The death of truth: how we gave up on facts and ended up with Trump

July 18, 2018

Truth decay has been spreading for decades. How can we stop alternative realities from bringing down democracy, questions Michiko Kakutani Two of the most monster regimes in human history came to power in the 20 th century, and the two are determined in accordance with the violation and despoiling of true, on the knowledge that cynicism and weariness and anxiety can make people susceptible to the lies and false-hearted promises…

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Here’s the technology behind those mesmerizing drone light shows

July 5, 2018

Alex Jones belief Democrats planned “civil unrest” for the Fourth of July. Perhaps he’s thinking of fireworks . Image: Getty Images Where will you be on the Fourth of July? Alex Jones conceives Americans will be fighting in a vicious combat over avocados and soy milk. The often dishonored conspiracy theoretician and self-proclaimed “performance artist” claimed that Democrat are planning to launch a civil campaign on Independence Day in a…

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‘You aren’t listening’: Philadelphia Eagles player greeted press with signs and silence.

July 4, 2018

After the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles were uninvited from their scheduled visit to the White House in early June 2018, superstar security Malcolm Jenkins decided to try something different when asked by the media about musician objections. He greeted them with silence — instead answering questions with a series of signs. Malcolm Jenkins responded to questions today by holding up a series of signs. He did not speak. Here…

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While You Were Offline: Melania Trump Catches Flack for Her Jacket

June 25, 2018

Sure, other things happened last week–ABC decided to keep making Roseanne but without Roseanne Barr; some nerds came up with a strategy to remake Star Wars: The Last Jedi; that guy from Saturday Night Live got engaged to Ariana Grande–but, honestly, there’s only been one tale that people are particularly talking about, and it’s not a light one. From jackets to missing girlfriends( told you it wasn’t light) and back…

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Chelsea Clinton: Ive had vitriol flung at me for as long as I can remember

June 20, 2018

The former first daughter on privilege, female leadership, dealing with critics, and how Trump degrades what it means to be American When the American media describe the Clinton Foundation, a vast but discreetly unadvertised field of midtown Manhattan office space populated by serious-looking people and elegantly adorned by African-inspired artwork chosen by Clinton’s father. Clinton is waiting in the glass boardroom; the interview starts precisely on schedule, to the second….

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‘The bromance of the century’: Trump’s bizarre trailer for his summit with Kim | Peter Bradshaw

June 20, 2018

The US president presented North Koreas leader with an action-movie trailer as part of their Singapore meeting. The Guardian manager cinema critic isnt impressed * Deep bass voice*” In a world-wide … where can-do guys and deal-makers get betrayed at every turn by whiny Canadians, finger-wagging Germans and traitorous so-called reformist uncles who sadly needed to be executed for their own good, two men stood tall. Two friends. Two heroes…

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Ocean’s 8 Is Good, but It’s Time for New Stories, Not Just Gender-Swaps

June 19, 2018

For the entire history of moviemaking, humen have been the focal point. There ought to have exceptions, of course, but the epic hero jaunt, the friend slapsticks, the spy thrillers–most of them revolved around dudes. Until recently. From calls for equal pay for actresses to calls for more women-led movies, Hollywood has gradually been building steps to rectify its gender imbalances. There have been growing sufferings, but advancement has been…

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Grimes defends Elon Musk, says he’s never prevented workers from unionizing

June 16, 2018

“It’s quite literally fake news.” Image: jason kempin/ Getty Images Since they stepped out together at the Met Gala, musician Grimes and Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s relationship hasn’t had the warmest of receptions. Quite a bit of the criticism comes from longtime followers of Grimes, a.k.a. Claire Boucher, known for being outspoken about her progressive politics. SEE ALSO: Grimes is legally changing her identify, thanks to Elon Musk It’s something…

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Trump and Kim Can Learn a Thing or Two From Singapore

June 16, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are spending such a short quantity of time in Singapore this week. Perhaps they should stick around longer to ascertain what establishes its economy ticking. Singapore is an especially wealthy nation, with a per capita income of bonuses fixed that can double that sum for excellent performance. Is Peace With Kim Jong Un Even Possible? Yet it’s not just…

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EPA hits new low with spokesperson’s ‘piece of trash’ hit on journalist

