“Fake News” is rapidly becoming the buzzword of 2017. It all started with the theory Facebook had in some way influenced the US Presidential election by allowing false stories onto its network, but it has since become Donald Trump’s favorite phrase for any story he doesn’t agree with. Show More Summary
Virginia chooses a governor this year, and it's going to be a show. A. Barton Hinkle writes: If you have been moping around at home for the past few months, barely able to stir from the couch because you are so despondent over the lack of excitement in politics these days—well, cheer up. Show More Summary
One of the major issues facing the NFL this offseason is what to do about the decline in ratings over the course of the 2016 season. While the league’s numbers did pick up some after the 2016 election cycle finished, it still presented...Show More Summary
Leading up to last year’s presidential election, Bernie Sanders frequently spoke about how the United States were lagging behind in many fields, compared to the socialist’s wet dream Scandinavia. Sanders was especially fond of Denmark, and pointed out that the small Scandinavian country out-performed the US when it came to work benefits. Show More Summary
John Oliver is convinced he’s come to solve the riddle of President Trump’s fascination with Vladimir Putin. In short, the Last Week Tonight host has deduced the newly elected Republican president dreams of becoming the exact, same man...Show More Summary
Melbourne, Florida people reported that 9,000 people went to President Trump's campaign rally on Saturday. Via The Hill: Trump held a similar campaign event at this airport hangar during the general election in September. According to...Show More Summary
Nepal's government has announced that much-delayed but crucial elections for village councils and towns will be held in May, the first such polls in two decades. Forest Minister Shanker Bhandari … Click to Continue »
Belurusian leader Alexander Lukashenko calls himself "Europe's last dictator": he's a thug who steals elections and sends opposition politicians to forced labor camps, the kind of guy who can get away with arresting a one-armed man for clapping -- but when he imposed a "social parasite tax" on unemployed people in the recession-devastated country, it proved too much. (more…)
Ten members of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) submitted their resignations to President...
Talks over Athens’ debt burden threaten to spill into European election season.
Departing FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel has penned this oped for the NYT. … Continue reading ?
From left to right, Republicans Jake Blum, Scott Meyer, Steve Vetter, Curt Kreun and Emily O'Brien were elected to the North Dakota Legislature Tuesday night, Nov. 8, 2016. Photo by Eric Hylden/Forum News Service The job of a North Dakota lawmaker isn’t over on Friday when they return from Bismarck to their districts. Show More Summary
Jay Elect says an album is coming. Continue reading…
New York Times: “While the daily whiplash out of Washington commands almost all the political attention, New Jersey is one of two states that will elect a new governor this year, as the eight-year reign of Gov. Chris Christie, once [...]
France’s foreign affairs minister accused Russia of attempting “unacceptable interference” in the country’s presidential election, broadcaster Europe 1 reports. The nationalist and pro-Russian candidate in the election, Marine Le Pen, is tipped to reach the second round of the vote, at a time when...
From "Liberals Are Still Angry, but Merrick Garland Has Reached Acceptance" (in the NYT):After the election, the judge took a little time off, friends said... And on Jan. 30, two colleagues on the appeals court, Judges David S. Tatel and Laurence H. Show More Summary
Amid all the rapid changes and executive orders, MIT Economist Erik Brynjolfsson explains how Donald Trump's election could impact the robotics and automation industry. Follow BI Video: On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »
On the day President Donald Trump was elected, Laura Jones ? a fourth-grade teacher at a predominantly Latino and Hispanic public school in Houston ? found herself facing questions she did not know how to answer. “Ms. Jones, am I going...Show More Summary
Are you feeling disempowered? Don’t feel as if your voice is heard, especially now that the election is over? What can you do and will it make a difference? As a consumer, you have immense power with your spending. The Power Of The Purse If...Show More Summary
PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has gained some ground on her main election rivals, independent Emmanuel Macron and conservative Francois Fillon, but would still lose to either of them in the May 7 runoff for the presidency, a poll showed on Monday.