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Trump Is No Longer Bothering to Conceal His Corruption

The President of the United States owns a business with globe-spanning assets and liabilities. Many of his investments involve partnerships with …

Donald Trump

How the GOP Used a Two Santa Clauses Tactic to Con America for Nearly 40 Years

From Alternet<p>- Advertisement -<p><i>This scam has been killing wages and enriching billionaires for decades.</i><p>Two Santa Claus<br>(Image by …

Santa Claus

Trump Puts the Purpose of His Presidency Into Words

The president’s remarks reflect a moral principle that has guided policy while in office, a principle obvious to all but that some refuse to articulate.<p>Francis Amasa Walker had fought to preserve the Union in the Grand Army of the Republic, but by 1896 he saw its doom in the huddled masses coming …

Political Science

These are the best apps for your new Mac of 2017

New Mac? Start here<p>Whether you’re unwrapping your first Mac, or getting an upgrade, you’ll need some apps for your new computer. We’re here to help, with some of our best picks to get you started.<p><i>We've rounded up our favorite and most-used apps and utilities for the technology we use every day.</i> …

Rian Johnson On The Secrets Of Luke, Snoke, And Weird Al In ‘The Last Jedi’

If you have not seen <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> and do not want to read massive spoilers, please stop reading. This is not a test, please stop now.<p>Okay, if you’re still with us, that means you’ve probably seen <i>The Last Jedi</i> and you might have a lot of questions about some of the more shocking moments …

Science Fiction

Alabama court gives last-minute order that could impede recount procedure

Voting rights experts denounced the ruling that gives election officials permission not to preserve electronic ballot records as a blow to transparency<p>Controversy swirled over the mechanics of the Alabama Senate election after the state supreme court intervened at the eleventh hour to give election …

RNC Reverses Course, Backs Roy Moore After Pulling Support

National party changes position following Trump’s endorsement of Alabama Republican<p>The Republican National Committee is reversing course and once …

Billy Bush: Yes, Donald Trump, You Said That

He said it. “Grab ’em by the pussy.”<p>Of course he said it. And we laughed along, without a single doubt that this was hypothetical hot air from America’s highest-rated bloviator. Along with Donald Trump and me, there were seven other guys present on the bus at the time, and every single one of us …

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It's Not an Act

It’s no longer possible to pretend that President Trump is simply playing at bigotry, hypocrisy, and detachment from reality.<p>Over the past 24 hours, President Trump has delivered a concentrated dose of misinformation, self-sabotage, hypocrisy, and bigotry that stands out even by the standards of …

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President Trump Tweets Out ‘Snuff Film’

Donald Trump retweeted a video posted by a far-right street activist that appears to show the murder of a man by an ISIS mob.<p>LONDON—Donald Trump …

Kay Ivey

These are the arguments against net neutrality — and why they’re wrong

The next few months will be full of bitter dissent regarding the FCC’s net neutrality rules, how they should be enforced, and indeed whether they should exist at all.<p>Several primary arguments against the rules as they stand have appeared as talking points or recurring themes; they are worth …

Ajit Pai and the FCC want it to be legal for Comcast to block BitTorrent

This is what happens when you’re honest about killing net neutrality<p>FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released his proposal to kill net neutrality today, and while there’s a lot to be unhappy with, it’s hard not to be taken with the brazenness of his argument.<p>Pai thinks it was a mistake for the FCC to try and …

China Could Sell Trump the Brooklyn Bridge

There is a saying — “When you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there” — and it perfectly sums up the contrast between China’s President Xi Jinping and President Trump.<p>Xi has been brilliant at playing Trump, plying him with flattery and short-term trade concessions and deflecting …

China

Unpatched vulnerability discovered in Subaru key fobs allowing for easy exploits and cloning

A Dutch electronics designer named Tom Wimmenhove has discovered a vulnerability in the key fob system used by several Subaru vehicles. By exploiting …

Wi-Fi security has been breached, say researchers

This is your Wi-Fi on KRACK<p>At about 7AM ET this morning, researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security to let attackers eavesdrop on traffic between computers and wireless access points. The exploit, as first reported by <i>Ars</i> …

Dancing in 80's Movies, Vol. 2

When video editor Robert Jones gave us the video Dancing in the Eighties, he mentioned that he had so many film clips that weren't used, he could …

The Fantasist

In his article this weekend about the Republicans' failure to make good on their central mantra, repealing and replacing Obamacare, <i>The Washington Post’</i>s chief correspondent Dan Balz made exactly the right point: "For seven years, Republicans have lived what turned out to be a fiction."<p>That's true. …

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Trump's Dangerous Incitement of Police Violence

Today the president of the United States openly called on police officers to rough up suspects they were bringing into detention, half-an-hour into a speech in which he described as “animals” gangs of immigrants that were supposedly hunting down and sadistically cutting up “beautiful” young …

Long Island

Watch the first 6 minutes of Baby Driver

Are you one of those people who has read the ecstatic reviews for <i>Baby Driver</i>, and who is aware that it boasts a stellar cast — which includes Kevin …

Construction

Ill-Matched Song Choice in Official 'Murder on the Orient Express' Movie Trailer Spurs Parodies

It’s moviemaking 101: make sure the music used in a film is compatible with the emotion that is being conveyed on screen. Today, the official trailer …

1984 tops Amazon’s charts as Trump continues to lie

George Orwell’s dystopian novel sees a surge in sales as White House officials incite ‘doublethink’<p>Online sales of George Orwell’s novel <i>1984</i> have soared in recent days, as President Donald Trump continues to spread lies and misinformation. The dystopian book, first published in 1949, is now the …

Meet Gregg Phillips, the Granddad Trump Is Citing for His 3M 'Illegal' Voters Claim, Who Hasn't Released Any Proof

That’s the same number Trump himself has used to try and explain away his huge popular vote defeat—but Gregg Phillips said it first, with no public …

Donald Trump

Trump administration tells EPA to cut climate page from website: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website, two agency employees told Reuters, the latest move by the newly minted leadership to erase ex-President Barack Obama’s climate …

Donald Trump

FACT CHECK: White House spokesman gets election facts wrong

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's press secretary on Tuesday mischaracterized the election results and the findings of a study that purported to show significant voting in the past by non-citizens.<p>Statements by Sean Spicer and how they compare with the facts:<p>SPICER: "He won overwhelmingly …

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2 Breitbart Staffers Hired to Join Trump's White House

Trump Finds The Weak Spot In Obama’s Protections For Scientists

<b>UPDATE</b> (Jan. 26, 3:44 p.m.): Bill Hall, deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, emailed us a …