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The president’s official Twitter account is spreading falsehoods about the Comey hearing

He’s peddling blatantly misleading claims about Russia’s involvement in the election.<p>The White House tweeted Monday that the directors of the FBI and the National Security Agency told Congress Russia did not influence the 2016 presidential election. But to borrow a phrase from the administration’s …

Your Papers and Social Media Passwords, Please

Thousands of people cross the United States border every day. If the Trump administration has its way, some visitors may soon be required to give …

Social Media

How Worried Should Environmentalists Be About Trump?

We asked former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Here’s what’s keeping her up at night.<p>In the predawn hours on the fifth morning of the Trump administration, seven environmental activists began scaling a 300-foot-tall construction crane a few blocks northeast of the White House. Reaching the top, …

Clean Technology

This Week In Trump's 'Alternative Facts'

Less than 24 hours after White House press secretary Sean Spicer had spouted numerous falsehoods about inauguration crowd size and more, Kellyanne Conway went on NBC's <i>Meet the Press</i> to defend him. In the process, the counselor to President Trump coined a phrase that's now destined to follow Trump …

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Do Deficits Still Matter to Republicans?

Party leaders are embarking on an expensive legislative agenda—and they might wait to pay the bill.<p>PHILADELPHIA—A nagging question has followed Republicans around this week as they promoted their emerging plans to join President Trump in cutting taxes, replacing the Affordable Care Act, and …

A Man's Guide to Self-Reliance | The Art of Manliness

<i>Word count: ~8,000</i> <i><br>Time to read: ~30 minutes</i><p><i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Kyle Eschenroeder.</i><p>“A great man is coming to eat at my house. I do …

'Thanks for giving us a scandal-free administration': Readers bid a fond farewell to Barack Obama

Before the brash, unpredictable<p>Donald Trump, there was the contemplative, coolBarack Obama(remember him?). Perhaps the only obvious thing the two have in common is their service to a deeply divided nation, but Obama’s absence appears to have already made our letter writers’ hearts grow fonder.<p>In …

Donald Trump

The White House’s LGBT rights page has disappeared

And so the transition of power begins. First up is the WhiteHouse.gov site where several pages are now changing or altogether disappearing — including a page on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.<p>It’s just been over an hour since Trump took office and whitehouse.gov/lgbt has now been …

All References to Climate Change Have Been Deleted From the White House Website

Donald Trump immediately deleted Barack Obama's lengthy climate change information page.<p>At 11:59 AM Eastern, the official White House website had a lengthy information page about the threat of climate change and the steps the federal government had taken to fight it. At noon, at the instant Donald …

Russian Hacking: 8 Tough Questions the U.S. Government Is Not Answering | Inc.com

President Obama and various members of Congress have called for an investigation of Russian hacking and its impact on the 2016 presidential election. During the campaign, the Democratic National Committee was hacked, and many of its emails leaked via WikiLeaks -- an act that some elements within …

Bernie Sanders

Fascism might be the word of the year. Read George Orwell on why it’s a slippery term.

Every Saturday, we round up the best recent writing the web has to offer on books and related subjects. Here’s your link roundup for the week of December 4, 2016. Enjoy!<p>Zadie Smith spoke in Berlin about multiculturalism just after the election last month, and now the New York Review of Books has …

A conversational, guided tour of a golden age for cricket

Everybody who paid attention at the time knows that English cricket was a joke in the 1990s. Humiliation followed humiliation; scandal followed …

25 Daily Habits to Adopt for a Happier Life

We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result of deep-seated habits etched into our minds through years and years of …

Clinton won as many votes as Obama in 2012 — just not in the states where she needed them most

The final results of the<p>2016 presidential electionlook like this:Hillary Clintongot roughly the same number of votes that President Obamareceived four years ago en route to his reelection, but she nonetheless lost the presidency toDonald Trump, who came in at least 2.8 million votes behind …

Government

Donald Trump shut down companies tied to Saudi Arabia after election

President-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election, including four that appeared connected to a possible Saudi Arabia business venture, according to corporate registrations in Delaware.<p>News of the move came days before Trump is expected to describe changes …

Donald Trump

Clinton blames FBI director for presidential election loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is blaming the FBI's decision to revive its examination of her email accounts for her devastating defeat in the …

Government

Person of the year shouldn’t be Trump – it’s clearly Putin

From Brexit to the US election, Aleppo to post-truth, 2016 has seen the Kremlin chief’s dreams realised<p>Donald Trump should not have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. That’s not to make the schoolboy error of presuming the award to be a badge of moral approval: I know it merely …

Russia

The Electoral College Was Meant to Stop Men Like Trump From Being President

The founders envisioned electors as people who could prevent an irresponsible demagogue from taking office.<p>Americans talk about democracy like it’s sacred. In public discourse, the more democratic American government is, the better. The people are supposed to rule.<p>But that’s not the premise that …

Bernie Sanders warned Democrats he could beat Donald Trump; party sabotaged him anyway

In retrospect, it looks like the Democratic Party deliberately destroyed its best chance of defeating Donald Trump<p>The Democratic Party destroyed its best chance at defeating Donald Trump.<p>The Republican billionaire, who ran an overtly racist, extreme right-wing campaign, defeated Hillary Clinton in …

Trump prepares to dismantle US environmental law | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 10.11.2016

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen a well-known climate skeptic to oversee the transition of the country's Environmental Protection Agency. The …

How to use machine learning in today’s enterprise environment

One of the latest trends in the world of technology and engineering is “machine learning” — in fact, all of the big technology companies today have invested in artificial intelligence and machine learning projects.<p>The term “machine learning” was first defined by Arthur Samuel, way back in 1959. He …

How President Trump Will Affect Clean Energy and the Climate Change Fight

So it happened. Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton last night in a stunning victory. While many groups from Silicon Valley to the auto industry …

What Our Sons Are Learning From Donald Trump

Throughout his campaign, Donald J. Trump has displayed a particular type of hyper masculinity — the man who is proud not to apologize and to have never changed a diaper; who views “loser” as the ultimate insult; who bonds with other men by objectifying women.<p>It’s especially striking because today’s …

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Seth Meyers: Why Donald Trump is dangerous even if he loses

In the wake of the leaked tape showing Trump making vulgar and aggressive statements about women, some polls have shown that Hillary Clinton now has a double-digit lead over the real-estate mogul. Meanwhile, Republicans are abandoning the presidential candidate in herds. A New York Times report …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

More Marvel Heroes Are Confirmed Not For Infinity War, But Avengers 4

One of the villains for <i>Logan</i> is finally confirmed. A familiar face from the <i>Power Rangers</i> show will be in the movie. A ton of new Kryptonians have …

Donald Trump’s threat to imprison Hillary Clinton is a threat to democracy

There is no way to sugarcoat this: At Sunday night’s presidential debate, Donald Trump threatened to throw Hillary Clinton in jail if he wins the presidency. This — threatening to jail one’s political opponents — is how democratic norms die.<p>The exchange happened during a discussion of the …

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Why The Most F-ed Up Show On TV (Is Thomas The Tank Engine)

<i>Thomas The Tank Engine</i> chronicles the story of strange, sentient trains and their valiant efforts to create a blissful locomotive utopia. Or at …

Here's what the maximum amount of caffeine you should be drinking in a day looks like

It turns out that while a can of the energy drink has 80 milligrams of caffeine (just one-fifth the maximum amount you should have each day, according to the Mayo Clinic), one small cup of Starbucks drip coffee has more than three times that amount.<p>Regardless of how you get your caffeine, it's …