Christopher John Hayes

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The worst deal-maker ever

By Jennifer Rubin<p>Opinion writer<p>President Trump assaults democratic norms, lowers the level of political discourse, spreads prejudicial animosity and undermines objective truth. All of those are long-term challenges for the country, requiring an exhausting battle to hold back the tide of …

Trump has put America in the worst of all possible worlds

In retrospect, the era of American hegemony — the moment of the “sole superpower,” when the United States was the “essential” country — was remarkably brief. It began in 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, probably peaked just before 9/11, and for the past decade — under Presidents George …

Geopolitics

A broken idea of sex is flourishing. Blame capitalism | Rebecca Solnit

In this world, women are marketed as toys and trophies. Are we surprised when some men take things literally?<p>Since the Toronto bloodbath, a lot of pundits have belatedly awoken to the existence of the “incel” (short for involuntary celibate) online subculture and much has been said about it. Too …

Feminism

Revolutionary new blood test can instantly identify chronic pain

A world-first blood test that can objectively identify chronic pain has been developed by a team of Australian researchers. The test can reportedly …

A Really Good Chana Masala

There are a lot of chana masala recipes out there that are perfectly good, but this is the chana masala you should make tonight. It's what I want …

The US government should cede territory back to Native Americans | Timothy Snyder

Historically, immigrants were given special rights to take Native land. If Trump says we are no longer a nation of immigrants, that has consequences<p>Does the federal government mean to cede the territory of the United States back to the Native Americans?<p>Related: Why a US government agency deleted …

Native Americans

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Social Media

I downloaded 14 years of my Facebook data and here's what happened

Facebook has an impeccable memory. After downloading my stored data on the site — I've been a member since 2004 — I was presented with an enormous …

My advice after a year without tech: rewild yourself | Mark Boyle

We can’t all go and live in the woods, of course. But if we resist debt, resist gadgets, and reconnect with nature, the world might just change<p>Having once been an early adopter of tech, I was an unlikely early rejector. But it has now been over a year since I have phoned my family or friends, …

Sky-high prices of everything make US healthcare the world's most expensive

America spends twice as much on health as 10 other rich countries, due to the high cost of everything from prescriptions to doctors<p>The United States spends twice as much on healthcare as 10 other high-income nations, driven by the high price of everything from prescription drugs to doctors’ …

Health Care

It's Not Illegal Immigration That Worries Republicans Anymore

The Trump-era GOP cares more about the national origin and race of immigrants than the methods they used to enter the United States.<p>A few weeks ago, the contours of an immigration compromise looked clear: Republicans would let the “Dreamers” stay. Democrats would let Trump build his wall. Both …

Immigration

The U.S. government is set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year

The National Debt Clock in New York City is shown last November. The total is about $100 billion higher now. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters). It was …

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

Legal Weed Isn’t The Boon Small Businesses Thought It Would Be

As California opens its market Jan. 1, Washington state’s experience serves as a warning.<p>The business of selling legal weed is big and getting …

Do we really want Mark Zuckerberg to run the world? | John Harris

The Facebook chief executive doesn’t need to become US president. He is already way too powerful for that<p>The question is almost a year old, and not currently being asked in quite the feverish way it was over the summer. But let’s try it again: could Mark Zuckerberg run for US president? The …

Ban on killer robots urgently needed, say scientists

The movie portrays a brutal future. A military firm unveils a tiny drone that hunts and kills with ruthless efficiency. But when the technology falls …

This Is the Favorite College Major of Psychopaths, According to Science

Not all majors are of equal interest to those with dark personalities.<p>Researchers have long known that psychopaths aren't evenly distributed throughout the population. Yes, you're likely to meet lots of card-carrying psychos in prison, but some legitimate professions have way more than their fair …

Psychology

It’s time to stop trusting Google search already

Last weekend, in the hours after a deadly Texas church shooting, Google search promoted false reports about the suspect, suggesting that he was a …

Your New Favorite Chicken Recipe

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. There are whole swaths of New York City in which Peruvian chicken is as important a …

Recipes

Insectageddon: farming is more catastrophic than climate breakdown | George Monbiot

The shocking collapse of insect populations hints at a global ecological meltdown<p>Which of these would you name as the world’s most pressing environmental issue? Climate breakdown, air pollution, water loss, plastic waste or urban expansion? My answer is none of the above. Almost incredibly, I …

Climate

Are the Health Plans Trump Promoted Any Good?

What if there was a way to get much cheaper health insurance, anytime you want, without paying the Obamacare penalty? The executive order President …

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming<p>In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.<p>Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s …

Social Media
Social Media

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

This is how your world could end

Many of us share some dim apprehension that the world is flying out of control, that the centre cannot hold. Raging wildfires, once-in-1,000-years …

Why Culture Doesn't Just Beat Strategy, It Must Be the Strategy

A strong culture that aligns with a specific vision and strategy is a winning combination. Here's why.<p>Culture - and its application to strategy and results - is now a core focus of great organizations that "get it." Volumes of research from global consulting firms coupled with my own experiences as …

A Second Look at the Steele Dossier

[Editor’s Note: In this special Just Security article, highly respected former member of the CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service, John Sipher examines …

Russia

Sharp differences over labor surface at NAFTA talks in Mexico

By Dave Graham and Sharay Angulo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tensions over sharp differences in pay between Mexican workers and their Canadian and U.S. …

Maryland’s medical marijuana is finally growing

By Fenit Nirappil<p>, Reporter<p>Aaron Gregg<p>, Reporter<p>At long last, Maryland's first legal marijuana crop is growing.<p>With 19 companies cleared to grow, process and sell the plant, the seeds of the medical marijuana program have literally been planted, four years after the state legalized cannabis for …

Cannabis

The startup burning $1 million a month in hopes of selling $1 billion of pot a year

<b>Video by CNBC</b><p>Cannabis delivery startup Eaze Solutions Inc. has a lofty goal: By fiscal year 2020, it expects to ship the rough equivalent of a …