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Sierra Leone just held the world's first blockchain-powered election

On March 7, 2018, blockchain startup Agora oversaw the results of Sierra Leone’s presidential election, marking the first use of the technology in …

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Plans To Discontinue Philosophy Program, Being a University

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has announced plans to eliminate the philosophy major at its school, along with majors in American Studies, …

College & University

4 Tax Breaks That Are Slated to Disappear (So Grab Them Now!)

If you qualify for any of these itemized deductions, you'd better make the most of them while you still can.<p>With Republicans' tax reform plan finally …

Ex-Green Beret Nate Boyer writes open letter to Trump, Kaepernick, NFL and America

<i>Editor's note: More than a year after penning an open letter to Colin Kaepernick, former Army Green Beret and NFL player Nate Boyer writes another</i> …

North Korea Says U.N. Sanctions Are Causing ‘Colossal’ Damages

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said on Friday that American-led international sanctions were causing “colossal” damages in the impoverished country, but added that it would be foolish for Washington to think the sanctions would stop the country’s nuclear weapons programs.<p>North Korean officials …

In Tillerson’s China Stop, Questions on North Korea but Slim Chance of Clarity

BEIJING — Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is scheduled to arrive in Beijing early Saturday for a brief visit, amid confusing signals about President Trump’s position on two questions looming over the confrontation with North Korea: Is America’s long-term goal to overthrow its leader, Kim …

Concerns mount as key date in North Korea approaches

Japan and South Korea are concerned that North Korea could carry out another nuclear test on Oct. 10, when it celebrates the founding of the ruling Workers' Party.<p>Japan’s Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera warned Friday that the date coincides with the start of his country’s election campaigns, …

South Korea

Kim Jong Un Declares Korean War Is Back On

By saying it had the right to shoot down American planes in international airspace, North Korea abrogated the Korean War armistice.<p>The Korean War is …

Chilling graphic shows spread of radioactive cloud if North Korea detonates nuclear bomb over Pacific

A chilling new graphic has revealed the devastating reach of an “atmospheric burst” that could be released from a hypothetical nuclear explosion over the Pacific Ocean.<p>The simulation of a “radio-isotope cloud” spreading for two weeks across the ocean towards Asia and the US was released on the …

North Korea

The American Military Uncontained

Out everywhere and winning nowhere.<p>Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com<p>When it comes to the “world’s greatest military,” the news has been shocking. Two fast U.S. Navy ships colliding with slow-moving commercial vessels with tragic loss of life. An Air Force that has been in the air continuously for …

Unlearning the myth of American innocence

When she was 30, Suzy Hansen left the US for Istanbul – and began to realise that Americans will never understand their own country until they see it as the rest of the world does<p>My mother recently found piles of my notebooks from when I was a small child that were filled with plans for my future. …

Humanism

Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? By Nikil Saval<p>The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange …

World Economic Forum

‘The Birth of a Nation’ Is an Epic Fail

A firestorm of controversy has swirled around Nate Parker and his film <i>The Birth of a Nation</i> in the two months since several media outlets revealed …

Experts are casting doubt on Ted Cruz's strategy of 'carpet bombing' ISIS 'into oblivion'

But experts have cast doubt on this approach, saying it likely wouldn't prove effective.<p>"You have to be deliberately ignorant of the nature of ISIS … [and] of the limits of air power to advocate carpet bombing," Christopher Harmer, a former US Navy officer and currently a senior naval analyst at …

Ted Cruz

George W. Bush vs. Al Gore, 15 years later: We really did inaugurate the wrong guy

<b>President-elect George W. Bush meets with Vice President Al Gore at Gore's official residence in Washington, Dec. 19, 2000. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>On the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that installed W., a look back at all the mistakes along the way<p>Edward Foley<p>December 19, 2015 1:00pm …

5 Horrible Things Congress Just Snuck Into Law

Congress has officially approved the latest omnibus budget deal, which now heads to President Obama's desk. The bill is essentially guaranteed to be signed into law, because anything less means the government would shut down. Again.<p>In what's become something of a sick annual tradition, members of …

Financial Services

Slavoj Žižek on Obama, Bernie, sex and democracy: “That’s the reality of global capitalism. Everyone is violating the rules”

<b>(Verso/Borut Peterlin)</b><p>Salon exclusive q-and-a: “When voters really do have a choice, it’s usually perceived as a crisis of democracy”<p>Michael Schulson<p>October 11, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>As academic disciplines become more specialized, the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek flirts with the line between …

If You Don’t Think Americans Have Lost Our Freedoms, READ THIS

<i>Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com</i>The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave The Land of the Fleeced and the Home of the SlaveThis …

Gun Control

Why it took us so long to match Apple on privacy – a Google exec explains

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>Cyanogen OS’s App ops control panel allows users to set access to user data on an app-by-app basis.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/8/1433777050229/0052764d-8472-48df-8709-8383e13644fa-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Samuel …

How to install Tomcat 8 on Ubuntu

<b>Apache Tomcat</b> is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. The Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages …

The Power Box Pedal Generator Fits In Your Backpack

It’s one of the little annoyances of camping; you don’t have any handy outlets to charge things with. You can bring a massive battery, but those only …

Elton McDonald and the incredible story behind the Toronto tunnel

Why Elton McDonald built the Toronto tunnel that captivated the world<p>The digger Elton McDonald grew up on what’s probably the toughest street in …

War is the new normal: 7 reasons America can’t escape conflict

No sooner do we withdraw from one Middle Eastern country than we reengage another. It’s a cycle we refuse to break<p>William Astore<p>February 3, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>It was launched immediately after the 9/11 attacks, when I was still in the military, and almost …

We're About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It

Net neutrality is a dead man walking. The execution date isn’t set, but it could be days, or months (at best). And since net neutrality is the …

Russell Brand on revolution: “We no longer have the luxury of tradition”

But before we change the world, we need to change the way we think.<p>When I was asked to edit an issue of the <i>New Statesman</i> I said yes because it was a …

Porn is about fantasy sex - and the truth is that some women have rape fantasies. But this is very different from the real thing

A teacher recently told me about a brilliant game she had invented to play with her students during PSHE lessons addressing the thorny and …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>KAPSARC is a massive program of interlocking hexagons.<p>Studio Gang designs for sun across the United States.<p>…

Architecture