Kelsey Stefanson

125 Flips | 5 Magazines | 2 Following | 11 Followers | @yeskelsey | Keep up with Kelsey Stefanson on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Kelsey Stefanson”

James Damore has sued Google. His infamous memo on women in tech is still nonsense.

Don’t be taken in by the document’s faux-reasonable tone.<p><i>James Damore, the man fired by Google last year after he wrote a memo arguing that there may be biological reasons why women are underrepresented at Google and other tech companies,</i> <i>has sued</i> <i>his former employer. The suit alleges that Google</i> …

Feeling a Chill? Blame the Polar Vortex. And Global Warming.

On Thursday, temperatures on the East Coast are expected to plummet, and some people — fellow journalists and weather broadcasters, we’re looking at you — may start talking about a “polar vortex.”<p>We thought you might want to know what the polar vortex is, and what it’s not.<p>(And we wanted to …

A treasure hunter found 3 tons of sunken gold — and can’t leave jail until he says where it is

By Avi Selk<p>Avi Selk<p>Reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Tommy G. Thompson was once one of the greatest treasure hunters of his time: A dark-bearded diver who hauled a trove of gold from the Atlantic Ocean in 1988 — dubbed the richest find in U.S. history.<p>Years later, accused of cheating his investors out of the …

Central America

How Donald Trump's Business Ties Are Already Jeopardizing U.S. Interests

U.S. Donald Trump U.S. Foreign Policy<p>Donald Trump hasn’t been sworn in yet, but he is already making decisions and issuing statements to world …

Donald Trump

A woman who signs people up for Obamacare explains why she voted for Trump

CORBIN, Kentucky — Why would people vote for a presidential candidate who campaigned on taking away their health insurance?<p>Last week, we went to Corbin, Kentucky, to try to answer that question. It’s a small city in southeastern Kentucky, an area of the country that has seen huge declines in its …

Health Care

Liquor board chair resigns after DUI arrest on opening night of casino

By Lynh Bui and<p>Lynh Bui<p>Reporter focusing on public safety and criminal justice<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Arelis R. Hernández<p>Arelis R. Hernández<p>Reporter covering politics and government in Prince George's County and Maryland<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The chairman of the Prince George’s County liquor board who was …

Corruption

A sobering look at what Betsy DeVos did to education in Michigan — and what she might do as secretary of education

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The people who best know the education advocacy work of Betsy DeVos, the billionaire tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to be his education secretary, are in Michigan, where she has been involved in …

Education

Here’s what it takes to be part of the 1%: Start out rich (and have rich friends)

What does it take to make into the 1%? A fancy college degree and a family that’s already there (or close to it), new research finds.<p>Within the group …

Despair and Hope in Trump’s America

Americans are optimistic about the communities they live in—but not their nation. Why?<p>I have been alive for a long time. I remember the assassination of John F. Kennedy, when I was a 10th-grader, and then watching with my family through the grim following days as newscasters said that something had …

Great Depression

Scientists are frantically copying U.S. climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump

By Brady Dennis<p>Brady Dennis<p>Reporter focusing on environmental policy and public health issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Alarmed that decades of crucial climate measurements could vanish under a hostile Trump administration, scientists have begun a feverish attempt to copy reams of government data onto …

University of Pennsylvania

A Year in the Life of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

As evidence mounts that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government intervened in the American presidential election, allegedly taking deliberate …

Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America

In this scorched-earth op-ed, Lauren Duca takes on Trump's systematic attempts to destabilize the truth and weaken the foundation of American freedom.<p>The CIA officially determined that Russia intervened in our election, and President-elect Donald Trump dismissed the story as if it were a piece of …

I'm the union leader Donald Trump attacked. I'm tired of being lied to about our jobs.

By Chuck Jones<p>I’m a union leader in Indianapolis. I represent the Carrier workers whose jobs Donald Trump has pledged to save. And I’m tired of being lied to.<p>In February, corporate officials came to our plant and announced that they were closing the facility. They would move 1,300 jobs to a plant …

‘Evil, evil, evil as can be’: Emotional testimony as Dylann Roof trial begins

By Kevin Sullivan<p>Kevin Sullivan<p>Senior correspondent covering national and international affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>CHARLESTON, S.C. — The dead appeared in court today, staring out from video monitors at their families and friends, their congregation’s pastor, a federal judge, a jury and Dylann Storm …

Bible

He ‘lied his a– off’: Carrier union leader on Trump’s big deal

By Danielle Paquette<p>Danielle Paquette<p>Reporter focusing on national labor issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Secret Service agents told the Carrier workers to stay put, so Chuck Jones sat in the factory conference room for nearly three hours, waiting for president-elect Donald Trump. He’d grown used to this …

Donald Trump

Trump's Businesses And Potential Conflicts: Sorting It Out

Trying to understand the Trump Organization is a daunting task. President-elect Donald Trump has not released tax documents, so the best clues about his privately held business interests come from a financial disclosure form he released in May.<p>The document covers scores of pages with small type, …

Pizzagate: From rumor, to hashtag, to gunfire in D.C.

By Marc Fisher ,<p>Marc Fisher<p>Senior editor reporting on a wide range of topics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>John Woodrow Cox and<p>John Woodrow Cox<p>Enterprise reporter with a focus on narrative journalism<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Peter Hermann<p>Peter Hermann<p>Reporter covering crime, specifically the D.C. police department<p>Email Bio …

Internet

Smith Statement Calling for Removal of Lt. General Michael Flynn from Appointment as President-Elect Trump’s National Security Adviser

“I have grave concerns about the judgment of Lt. General Michael Flynn. He has regularly engaged in the reckless public promotion of conspiracy …

How to Be Polite

Most people don’t notice I’m polite, which is sort of the point. I don’t look polite. I am big and droopy and need a haircut. No soul would associate …

Does Your State Provide Good Data On Your Schools? Probably Not

So you're trying to find some information about the schools in your community. Did students perform well on tests? How many students in a school are from low-income families? What's the demographic breakdown? Most folks would start to look for this by searching the web. But, depending on the state …

The Original Hipsters Moved to Silver Lake Over 100 Years Ago

For over a century the hills between Hollywood and Downtown have been filled with artists and bohemians. East Hollywood, Echo Park, and especially …

Repealing Obamacare Would Give A Tax Cut To Millionaires, Like Donald Trump

Right now that money helps poor and middle-class people get health care.<p>More than 20 million Americans could lose health insurance from the repeal of Obamacare. But not everybody would suffer. And among those who stand to gain are the richest people in America.<p>That’s because Obamacare didn’t just …

Donald Trump

Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans

MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.<p>The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are …

Biology

To Get Disability Help In Kansas, Thousands Face A 7-Year Wait

For 22 years, Nick Fugate washed dishes at a local hotel near his home in Olathe, Kan.<p>"There was nothing easy," he says, and chuckles. "I just constantly had to scrape the dishes off to get them clean."<p>Fugate recalls minor annoyances like the long days and the hot kitchen. The work did sometimes …

Patton Oswalt’s Year of Magical Parenting

In April, the author’s wife, crime writer Michelle McNamara, died suddenly in her sleep at age 46. In an instant, Oswalt became a widower—and single parent to their 7-year-old daughter. Here, the actor and comedian writes about the only job he’s got that really matters right now: being a dad.<p><b>Five</b> …

Ryan Reynolds