June 16, 2018

2018 just holds getting worse for EPA director Scott Pruitt . Image: Getty Images Okay, everybody, this latest Scott Pruitt scandal has gotten a little out of hand. SEE ALSO: Scott Pruitt detests the EPA logo because he thinks it consider this to be a marijuana foliage When The Atlantic ‘s Elaina Plott reached out for remark from the Environmental Protection Agency( EPA) — you are familiar, the governmental forces…

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Melania Trump makes first appearance in nearly a month and no one is buying it

June 11, 2018

“Melania? No, I’m Melania, a simple country girl just trying to make my way through this crazy world. Why do you ask? ” Image: WIN MCNAMEE/ GETTY IMAGES Among all of the many important news tales happening in the world right now , good-for-nothing has fascinated us quite like the unexplained disappearing of First Lady Melania Trump. She ultimately made a brief public look on Monday evening, but Twitter is…

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Xbox Is Losing the Console Warbut That’s a Good Thing

June 2, 2018

First off, let’s get one thing directly: The “console wars” don’t exist. The mind that Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox are engaged in certain kinds of dogged winner-take-all battle is both outdated and toxic. It lets followers indulge in the idea that they’re noble partisans, which in turn renders them an excuse to say offensive things about their so-called opponents. The videogame marketplace is a big one and has more…

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Trump’s lawyer was wiretapped so Twitter is responding with this joke

May 29, 2018

The best people, the best lawyers . Image: JOE RAEDLE/ GETTY IMAGES UPDATE: May 3, 2018, 5:19 p.m. EDT NBC has updated their original tale to say that Cohen’s calls weren’t being recorded but, instead, simply observed. The story below has been updated to reflect this new update. When NBC News reported Thursday that federal authorities wiretapped President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, who’s been infamously involved in the…

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Congrats to Meghan Markle for achieving the ultimate glow-up

May 28, 2018

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Queen of Glowing-Up . Image: Karwai Tang/ WireImage via getty images This may be hard to believe, but Meghan Markle — Duchess of Sussex and newly-married wife of Prince Harry — was formerly merely a young tourist sitting on the railing in front of Buckingham Palace. What happened? Well, a blind date, a love story, and a record-setting amount…

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The True History of ‘Yanny’ and ‘Laurel’

May 19, 2018

If you somehow haven’t already over the last few days, listen to this audio recording right now. What do you hear? Is the person or persons mentioning “Yanny” or “Laurel”? If you heard the second answer, you’re technically correct. But even more importantly: Here’s the backstory of where the audio clip came from–and how it ran viral–down to the person who registered it. There are a few partial explanations for…

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Trump faces defamation charge from Stormy Daniels over \

May 19, 2018

Stormy Daniels fights Trump with something Trump loves so dearly: a suit Image: Getty Images Donald Trump’s Twitter account has, once again, get him in some hot water, which should scandalize utterly no one. Trump is facing another Twitter-related lawsuit, but this time it’s for libel and — in a twisting that merely the best screenwriter could whip up — the plaintiff is adult film star Stormy Daniels( whose real…

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Police document from the 1980s’ ‘Satanic Panic’ is wonderfully bizarre

May 18, 2018

And we considered mothers trying to decipher emoji messages was bad. Twitter user Jennifer Jordan tweeted yesterday that her sister saw a police report from the 1980 s describing stages and signs of satanic venerate. It’s insane. Titled, “Identification, Investigation, and Understanding of Ritualistic Criminal Activity, ” the document says it was presented by Det. Robert Semandi of the Chicago Police Department. It was made during the “Satanic Panic, ”…

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Michelle Wolf White House routine ignites backlash and defence of Sanders

May 18, 2018

Reporters and republicans condemn jokes about press secretary and others but Trump targets Griffin and ODonnell support embattled comedian Even in a commonwealth with a long and noble record of brutal slapstick roasteds, the capabilities of Michelle Wolf at including references to Sanders lying during press information sessions and to her facial makeup, elicited furious criticism from several current and former White House figures as well as prominent journalists. Play…

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This teacher’s silent protest of Trump contains a message for all of us.

May 14, 2018

When Mandy Manning came to the White House to accept the 2018 National Teacher of the Year award, she brought along a message for the president. Manning, a educator at Joel E. Ferris High School in Spokane, Washington, met with President Trump to receive the prestigious awarding in the East Room of the White House on May 2. Her work as an English teach at the school’s Newcomer Center, focuses…

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