Jordan Peele used artificial intelligence to create a public service announcement about fake news. In the video, the fake Obama calls Trump a ‘dips**t’ and warns about the dangers of believing everything … Continue reading Jordan Peele Uses AI to Create Fake News PSA Featuring Obama
You might think Trump’s bombing of Syria is unconstitutional. The Justice Department says you’re wrong, but the reason why is top secret. Interesting. There are rules in place to prevent a president … Continue reading Donald Trump Ordered Syria Strike Based on a Secret Legal Justification Even Congress Can’t See
As idiotic as it seems, these states require you to register this month otherwise you can’t vote come November. Source: These Are The States With April Voter Registration Deadlines For The 2018 … Continue reading These Are The States With April Voter Registration Deadlines For The 2018 Primaries
A teacher who also serves as a reserve police officer in Sand City accidentally fired a gun inside a Seaside High School classroom Tuesday, police said. A sure sign that we need … Continue reading Seaside High teacher accidentally fires gun in class, students injured
Climate change. During his confirmation hearing, Mr. Pompeo — a major recipient of campaign funding from the climate-change-denying Koch brothers — refused to respond to a question about whether he accepts the … Continue reading Where Does Mike Pompeo Stand on the Issues?
The Chinese president will no longer be constrained by the term limits that were imposed after Mao Zedong’s tenure. President Trump told his audience at a donor’s meeting last week that China’s … Continue reading China paves way for Xi Jinping to be president for life.
A good listen where you learn: The expected effects of the new tax policy The reason why governments issue bonds instead of just printing money Why the size of the budget deficit … Continue reading Stephanie Kelton explains how the government budget affects the economy and the mechanics of student debt forgiveness
Instead of focusing on what everyone is already talking about, hunt down unusual knowledge. A few good pointers on how to keep up on things without overload, starting with “Selective Ignorance.” Source: … Continue reading Stop reading the latest news if you want to be better informed
Data show a large donation disparity between legislators who voted against the bill — or simply declined to vote — and those who supported measure’s increased fines against industry. A little bit … Continue reading Defeat of Pesticide Bill Highlights Ag Industry’s Campaign Donations
Everyone knows governments need to tax before they can spend. What Modern Monetary Theory presupposes is, maybe they don’t. The concept is not really as radical as you think, it actually describes … Continue reading The Radical Left-Wing Theory That the Government Has Unlimited Money – VICE
Many Americans can buy a gun in less than an hour. In some countries, the process takes months. Source: How to Buy a Gun in 15 Countries – The New York Times Continue reading How to Buy a Gun in 15 Countries
Jared Kushner’s firm made a direct pitch to Qatar’s minister of finance in April 2017 in an attempt to secure investment in a critically distressed asset. Jared Kushner’s real estate firm sought money directly from the Qatar government and when he didn’t get it, weeks later: Jared Kushner provided critical support to … Continue reading Jared Kushner’s Real-Estate Firm Sought Money Directly From Qatar Government Weeks Before Blockade
More than twice as many women are running for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections as were running just two years ago. And maybe our representatives will then become a little bit … Continue reading Number of women running in midterms more than doubles from 2016 to 2018: report
We need exactly one more vote in the Senate — help save the free and open internet Source: Call Your Senator: One More Vote to Save Net Neutrality | American Civil Liberties … Continue reading Call Your Senator: One More Vote to Save Net Neutrality
Thucydides, an Athenian writing more than a century after Pisistratus, said that in the bad old days, all Greeks used to walk around armed at all times, due to the chaotic nature of their world. By his own day, though, the mark of a stable and civil society was a citizenry that … Continue reading What the ancient Greeks can teach us about gun control