Republicans are on the verge of voting for a health care bill without knowing how many people it covers or how much it would cost.
The report cited Donald Trump and growing fears of terrorism as possible causes.
Experts can help citizens who seek to respond to executive actions that pose the most potential damage.
The odds of being killed by a refugee terrorist? One in 3.6 billion.
On Wednesday, Donald Trump signed a pair of executive orders that constitute the biggest change to federal immigration policy in a single day in recent memory. Trump signed an order that directs the Department of Homeland Security to begin construction on a wall between the US and Mexico – while cracking down on people who cross the border now, many of whom are children and families seeking asylum from Central America.
We mapped it.
Trump needs to delegitimize the media because he needs to delegitimize facts.
A recent survey asked, “All things considered, do you think the world is getting better or worse, or neither getting better nor worse?” In Sweden, 10 percent thought things are getting better, in the US the figure was only 6 percent, and in Germany only 4 percent.
“I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” Trump tweeted.
He’s paying fraud fines and collecting bribes – and distracting you with Hamilton tweets
In 2016, researchers stumbled on a radical tactic for reducing another person’s bigotry: a frank, brief conversation. The study, authored by David Broockman at Stanford University and Joshua Kalla at the University of California Berkeley, looked at how simple conversations can help combat anti-transgender attitudes.
Voter turnout in the US is way lower than almost any other developed country. Political scientists explain.
There is a smug style in American liberalism. It has been growing these past decades. It is a way of conducting politics, predicated on the belief that American life is not divided by moral difference or policy divergence – not really – but by the failure of half the country to know what’s good for them.
Some time ago, Hillary Clinton and her advisers decided that the best course of action was to apologize for having used a personal email address to conduct government business while serving as secretary of state. Clinton herself was, clearly, not really all that remorseful about this, and it showed in her early efforts to address it.
His plan is still wildly irresponsible.
“We never had anyone say anything as foul and demeaning as you did on that tape.”
The most emotional moment of the Democratic National Convention was the speech by Khizr Khan, the bereaved father of Army Captain Humayun Khan. With his wife Ghazala by his side, Khan recalled his son’s character, his faith, his patriotism – and, ultimately, his courageous death in the service of the country he loved, and the fellow soldiers he was protecting.
It’s a common conversation these days: One person says, “Black lives matter.” Then another responds, “No, all lives matter.” It’s also a complete misunderstanding of what the phrase “black lives matter” means. The person on the receiving end interprets the phrase as “black lives matter more than any other lives.”
Last week, Warner Bros. issued a DMCA takedown notice to video streaming website Vimeo. The notice concerned a pretty standard list of illegally uploaded files from media properties Warner owns the copyright to – including episodes of Friends and Pretty Little Liars, as well as two uploads featuring footage from the Ridley Scott movie Blade Runner.
On Friday, Hillary Clinton made a bizarre claim about Ronald and Nancy Reagan during the former first lady’s funeral: that on HIV/AIDS, they “started a national conversation. When before nobody would talk about it, nobody wanted to do anything about it.” This got the history, as we now know it, completely wrong.
On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver finally took on billionaire Donald Trump. “I get that the character of Donald Trump is entertaining, and that he says things that people want to hear,” Oliver said. “And I know that his very name is powerful.”
Donald Trump’s call to bar Muslims from entering the country is certainly more repugnant in just about every way – constitutionally, morally, and politically – than anything any other Republican presidential candidate has called for since the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. But it’s also not a total outlier.
Angus Deaton is many things: a celebrated Princeton economist, an expert on measuring well-being and poverty, and, as of Monday morning, the 2015 Nobel laureate in economics. Deaton has an unusually high public profile for an economist – to the point that his research was once cited on Orange is the New Black.
Charles Clarke entered the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airportlast Februaryeager to go back to his mother after a months-long visit with relatives. But instead of a quick, easy trip home to Orlando, Clarke lost his life savings – $11,000 in cash – to law enforcement officials who never even proved he committed a crime.
Ahmed Mohamed is a ninth-grader living in Irving, Texas who likes to tinker with electronics. On Monday, according to the Dallas Morning News, he built a simple electronic clock – a project he said took about 20 minutes – and strapped it inside a pencil case.
Donald Trump’s rise to the top of the Republican polls has been incredible. But it’s obscuring a story that might ultimately prove more meaningful: Bernie Sanders’s increasingly serious challenge to Hillary Clinton. New polls show Sanders leading Hillary Clinton in both Iowa and New Hampshire.
“Why is my cable bill so high?” is a question you’ve likely asked yourself at one time or another. Maybe the answer to that question led you to ditch cable for some other service – Netflix or Hulu or a so-called “cable-lite” service like Sling TV.
In 1995, Connecticut established a “permit to purchase” law, which required a background check and eight hours of safety training for those seeking to buy a handgun. Missouri used to have a law like that, too, but repealed it in 2007. New research shows what happened afterward.
