, #ohio, #republican-party, #thiel-peter-a, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-j-d, #whites

J.D. Vance Is Running for Senate in Ohio

The author and venture capitalist will vie for the Republican nomination in one of the most wide-open 2022 Senate races.

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Why Is So Much Money Moving to Miami?

The city might be sinking, but Mayor Francis Suarez is still luring tech bros there.

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Away From Silicon Valley, the Military Is the Ideal Customer

While much has been made of tech’s unwillingness to work with the Pentagon, start-ups are still plumbing the industry’s decades-long ties to the military.

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Should Business Executives Who Enabled the Capitol Riots Be Held to Account?

Business is about accountability.

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Apple TV Was Making a Show About Gawker. Then Tim Cook Found Out.

Big tech companies now exert huge influence over what stories get told. The message is clear: Be careful who you offend.

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Palantir Shares Up in Wall Street Debut

The Silicon Valley company leads a wave of tech outfits hoping to test the public markets in the busiest season for I.P.O.s in two decades.

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What’s a Palantir? The Tech Industry’s Next Big I.P.O.

A tech start-up named for objects in “The Lord of the Rings” has become a major government contractor. But what it does is not easy to understand.

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What’s Facebook’s Deal With Donald Trump?

Mark Zuckerberg has forged an uneasy alliance with the Trump administration. He may have gotten too close.

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This Is Not the End of the World and You Are Not a Prepper

The prepper vision of the world is bleak and ruthless. Something better is happening now.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doomsday, #epidemics, #high-net-worth-individuals, #musk-elon, #stockpiling, #thiel-peter-a

Before Clearview Became a Police Tool, It Was a Secret Plaything of the Rich

Investors and clients of the facial recognition start-up freely used the app on dates and at parties — and to spy on the public.

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