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Out fur a cause: dogs add bark to Women's March against Donald Trump

Dogs proved themselves women’s best friends in global protests against Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, with “good boys” and “good girls” the world over taking walkies for a cause.<p>Dogged enforcers: the well-trained social media world of Dogspotting<p>Read more<p>“Pups against patriarchy” and …

Donald Trump

New Hedge Fund Relies on an Anonymous Army of Coders to Turn a Profit - MIT Technology Review

The hedge fund Numerai is unusually large in staff compared to its rivals, boasting over 7,500 developers. But what’s most unusual is that those …

People Are Losing It Over This Chinese Pheasant That Looks Just Like Donald Trump

"I'm so worried that the other birds will beat him."

Donald Trump

'Siri, catch market cheats': Wall Street watchdogs turn to A.I. | News Home | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Artificial intelligence programs have beaten chess masters and TV quiz show champions. Next up: stock market cheats.<p>People sit outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during the morning commute in New York City, U.S., September 15, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTSNWHN<p>Two …

Artificial Intelligence

All My Friends

Why the NHL is getting involved in climate-change efforts

I was reading a random article last month about the goings-ons at the historic climate change conference in Paris when my eyes stumbled across what appeared to be a fish-out-of-water participant - the National Hockey League. The piece mentioned that an NHL vice president for corporate social …

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

This Baby And Puppy Born On The Same Day Are Basically Brothers

Their friendship is painfully cute.<p>"Together, they do all the goofy things," Ivens said. "They're never serious together."<p>"There is never too much time spent with a best friend," she said.

Cute Animals

‘I’d Knock You Out Right Now!’: Fox Panel Gets So Heated Host Asks ‘Control Room’ to Cut to Break

A segment on Fox News Channel’s “The Five” became so heated Monday that cameras cut away from the debate as one of the hosts signaled the control room to cut to commercials.<p>The debate began when Geraldo Rivera was accused by co-host Jesse Watters of exploiting the death of Kate Steinle, the San …

Illegal Immigration

The Civil War is Not Just For Americans

Most Americans think of the Civil War as a series of battles that mattered most to the U.S. A new book shows that it also mattered a great deal …

History

Doomed by the South: Why the emerging Democratic majority may never happen

For years we’ve heard that Democrats will rise on a coalition of white liberals and non-whites. Here’s the reality<p>“The Emerging Republican Advantage,” an essay by the journalist and historian John Judis in National Journal, has ignited a national controversy. In part this has to do with the fact …

What a Happy Cell Looks Like

A growing field of research is examining how life satisfaction may affect cellular functioning and DNA.<p>“What is the truest form of human happiness?” Steven Cole asks.<p>It’s a question he’s been considering for most of his career—but Cole is a genomics researcher, not a philosopher. To him, this …

Jack Todd: Montreal media and Canadiens fans need to learn lesson from Jean Béliveau

Sportswriters are hell on sinners. We don’t fare so well with saints. Maybe that’s because we get so little practice.<p>On a daily basis, we have to …

Canadian Hockey

Diminishing campus rape to 'failures of feminism'

You can always count on Heather Mac Donald, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a National Review Online contributor, to come through when you …

The Rolling Stone Saga: Everything That’s Wrong with How We Deal with Campus Rape

The rights of the accused, and the need to hear both sides of a story, are falling by the wayside.<p>No recent article on the issue of campus sexual …

Obama Administration

Just How Common Is Campus Rape?

This is a question on which I am utterly unqualified to offer an opinion. My sex life at college was zero; my sex with women at grad school was not …

Should we always believe the victim? (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Marc J. Randazza is a Las Vegas-based First Amendment attorney and managing partner of the Randazza Legal Group. He is licensed to practice in Arizona, California, Florida, Massachusetts and Nevada. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- …

neo-neocon » Blog Archive » Taking rape allegations seriously

The <i>WaPo</i> has some words on the UVA rape story’s unraveling and the lessons we should take from it:<p>As the doubts and discrepancies are sorted out, here …

UVA, Rolling Stone & "Rape Culture"

Why are women so quick to assume anyone accused of rape is guilty unless they can prove consent, yet as soon as the woman admits it was made up (or …

WaPo: Believe Rape Accusations Even If They’re False

As the shocking allegations of a fraternity party gang rape at the University of Virginia come unraveled, progressives whose cause is to condemn …

Feminists get sick on their own dog food.

Feminists have been lecturing us for years that we need to automatically believe women who accuse men of rape. To carefully investigate these serious …

Using allegations of rape in a grab for power

Nine males were accused of being part of a heinous rape. The alleged injustice fomented a mob mentality. An enraged community wanted to skip any talk of a serious investigation, never mind a trial, and go straight to the punishment.<p>I'm not talking about the now-discredited allegations against …

Title IX

College rape: Campus sexual assault is a serious problem. But the efforts to protect women are infringing on the civil rights of men.

1 An Accusation<p>Drew Sterrett couldn’t know that when his friend slipped into his bottom bunk late one night in March of his freshman year, she was …

‘Why Are Conservatives So Invested in Debunking the Rolling Stone Story?’

I have seen this question doing the rounds for a few days now, and I think it’s worth engaging with before it ossifies into conventional wisdom and …

Critical Thinking