Brian Macellara

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Tracking President Trump's Flip-Flops

When it comes to James Comey, President Donald Trump has flipped and flopped and flipped yet again on the former FBI director.<p>Overall, Trump has taken 32 new stances on 13 different issues since his election. The president’s shifting agenda has established him as one of the most unpredictable …

Trump’s vast web of conflicts: A user’s guide

An agency-by-agency look at the ethics challenges flowing from Trump's sprawling business empire.<p>Donald Trump’s new hires should brace themselves for a full immersion in government ethics school.<p>They’re going to need it given the president-elect’s sprawling business empire and his lack of interest …

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I Used Only My Mind to Fly a Plane Around Seattle

We got lucky with the weather in Washington State. It’s a clear afternoon with a few scattered clouds, low wind speeds—ideal flying conditions. Mike …

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5 takeaways from Trump's first 5 days

The president-elect is learning what he's up against — and so is the country.<p>This is what winging it looks like, America.<p>Donald Trump is compulsively improvisational and ran the most successful back-of-the-napkin operation in American political history, but the challenge confronting him is, by his …

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The Man Who Is Transforming Microsoft

<b>By Andrew Nusca</b><p>Photograph by Veronique de Viguerie<p>November 11, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>On the road with Satya Nadella’s traveling revival show.<p>A blustery …

Explaining It All To You

Do you know what your problem is? Your problem is not that you are uninformed. That is what you might have <i>thought</i> your problem was. Your problem is …

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

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Meet Trump's Cabinet-in-waiting

He’s expected to reward the band of surrogates who stood by him.<p>President-elect Donald Trump does not have the traditional cadre of Washington insiders and donors to build out his Cabinet, but his transition team has spent the past several months quietly building a short list of industry titans and …

Here is Donald Trump's plan for his first 100 days

Donald Trump’s election means that a lotof policy change is coming to Washington, DC — and likely a lot faster than many people realize.<p>In an October speech at Gettysburg, Trump laid out everything he wanted to do in his first 100 days in office as president. (I’ve posted the full text below, via …

Clinton vs. Trump: The America They’d Build

Real policy barely came up in the campaign, but the differences between the candidates are huge. A guided tour of two futures.<p>Hillary Clinton plans to raise taxes on the rich, while Donald Trump plans to cut taxes on the rich. That’s a major difference between the two major candidates for …

Smoking A Pack Of Cigarettes A Day For A Year Causes 150 Mutations In Every Lung Cell, Gene-Mapping Study Reveals

That cigarette smoke — a deadly cocktail of over 70 known carcinogens — can have a deleterious effect on human health is nothing to write home about. …

Life on the Inside: Mike Pence’s Turbulent Trip with Donald Trump

The vice-presidential nominee reflects on a whirlwind campaign in its final days.<p><i>LaGuardia Airport, N.Y.</i> — We struck the runway with a thud and felt …

16 reactions from world leaders stunned by this election

The 2016 U.S. elections have riveted the world, and not positively.<p>America's allies have been rattled by Donald Trump's isolationism, especially on trade, and many felt compelled to break diplomatic custom and criticize him. Several U.S. rivals, in particular Russia, appear emboldened by the …

A brief history of the FBI’s meddling in US politics

Most people familiar with 20th-century history know that it’s not unprecedented for an FBI director to become embroiled in politics. But the popular understanding of the FBI’s intervention into electoral affairs typically extends only to J. Edgar Hoover’s surveillance of civil rights groups and …

Here’s Fisker Inc’s first car, the all-electric EMotion luxury sport sedan

Fisker Inc., the <i>new</i> electric car company founded by Henrik Fisker (not to be confused with his previous venture, now Karma) has revealed the design and specifications of its first vehicle, the luxury sport sedan all-electric EMotion (see what they did there?). The car will boast a top speed of 161 …

A Short History of Golden Parachutes

Golden parachutes can’t seem to stay out of the news. Last year, Jeff Smisek, the former CEO of United Airlines, received a separation payment of $4.875 million in cash along with additional equity awards and other benefits for a total of close to $37 million after being ousted from his company. …

America is obsessed with happiness — and it’s making us miserable

A Brit on life in America: “The pursuit of happiness” has gotten out of hand.<p>I’m at the gynecologist for my Pap smear, feet in stirrups, idly wondering what Emily Post might have suggested as appropriate small talk for those moments when the person you are speaking to will be replying to your …

A History of Punctuation for the Internet Age

“People don’t know why they get so upset about language,” David Crystal told me recently, over Skype from his home in Wales. “ ‘Potato’s,’ with an apostrophe ‘S,’ ” he offered, as an example of the kind of thing that drives some people batty, “but you ask them, ‘Why are you so upset?’, and they …

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about his belief that Earth isn’t even real and we probably live in a computer simulation.<p>“There’s a billion to one chance we’re living in base reality,” he said at …

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Who’s Who in the Fight Against ISIS?

The global fight against ISIS has been halting and complex since it began in late 2014.<p>The United States has led an international coalition of more …

The Man Behind the Tapes That Could Sink the Donald

Here’s why Mark Burnett won’t release the 'Apprentice' footage.<p>He’s a former British paratrooper and one-time Beverly Hills nanny who made a fortune inventing reality TV with <i>Survivor</i> and producing shows for every network. He’s a devout Christian who, with his wife Roma Downey, has generated …

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The Not-So-Wholesome Reality Behind The Making of Your Meal Kit

Blue Apron wants to revolutionize the food system by selling would-be home cooks all the ingredients they need to make a meal without setting foot in the grocery store. But a BuzzFeed News investigation has found that in the rush to scale its supply chain at the speed of startup, the company has …

How Goldman Sachs Lost $1.2 Billion of Libya’s Money

Hot Mess: How Goldman Sachs Lost $1.2 Billion of Libya’s Money<p>When Wall Street’s most aggressive bank took on the world’s most incendiary client, …

7 Things You Should Know About Presidential Debate Moderator Martha Raddatz

Hopefully Trump and Clinton have brushed up on their military knowledge.<p>On Sunday night, all eyes will be on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as the two have a presidential debate rematch. And one of the referees will be Martha Raddatz, a seasoned war reporter with foreign-policy cred and a history …

Generation Adderall

Have you ever been to Enfield? I had never even heard of it until I was 23 and living in London for graduate school. One afternoon, I received notification that a package whose arrival I had been anticipating for days had been bogged down in customs and was now in a FedEx warehouse in Enfield, an …

How Hillary Became ‘Hillary’

Two weeks after Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president, I flew to Little Rock, Ark., to visit a woman named Gay White. White is the widow of Frank White, a conservative Little Rock banker who in the spring, summer and fall of 1980 toured all 75 counties in Arkansas in a …

Do we have a ‘preferred style’ of learning?

Many of us have a preference for the way we learn – either by watching an expert or having a go ourselves. Is this the easiest way for us to learn things?<p>When you trying are something new, do you learn more easily from diagrams, from someone telling you how to do it, or by having a go yourself? You …

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