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Geopolitics

The GOP’s Racist Rot Began Long Before Trump

The party’s rot didn’t begin with this president, but it’s collapsing beneath him.<p>The Republican Party is in tatters.<p>After spending decades investing …

Trump: When the President Says It, That Means It’s True

The commander in chief embraces a peculiar worldview in which bogus claims are retroactively justified and evidence simply conjured into existence.<p>President Trump remains peculiarly fixated on the cover of <i>Time</i> magazine. He has claimed in the past that he holds the record for most covers, but in an …

Why America’s Version of Capitalism Is Incompatible With Democracy

American democracy is unwell; on this much, President Trump’s detractors can agree.<p>But when they turn to the tasks of identifying our republic’s …

Watch: The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about

“I can’t call these things social networks anymore — I call them behavior modification empires.”<p>This year’s TED conference — this past week in Vancouver — kicked off with a series of talks lamenting the state of society, from sexual harassment to school shootings.<p>The talk from the bunch that seemed …

This is the last VPN you are ever going to need, and it's on sale

There's an age-old adage that goes, "get a VPN or risk getting your Google search history exposed to the entirety of the Internet."<p>Okay, fine, so …

Privacy

11 Games You Didn't Know About (But Should)

We cover a <i>lot</i> of games here on IGN, but amid all the noise it can be difficult for some of the most quietly creative games to be heard.<p>Here are 11 …

Everyone Is Painting GOP Congressman Dana Rohrabacher as Putin’s Puppet

Two of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s opponents are painting him as more loyal to Moscow than California in one of the only districts where a Russia-centric …

These Cloud Storage Programs Are Worthy Alternatives to Dropbox

These cloud storage alternatives offer higher-level security, more storage space, and faster speeds.<p>Since so much of our work and life exists online, …

Use Your Amazon Echo To Play These Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Games

Here's a cool Amazon Alexa skill you may be unaware of: Interactive storytelling. There are a bunch of interactive audio games you can check out now …

All the Things the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Novelization Adds to the Movie

<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> has finally made its way to home release this month, packed with featurettes, commentaries, and deleted scenes that enhance …

UPDATED: Georgia bill that would eliminate Sunday voting and suppress black turnout fails

The proposal would have also shortened voting hours in Atlanta.<p><b>UPDATE</b>: The legislation died in Georgia’s Senate Rules Committee when the full chamber …

How Many Of These Underrated '90s Movies Have You Seen?

If you've seen more than half of these, you were probably born before 1980 — and you were probably on a first name basis with the the popcorn guy at your local arthouse theater.

Get 3TB of Lifetime Cloud Storage for Under $70

Cloud storage storage is one of those things that's really worth investing in because not backing up your data can be a disaster. Fortunately, Degoo …

Why Europe Is Giving Up on Trump’s America

PARIS — On Nov. 9, 2016, when we Europeans woke up to the news of Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, most of us understood that it would have a significant impact on world politics. What we did not realize at the time was how much that event would alter the basic fabric of …

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Jailed Instagram model wants to trade secrets for freedom

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — A Belarusian woman jailed in Thailand for offering sex lessons without a work permit says she has a story to tell involving …

Russia

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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

Voting rights experts denounce ruling that gives election officials permission not to preserve electronic ballot records as 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 …

Roy Moore

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 …

Sexual Harassment

President Trump Tweets Out Anti-Muslim ‘Snuff Film’

Donald Trump retweeted a video posted by a far-right street activist that ‘says Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to …

Want to Know Why Roy Moore Might Win? Blame the Media.

In the wake of the Roy Moore fiasco, a number of “hot takes” have made their rounds in the media. How obviously hypocritical it is, for example, for evangelical leaders to stand behind a man credibly accused of sexually assaulting a minor. The dim-witted tribalism of people like Alabama Governor …

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 …

Net Neutrality

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 …

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