Twitter Permanently Suspends Accounts of Ilhan Omar’s Potential Challenger

Ms. Omar, who is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and is no stranger to threats, responded on Twitter. This is the natural result of a political environment where anti-Muslim dogwhistles and dehumanization are normalized by an entire politic…

Boris Johnson recreates the creepiest scene in ‘Love Actually,’ somehow makes it creepier

Love Actually’s “To me, you are perfect” scene is arguably one of the creepiest, most manipulative scenes in rom-com history. But it just got out-creeped, by none other than Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson. That’s right: a man who refuses to tell us h…

2020 election crucial for US to catch up on climate action

Washington (AFP) – A significant expansion of state, city, and business climate action could reduce US greenhouse gas emissions by up to 37 percent by 2030 over 2005 levels even without federal support, according to projections published Monday. But the elec…

Twitter Permanently Suspends Accounts of Ilhan Omar’s Potential Challenger

Twitter Permanently Suspends Accounts of Ilhan Omar’s Potential Challenger

Ms. Omar, who is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and is no stranger to threats, responded on Twitter. This is the natural result of a political environment where anti-Muslim dogwhistles and dehumanization are normalized by an entire politic…

Boris Johnson recreates the creepiest scene in ‘Love Actually,’ somehow makes it creepier

Boris Johnson recreates the creepiest scene in ‘Love Actually,’ somehow makes it creepier

Love Actually’s “To me, you are perfect” scene is arguably one of the creepiest, most manipulative scenes in rom-com history. But it just got out-creeped, by none other than Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson. That’s right: a man who refuses to tell us h…

2020 election crucial for US to catch up on climate action

2020 election crucial for US to catch up on climate action

Washington (AFP) – A significant expansion of state, city, and business climate action could reduce US greenhouse gas emissions by up to 37 percent by 2030 over 2005 levels even without federal support, according to projections published Monday. But the elec…

Hitting the Books: Humans are responsible for the antics of our AIs

Hitting the Books: Humans are responsible for the antics of our AIs

When machines become as smart as the people who design them, where does responsibility fall when said machines make a mistake? We’re already beginning to see examples of this throughout society, from suspect facial recognition technology to suspect sentencing…

Bolivia crisis: Former President Evo Morales dismisses charges threat

Bolivia crisis: Former President Evo Morales dismisses charges threat

Image copyrightEPAImage caption Clashes between pro-Morales protesters and riot police continued on Friday Bolivia’s ex-President Evo Morales has told the BBC there are no meaningful charges that could be brought against him over October’s disputed electio…

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross supports delaying a trade deal until after the 2020 election, saying it eliminates an advantage for China

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross supports delaying a trade deal until after the 2020 election, saying it eliminates an advantage for China

Pushing a US-China trade deal past the 2020 presidential election takes away some of China’s leverage, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC Tuesday.The statement arrived hours after President Trump floated the late deadline to reporters i…

For one beautiful night, #fartgate actually united all of Twitter

For one beautiful night, #fartgate actually united all of Twitter

There is so much that divides us. Science has somehow become partisan; truth itself is up for debate; America is split down the middle when it comes to deciding whether or not literally asking a foreign leader to interfere in an election is an impeachable off…

Putin says ‘thank God’ as Republicans keep pushing a bogus conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in 2016

Putin says ‘thank God’ as Republicans keep pushing a bogus conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin is gloating as Republicans continue to trumpet a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine — not Russia — interfered in the 2016 US presidential election.  “Thank God, no one is accusing us of interfering in the US elections an…

Trump is entering another NATO summit all alone, with even his ally Boris Johnson telling him to back off and keep quiet

Trump is entering another NATO summit all alone, with even his ally Boris Johnson telling him to back off and keep quiet

As leaders of NATO member states prepare for yet another summit in London next week, a familiar theme is emerging: how to keep President Donald Trump from disrupting proceedings.  Trump has succeeded in alienating virtually every traditional ally of the US a…

North Korean missile and Kim Jong-un’s ‘Christmas gift’ decision

North Korean missile and Kim Jong-un’s ‘Christmas gift’ decision

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un shaking hands at the DMZ in June Kim Jong-un has a big decision to make. Talks with Donald Trump have not gone to plan. Strict economic sanctions remain in place and it appears Washington is…