Zachary Steele

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The Opening Argument in the Trial of Donald J. Trump

For Trump, the motive for the crime was to use any edge he could to win the election, even if it was clearly illegal, and to complete business deals …

An arrest in Moscow leads to a Norwegian espionage mystery

Then the Russians arrested him and accused him of being a spy.<p>That an espionage mystery is unfolding here on the Arctic frontier confounds residents …

Why Lyndon Johnson, a truly awful man, is my political hero

I wish I had a normal hero from history. Maybe Frederick Douglass, or Rosa Parks, or the person who set the video of Richard Spencer getting punched to the tune of Never Gonna Give You Up. But I don’t. I have an irrational fascination with Lyndon B Johnson, the 36th president of the United States. …

Black History

For Trump, this time bankruptcy won't get him out of a mess

<b>(CNN) —</b> "When the going gets tough, the tough get going," the saying goes. But in Donald Trump's case, that expression could be amended to: "When the going gets tough, Trump files for bankruptcy" -- at least with respect to his ventures that hit especially hard times.<p>So, given that history, is …

Donald Trump

50 years ago North Korea seized a US spy ship and humiliated Washington

There’s only one active-duty vessel of the US Navy being held captive by a foreign government. It’s a North Korean tourist attraction.<p>On Jan. 23, 1968, North Korea attacked and seized the USS Pueblo, a barely armed spy ship that had been operating in international waters off its coast. Sent to …

A Tillerson Slip Offers a Peek Into Secret Planning on North Korea

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson let slip last week a few tantalizing details about one of the nation’s most secret military contingency plans: how the United States would try to race inside North Korea to seize its nuclear weapons if it ever saw evidence that Kim Jong-un’s …

North Korea

The Making of an American Nazi

How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped?<p>On December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana, …

Rights & Freedoms

All the real serial killers featured on Netflix's new drama 'Mindhunter'

<b>Warning: Spoilers ahead for the first season of "Mindhunter."</b><p>Netflix's new true-crime centric thriller series "Mindhunter" was inspired by the true story of how the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit began studying psychopaths and serial killers in the late 1970s. While the names of the special agents …

Crime

The Founding Fathers designed impeachment for someone exactly like Donald Trump

Their writings and debates surrounding the creation of the Constitution make clear that the framers feared a certain kind of character coming to power and usurping the republican ideal of their new nation. Having just defeated a tyrant — “Mad” King George III of England — they carefully crafted …

Donald Trump

A Science Educator Busts Myths About Climate Change

Alexandra Moore took action in response to a right-wing think tank<p>Last spring, the Heartland Institute, a right-wing think tank, mailed its …

Cornell University

Here's what could happen if North Korea tried to shoot down a US bomber

The US frequently responds to North Korea's provocative missile and nuclear tests by flying its B-1B Lancer— a long-range, high-altitude, supersonic bomber — near North Korea.<p>Fighter jets from South Korea and Japan often accompany the bomber, and sometimes they drop dummy bombs on a practice range …

North Korea

In 1968, North Korea captured a U.S. war ship and tortured the 82 sailors on board

The USS Pueblo is still being held in Pyongyang<p>By the time White House aides woke President Lyndon B. Johnson in the middle of the night on January …

North Korea

How Fake News Turned a Small Town Upside Down

On a Tuesday morning in June 2016, Nathan Brown, a reporter for The Times-News, the local paper in Twin Falls, Idaho, strolled into the office and cleared off a spot for his coffee cup amid the documents and notebooks piled on his desk. Brown, 32, started his career at a paper in upstate New York, …

Journalism

North Korea’s Kim dynasty is following the example of Joseph Stalin and the British Raj in India

Most of the chaperoned tours to North Korea each year include a walk through some well-tended gardens in Pyongyang, where Korean men in nondescript uniforms tend flower beds and manicure lawns without even briefly acknowledging a rare group of foreigners. As my group walked around, we approached a …

North Korea

Service Dog Vid Angry Woman's Racist Claims are BS I Recorded it and I'm Mixed Race!!!

