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The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

Hurricane Irma: A Practically Impossible Storm

Hurricane Harvey, which killed 60 people and may end up costing $150 billion, parked over Houston and dumped four feet of rain. The water overwhelmed …

Rainfall

Ryan Says Trump Cut Deal With Democrats to Avoid Partisan Fight Over Hurricane Aid

WASHINGTON — Speaker Paul D. Ryan voiced his disagreement with President Trump’s decision to cut a debt limit deal with Democrats and cast doubt on his call to cut the corporate tax rate by more than half in an interview on Thursday with The New York Times.<p>The comments underscore the rift between …

Google is improving Street View with better cameras and AI

A decade and 80 billion photos since the launch of Google’s Street View program, the company is now revamping its mapping vehicles with all-new camera systems and AI to capture even better imagery of pretty much every publicly accessible space on the planet.<p>An obvious benefit of the new system, …

Waymo

A first-time author unwittingly exposed the house of cards beneath 'bestseller' books

It’s been an awkward few days for America’s most powerful books ranking. On Aug. 24, the New York Times issued a rare correction to one of its bestseller lists, after a strange and still unexplained series of events that fall somewhere between scam and gaffe.<p>Last week, authors and booksellers in …