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Maine’s Radical Democratic Experiment

An unpopular governor and a voter uprising are leading to historic political reforms that could reverberate across the country.<p>AUGUSTA—Maine is about to embark on an unprecedented experiment in American democracy, and Paul LePage—the state’s belligerent, foul-mouthed and polarizing governor—is a …

Government

New Tiger Woods book details contentious round of golf with former President Bill Clinton

There are plenty of wild stories in the Tiger book, and this one with the former president qualifies<p>As more details emerge from the new book on Tiger …

Golf

Letters: global capitalism is the left’s problem

Andrew Rawnsley is saddened by the decline of the “centre left” and the rise of the “nationalist right”, but suggests that the terms “left” and “right” may no longer be relevant (“Corbyn’s cross-eyed attitude to wards the Kremlin doesn’t inspire confidence”, Comment, 18 March).<p>I agree that the …

Foreign Policy

The Brexit whistleblower: ‘Did Vote Leave use me? Was I naive?'

When I first met Shahmir Sanni last August, he was nervy, anxious, uncertain. “I’ve just started piecing it together,” he said, in what was our first off-the-record conversation. “All this stuff I didn’t realise at the time.” Stuff that a series of investigations and news articles had forced him to …

Brexit

The right is dumbfounded by March For Our Lives

Reactions ranged from simply ignoring it to labeling the organizers dangerous 'extremists'.<p>It was not a easy day for right-wing TV.<p>The streets of …

Gun Control

The Kris Kobach Voter Fraud Trial Was About Much More Than Kris Kobach

Since the year 2000, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) has found 129 noncitizens who either successfully or attempted to register to vote in his state. That’s virtually nothing compared to the millions of votes cast in Kansas over the last two decades and the 1.8 million voters currently …

Government

The Lessons of a School Shooting—in 1853

How a now-forgotten classroom murder inflamed the national gun argument.<p>This weekend, thousands of people are expected to gather in cities and towns across America for the “March for Our Lives,” a national response to the horrifying school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Will it change policy? …

Guns

Former Cambridge Analytica exec says she wants lies to stop

Brittany Kaiser talks about her time inside the controversial political data firm and why she is speaking out now<p>It was the summer of 2007. Brittany Kaiser was not yet 21, but she was one of a handful of full-time workers in the small digital team for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, uploading …

Cambridge Analytica

Theranos and Zenefits are a feature, not a bug, of Silicon Valley

The Theranos settlement is winding down, but Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcers will be back to Silicon Valley. Regulators follow the money. Today, they’re paying attention to where the risk of fraud is highest and bad actors are likely to be caught. Few places have the mix of …

Silicon Valley

Iran harassed and humiliated the US Navy under Obama — here's why it stopped under Trump

Iran's navy made a point of harassing and humiliating the US Navy in 2016 after then-President Barack Obama had sealed the Iran deal, but since August 2017, the US Navy says things have changed.<p>"It seems like they've absolutely made a conscious decision to give us more space," Navy Cmdr. William …

Military

Photos: Meet The Oregon Women’s Basketball Star Who Keeps Going Viral

An Oregon women’s basketball player has been going viral on social media a lot this month. It’s coming at the embarrassment of her opponents. And …

Basketball

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Nutrition

22 European cities you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

The rise of chaos engineering

How do you build reliable software? It is a question that has been at the top of my mind the past few weeks, as I seem to be increasingly confronted by software that just doesn’t work anymore. Bugs, crashes, errors, data leaks: they are so common in our every day lives that they can seem completely …

Software Development

Jordan Peterson: ‘The pursuit of happiness is a pointless goal’

Life is tragic, says the provocative Jordan Peterson, and we are all capable of turning into monsters. But this hasn’t stopped millions from watching his online lectures. Tim Lott meets him as he publishes 12 Rules for Life<p>It is uncomfortable to be told to get in touch with your inner psychopath, …

Jordan Peterson

27+ Fine Examples Of Creative Photography That Will Inspire You

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photo you are most proud of in the Monthly Pro Vol 37 Photo contest with chances to win Pro …

Lupus

Learn to Reverse Engineer x86_64 Binaries

Opening up things, see how they work, and make them do what you want are just the basic needs of the average hacker. In some cases, a screwdriver and …

Engineering

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness | Inc.com

<i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's mediocrity.<p>Of all the colorful ways to articulate that truth, one of the best is what Elon …

Cold War

On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming

Somebody cut the cake – new documents reveal that American oil writ large was warned of global warming at its 100th birthday party.<p>It was a typical November day in New York City. The year: 1959. Robert Dunlop, 50 years old and photographed later as clean-shaven, hair carefully parted, his earnest …

Climate Change

The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia poor, sick, and stuck on coal

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending into, his trainee miner hard-hat secure.<p>His people had settled the Clintwood and George’s Fork area, along …

The Strangest And Dumbest Things That Happened To Cars In 2017

This past year was terrible, but you already know that. It’s time, now, for some relief. Let us recap some of the strangest and most perplexing …

Sports Cars

Inuit Leaders Say: "Earth Has Shifted". Issuing Immediate Warning To The World

If you’re way too conservative or think you’re too cool to believe in climate change, maybe you’ll believe it coming from these wise old …

Global Warming

This Korean Company You Never Heard Of Has Revolutionized Badge Engineering

As a pack of car dorks, I’m sure you know all about badge engineering. Just in case you took a blow to the head and forgot, here’s a reminder: it’s …

My life in sex: ‘I never dated at school. I feared being ridiculed for the size of my penis’

The man with the small penis<p>I was born with a few disabilities, at a time when surgery wasn’t as good as it is today. Some are obvious (spinal curvature, no functioning bladder), others not so; I had no penis to speak of. At puberty, they gave me something approaching a short (under 2in) but …

Relationships

SALT Reduction Becomes Major Sticking Point In Tax Overhaul. So What Is SALT?

<b>Updated 4:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 29</b><p>For some Republicans, the tax overhaul would taste better with SALT.<p>The House GOP narrowly passed a budget resolution this week, taking an important first step on the path to overhauling the tax code.<p>But 11 GOP lawmakers voted against the measure out of concern the tax …

U.S. Politics

Amazon Has a Book on ‘How to Seduce Women Through Photography’

Famous photographer Terry Richardson was just banned by top fashion magazines this week after years of being accused of sexual harassment by models. …

Lonely? Short of friends? Try looking at it differently

You never see your friends at home alone in their pyjamas, eating pickled onion Monster Munch while watching The X Factor and feeling sorry for themselves<p>Psychologists are regularly berated for spending their workdays reaching blindingly obvious conclusions about the world – an accusation that …

Self-improvement

Debug Like a Champion

As Pareto’s Law says: Software development is 20% of the time developing and 80% debugging.<p>Imagine how powerful you could become if you cut down the …

Crispy-skinned, succulent lacquered roast duck is a magnificent centerpiece for a holiday feast

Ten months ago, a recipe for Chinese lacquered roast chicken from <i>Lucky Peach 101 Easy Asian Recipes</i> changed my life. The chicken is brilliant and …

Cooking

The Most Politically Dangerous Book You’ve Never Heard Of

How one obscure Russian novel launched two of the 20th century’s most destructive ideas.<p>When Alan Greenspan began his political career in 1974, he asked two people to accompany him to his Oval Office swearing-in ceremony as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers: his mother, Rose Goldsmith, …

Literature