Kelsey Stefanson

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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> …

Feminism
Global Warming

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

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 fortune, Thompson led federal agents on a …

Archaeology

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

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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
Corruption

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

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 reform for decades.<p>DeVos is a former Republican Party chairwoman in Michigan and chair of the …

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 …

College & University

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 …

Society

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 …

Climate Change

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.

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 in Mexico. …

Donald Trump
Charleston Church Shooting
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, …

Donald Trump

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

What was finally real was Edgar Welch, driving from North Carolina to Washington to rescue sexually abused children he believed were hidden in mysterious tunnels beneath a neighborhood pizza joint.<p>What was real was Welch — a father, former firefighter and sometime movie actor who was drawn to dark …

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 – Member Feature Stories – Medium

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 …

Education

The Original Hipsters Moved to Silver Lake Over 100 Years Ago

Artists, activists, architects, and socialists have long called these hills home<p>For over a century the hills between Hollywood and Downtown have been …

Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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 change insurance arrangements. It also raised taxes on corporations and …

Health Care

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 …

Health Care

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> …

Comedy