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Trump's Syria Strike Was Unconstitutional and Unwise

The military intervention solved nothing, while bypassing Congress, betraying the president’s non-interventionist supporters, and highlighting his hypocrisy.<p>Early the morning of August 21, 2013, six densely populated neighborhoods in Syria “were jolted awake by a series of explosions, followed by …

This Composer Analyzed 84,000 Words Spoken by Trump to Create an Acid House Track

Listen for yourself.<p>It's been less than a month since Donald Trump was inaugurated as the President of the United States, but that hasn't stopped protestors, journalists and artists from analyzing his words and actions.<p>Alexis Kirke, a British composer and filmmaker dubbed the "Philip K. Dick of …

Earth has a brand-new continent called Zealandia, and it's been hiding in plain sight for ages

Kids are frequently taught that seven continents exist: Africa, Asia, Antarctica, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.<p>Geologists, who look at the rocks (and tend to ignore the humans), group Europe and Asia into a supercontinent — Eurasia— making for a total of six geologic …

The little-noticed bombshell in Trump's immigration order

The travel ban got all the headlines, but experts are realizing another provision could clamp down on normal tourism and even diplomats.<p>When President Donald Trump issued his executive order on immigration last week, it was the travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries that dominated …

Immigration

Obama's legacy: the promises, shortcomings and fights to come

A verdict on the president’s major achievements across eight pivotal years in the White House, from a panel of Guardian US writers<p>In Chicago’s Grant Park, after winning the presidential election on 4 November 2008, Barack Obama looked out at the faces of some of the estimated 240,000 people who had …

In an instant messaging world, a delayed response is anxiety inducing

LONDON — "Step away from the phone," I said to myself as my eyes bore down at my iMessages. I felt heavy with the burden of anticipation; my heart …

500 years on, are we living in Thomas More’s Utopia?

IT WAS meant as a joke, of sorts. Even the title of Thomas More’s “Utopia”, which was published 500 years ago this month, was composed with the …

Utopia

Climate deniers, conspiracists and one-percenters: Trump's cabinet of characters

The president-elect plans to surround himself with enemies of the environment, billions of dollars in net worth and people who are against their own agencies<p>Related: Trump's cabinet picks: here are all of the appointments so far<p>Barack Obama’s original cabinet was chockablock with historic firsts. …

Obama administration announces measures to punish Russia for 2016 election interference

The Obama administration announced sweeping new measures against Russia on Thursday in retaliation for what U.S. officials have characterized as interference in this fall’s presidential election, ordering the expulsion of Russian “intelligence operatives” and slapping new sanctions on state …

The Soviet Union collapsed overnight. Don’t assume western democracy will last for ever | Paul Mason

The liberal order could fall apart just as suddenly as the USSR. If we want it to survive, we have to learn from what happened in Russia<p>Below the medieval citadel in Kazan, two vast frozen rivers turn the landscape white. On a Saturday afternoon there are a few hardy locals shuffling through the …

How did everyone get it so wrong?

Polls and predictive models failed to predict Trump’s strength.<p>Everybody was wrong. Again.<p>When Election Day dawned, almost all the pollsters, analytics nerds and political insiders in the country had Hillary Clinton waltzing into the White House.<p>By the time polls had closed nationwide on Tuesday …

US elections 2016 live results: track who is winning, county by county

Guardian US interactive team, Rich Harris, Kenan Davis, Nadja Popovich, Aliza Aufrichtig , Jan Diehm and Sam Morris

The FBI Wants to Make America Great Again

It sure seems like the bureau is trying to send a message about next week’s election<p>Maybe it’s just me, but I think the FBI is trying to send a message about next week’s election.<p>It’s not just that FBI Director James Comey informed Congress that there may be things on Anthony Weiner’s computer …

'The FBI is Trumpland': anti-Clinton atmosphere spurred leaking, sources say

Highly unfavorable view of Hillary Clinton intensified after James Comey’s decision not to recommend an indictment over her use of a private email server<p>Deep antipathy to Hillary Clinton exists within the FBI, multiple bureau sources have told the Guardian, spurring a rapid series of leaks damaging …