T.J. Cordes

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On Jan. 1, California is basically becoming a different state

Protection for undocumented immigrants, tougher gun laws, recreational marijuana: California will welcome 2018 by turning into the US equivalent of a Scandinavian country. Hundreds of new laws of markedly progressive inspiration will go into effect in the Golden State come the new year, affecting …

Immigration

What you should do if there's a nuclear attack including where to hide and top tips to survive

Fears of a devastating nuclear war between America and North Korea have been raised in recent weeks as Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un trade verbal …

Why Trump should be taking a victory lap on North Korea

President Trump should be taking a victory lap. In recent days, Kim Jung Un has backed away from his earlier threat to bomb Guam, according to Pyongyang's state-run media.<p>At the same time, China has (finally) leveled extremely damaging sanctions against North Korea, banning imports of coal, iron …

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Tim Berners-Lee: I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it

Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the worldwide web. I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, access opportunities, and collaborate across geographic and cultural boundaries. In many ways, the web has lived up …

Privacy

Trump and Mussolini: The same, only different? Eleven key lessons from historical fascism

Italian fascism provides a better model for our moment than Nazi Germany — and the comparison is not encouraging<p>Fascism is a religion. The 20th century will be known in history as the century of fascism.<br>— Benito Mussolini<p>I’d like to draw some comparisons and contrasts between our present situation …

Constitutional collapse: Why we could be on the verge of a democratic apocalypse

If Republicans gain full control, they have the power to amend the Constitution into their own authoritarian image<p>As Donald Trump vilifies the press, the courts, immigrants, Muslims, Democrats, protesters and anyone who disagrees with him, it isn't hard to imagine a modern-day Mussolini — or worse. …

Time is running out on American democracy, historian says

We may have a year or less, and it has happened to countries like us before, says a Yale professor<p>Timothy Snyder, a Yale scholar and an authority on European political history, has spent decades studying the rise of fascist movements. With the ascension of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, …

Germany gives up on President Trump: Angela Merkel’s advisers don’t believe he’ll act “presidential”

Germany’s chief executive doesn’t have high hopes for her American counterpart<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel's advisers have apparently given up on the notion that she should expect statesmanlike behavior from President Donald Trump.<p>German officials' ongoing concerns about the Trump administration …

Trump says he'll defer to Mattis and Pompeo on waterboarding

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that waterboarding works, although he suggested he would defer to his Cabinet secretaries on whether to deploy the controversial interrogation technique.<p>“Do I feel it works? Absolutely, I feel it works,” Trump told ABC News’ David Muir in an excerpt of an …

Donald Trump

Trump orders building of Mexico border wall, targets U.S. 'sanctuary' cities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall and punishment for cities shielding illegal immigrants while mulling restoring a CIA secret detention program as he launched broad but divisive plans to reshape U.S. immigration and …

Immigration

Darkest before the dawn: How to prepare for President Trump

A 10-point plan for activists, politicians, the press and everyday citizens<p>Many Americans would not be surprised if on Jan. 20 Vladimir Putin administers the oath of office to Donald Trump, the Ku Klux Klan youth choir regales the inaugural crowd with a stirring rendition of “Dixie,” the Chamber of …

Ben Carson Warns That Bible Makes No Mention of Housing or Urban Development

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In his first public statement since Donald Trump chose him to be the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson said on Monday that the Bible “makes absolutely no mention of housing or urban development.”<p>Carson said that, when Trump initially asked him …

The Victory of ‘No’

The GOP’s unprecedented anti-Obama obstructionism was a remarkable success. And then it handed the party to Donald Trump.<p>On January 29, 2009, the whittled-down and beaten-up Republican minority in the House of Representatives gathered for a strange celebration of defeat.<p>The Democrats had just …

Tea Party

Trevor Noah didn't "destroy" Tomi Lahren on The Daily Show. What he did was much better.

