Russell Grote

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Grasping Reality with at Least Three Hands

Why oh why can't we have a better press corps?<p>For at least half a generation, liberals--at least liberals that I know--have been hammering on the …

Surprise! The US will borrow $200 billion less than expected this year

The Congressional Budget Office had a surprise for us today: <b>The US deficit is set to shrink by 24% more than expected this year, to 4.0% of GDP or about $642 billion.</b> That’s almost $200 billion less borrowing than the agency predicted in February—quite a change over a period of several months. Even …

The US tech sector’s bare-knuckle immigration lobby loses Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur whose ventures focus on renewable energy, has withdrawn his support from a high-profile political group advocating immigration reform that was recently formed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Reuters reported.<p>Musk won’t say why he’s leaving, but it comes …

65 Books You Need To Read In Your 20s

The books that will move you, inspire you, make you cry, make you think, make you laugh. Even if you read them in high school or college, you'll have a different perspective on them now that you're Out In The World. (Trust me.)<p><i>With extra-special thanks for their suggestions to the BuzzFeed</i> …

No More Fake News!

Did you hear the one about the racist NRA president? You probably did if you've been on Facebook or Twitter in the last forty-eight hours. A widely …

Why “Iron Man” Robert Downey Jr. is on Sina Weibo but not Twitter

<i>Iron Man 3</i> opens today in North America, but it’s been playing in Chinese theaters since the May Day holiday and has already made a killing, bringing in a record-breaking $21.2 million on its first day alone.<p>And it’s not just records: Marvel and its Chinese partner, DMG, are setting new standards …