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Acting attorney general declares Justice Department won’t defend Trump’s immigration order

Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has ordered Justice Department lawyers not to defend challenges to President Trump’s immigration order temporarily banning entry into the United States for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world, declaring in a memo Monday …

Immigration

In Venezuela, we couldn't stop Chávez. Don't make the same mistakes we did.

Donald Trump is an avowed capitalist; Hugo Chávez was a socialist with communist dreams. One builds skyscrapers, the other expropriated them. But politics is only one-half policy: The other, darker half is rhetoric. Sometimes the rhetoric takes over. Such has been our lot in Venezuela for the past …

Political Science

Watchdog: Trump in violation of lease agreement

President Trump’s hotel in Washington is in violation of its lease with the government and could also run afoul of a Constitutional clause meant to …

Donald Trump

The story of the Trump transition, as told in 57 @RealDonaldTrump tweets

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Trump has not yet resigned from his companies: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff: Nunes gave Trump 'secretly altered' version of memo Davis: ‘Deep state’ existed in ’16 – but it elected Trump …

White House climate change webpage disappears after Trump's inauguration

Less than an hour after President Trump took the oath of office on Friday, the White House’s webpage on climate change disappeared from the Executive …

Paul Ryan promises to replace key Obamacare policy with that same policy

The latest repeal-and-replace argument makes no sense.<p>Paul Ryan has crafted a flattering, and politically valuable, reputation in the press as a wonk’s wonk, the rare member of Congress who knows how budget and tax policy works and how to use that knowledge to argue for conservative proposals.<p>So it …

Major Fake News Operation Tracked Back to Republican Operative

Cam Harris, a recent college graduate hoping to build a career as a political consultant, received an unwelcome email from a New York Times reporter …

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 …

LGBTQI

Netflix Originals 2017: Over 40 New Series And Specials To Premiere In The New Year

Netflix is gearing up to bring its viewers even more originals in 2017. January is full of new series and stand up specials for the streaming service …

Review of Popular Trends and Tools for Developers in 2016

Software technology is constantly evolving, and internet users as well as people creating digital products expect innovations and progress in this …

Why Donald Trump won — and how Hillary Clinton lost: 13 theories explain the stunning election

Trump did what millions thought impossible: he was — sort of — elected president of the United States. Here’s why<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It’s now three weeks since Donald Trump won the presidential election, and people are still reeling. In an election that shocked the world …

Government

The 43 games we can’t wait to play in 2017

Zelda, Red Dead, Mass Effect, and more<p>We just wrapped up a busy holiday season full of plenty of new video games, which means it’s time to think about what’s coming next. And 2017 promises to be a very interesting year indeed. Nintendo will be introducing its Switch console / portable hybrid, …

Gaming Industry

The Divorce Gap

There’s a common perception that women siphon off the wealth of their exes and go on to live in comfort. It’s wrong.<p>A 38-year-old woman living in Everett, Washington recently told me that nine years ago, she had a well-paying job, immaculate credit, substantial savings, and a happy marriage. When …

London School of Economics

Seeing Red: The Rise of Mensesplaining

With women explaining periods to men, pop culture is finally treating menstruation as a societal issue everyone should care about.<p>In the season-three finale of <i>Broad City</i>, Abbi and Ilana find themselves, via participation in the “Birthmarc” program, on a plane to Israel. Early on in the episode, in …

Feminism

The Wake-Up Call That Transformed Neuroscientist Richard Davidson's Life

Richard Davidson had been studying the brain for more than a decade when he was asked a question that quite literally changed his life.<p>"Why have you been using the tools of modern neuroscience just to study anxiety and stress and fear and depression?" Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, asked the …

Weighing The Good And The Bad Of Autonomous Killer Robots In Battle

In his lab at George Mason University in Virginia, Sean Luke has all kinds of robots: big ones with wheels; medium ones that look like humans. And then he has a couple of dozen that look like small, metal boxes.<p>He and his team at the Autonomous Robotics Lab are training those little ones to work …

Robotics

Parallel Universes: Theories & Evidence

Is our universe unique? From science fiction to science fact, there is a proposal out there that suggests that there could be other universes besides …

Dark Matter

3tags.org

President Trump fills world leaders with fear: 'It's gone from funny to really scary'

Most of the world seems to agree a Donald Trump presidency is a disturbing possibility that would inflict unthinkable damage, Guardian reporters found<p>Dangerous, foolish, irrational, scary, terrifying, irresponsible, a clown, a disaster. These are just some of the words used to describe the prospect …

Geopolitics

How thousands of gamers are helping to decode the human body

<i>EVE Online</i> isn't just a game about internet spaceships and sci-fi politics. Since March, developer CCP Games has been running Project Discovery – an …

Genetics

Thanks, John Boehner! Former speaker reminds us that Ted “Lucifer” Cruz is far more terrifying than Donald Trump

Ted Cruz has worked hard for everyone to hate him so much<p>John Boehner was widely mocked during his tenure as Speaker of the House. Some of that criticism was justified, some of it not. In his defense, I'm not sure anyone could've corralled a Congress as nihilistic as this one. At any rate, one of …

Republicans

Finally, CSS In JavaScript! Meet CSSX

JavaScript is a wonderful language. It’s rich, it’s dynamic, and it’s so tightly coupled to the web nowadays. The concept of writing everything in …

JavaScript

The 24 Best Websites For Discount Furniture And Decor

When decorating a new space, it’s important to know which pieces are worth the investment, and which are worth finding for cheap. But let’s be honest ― we’ll take a good deal any day.<p>Thankfully, you don’t have to expend tons of time or energy searching for the best bang for your buck. Sure, few …

Free Shipping

Our First Ever Look at Bruce Timm's Animated Adaptation of The Killing Joke

It’s one of the most famous comic books of all time, and now we have our first look at the upcoming adaptation of Alan Moore’s <i>The Killing Joke</i>, …

I Know Why Poor Whites Chant Trump, Trump, Trump

From the era of slavery to the rise of Donald Trump, wealthy elites have relied on the loyalty of poor whites. All Americans deserve better.<p><i>I’m just</i> …

Robert Reich sees the future: America’s two-party system is finished

The former secretary of labor predicts a People’s Party will rise in 2020 to challenge the political establishment<p>Third parties have rarely posed much of a threat to the dominant two parties in America. So how did the People’s Party win the U.S. presidency and a majority of both houses of Congress …

Middle-class

Good riddance, gig economy: Uber, Ayn Rand and the awesome collapse of Silicon Valley’s dream of destroying your job

The Uber model just doesn’t work for other industries. The price points always fail — and that’s a good thing<p>The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo recently wrote an oddly lamenting piece about how “the Uber model, it turns out, doesn’t translate.” Manjoo describes how so many of the “Uber-of-X” …

Silicon Valley

14 Photos of Abandoned NASA Facilities

Countless relics of of the glory days of Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo have been "abandoned in place," and photographer Roland Miller has spent 25 years chasing them down.<p>Roland Miller has been documenting the slow crumble of abandoned NASA facilities for the past 25 years. Recently, his two-plus …