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Citi Slams "Increasingly Bizarre" Presidential Race As Morgan Stanley Unveils Trump "Contingency Plans"

Confirming that even Wall Street's forecasts are as volatile as general election polling, over the weekend Citi hiked their odds of a Trump presidency from 35% to 40% (having previously lowered it in the same interval), noting that “polls have started to tighten ahead of the U.S. Show More Summary

Guest Post from The Monster: 2016 Leadville 100 Race Report, Part 1

2 days agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

A Note from Fatty: I asked The Monster to write up her Leadville experience. It’s a terrific recounting of her story, and has been a lot of fun to be reminded of what it’s like to be in Leadville preparing to do this race for the first time. Enjoy! I went into this race telling myself [...]

Police shootings and race in America: Five essential reads

Danielle Douez, The Conversation Editor's note: The following is a roundup of stories related to policing and the Black Lives Matter movement. Police and protesters clashed last night in Charlotte after Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old...Show More Summary

Steve Harvey: I Don’t Want No Damn Race Team!

Steve Harvey didn’t want “no damn race team.” Harvey went on his radio show today to correct a story that TMZ sports reported (and The Root picked up) noting that Harvey wanted to stat a with Terrance Cox but NASCAR denied them. Cox then filed a $500 million lawsuit claiming racial discrimination. Harvey has stated that […]

Jeff Chang’s Notes on Race & Resegregation

'Jeff Chang has chronicled contemporary American experiences of arts, culture, race, and politics in books like Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, his history of hip-hop, and Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America. As...Show More Summary

How a 'Boring' iPhone Led to Samsung's Big Mistake

In the race to sell smartphones, it turns out that Apple was the tortoise and Samsung was an exploding hare. Sources tell Bloomberg that Samsung rushed the Galaxy Note 7 to market to take advantage of what the company had discovered would be an unexciting iPhone 7 from Apple. The...

CarAdvice podcast 21: AMG GT C Roadster revealed, Haval H6 review, & race driver Emily Duggan!

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

NOTE: an error with our podcast publishing platform this week means you may not see this episode in your preferred podcast app just yet. We’re working to fix this, but in the meantime, feel free to listen via the embedded Soundcloud player at the bottom of this article. Welcome to episode 21 of the podcast! If […]

Come On

[Content Note: Misogyny.]So, Matthew Yglesias wrote this piece for Vox. I'm not going to link to it. You can find it if you're so inclined. Its headline is: "The race is tightening for a painfully simple reason."It's all about how the...Show More Summary

Samsung Rushes to Contain Fallout From Galaxy Note 7 Recall

Samsung Electronics is racing to contain damage from a recall of its high-end Galaxy Note 7 that has hit consumer and investor confidence in the world’s biggest smartphone maker.

In the Presidential Race, Nothing Much Has Changed in the Past Year

Just a quick note for everyone disturbed by basically everything that's happened over the past month or so. It's true that the polls have tightened a bit, but that's not the real story. Here's the latest from Pollster: The real story...Show More Summary

2016 Leadville 100 Race Report, Part 7: Kaboom

2 weeks agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

A Note from Fatty: The latest episode of The Paceline podcast is up, and it’s wonderful. Click here for details, downloading details, and to listen. (And while you’re at it, why don’t you just subscribe on iTunes?) Sixty-five-ish miles. Two-thirds of the Leadville 100 was behind us, and I hadn’t looked at my bike computer in about [...]

A hip-hop historian explains Black Lives Matter — and Beyonce’s 'Lemonade'

Jeff Chang's new book, "We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation,” links Black Lives Matter with past civil rights movements and current pop culture.

NJ Republican candidate who said he hoped reporter would be raped withdraws from race

A West Deptford, NJ committeeman candidate has taken himself out of the running. BREAKING: So. Jersey candidate who said he hoped reporter would be raped withdraws from race via handwritten note — Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) September 6, 2016 Mike Krawitz has been asked to resign. Krawitz disputes he posted a series of vitriolic messages [...]

Black Lives Matter’s Agenda is About More than Race

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on The Hill’s website. “Black Lives Matter is a radical social intervention.” That’s a direct quote from Black Lives Matter’s website. While the media have typically focused on Black Lives Matter’s assertions of societal racism and systemic police brutality, they have largely ignored the movement’s LGBTQ agenda. One of […]

Galaxy Note 7 Recall May Cost Samsung $1 Billion

Just as Samsung looked tipped to push Apple all the way in the race for this year’s best smartphone with the Galaxy Note 7, the South Korean tech giant was forced to recall every single model following reports the device was catching fire while charging. Not only has the technical fault left Apple praising the […]

Telluride: Amy Adams’ Rocky Mountain ‘Arrival’; Cranston & Gere Plant Flags In Best Actor Oscar Race – For Next Year

The 43rd annual Telluride Film Festival is wrapping up today, with all the movies having premiered. As I noted a few days ago, it has been a very good fest for Best Actor candidates — and not just for this year’s nascent 2016 Oscar race. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Is an electoral landslide in the works?

Don’t ignore the data journalists tracking the race, and note that while there’s a steady Hillary Clinton lead in the national head to head, the state polls have tightened (driving the prediction banner at top of page) in some states. Show More Summary

Wall Street's language is now being applied to the human race, and it has scary implications

Wall Street's language is now being applied to the human race, and it has scary implications. Viktor Shvets, a strategist at Macquarie in Hong Kong, has a big note out on declining productivity. In it, he discussed a common Wall Street...Show More Summary

Race Report, Interrupted (by a Different Race Report)

4 weeks agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

A “I Have Women’s Gear Available and Didn’t Even Know It” Note from Fatty: In my most recent post, I pointed out that I have men’s Fat Cyclist gear — bibs and jerseys — available to be shipped immediately. And I still do. Let’s take another look at them: Oh my. Those are nice. However, I didn’t even mention the [...]

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