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Steve Mnuchin gave a bizarre excuse to explain why he didn't fly to Kentucky on a military jet just for the solar eclipse

During a Politico event on Thursday, Mnuchin offered an explanation for his use of a military aircraft to fly to Fort Knox in Kentucky the day of the solar eclipse. The military base was close to the eclipse's path of totality.<p>Mnuchin said he was in Kentucky for an event on tax overhaul. The …

Disbelief, outrage and shrugs: How Trump's bipartisan immigration dinner shuffled the swamp

<b>(CNN) —</b> Outside the House floor Thursday morning, conservatives were having a very hard time believing that President Donald Trump would undercut Republicans on immigration.<p>It was all over the news: Trump had sat down to dinner with Democratic congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. …

Republicans

There Really Was A Liberal Media Bubble

Groupthink produced a failure of the “wisdom of crowds” and an underestimate of Trump’s chances.<p><i>This is the ninth article in a</i> <i>series</i> <i>that reviews news</i> …

The Electoral College Blind Spot

Most reporting vastly overstated the strength of Clinton’s “emerging Democratic majority” and missed how it was a potential Electoral College …

Not Even He Can Mess This Up

The revolution is already happening.<p>Donald Trump just had the worst week of the most disastrous start to a presidency since William Henry Harrison came down with a fever and expired 30 days, 12 hours, and 30 minutes after taking the oath of office. After a week of revelations, resignations, and …

Renewable Energy

When Leaking Is an Act of Patriotism

In 1800, a newspaper report incensed supporters of President John Adams—and sparked the nation’s first major leak investigation.<p>An administration in turmoil. A president sometimes “absolutely out of his senses.” Panic over foreign terror; a lurch toward war; rumors of immigrant roundups; foreign …

Seven key signs that Donald Trump knows nothing about economics: His vaunted expertise, like most of what he says, is BS

<b>(AP/John Locher/Getty/Salon)</b><p>From “zero GDP” to “42 percent unemployment,” Trump’s economic claims suggest profound and dangerous ignorance<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>February 20, 2017 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Donald Trump lies or talks loosely all the time about virtually everything, for a wide range of reasons. Sometimes, …

Donald Trump

The Secret Magic of Dividing by Zero

It can be done! With calculus, anything is possible.<p>Never divide by zero. We were all taught this in school, and in most everyday situations, it's good advice. It rarely makes sense to divide anything by zero, and if you try to ask Siri to do it, she will say you have no friends.<p>But why exactly is …

Hey, Donald Trump: Trickle-down economics dressed in populist garb is still trickle-down economics

<b>(Getty/Tasos Katopodis)</b><p>Robert Reich explains why the president-elect’s real art of the deal is to increase corporate profits<p>Robert Reich<p>December 5, 2016 9:00am (UTC)<p><i>This originally appeared on Robert Reich's blog.</i><p>President-elect Donald Trump recently celebrated Carrier’s decision to reverse its …

Economics

Here's how Trump could gut America's public schools

But DeVos, a former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, represents the most conservative corner of the movement. She and her husband have funded a series of efforts to turn public school funding into vouchers for students to attend private schools.<p>They have also fought to prevent charter …

Beyond the vineyard: How Trump’s deportation plan threatens America’s food and wine supply

These aren’t the jobs Trump promised, nor are they the jobs Americans want<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation.</i><p>Mass deportations of up to three million undocumented immigrants are expected to begin in January, when President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office and …

The Stupid City That Can’t Innovate

In Chapter 5 of our Trump City series, an end to immigration spells death for innovation.<p><i>This article is part of our seven-part series on the future of cities under President-elect Trump, for which we asked experts in urban planning, city surveillance, and social reform to describe the city they</i> …

The Super Affluent City That’s Surrounded By Poverty

In Chapter 4 of Trump City, Trump’s tax plan offers more autonomy to big cities, but at a big cost to the poor.<p><i>This article is part of our seven-part series on the future of cities under President-elect Trump, for which we asked experts in urban planning, city surveillance, and social reform to</i> …

The Surveillance City That’s Always Watching You

In Chapter 3 of our Trump City series, “smart city” tech becomes a boon for a federal government intent on taking a look at citizens.<p><i>This article is part of our seven-part series on the future of cities under President-elect Trump, for which we asked experts in urban planning, city surveillance,</i> …