For a long time in Minneapolis, almost everyone who wanted to build a new apartment complex was required to add one parking spot for every unit in the building – whether or not residents wanted one.
We live in an age of nerds. Sometimes I try to explain to my kids that I grew up in a time – a dark age known as The Eighties – when reading comic books, playing fantasy-based card games, watching Dr. Who, or being really into computers could get you publicly pantsed.
The on-camera shooting of two Virginia reporters Wednesday morning seems bound to evoke, like so many shootings before it, some sort of national conversation about gun control. Which means that there will likely be some of debate about whether it would even be possible for the US to limit its millions of privately held guns – by far a higher per capita gun ownership rate than any other country.
When an American dentist named Walter Palmer killed a beloved lion named Cecil, the social media platforms that allowed outraged web users to spread the story also enabled them to do more than just fume.
I was halfway through a job interview when I realized I was wrinkling my nose. I couldn’t help myself. A full-time freelance position with a long commute, no benefits, and a quarter of my old pay was the best they could do? I couldn’t hide how I felt about that, and the 25-year-old conducting the interview noticed.
A year ago, I weighed 285 pounds. Today I weigh 185, which is more or less optimal for my 6-foot frame. Losing 100 pounds has been maybe the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I feel better physically. I have newfound confidence in my ability to accomplish my goals.
Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment poses a serious legal and policy question about the ability of patent holders to extract license fees after the expiration of the underlying patent that led to the fees.
If you’re not a programmer, you’ve probably never heard of Github, a website programmers use to track and share software source code. But if you care about free speech, you should be paying attention to an attack on the site that’s going on right now.
The Federal Communications Commission has approved its strongest network neutrality rules yet. Three Democrats, including chairman Tom Wheeler, voted for the rules. The two Republicans dissented. The new rules reclassify internet access so it will be regulated like a public utility. The rules apply to both home broadband connections and the wireless networks that power smartphones.
Virtually every country on earth aside from the United States measures temperature in Celsius. This makes sense; Celsius is a reasonable scale that assigns freezing and boiling points of water with round numbers, zero and 100. In Fahrenheit, those are, incomprehensibly, 32 and 212. This isn’t just an aesthetic issue.
Most months look like a jigsaw. February 2015 is a rectangle. Rectangles look like this:  February is the only month where this is possible because it’s the only month that has a number of days divisible by 7, specifically 28. This means it can’t happen on a leap year because February has 29 days.
As the US debates drug policy reforms and marijuana legalization, there’s one aspect of the war on drugs that remains perplexingly contradictory: some of the most dangerous drugs in the US are legal. Don’t believe it?
100 years ago, if you were a pedestrian, crossing the street was simple: you walked across it. Today, if there’s traffic in the area and you want to follow the law, you need to find a crosswalk. And if there’s a traffic light, you need to wait for it to change to green.
We’ve finally heard from Jay Wilds, the key witness in the murder of Hae Min Lee. And while the story he told the Intercept’s Natasha Vargas-Cooper is more believable than the one he told the police or Adnan Syed’s juries, it also makes Jay, as a witness, less credible – and thus it makes the case against Adnan much weaker.
Today, you might already know, is the winter solstice. That means for people living in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s the longest night of the year. However, as science blogger Colin Schultz points out, tonight will also be the longest night ever.
One of milk’s big sells – aside from being a nice complement to breakfast cereal – is that its high calcium-content helps build stronger bones. A big new study of more than 100,000 Swedes suggests this is absolutely false: it finds no correlation between stronger bones and milk consumption.
Shoshana B. Roberts – who walked around New York City for 10 hours while being filmed by a hidden camera so that she could record the harassment she received from men on the street – is already getting rape threats.
A good visualization helps you see what the data is telling you. The best visualizations help you you see things you never thought the data would tell you. These 22 charts and maps were, at least for me, in that category: all of them told me something I found surprising.
Images of the military-style crackdown in Ferguson Police in Ferguson, Missouri, have used military-grade equipment, including armored trucks, rifles, sound cannons, and tear gas, in its crackdown against protests for Michael Brown. Sometimes the police act in response to reports of thrown objects, Molotov cocktails, looting, and gunshots.
A new Pew poll confirms the not-terribly-surprising fact that there is a huge racial gap in the public’s perception of events in Ferguson. This is seen across a variety of questions they asked, but the two most important are these: Most White Americans have confidence in the integrity of the investigation into Michael Brown’s shooting, black Americans do not.
Norman Stamper spent 34 years as a cop, including as the chief of police for Seattle, a job he left one year after the city’s police drew international attention for their heavy-handed response to 1999 anti-WTO protests.
The official press briefing: From Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz: Tonight, the President and First Lady attended the birthday celebration for Mrs. Ann Jordan at an event at the Farm Neck Golf Club. There were approximately 150 guests in attendance.