Henry Mencken

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It’s becoming increasingly clear that Jared Kushner is part of Trump’s Russia problem

Jared Kushner: the young, pragmatic, hardheaded businessman out to modernize the US government and moderate the worst tendencies of his father-in-law, Donald Trump.<p>But what if, instead, Jared is not a panacea for the chaotic White House, but one of its biggest problems?<p>As the Trump administration’s …

HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR PASSION

Dear friend,<p>Imma give you some advice on how you can earn money through your passion.<p>Step 1: Publish one artwork a day.<p>The first advice I have is to …

McMaster: Trump’s sharing of sensitive intelligence with Russia was ‘wholly appropriate’

By Ashley Parker<p>Ashley Parker<p>White House reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President Trump's national security adviser said Tuesday that the president's decision to reveal highly classified information during a meeting with Russian officials last week was "wholly appropriate" — the latest attempt by the …

The White House

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation

WASHINGTON — President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.<p>“I hope you can …

U.S. Politics

Donald Trump: Liar in Chief

“What should a United States senator, or<br>any citizen, do if the president is a liar?” Sen. Bernie Sanders mused in<br>March. The media, elected officials, …

The Winning Photos of Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017

The international Underwater Photographer of the Year photo contest has announced its winners for the 2017 edition. The winning photo (shown above) …

Photography

None dare call it treason: As the Flynn scandal widens, let’s consider the evidence that Trump is a traitor

<b>(Getty/Peter Muhly/AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Getty/Gary Gershoff)</b><p>Has Trump’s entire team been compromised by Putin? If so, everyone who continues to support him is complicit<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>February 16, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>On Monday evening, national security adviser Michael Flynn was forced to resign …

NSA Used Submarine Probes To Listen In On Undersea Cable Communications

Spying in plain sight<p>LinkedIn is the stodgy, respectable sibling to the business-casual feel of Facebook or the teens-past-curfew chic of SnapChat. Filled with work-centric blogposts aimed at thinkfluencers and colleagues, the network is a soft, focus-grouped level of gray, as thrilling as a …

President Obama Chides Media For 2016 Election Coverage

President Obama delivered a stern rebuke to the media, for their role in the 2016 campaign and, as he sees it, not holding candidates accountable for "unworkable plans."<p>"A job well done is about more than just handing someone a microphone," Obama said at a journalism award dinner in Washington …

As Wisconsin Approaches, Sanders Closes in on Clinton

A series of primary wins last week has reinvigorated Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, and he has new polls, donations, and endorsements to back …

Working-Class Anger Fuels Trump’s Popularity in Wisconsin

The campaign to collect more delegates on the road to the Republican nomination for U.S. president winds its way through the state of Wisconsin, home …

Paul Ryan

Five Reasons to Fear Him

Polls show that Hillary Clinton would handedly beat Donald Trump in the general election. Moreover, as HuffPost's tracking polls show, the likely GOP candidate has stunningly high unfavorable ratings.<p>However, the GOP has paid dearly after underestimated Trump, and Democrats would be wise not to …

If Bernie Sanders wins the New York Democratic primary, some superdelegates vow to back Hillary Clinton anyway

Maybe the system really is rigged.<p>At least a half-dozen Democratic superdelegates in New York State who have already decided to support Hillary …

Hard Proof That Hillary Clinton Has Been Losing to Bernie Sanders for a Month Now

The Democratic primary race changed fundamentally -- indeed, <i>radically</i> -- after March 1st, and the national media's failure to register this and work it into their polling, projections, and punditry is one of the most wide-ranging, public, and ultimately <i>influential</i> journalistic failures of the last …

‘Mental.’ ‘Utterly Stupid.’ ‘Trump Only Cares About Trump.’

From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt:<p><b>A Few Trump Fans Suddenly See the Man They’ve Been Defending</b><p>Something odd is going on among Trump’s most …

What some men have against Hillary Clinton

By Max Ehrenfreund<p>Max Ehrenfreund<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>Democrats could name the first female presidential nominee from either party in the summer, while the Republican nominee could be a man who can't seem to stop offending women with public comments about how they look. Perhaps more than in any …

Hillary Clinton

Trump reverses statement that women should be punished for illegal abortions

Tweets from https://twitter.com/politico/lists/team-politico<p>Donald Trump swiftly reversed his statement that women should be punished for abortions after his initial comments unleashed a storm of criticism from both anti-abortion and pro-abortion rights groups.<p>“This issue is unclear and should be …

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Donald Trump shreds the pledge: Now, the GOP has no good options left to dodge mayhem

<b>Reince Priebus, Donald Trump (AP/Susan Walsh/Carolyn Kaster/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The RNC’s candidate pledge was the last, flimsy redoubt against political chaos for Republicans, and now it’s gone<p>Simon Maloy<p>March 30, 2016 5:46pm (UTC)<p>Way back in August of 2015, when Scott Walker was still running …

Emory Student: The Truth About the Trump 'Chalking'

Last week was an interesting week for Emory University. A campus-wide email sent by University President James Wagner addressed a vigorous campus …

US election: Trump steps back from Republican support pledge

<b>US Republican front-runner Donald Trump has dropped his pledge to support the party candidate if he does not win the nomination for the November election.</b><p>Mr Trump's rivals, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, refused to say outright whether they would unite behind a nominee.<p>All the Republican candidates …

The 31 Times Trump Has Said Something That Could Have Sunk Another Candidate

GOP front-runner seems to break all the rules of presidential politics -- and thrives<p>In his 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump has rewritten the rules of American politics. In particular, he has regularly stirred controversies and been at the center of incidents, including the battery charge …

Dow Jones

Why Hillary Clinton’s shift to the left makes some liberals so mad

With many months to go before the conclusion of the US presidential primaries, battles lines in the Democratic party have become deeply entrenched. Just as right-wingers love to claim that Hillary Clinton is a radical liberal disguised as a moderate, so too are many progressives inclined to see her …

Marco Rubio Is Losing

Is Senator Marco Rubio running for president? Is that a stupid question? After all, there he was on stage last week in Las Vegas, speaking more than …

The ultimate cold and flu survival guide

Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skip the annual flu vaccine and you set yourself up for a bout of that as well. But it doesn't have to be this way! Aside from good hand washing (with soap, for at …

Common Cold

Low-level NSA analysts can spy on Americans – Greenwald

NSA spying programs give access to US citizens’ private data to low-level analysts with little court approval or supervision, says Guardian …

The NSA Has Quantum Fever

Conventional Suite B encryption is still basically brand new, but don't bother, says the agency.<p>Earlier this week, the NSA announced plans to make plans to transition to quantum-resistant algorithms—so much as they currently exist—while advising everyone else to starting planning to plan for the …

NSA Acknowledges Quantum Computing Threat

An unprepared company could be devastated with the arrival of quantum computers able to execute Shor's Algorithm and break RSA and ECC crypto.<p>On …