In Jackson, Mississippi, in the state capitol, inside the very top of the rotunda, in a circular frame on a large wall panel, not far below the fierce, gilded golden eagle that sits atop the dome, there is a painting of two white-haired men who look like Colonel Sanders hoisting a Confederate battle flag. Not far…
In 2005, at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Evangelicals was on the verge of doing something novel: affirming science. Specifically, the 30-million-member group, which represents 51 Christian denominations, was debating how to advance a new platform called “For the Health of a Nation
Uh-oh: someone forgot they were logged into the official, corporate IndyCar Series account. Worse yet, they mentioned the son of the United States’ preeminent Twitter troll in the process. Ohhhh nooooooo.
New York City subways suck, and we’re asking MTA employees to tell us why. Today, actual train operators speak out on flawed equipment, overcrowding, and how they’re DOING THEIR BEST. Okay?
The media is ablaze over President Trump sharing classified information with Russian foreign officials—but what is classified information exactly? And what happens if you disclose it? Good news: You’ve been granted clearance to acquire this not-quite-top-secret knowledge.
I had only been in West Virginia for a day when Josh Sword, the head of the state AFL-CIO, told me casually that a revolution is coming. He is not a particularly radical guy. He was just giving an honest, matter-of-fact reading of the political situation. “I don’t know how bad things have to get. In West Virginia, it…
This week, everyone is asking some variation of this question:
According to NBC’s Richard Engel, “senior US military officials” are weighing the possibility of air strikes against the Syrian regime, and it’s possible they could come “within the next couple hours.”
Welcome to Rank and File, a series that tells the stories of young veterans and the changing face of the military. Read our introduction here.
Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny is Little Miss Flint. She is 9 years old and lives in Flint, MI. She told me that in her free time she likes to “go on Twitter or just play with my toys or just lay down in bed, read, and play with my dollhouse, and color and draw and cheer.” She hasn’t been able to drink the water from the…
The Department of Homeland Security is instituting a ban on all electronic devices larger than a smartphone on flights from eight Muslim-majority countries. That means you’ll need to store all laptops and tablets in your checked bags.
Officials behind the Mexican Grand Prix and driver Sergio Pérez have apparently had enough of U.S. President Donald Trump’s demonization of their country and his carping about an America-Mexico border wall, and they aren’t afraid to get vocal about it.
These are the real notes from a real conversation between President-elect Donald Trump and Nawaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan. This is a screenshot from the website of the Press Information Department of the government of Pakistan. It has not been altered in any way.
If you woke up today wishing to fling yourself into a black hole, you may be wondering what’s in store for NASA under President-elect Donald Trump. It is difficult to say much with certainty. But overall, the space agency will probably be directed to focus more on deep space activities and crewed spaceflight over the…
America has a problem getting people to go vote, and at least some of that has to do with the ridiculous wait times and long lines at local polling locations. What about drive-thru voting?
It’s election day and everyone’s looking for a way to get out to the polls. Ride sharing services Uber, Lyft, and ZipCar will help with discounted rides and new tools to help you find your polling place.
Katrina Pierson has an obvious rejoinder to Jessica Leeds’s accusation that Donald Trump groped her on a plane in the 1980's: Nobody is talking about the features of the D-9, MD-80, 707, or the L-1011!
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