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This Isn’t What the Tea Party Fought For

In November 2010, I took a bus from my home in Philadelphia to the National Mall in Washington. The night before the trip, I stood in my kitchen and wrote in large letters on cardboard: “The People’s Work Starts Now!”<p>When the bus reached the mall and we stepped out into the bitter wind, I looked at …

Tea Party

Looking at Indians, white Americans see themselves

IN EARLY 1924 the blue-bloods of Virginia found themselves with a problem. To criminalise interracial marriage, the state had drafted a law that …

Cleveland Indians

Butter-Basted Rib Eye Steaks

Season the rib eye steaks all over with salt and freshly ground pepper. Let the meat stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.<p>In a large cast-iron …

How to backup and wipe your old iPhone or iPad before selling it or passing it on

While those who receive iPhones and iPads this holiday season may be quick to set up their shiny new device, not everyone puts as much thought into …

iOS

Top 50 Apple Pay Cash FAQs and Answers

On Monday Apple released iOS 11.2 which included a fix for crashing iOS devices, numerous smaller bug fixes and improvements, enabled fast wireless …

The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try. It’s a small, internet-connected video camera, the kind you might use for security or to keep tabs on your dog or your baby.<p>On the surface, the camera doesn’t sound special. Like home internet cameras …

eCommerce

The Men Who Cost Clinton the Election

Matt Lauer, like Charlie Rose and Mark Halperin before him, is a journalist out of a job after his employer fired him for sexually harassing female colleagues. It’s good news that real penalties are now leveled on men who harass — after centuries of the costs mostly befalling the women who endure …

Feminism
Retirement
Jon Tester

The perks of being a member of Congress

Members of Congress are granted policies, benefits, and perks that grant them privileges denied in most other workplaces. In yesterday's lead item in …

Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner face new allegations of sexual misconduct

Russell Simmonsand Brett Ratner face new allegations of sexual misconduct<p>Keri Claussen Khalighi was a 17-year-old fashion model from a farm town in Nebraska when she met Brett Ratner and Russell Simmons at a casting call.<p>Ratner was an up-and-coming music video director and a protege of Simmons, the …

Brett Ratner

How a German Newspaper Became the Go-To Place for Leaks Like the Paradise Papers

Earlier this week, Bastian Obermayer, a reporter for the German newspaper <i>Süddeutsche Zeitung</i>, showed me into his “war room,” on the twenty-fourth floor of the paper’s office tower, in Munich. As I entered, he instructed me that I was not allowed to take any photographs. In the center of the room …

The Paradise Papers are a wake-up call: now Congress must act on tax havens

Jobs and earnings should come back onshore – and the likes of Vladimir Putin and other oligarchs prevented from stashing money in US shell corporations<p>Sheldon Whitehouse is a member of the Democratic party and represents Rhode Island in the US Senate<p>Appleby Global Group Services Limited is a very …

Paradise Papers leak reveals secrets of the world elite's hidden wealth

Files from offshore law firm show financial dealings of the Queen, big multinationals and members of Donald Trump’s cabinet<p>The world’s biggest businesses, heads of state and global figures in politics, entertainment and sport who have sheltered their wealth in secretive tax havens are being …

Corruption

Apple just released its own version of Venmo—and it’s built into iMessage

Watch out Venmo, another tech giant is coming for you.<p>Apple finally released a public beta for the peer-to-peer payment service it announced at the …

Remote Workers Are Outperforming Office Workers--Here's Why

Research shows that office workers cannot concentrate at their desks.<p>Have you seen any of these gimmicky office designs? Candy dispensers in conference rooms. Hammocks and indoor treehouses. Tech companies tend to be the worst offenders with the startup favorites: beer taps and table tennis.<p>Maybe …

The Workplace

How to brew better coffee at home (and save money) in 5 easy steps

For the sake of argument, let’s say you spend $2 every morning for a small — or to use the company’s Orwellian Doublespeak, a “tall” — cup of coffee at Starbucks. Without blinking an eye, you’ve spent $60 a month on your caffeine fix.<p>And that doesn’t even take into account the travel costs, the …

Coffee

Why Didn’t Anyone Listen to Corey Feldman’s Warnings About Pedophilia in Hollywood?

For years, the former child actor’s allegations have fallen on deaf ears.<p>Former child star Corey Feldman is crowdsourcing $10 million for a film that …

Microsoft just won a big battle over the DOJ's "gag order" about customer data

Last week saw another win for tech companies doing battle against the United States government.<p>The Department of Justice issued new guidelines last …

$300M Puerto Rico Recovery Contract Awarded to Tiny Utility Company Linked to Major Trump Donor

A tiny utility company linked to a prominent Trump campaign donor has been awarded the massive contract to help rebuild the crippled island.<p>Puerto …

Caribbean

5 Unique Things Good Leaders Do Daily (But Mere Managers Fear)

These habits lead to loyal workers who, in turn, work harder to get results.<p>One of the biggest mistakes managers make that leads to turnover, when done repeatedly and intentionally, is hoarding and withholding information.<p>The real reason they do it? It's about power and control. And control is one …

Leadership

Scientists now know HIV's complete structure, clearing path to cure

Know Your Enemy<p>A recent discovery from the University of Alabama at Birmingham may provide new inroads to combating the HIV-1 virus, the retrovirus …

A New Theory Explains Why the Universe Is Three Dimensional

Physicists have a new scenario of the universe's expansion at the Big Bang that may explain why our universe has three large spatial dimensions.<p>We …

Physics

Guide to Chicago's Northwest Side Italian food, with owners' stories and must-have orders

Little Italy in Chicago will always be found along the surviving colorful red, white and green storefronts on Taylor Street on the Near Southwest Side of Chicago. While the neighborhood is now often known as University Village, the Italian-born immigrants who once lived there should not be …

What's the Ideal Age to Begin Taking Social Security Benefits?

It'll probably depend on your financial and martial situation.<p>Social Security is arguably the most important social program for the 42 million-plus …

Dannon cuts ties with Panthers quarterback Cam Newton

Yogurt-maker Dannon cut ties with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on Thursday, a day after Newton said “it’s funny to hear a female talk about routes” in a news conference.<p>Newton had served as a spokesperson for Dannon’s Oikos line of Greek yogurt since 2015, appearing in television ads …

Tips and Tricks: Ten Safari long-press shortcuts for iPhone and iPad

Safari for iPhone and iPad is an incredibly capable mobile web browser despite its simple, straightforward user interface. It is the browser of choice on iOS — in large part because it is the one pre-installed — but very few people know everything you can do with Safari.<p>Much of Safari’s advanced …

Operating Systems

The NFL has officially whitewashed Colin Kaepernick’s protest

The co-opting of protests against racism has a storied history in our country.<p>On August 28, 1963, basketball superstar and activist Bill Russell sat in the second row at the March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. It became one of the most famous …

Gregg Jarrett: Trump won't fire Mueller because the president did nothing wrong

Firing Robert Mueller is a media invention. Always has been.<p>But it was resurrected on Tuesday by Roger Stone. The informal adviser to President Trump offered his <i>opinion,</i> eagerlysolicited by reporters, that the president should sack the special counsel because his impartiality is hopelessly …

Donald Trump