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I was Jordan Peterson’s strongest supporter. Now I think he’s dangerous | The Star

Several years ago, Jordan Peterson told me he wanted to buy a church. This was long before he became known as “the most influential public …

What Hope Hicks Learned in Washington

On the morning of Wednesday, February 28, Hope Hicks arrived at the White House just after 8 a.m. Within a week, it would be snowing in Washington, …

Donald Trump

A middle school teacher led a double life as a white nationalist podcaster

In her first year as a teacher, Dayanna Volitich taught under the watchful eye of more experienced educators.<p>The school sought to make sure the novice teacher met standards set by the state of Florida. But the school’s surveillance, she said, also made it hard for her to expose her students to an …

Rights & Freedoms

Yeonmi Park's long journey from North Korea to Chicago

SEOUL, South Korea — Polite, petite and soft-spoken, Yeonmi Park has emerged as an unlikely thorn in the side of North Korea's blustering leader, Kim Jong Un.<p>Park fled North Korea at the age of 13,crossing the partly frozen Yalu River into China in 2007.<p>She says she endured repeated sexual …

Fake news is not the real problem

It’s the Internet’s fault, we’re told. Brexiters and Remainers, Republicans and Democrats — every side of every political dispute now lives in its own separate reality, bellowing “fake news!” at every attempt to breach their borders of belief. The fragmentation of the media, coupled with the …

Fake News

The N.R.A. Can Be Beat

Parents throughout the country live with the dread that the next lockdown at their child’s school won’t be a drill and that screams like those we heard on cellphones from classrooms at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will come from their own child’s classroom.<p>The terror that has gripped their …

Guns

Screw the Children

We’d Rather Have Our Guns (or, the Valentine’s Day Massacre Redefined)<p>We start our family dinner with the same round-robin question every night, but …

Pro-Gun Russian Bots Flood Twitter After Parkland Shooting

Each new breaking news situation is an opportunity for trolls to grab attention, provoke emotions, and spread propaganda. The Russian government …

Gunfire Erupts at a School. Leaders Offer Prayers. Children Are Buried. Repeat.

<i>For the latest on the Florida school shooting, read</i> <i>Friday</i><i>’s</i> <i>live updates.</i><p>Once again a nation sends thoughts and prayers, because it has happened once again.<p>The flak-jacketed police storming an American school in lockdown. The anguished parents pressing against the police cordon, the morning’s …

Obama ran out of words on mass shootings. Trump has struggled to find them.

As he heads to Florida this weekend, President Trump is following in the footsteps of former president Barack Obama, a man he disparages and a leader whose time in office in many ways came to be defined by mass shootings.<p>Obama bequeathed on his successor an almost ritualistic response to gun …

Gun Control

Eighteen years of gun violence in U.S. schools, mapped

<i>This article has been updated.</i><p>It’s not really the case, as you may have seen reported elsewhere, that there have been 18 school shootings in the United States this year. That data point comes from a gun-control-advocacy organization called Everytown for Gun Safety and includes any discharge of a …

Guns

Social networks are broken. This man wants to fix them.

Ethan Zuckerman on fighting social media’s echo chamber.<p><i>By Rachel Metz</i><p>In the past, if you wanted to change the world, you had to pass a law or start …

'Thoughts and prayers' — and fistfuls of NRA money: Why America can't control guns

There is no better example of the corrosive effect of money on American politics than the spending of the National Rifle Assn.<p>The gun rights organization spent a stupendous $54.4 million in the 2016 election cycle, almost all of it in “independent expenditures,” meaning spending for or against a …

Guns

Apple’s HomePod Can Apparently Damage Your Furniture

While it produces fantastic audio, Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker has also annoyed early users with obtuse software limitations, a lack of real …

Furniture

Serious Blow: FBI, CIA Warn Against Buying Huawei Phones

As reported by CNBC, the heads of the CIA, FBI and NSA, as well as the director of national intelligence, warned against buying Huawei handsets …

How Eric Roberts Went Big, Crashed Hard, and Became the Hardest-Working Man in Hollywood

After a string of breakout roles in the late 1970s and early 80s, Eric Roberts seemed poised to become a bankable Hollywood leading man. That didn’t quite work out. Roberts discusses his battles with drug addiction, repairing his relationship with his kid sister, Julia Roberts, his long comeback, …

Using tomatoes to attack solar power, a Kentucky lawmaker pulls from big business playbook

When Rep. Jim Gooch took to the floor of the Kentucky House of Representatives last week to link tomatoes and solar power, some people in the chamber …

The Tragedy of Fritz Haber: The Monster Who Fed The World

<i>[Note: The following contains graphic descriptions of warfare]</i><p>By the spring of 1915, The Great War had already scattered the shredded, rotting flesh …

Rob Porter is my ex-husband. Here’s what you should know about abuse.

<i>Colbie Holderness was the first wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter.</i><p>White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that she has no reason not to believe statements that Jennifer Willoughby and I have made about our ex-husband, former White House aide Rob Porter. I actually …

An Outback server gets no tip on a $735 takeout order, complains — and gets fired

A huge order came in to an Outback Steakhouse in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., on Wednesday: 25 steaks, 25 chickens and 25 potatoes. The total was $735. Server Tamlynn Yoder, 25, spent most of her shift getting it packaged, making sure it was correct and then carrying it out to the car.<p>But when the …

Are Tax Scholarship Credits a Bait and Switch? Questions for the Catholic Conference of Kentucky and other supporters.

"Every student, no matter their family background, deserves to learn in the environment that best meets their needs. Scholarship Tax Credits will …

Louisville keeping incentives for failed Amazon HQ bid private

Stories By Marcus GreenMore>><p>Updated:Friday, June 1 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-06-01 18:40:11 GMT<p>Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad had initially wanted …

University of Louisville trustees violated open meetings law with teleconference sessions, AG rules

Stories By Marcus GreenMore>><p>Updated:Friday, June 1 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-06-01 18:40:11 GMT<p>Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad had initially wanted …

Yum! Brands has no need for cash from tax cut, plans to pass it on to shareholders

Stories by Chris OttsMore>><p>Updated:Friday, June 1 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-06-01 19:20:30 GMT<p>The chairman of the Kentucky Republican Party said Friday …

Purdue Pharmaceuticals Says It Will Stop the Aggressive Opioid Marketing That Made It Billions

Purdue Pharmaceuticals, one of the companies which has made billions of dollars selling massive amounts of opioids across the country even as …

Medicine

Avoid Loud Restaurants With the iHEARu App

Going out to lunch or dinner can be a great way to catch up with a friend unless of course, you manage to accidentally pick the loudest restaurant in …

We’re for Sydney | Daily Telegraph

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This Is The Best Way to Overcome Fear of Missing Out

You hear about FOMO a lot these days. In fact, the word was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013.<p>What does it really mean? A recent study …

Social Media

Is anyone else completely overwhelmed?

Internet, I love you but you’re bringing me down.<p>My alarm goes off at 6 a.m. and I try to start the day by reading a little in bed. Currently, <i>Dreams</i> …

We’re consuming too much media. It’s time to detox our brains.

For many of us, generating and managing the ceaseless flow of news, social media and questionable facts has become a full-time job.<p>In a deeply divided country, it can be difficult to find consensus about anything other than the fact that we are living in a stressful time. While chaos and upheaval …

Social Media