Billy Pritchard

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Climate Change Is The Next Issue Republicans Will Screw Up Royally

Now, Republicans have two options.<p>They can respond to his plan with maximum political and legal resistance. This strategy comes intuitively to Republicans, and the conservative base would like it.<p>According to an April Gallup poll, 64% of Republicans think the threat of global warming is overstated …

Voting Rights Ruling Could Open Lawsuit Floodgates

It didn't take long after the news broke about the Supreme Court's 5-to-4 decision tossing out a key piece of the Voting Rights Act for the fears of voting advocates, or the hopes of VRA critics, to be realized.<p>Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said now that the Supreme Court ruled as …

Exclusive: Documents Illuminate Ecuador's Spying Practices

WASHINGTON — The intelligence agency of Ecuador appears to have sought in recent months to obtain new equipment for a large-scale surveillance, according to confidential government documents obtained by BuzzFeed.<p>The capabilities sought by Ecuador resemble the National Security Agency practices …

Surveillance

One-fifth of US employees are undermining the companies they work for

More than half of Americans don’t like their jobs, according to a recent poll (pdf). What’s more, up to one in five aren’t just uninspired at work but are actively damaging their companies by draining resources and lowering morale.<p>According to polling firm Gallup’s survey of about 150,000 full and …

My Dinner With Ali

Qatar’s Floating Hotels for the 2022 World Cup

The small Arab state of Qatar has had to deal with much criticism for being chosen to host the 2022 World Cup. Not only have there been concerns about cooling the large stadiums and guests during the brutal summer months, but questions have risen about where the large influx of spectators will stay …

How the Other Half Lives: Photographs of NYC’s Underbelly in the 1890s

Jacob A. Riis arrived in New York in 1870. As the economy slowed, the Danish American photographer found himself among the many other immigrants in …

Rare Colour Photos Of Women Working During WW2

In the countless history books, many of the major of achievements are based on the accomplishments of men. But in the darkest depths of World War 2, …

Pictures: America's Most Endangered Historical Sites

The top five most endangered historical sites in America include an iconic sports arena and a Chinatown community center.

Watch the Roots Cover Daft Punk's "Get Lucky", Rap Over the Super Mario Bros. Music

Last night on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon", ?uestlove and "Captain" Kirk Douglas of house band the Roots covered Daft Punk's Pharrell-featuring single "Get Lucky", as Consequence of Sound points out. And they did it while acting as "Black Simon & Garfunkel", resulting in <br>a very folky, very funny …

The Evolution of King James

LeBron explains how he transformed himself into a ruthlessly efficient scoring machine<p>Just a few months after his 28th birthday, LeBron James is on …

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

Infographic: The Literal Meaning Of Every State Name In The U.S.

Washington translates to “Marsh Farm Land, Missouri to “Land of the People with Dugout Canoes.” What does your state or city name mean? You may not want to know.<p>The New Navel of the Moon. It’s so poetic, isn’t it? (And sure, maybe a bit anatomically confusing.) That’s the real meaning behind the …