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The Dangerous Acceptance of Donald Trump

“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, / As, to be hated, needs but to be seen,” the poet Alexander Pope wrote, in lines that were once, as they said back in the day, imprinted on the mind of every schoolboy. Pope continued, “Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, / we first endure, then pity, …

'It's real': Elizabeth Warren launches into vicious tweetstorm after Donald Trump all but locks up nomination

After a stinging loss in Indiana on Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the Republican presidential race, effectively handing the nomination to Donald Trump.<p>And that made Elizabeth Warren, one of the most progressive members of the Senate, livid.<p>She unleashed a storm of Tuesday-night tweets on …

Historian: What would Founding Fathers think of Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Question: What would the Founding Fathers think of Donald Trump?<p>This is a loaded one, designed to elicit a comparison between now and then that contrasts the debased currency of our current politics with the gold standard of the founding generation.<p>The editors of The New Yorker have already …

Donald Trump Just Became the Presumptive Nominee and #NeverTrump Republicans Are Freaking Out

Some conservative leaders have already vowed to deregister from the party.<p>Turning around to hug his family after dropping out of the presidential race Tuesday night, <b>Ted Cruz</b> managed to both accidentally punch and elbow his wife in the face, giving Republicans the perfect metaphor for the state in …

Remember When Dennis Hastert (and His Character Witnesses) Voted for a Bill Eliminating the Statute of Limitations for Child Sex Abuse Crimes?

This week, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert finally admitted to sexually abusing teenagers when he was a high school wrestling coach in the 1970s, …

How Fox News Unwittingly Destroyed the Republican Party

The Republican Party is in a pickle.<p>The Party itself despises its own two leading presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. This is a remarkable oddity just in itself. But there is good reason for it. Both of these candidates are so extreme and disastrous that they will almost certainly …

10 egregious myths the religious perpetuate about atheists, debunked

Nonbelievers do not lack a basic moral code — despite what the likes of David Brooks might have you believe<p>In a regular poll conducted by political scientists Robert Putnam and David Campbell on American political attitudes, atheists recently lost their spot as as the most disliked group in America …

The Next iPhone Could Forever Change How We Spend Money

If Apple has its way, you may soon be ditching your plastic- and paper-stuffed George Costanza wallet and paying for things with a tap or swipe of your iPhone.<p>Wired reported last week that the next iPhone, widely expected to be announced next week, will come with a payment platform that's "one of …

Bob McDonnell’s shocking stupidity: How could a politician have been this dumb?

Latest GOP governor to humiliate himself — and break the law — endured a crazy saga. Here’s why it’s so surreal<p>On a level of basic human sympathy, it's painful to see anyone, including former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and first lady Maureen McDonnell, sob through the jury's reading of 11 and nine …

House Republicans vote for business tax cut with no offset

House Republicans, who fervently pound the podium against the deficit, didn't blink Friday at passing a whopping $287 billion business tax cut measure with no effort to pay for or offset that amount.<p>GOP lawmakers argued the bill helps the economy, but budget-watching organizations outside Congress …

GE announces $15 connected LED light bulb controlled by Wink app

The “Internet of things,” the “Connected Home,” the “Smart Home,” whatever you want to call it, it’s just a fancy way of turning your stuff on and off with your smartphone. Now GE has introduced a cheaper way to stay on the couch and control your lights.<p>The low-cost connected Link lightbulb from GE …

Google's Nest Buys Dropcam for $555 Million

Nest says it is undertaking the acquisition itself -- and that goes for the privacy policy, too.<p>Dropcam, the popular home monitoring camera startup, will be acquired by Nest, maker of smart thermostats and smoke detectors. The deal is worth $555 million in cash.<p>Nest itself was just purchased by …

Internal Documents: Samsung Wants To Abandon Android

Last week, Samsung brought out a document put together by an Apple sales team that showed how the iPhone-maker thinks about its competition with Android, among other evidence used in cross-examination.<p>This week, Apple brought out documents that show that Samsung's tablet sales were far lower in …

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Amazon phone: Forget the 3D gimmicks. It's all about the price

About to enter a brutally competitive field, the online retailer needs to be aggressive on price if it hopes to win consumers.<p>"They're happy to sell you a vending machine and they'll even sell you a vending machine at cost."<p>-- Current Analysis analyst Avi Greengart

Xbox chief Marc Whitten leaves Microsoft for Sonos

Marc Whitten, the chief product officer of Xbox, has left Microsoft after 14 years with the company. Whitten helped to launch all three Xbox systems, from the original console back in 2001 to the Xbox One last year, and is now taking up the same role of chief product officer at wireless audio …

How Sonos Completely Changed My Music Listening Habits

Almost everyone uses some form of music streaming service these days and there’s a never-ending list of options: Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Rdio, Google Play Music and 8tracks are just a few among the ton of services out there. However, you probably have little time to actually listen to all the …

This superthin material could help us put displays in our clothes and windshields

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: MIT<p>Scientists have created super-thin LEDs that are strong, efficient and flexible enough to be easily integrated into …

Today in iWatch Rumors: 1.5-inch curved screen, LG Exclusivity

You know what 2014 hasn’t had enough of so far?… iWatch Rumors. But we’re here to fix that! According to Korean site DDaily, Apple’s rumored …

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

Roger Ailes Offered Employee A Raise In Exchange For Sex, New Book Claims

A hotly awaited new biography of Roger Ailes contains some pretty startling claims about the Fox News CEO—including an allegation that he offered an employee a raise if she would have sex with him.<p>The New York Times got an early look at "The Loudest Voice In The Room," the forthcoming book by media …

Entertainment and Celebrity News, Reviews | GQ | GQ

Entertainment<p>Their group interviews are funnier than they have any right to be.<p>By Luke Darby8 hours agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>“I really want to see Indian, South Asian writers in the room, not in a token way, but genuinely informing whatever direction this character will take, including how it is …

More Than 1 In 10 Americans Who Work Full Time Are Still Poor

A good job may be hard to find in this tepid recovery, but low-wage work still abounds. Whether it's washing dishes, serving Big Macs or folding sweaters for a store display, low-paying jobs have been added to the American economy at a fairly brisk clip since the recession ended in 2009. Middle- …

2014: Probably The End Of The Facebook Era

In a recent blog post, product designer Chrys Bader argues that Facebook’s nature as a social network demands that it be looked at as a social …

There’s nothing compassionate about Paul Ryan’s conservatism

Don’t be fooled by the congressman’s latest efforts to rebrand himself. His policies are disastrous for the poor<p>Nobody in Washington talks much about the poor in America these days, even though they are more and more with us in the economic aftermath of the Great Recession. Perhaps that is why the …

Noam Chomsky: America is a terrified country

The philosopher on the violence we wage abroad, the income inequality we face at home and where we go from here<p><i>This is an excerpt from the just released 2nd edition of Noam Chomsky’s "Occupy: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity," published by Zuccotti Park Press.</i> Reprinted from Truthout.org. with …

The Future of Mobile Payments and What It Means For Retail

According to market analysis and fellow mobile blogger, Horace Dediu, smartphones are the fastest and most ubiquitous consumer devices in the history of consumption. Well beyond the staggering consumption is the ubiquity of these devices. Where keys, purses and wallets are left at home, in the car …