The Sanctuary City That Fights The Federal Government

In Chapter 2 of Trump City, America’s big, liberal cities team up against Trump’s big, conservative government.<p><i>This article is part of our seven-part series on the future of cities under President-elect Trump, for which we asked experts in urban planning, city surveillance, and social reform to</i> …

The Privatized City Where Everything Is Tolled

In Chapter 1 of our Trump City series, we look at Trump’s privatization plan, and a city that charges you for everything.<p><i>This article is part of our seven-part series on the future of cities under President-elect Trump, for which we asked experts in urban planning, city surveillance, and social</i> …

Welcome To The City Of Trump

Some may cast blame on blue-city urbanites for overlooking the needs of Americans in rural flyover states during this election, but the fact of the matter is that America is urban. Over 60% of the U.S. population currently resides in cities–a figure likely to only grow. And if most Americans live …

Trump Has Called Climate Change a Chinese Hoax. Beijing Says It Is Anything But.

Despite overwhelming scientific evidence that the world’s climate is changing, the president-elect of the United States, Donald J. Trump, has long been on the side of the deniers.<p>In 2012, he posted on Twitter a couple of messages that asserted that climate change was a hoax that China had devised …

China

The 11 best school systems in the world

The WEF looks at data on areas as varied as the soundness of banks to the sophistication of businesses in each country. It then uses the data to compile a picture of the economy of almost every country on earth.<p>Countries were ranked according to the "12 pillars of competitiveness," which includes …

What Donald Trump will have to accept: without journalism, there is no America

Six days after the presidential election, veteran reporter and anchor of PBS News Hour Gwen Ifill died at the age of 61. One of the greats in her industry, Ifill thrived on complexity and research rather than the sound of her own voice. During presidential election cycles, she focused on issues in …

Journalism

It's the Economic Inequality, Stupid! The Gaping Wound that led to Trump's Win

The people didn't ask for Donald Trump, they asked for change and settled for Trump. It was the change Obama had promised eight years ago. While Trump fired up some pre-existing xenophobic elements of the Republican base, what delivered him the victory that eluded his Republican predecessors was an …

3tags.org

Stop-and-frisk and the Constitution in the era of President Trump.

<i>We’re posting transcripts of Amicus, our legal affairs podcast, exclusively for</i> <b>Slate Plus</b> <i>members. What follows is the transcript for Episode 53,</i> <i>in</i> …

Trump's Truthful Heresy On Globalization And Free Trade

<b>Dear President Trump,</b><p>Nothing shuts a loud party down faster than the neighbours bashing the door in. You have just done that to the Washington Party, which—regardless of whether the President has been a Republican or a Democrat—has been the party of Globalisation and Free Trade ever since the 1970s.<p>…

Economics

How to invest like...Norway's £700bn oil fund

The Norwegian state pension fund may sound an unlikely source of inspiration, but as one of the highest profile investors on the planet, its day-to-day management has lessons for the average investor.<p>Often referred to as "the oil fund", it is the world's largest individual wealth fund, containing …

Investing

The surprisingly common reason your medical bill might be higher than you expect

It's one of modern medicine's most frustrating riddles: A person gets sick. She knows how tricky health insurance can be, so she does the smart thing. She goes to a hospital covered by her plan — “in-network,” in the parlance of health care. She gets well. Weeks later, she opens her mail and feels …

Health Care

Meet Sofia, the Robot That Looks, Thinks, and Talks Like a Human

The latest robot from Hanson Robotics took the stage at the Web Summit in Lisbon, displaying simple emotions, humanlike facial expressions. and bad jokes<p>Right now, artificially intelligent robots are part of the workforce, from hotel butlers to factory workers. But this is just the …

Worried about the NSA under Trump? Here's how to protect yourself

In January 2017, Donald Trump will become President of the United States of America, and the most technologically advanced surveillance infrastructure in the world will start reporting directly to him.<p>When Edward Snowden revealed the extent of the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance …

Information Systems

The Revenge of the White Man

Tuesday’s election was the revenge of the white man. In a stunning result virtually no one predicted, Donald Trump won the vote for president of the …

Your Retirement Under President Trump

As a candidate, Donald Trump barely mentioned America's retirement crisis. As president, he will have enormous power over the issue, bolstered by …

Retirement