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Ex-Trump aide Bannon promoted 'culture war': Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former aide Steve Bannon sought to use personal information collected online to promote "a culture war," a whistleblower on now-defunct political data firm Cambridge Analytica told U.S. senators on Wednesday.<p>Bannon, a former Cambridge Analytica …

Donald Trump

Why Are Bridges Green? The Story Starts In Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Drive across Oregon and it’s hard not to notice that many of the state’s steel bridges - from the foggy coast to high desert - …

Oregon

Portland tinnitus therapy maker performs well in study, scores distribution deal - Portland Business Journal

By Elizabeth Hayes <br>– Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal<p>May 7, 2018, 1:58pm PDT<p>Portland-based Otoharmonics has completed a peer-reviewed, …

Peer-Reviewed

Frank Zappa Warns How Censorship Will Lead to an Encroaching Fascist Theocracy on ‘Crossfire’ in 1986

On an incredibly prescient 1986 episode of <i>Crossfire</i>, the late, great Frank Zappa sat down with hosts Robert Novack (on the left) and Tom Braden (on …

I Asked Some Professional DJs What Turntables to Buy for My Living Room

Don’t buy a record player.<p>There’s one universal tip every DJ will tell you when you ask about what to look for when buying your first record player: …

This is the last VPN you are ever going to need, and it's on sale

There's an age-old adage that goes, "get a VPN or risk getting your Google search history exposed to the entirety of the Internet."<p>Okay, fine, so …

China, Oregon's largest export market, threatens retaliation for proposed tech tariffs

An international trade conflict impacting Oregon's economy heated up Tuesday.<p>China's commerce ministry said it "strongly condemns and firmly opposes" …

Trump's smearing of Jill McCabe is an outrage we can't ignore

<b>(CNN) —</b> We know the President isn't exactly a policy wonk, and that he plays fast and loose with the facts in favor of broad strokes intended to froth up his most loyal supporters. But he's also shown that he plays fast and loose with peoples' lives and livelihoods, and doesn't care who he ruins in …

Donald Trump

Dozens of local TV news anchors were forced to recite a speech about 'false news' controlling 'exactly what people think'

It also echoes one of President Trump's favorite issues: The idea that the news is <i>always</i> biased. "Some media outlets publish these same fake stories … stories that just aren't true, without checking facts first," Deadspin reported:<p>"The script, which parrots Donald Trump's oft-declarations of …

80+ Of The Most WTF Stock Photos That We Can’t Believe Are Being Sold By Image Companies

Stock photos are made to be sold but it's impossible to think anyone would buy these. <b>Bored Panda</b> has collected some of the strangest and funniest …

All the Things You're Doing Wrong When You Travel, According to Anthony Bourdain

The globe-trotting TV host shares his advice for all types of budgets.<p>Anthony Bourdain thinks traveling to Paris just to stand atop the Eiffel Tower …

Portland's 'Poop to Power' reaches first milestone

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Not quite a year after Commissioner Nick Fish said, "We have figured out a way to take poop and turn it into power," he and …

Want to see gun control enacted? Support a movement to arm all black Americans

The only greater certainty than another mass shooting in this country is the likelihood that it will be met with inaction. Since the 2012 massacre of …

How I let drinking take over my life

I had my last drink five years ago, in the early hours of the morning on 1 January 2013. I think it might have been around 2am. I wouldn’t have described myself as drunk. I would have said I’d had a few drinks. But I was drunk. If I had tried to drive, or write, or give a talk in public, I’d have …

Alcohol

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the …

Parenting

Not excited about the eclipse yet? Check out this footage of a 1979 eclipse and try not to be awestruck

It is an irrefutable fact that solar eclipses are amazing.<p>And you don't have to do that much digging for proof. <i>Gizmodo</i>'s Matt Novak shared this tweet …

Why the GOP sides with the Klan and the Nazis

If you can’t win on issues, you win on racism.<p>Why is it that the president and the vast majority of Republican elected officials are refusing to refer to the white Christian neo-nazis who committed mayhem and murder and, yes, terrorism, as exactly what they are? Why the false equivalence suggesting …

Rights & Freedoms

An Australian Pundit’s Blistering Analysis Of Trump’s G20 Performance Is Getting Attention In The U.S.

For those looking for a unapologetic criticism of Donald Trump’s presence at the G20, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s political editor was eager to oblige. Chris Uhlmann offered what is being described as a savage critique of Trump’s presidency and his actions at the conference, calling …

Portland, Ore., Becomes First Major U.S. City to End All New Investment in Corporations

To avoid doing business with socially irresponsible corporations, the city is willing to lose investment income—about $4.5 million a year.

Activism

The horrors of communist China under Mao Zedong that most Westerners don't know about

How many died as a result of persecutions and the policies of Mao? Perhaps you care to guess? Many people over the years have attempted to guess. But they have always underestimated.<p>As more data rolled in during the 1980s and 1990s, and specialists have devoted themselves to investigations and …

Stephen King on Donald Trump: ‘How do such men rise? First as a joke’

I started thinking Donald Trump might win the presidency in September of 2016. By the end of October, I was almost sure. Thus, when the election night upset happened, I was dismayed, but not particularly surprised. I didn’t even think it was much of an upset, in spite of the Huffington Post …

Donald Trump

27 Products That Make Thin Hair Look Super Thick

<b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b><p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Donald Trump is the white boomers’ last gasp — believe it or not, the future looks brighter

The embattled GOP nominee represents the last stand for an entire generation of conservative white men — RIP!<p>The presidential election of 2016 has not involved a public policy debate as much as it has chronicled the ongoing struggle of Donald Trump to resemble a sentient and literate human being. …

We took a real résumé from a mid-level employee and turned it into something fantastic

As a mid-level event manager at one of the top social media companies in the world, Heather (not her real name) says it's her job to flawlessly execute meetings so the company's clients feel important and appreciated.<p>Though she loves her job and where she works, she's targeting a promotion within …

Employment

Gorgeous photos capture air traffic in a way you've never seen before

When you hear the phrase "air traffic photos," what comes to mind? Most likely some dull graphics documenting airplane patterns. (Is that actually …

9 indie tabletop games that will make game night fun again

If you haven’t played a board game in a while, you’re probably thinking “Board games? Like <i>Monopoly</i>?” That’s a classic for sure, but the indie board …

Meet The Woman Who's Been Pearl Jam's Sound Engineer For 24 Years

Lots of people have jobs where they make their boss lookgood. But for over two decades, Karrie Keyes has been making sure her bosses <i>sound</i> good. Keyes is a sound engineer, and her bosses just happen to be Pearl Jam.<p>"Half our fans, they know who I am because they see me come out on stage," Keyes …

Pearl Jam

Bar Guide 2015: When the Magic's Gone

<b>Devils Point</b><p><i>5305 SE Foster Road, 774-4513, devilspoint.net. 11 am-2:30 am daily.</i><p>Even people who "don't go to strip clubs" go to Devils Point. Why? …

17 Essential Pizzerias Around Portland, Mapped

Is there anything more universally beloved than pizza? The subject of many dating app profiles and heated Twitter arguments, the combination of melted cheese, crispy crust, and sun-sweetened tomato sauce is time-honored and beloved, with endless variations available. From greasy, floppy slices to …

Oregon

Drive the northern Oregon coast: Haystack rocks, giant dunes and fresh seafood

One round-trip ticket to Portland. One rental car, pointed west. And one tank of gas.<p>Start with these elements, then stretch them across four days and three nights in the shape of a 270-mile triangle.<p>The result? A road trip to the northern Oregon coast, as far south as Pacific City, as far north as …

Oregon