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Trump Delays on H1B Visas Leads to Offshoring

The Trump administration is bringing a new level of scrutiny to a temporary work visa popular among technology firms, costing employers more time and money as they seek to bring foreign workers to the United States. Answering requests...Show More Summary

How Low Are You Willing to See America Go?

It's been a while since I posted a thread of my own on the DR. Recently, I read that a lot of Republicans are now justifying their support for Donald Trump by pointing out that he has appointed a lot of conservative judges, even if nothing else. Show More Summary

Russia Organized Events in U.S. as Fake Americans

They were politically active Americans scattered around the country, dedicating their spare time to the 2016 presidential campaign or various causes. And the seeming fellow activists who called them to rallies via Facebook, or joined in the free-for-all on Twitter, appeared unremarkable. Show More Summary

How 'Thoughts and Prayers' Became a Joke

Semantic satiation is the phenomenon in which a word or phrase is repeated so often it loses its meaning. But it also becomes something ridiculous, a jumble of letters that feels alien on the tongue and reads like gibberish on paper....Show More Summary

Parkland Survivors Confront Legislators in Tallahassee

Even as survivors from the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre roamed the Capitol's hallways demanding lawmakers act to stop mass killings Tuesday, the Floridda House refused to debate an assault weapons ban. The vote was along party-lines in the GOP controlled chamber. Show More Summary

Far-Right Kooks Smear Parkland Survivors

Former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Georgia) has joined a growing far-right smear campaign against the students who survived last week's massacre in a Parkland, Florida high school. Since the shooting, which killed 17 people, the students have become outspoken advocates for gun control to prevent future acts of violence. Show More Summary

The Car of the Future Will Sell Your Data

Picture this: You're driving home from work, contemplating what to make for dinner, and as you idle at a red light near your neighborhood pizzeria, an ad offering $5 off a pepperoni pie pops up on your dashboard screen. Are you annoyed...Show More Summary

Mueller Files Charges Against Manafort Lawyer

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller intensified legal pressure on ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, by filing a false-statements case against a lawyer who did Ukraine-related work with the two men.Show More Summary

Why Always the AR-15, Homicidal Nutjobs?

A Las Vegas concert. An Orlando night club. An elementary school in Newtown, Conn. A Texas church. And now a high school in Parkland, Fla. America's most popular weapon was there for all of them. AR-15-style rifles have increasinglyShow More Summary

Carlyle Group Makes Millions Bankrupting Oil Refiner

Throughout 2016 and 2017, a rail terminal built to accept crude oil for the largest East Coast refinery often sat idle, with few trains showing up to unload. Although little oil flowed, plenty of money did. Under a deal PhiladelphiaShow More Summary

The Case for Impeaching Clarence Thomas

Do You Believe Her Now? It's time to reexamine the evidence that Clarence Thomas lied to get onto the Supreme Court -- and to talk seriously about impeachment. On the same fall night in 2016 that the infamous Access Hollywood tape featuring...Show More Summary

Democrats Flip Kentucky Seat Trump Won by 49%

Democrats flipped a GOP-held Kentucky state House seat on Tuesday, handing the party its 37th state legislative pickup nationwide since Donald Trump won the presidency. Democrat Linda Belcher, a former public school teacher and state lawmaker, defeated Republican Rebecca Johnson, 68 percent to 32 percent. Show More Summary

Electric Vehicle Revolution Has a Cobalt Problem

[J]ust as the silverish-gray metal has established itself as a critical element in the growth of the market in electric vehicles (EVs), cobalt has also become a source of serious ethical and economic concerns. Most notably, the majority...Show More Summary

Billy Graham Dies

Billy Graham, the famed televangelist who became known as "America's Pastor," has died at the age of 99, MSNBC and CBS reported. Born in 1918 in Charlotte, North Carolina, William Franklin Graham Jr. was the oldest of the four children of William and Morrow Graham. Show More Summary

'Phony' Endorses 'Stiff' for Senate in Utah

President Donald Trump said Monday he supports Mitt Romney's bid for the US Senate from Utah, endorsing a former rival and major figure within the Republican Party. The endorsement marked the latest chapter in an at-times tumultuous relationship. Show More Summary

Air in Coal-Loving Poland Smells Like Burning Plastic

Smog kills tens of thousands of Poles each year, yet environmental activists say the right-wing government of the coal-loving nation has been dragging its feet on combatting air pollution. On some winter days, a grey haze obscures the lights of the Polish capital's skyscrapers and the air smells like burning plastic. Show More Summary

New Pennsylvania Map a Win for Democracy

Democrats' hopes of winning the House this fall got a boost Monday with the release of a new congressional-district map in Pennsylvania that could help the party pick up several seats in the battleground state. Under the previous map,...Show More Summary

Students: 'We Are Going to Be the Last Mass Shooting'

To those who say it's too soon after the school massacre to talk about politics and gun control, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High see your point. "We can respect that. We've lost people. It's important to mourn," junior Cameron Kasky said Sunday. Show More Summary

Goldman Sachs: Trump's Spending Risks Economy

Goldman Sachs sees a tidal wave of red ink -- and it may drag the U.S. economy into its undertow. Federal deficit spending is headed toward "uncharted territory," the firm said on Sunday, suggesting that the Trump administration and Congressional Republicans may not be able to count on the economic boost of tax reform for very longer. Show More Summary

Trump's Infrastructure Week Collapses

This was supposed to be "Infrastructure Week" for U.S. President Donald Trump, a time to unveil a long-promised plan to create jobs by revitalizing America's roads and bridges. Instead, the White House careened from crisis to crisis,...Show More Summary

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