Claims of racism by <b>Ciara Miller</b> -- the woman seen yelling at restaurant diners about a vet's service dog being allowed inside -- are ridiculous and …

Pets

What would an entirely flood-proof city look like?

The wetter the better. From sponge cities in China to ‘berms with benefits’ in New Jersey and floating container classrooms in the slums of Dhaka, we look at a range of projects that treat storm water as a resource rather than a hazard<p>They call it “pave, pipe, and pump”: the mentality that has …

New Jersey

10 reasons to get off the Strip and head to Downtown Las Vegas

When you think of Las Vegas, you probably think of the Strip with its big-name hotels and hot-ticket shows.<p>But, really, everything that made Vegas, …

San Diego

North Korea’s Kim dynasty is following the example of Joseph Stalin and the British Raj in India

Most of the chaperoned tours to North Korea each year include a walk through some well-tended gardens in Pyongyang, where Korean men in nondescript uniforms tend flower beds and manicure lawns without even briefly acknowledging a rare group of foreigners. As my group walked around, we approached a …

22 Things You Never Knew About 'The Princess Bride'

Inconceivable! It's inconceivable that it's been 30 years since the release of "The Princess Bride," on Sept. 25, 1987.<p>Rob Reiner's beloved and hilarious fairy tale wasn't a huge hit in theaters, but it did make stars out of Cary Elwes and Robin Wright, become a cult favorite, and generate about a …

John Paul II

CNN's Don Lemon Says ESPN Should Apologize to Trump — But There's a Catch

Even CNN host Don Lemon thinks ESPN should apologize to the White House after one of the network’s anchors, Jamele Hill, called President Donald …

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Liberty ships were cheap, ugly, and helped win WWII

<i>With more than 5.4 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or, like</i> …

Harriet Tubman

'He cut your heart out': Trump's anger proves memorable

Touring his recently purchased Plaza Hotel in the late 1980s, Donald Trump noticed an armoire that offended him.<p>Fuming, Trump accused his staff of …

A reminder that Boise State has a very good dog that retrieves kickoff tees like a pro

Boise State football has a dog that’s part of its team, but it’s not the mascot. The dog runs onto the field to retrieve the kickoff tees.<p>This is nothing new. The featured photo above is the Broncos’ dog from 2010, and last year, their dog was featured on ESPN. It’s just something fantastic that …

Pets

North Korea crisis means China must be clear and stern to the US

by Dongxiao Chen<p>The security situation on the Korean peninsula seems to be moving further away from Beijing's preferred objectives. Of most concern …

North Korea

Where Tourism Thrives in Mexico, Bloodshed and Poverty Are Blocks Away

LOS CABOS, Mexico — In recruiting foot soldiers, the drug gang did not have to look hard to find 18-year-old Edwin Alberto López Rojas. He, in fact, had been looking for them.<p>He admired the traffickers’ lifestyle and power. And the money he stood to make promised admission to the ranks of the …

Mexico

Why Is Jared Kushner Still in the White House?

The many connections between Russia and the president’s son-in-law pose a challenge to the Trump administration.<p>For months, the joke about Jared Kushner is that he’s somehow managed to end up at the center of everything: Middle East peace, reimagining government, Iraq, criminal-justice reform, …

Donald Trump

Did the Allies Plot to Assassinate France’s Wartime Leader?

The conspirators behind the assassination of a hated former Vichy prime minister in WWII have never been unmasked. Were they French royalists? The …

World History

We See You, Fake Service Dog Owners

You're ruining it for people who actually need them.<p>I get it: You want to fly with your dog. You want to overrule your landlord's anti-pet policy, and it would be nice to bring your fur-baby into a restaurant with you. I have a dog too, and I certainly don't want her flying in the belly of a plane, …

Pets