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Kazuo Ishiguro: ‘Write What You Know’ is the Stupidest Thing I’ve Ever Heard

Kazuo Ishiguro, author of <i>The Remains of the Day</i>, <i>Never Let Me Go</i>, and most recently <i>The Buried Giant</i>, and oh, also our newest Nobel Laureate in …

When the cops shot this man in a weapons raid, the entire conversation on guns in America changed

After Kenyon Ballew was paralyzed, the NRA shifted the gun-control debate<p>On a late spring night in 1971, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, …

All of the anti-Semitic, racist, and xenophobic ad-targeting options offered by Big Tech

Over the last few days, a slew of reporting, inspired by ProPublica, has revealed that it’s actually quite easy, through the programmatic structure of most online advertising, to create ads meant to target those who have espoused racist, antisemitic, or other hateful ideas.<p>Here’s a quick rundown of …

AdWords

Blueprint for social media success

Managing multiple social media accounts can be a time-consuming nightmare.<p>If only there were a cheat sheet for navigating and mastering each …

George Orwell's 6 Questions And 6 Rules For Writing

George Orwell is the author of the dystopian novel <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i> and the allegorical novella <i>Animal Farm</i>. Together, these books have sold more …

Patriots complete biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, win fifth title

<b>Houston (CNN) —</b> For the first time, a Super Bowl needed overtime, and for the fifth time, the New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions.<p>This time, it took the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history to do it, rallying from a 25-point deficit and defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 at NRG Stadium …

The Long and Brutal History of Fake News

Bogus news has been around a lot longer than real news. And it’s left a lot of destruction behind.<p>The fake news hit Trent, Italy, on Easter Sunday, 1475. A 2 ½-year-old child named Simonino had gone missing, and a Franciscan preacher, Bernardino da Feltre, gave a series of sermons claiming that the …

Noam Chomsky predicted the rise of Donald Trump six years ago

<b>(WGBHForum)</b><p>Both parties have colossally failed the American people. It was only a matter of time before a strongman stepped in<p>Jake Johnson<p>May 19, 2016 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>In an interview with Chris Hedges in 2010, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned linguist and …

Political Science

Let’s audit the Pentagon: The U.S. military is lighting our tax dollars on fire

<b>(Reuters)</b><p>Fifty thousand bucks to investigate the bomb-detecting capabilities of African elephants!? This madness has to stop<p>William D. Hartung<p>April 12, 2016 8:30am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>From spending $150 million on private villas for a handful of personnel in …

Military

Hire a Top Performer Every Time with These Interview Questions

Koru CEO Kristen Hamilton helps hundreds of people hire and get hired every year. These are the traits she knows translate into excellent performance …

Bernie Sanders Explains How Taxing The Rich Will Pay For His Policies

But he admits it could take more than higher contributions from the top 1 percent alone.<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is adamant that only wealthy Americans will need to pay higher taxes to fund his proposals for expanding government social programs.<p>Bill Maher, who interviewed Sanders on HBO’s “Real …

5 reasons drug testing welfare recipients is profoundly stupid

<b>(angellodeco via Shutterstock)</b><p>Drug testing people who need government assistance hits every mark of extraordinarily bad policy<p>Tana Ganeva<p>October 17, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Before Scott Walker unhappily shuffled away from the GOP primary race, he tried to …

Australia enacted one of the largest gun reforms ever nearly 2 decades ago — and gun deaths plummeted

Forced to react to yet another mass shooting, President Barack Obama reiterated points he's made before: That the US is the "only advanced country in the world that sees these mass shootings every few months" and "this type of mass violence does not happen in other developed countries."<p>That wasn't …

Bernie Sanders is Ayn Rand’s worst nightmare: He’s changing how we view socialism — and exposing free market parasites

<b>(AP/Michael Dwyer)</b><p>Conservatives have long wielded “socialism” as a pejorative — but Sanders owns it and is transforming politics<p>Conor Lynch<p>October 8, 2015 4:57pm (UTC)<p>Since Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., launched his campaign for president this spring, he has gone from being a fringe candidate of …

Middle-class

The Myth of the Good Guy With the Gun

Last Thursday afternoon in Austin—in the shadow of the clock tower from which a sniper shot four dozen people in 1966—students, faculty and staff gathered to demonstrate their opposition to a newly passed law that will allow the licensed carry of concealed handguns in college classrooms. A smaller …

10 Ways Right-Wing Christians Are Destroying Christianity

I've written about how millennials are leaving organized religion and its associated anti-LGBT animus in droves. As a result, the only religions holding on to membership (barely) are ones with super-high birth rates and very conservative views. In the process, conservative faiths are becoming …

White People Explain Why They Feel Oppressed

I just didn't understand how so many white people in America could believe that they are the primary victims of racism. So, I asked some white folks about it to find out why.<p>Sometimes white people vex me. Maybe they confuse you, too. Maybe you're a white person who is sometimes confused by white …

An Open Letter to the Wall Street Journal on Its Bernie Sanders Hit Piece

<i>Gerald Friedman's research was cited in a</i> Wall Street Journal <i>story about Bernie Sanders's proposals for government spending. Friedman responds to that story below.</i><p>It is said of economists that they know the cost of everything but the value of nothing. In the case of the article "Price Tag of Bernie …

The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

Language