Noah took his own tactical advice on how to negotiate with Trump to interview Lahren — and it worked.<p><i>Every Sunday, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives</i> <i>here</i><i>. The episode of the week for November 27 through</i> …

Landmark Study Shows Half of Cancer Patients are Killed by Chemo -- NOT Cancer

No matter how much doctors push the treatment, chemotherapy might not be the best option in the fight against cancer, as a new study shows up to 50 …

Cancer

Donald Trump outscores Hitler on psychopathic traits test, claims University of Oxford researcher

Donald Trump outscores Adolf Hitler on a test used to determine psychopathic traits, while Hillary Clinton ranks between Napoleon and Nero, a researcher at Oxford University has found.<p>Psychologist Dr Kevin Dutton ranked the psychopathic traits of the US presidential hopefuls and historical figures …

The fatwa hotline: 'We have heard everything'

Can men and women work together? (Yes) Should I fast during Ramadan if I have my period? (No) These are just some of the dilemmas answered by women running a Muslim helpline in Abu Dhabi<p>Sheikha Naeema lifts her glass to take a sip of water, but the large grey telephone on her desk blinks again, red …

Religion

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore: An Appreciation

No other late-night comedian but Larry Wilmore could have called President Obama “my nigga” and meant it. The affection, daring, solidarity, and …

Here's what the world thinks of America

Generations in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America have grown up under the influence of the superpower U.S. and have felt awe and envy.<p>America permeated their lives — through comics and Coke, through Hollywood and Neil Armstrong, and via the internet, iPhone and Facebook.<p>It has been seen as the …

How one concession worker at the DNC saw President Obama’s convention speech

PHILADELPHIA — Niyah Harris knows the Democratic National Convention isn't for her. Not really, anyway.<p>Harris, 24, is a concession worker at the Wells Fargo Arena. She's been on her feet almost continuously since 4 pm, and she's exhausted. The last few nights, her main responsibilities have been to …

How Putin Weaponized Wikileaks to Influence the Election of an American President

<b>Close your eyes and imagine that a</b> hacking group backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin broke into the email system of a major U.S. political …

No, Donald, It's Not A 'World War'

Actually, the Nice horror was the demented suicide of a mentally impaired wretch who recently got fired, divorced and arrested for road rage, not a planned jihadi terrorist attack.<p>Beyond that, the real jihadi threat is rooted in blowback, and combatting it is a domestic police function. So enough …

Donald Trump's Running Mate Has Some Truly Strange Views on Modern Science

While Donald Trump’s conservative pedigree may still be in doubt, his choice for running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, is a well-established …

The Bernie Bros Guide to Voting for Hillary

For the Sanders revolution to survive, his fans have to accept that they weren't robbed—they just didn't have the numbers they needed to win.<p>After every prolonged and pointless online battle, I knew I wasn't handling things well. I would promise to just let it go the next time someone called …

Middle-class

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I …

By letting camera roll, film gives rare view of North Korea

NEW YORK (AP) — The conditions placed on director Vitaly Mansky for shooting a film in North Korea were severe.<p>For what was ostensibly to be a "documentary," North Korea would supply the script. The state would choose the subjects, too, as well as the location of all scenes. He would be accompanied …

Fix It in Production: A 1st A.D. Tells You What Mistakes to Avoid when Shooting an Independent Film

Hannah Chapman, DP Aravind Ragupathi and 1st AD Jim McQuaid on set of <i>Memory of a Kiss</i><p>by Jim McQuaid<br>in Filmmaking, Production<br>on Jul 11, 2016<p>I’ve been …

Filmmaking

Why Steven Spielberg is Right About Superhero Movies Being the New Western

Last year, Steven Spielberg doubled down on a long held theory among cinephiles and film lovers: superhero movies are the modern Western, and like …

10 Internet Hacks Every Student Should Know

If you are a student and want some cool hacks and tricks, you came to the right place. Today we collect best apps, hacks and websites that will …