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North Korea Dreams of Turning Out the Lights - WSJ. The First Amendment Is in Clear and Present Danger. Your Turn: Red Alert — The First [...]

The First Amendment Is in Clear and Present Danger

President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference at the White House on Feb. 16, 2017. Trump berated the media repeatedly, calling CNN, The New York Times and other outlets "dishonest" and "very fake news" for reporting unfavorable stories about him. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Facebook privacy and kids: Don’t post photos of your kids online.

Climate change a clear threat. U.S.

Climate change a clear threat

President Donald Trump arrives for a working session with outreach countries and international organizations, at the G7 Summit, Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Taormina, Italy. AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool President Donald Trump's bombshell announcement that he was pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement was widely panned by environmental activists and scientists, as well as major business leaders such as Tesla CEO Elon Musk and billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban. But Trump's decision has also invited scrutiny from military and intelligence experts who believe a US withdrawal from the pact poses a unique threat to national security and the global order.

The primary link between climate change and national security is instability, according to James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence. The Airport Lawyers Who Stood Up to Trump Are Under Attack. The Airport Lawyers Who Stood Up to [...]

The Airport Lawyers Who Stood Up to Trump Are Under Attack

Demonstrators pass a volunteer immigration attorney as they march in support of a ruling by a federal judge in Seattle that grants a nationwide temporary restraining order against the presidential order to ban travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries, at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport on Feb. 4, 2017. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) The First Amendment Is in Danger Part 1. Reporters attempt to pose questions to President Donald Trump during a news conference on Feb. 16, 2017.

The First Amendment Is in Danger Part 1

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Of all the incredible statements issuing from the fantasy factory that is the imagination of Donald Trump, the one he recently made in a speech to graduates of the Coast Guard academy, that “no politician in history — and I say this with great surety — has been treated worse or so unfairly” sets an unenviable record for brazen ignorance plus a toxic mix of self-aggrandizement and self-pity.

In his eyes, the most villainous persecutors are the mainstream “fake news” organizations that dare to oppose his actions and expose his lies. Why online credit recovery courses are underregulated in many states. Kellan Jett This article is part of the Big Shortcut, an eight-part series exploring the exponential rise in online learning for high school students who have failed traditional classes.

Why online credit recovery courses are underregulated in many states.

An increasing number of states are getting serious about vetting the online education companies that are now responsible for instructing a growing number of their kids. Voting rights are under assault nationwide. Here’s how to protect them. Portland Republican says party should use militia groups after racial attack. Montana assault breeds 'frightening' talk of violence against journalists. They hate the US government, and they're multiplying: the terrifying rise of 'sovereign citizens'

What is Media Consolidation and Why Should Anyone Care? - BillMoyers. Vice President Al Gore speaks as President Bill Clinton looks on during an informal discussion with parents and children in Alexandria, Virginia on Feb. 9, 1996.

What is Media Consolidation and Why Should Anyone Care? - BillMoyers

Clinton had signed the Telecommunications Act the previous day. (Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images) Kris Kobach is leading Trump’s vote fraud commission. That’s terrifying. British Brexit robbery: how democracy was hijacked in UK & US. This article is the subject of separate legal complaints on behalf of Cambridge Analytica LLC and SCL Elections Limited, and Sophie Schmidt.

British Brexit robbery: how democracy was hijacked in UK & US

“The connectivity that is the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to further their aims.[…] The risks at stake are profound and represent a fundamental threat to our sovereignty.” Secretive Foundation’s Blueprint for Spreading Right-Wing Ideology. Documents Reveal a Powerful, Secretive [...]

Secretive Foundation’s Blueprint for Spreading Right-Wing Ideology

North Carolina millionaire and political operative Art Pope, who received $1.5 million from the Bradley Foundation for two conservative groups he founded. (Photo by Ted Richardson/For The Washington Post via Getty Images) This Graphic Puts Global Warming in Full Perspective. To say the world is having a streak like no other is an understatement.

This Graphic Puts Global Warming in Full Perspective

Global warming has made cold scarce on a planetary scale. This March clocked in as the second warmest March on record when compared to the 20th century average, according to newly released data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Michael Hayden: When Trump's Washington starts to resemble Nicaragua. Inside Trump’s anger and impatience — and his sudden decision to fire Comey. Every time FBI Director James B.

Inside Trump’s anger and impatience — and his sudden decision to fire Comey

Comey appeared in public, an ever-watchful President Trump grew increasingly agitated that the topic was the one that he was most desperate to avoid: Russia. Trump had long questioned Comey’s loyalty and judgment, and was infuriated by what he viewed as the director’s lack of action in recent weeks on leaks from within the federal government. By last weekend, he had made up his mind: Comey had to go. At his golf course in Bedminster, N.J., Trump groused over Comey’s latest congressional testimony, which he thought was “strange,” and grew impatient with what he viewed as his sanctimony, according to White House officials. Comey, Trump figured, was using the Russia probe to become a martyr. Back at work Monday morning in Washington, Trump told Vice President Pence and several senior aides — Reince Priebus, Stephen K.

The president already had decided to fire Comey, according to this person. Trump Nominates Ten To Federal Courts. President Trump has a large number of judicial vacancies to fill, since Senate Republicans held up President Barack Obama's nominees. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Trump has a large number of judicial vacancies to fill, since Senate Republicans held up President Barack Obama's nominees. President Trump is moving quickly to put his personal stamp on the federal courts. On Monday the president nominated 10 people for federal judgeships. GOP Senate Candidate: God Wants Christians ‘To Rule Over Us’ A Timeline – Russia and President Trump. BREAKING: AARP's Response to Trumpcare Hits Republicans Where It Hurts the Most. The AARP is going after the only thing Republicans need more than money: voters. The AARP just told its 38 million members how their representatives voted so they can vote out these Republicans.

Millions of Americans held their breath as they waited to see whether the House would pass Trumpcare. The Threat From North Korea’s Missiles. Future - How Western civilisation could collapse. The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern Western society to a stable bicycle whose wheels are kept spinning by economic growth. Don't underestimate the harm 'brittle masculinity' can do to the world. Donald Trump, North Korea, and the Case of the Phantom Armada. George Orwell and the Power of a Well-Placed Lie. Trump has discovered the awesome powers of the presidency. Be afraid. March for Science: Crowds join global Earth Day protests. At the main March for Science, demonstrators gathered at Washington's National Mall to hear speakers laud science as the force moving humanity forward, and rail against policymakers they say are ignoring fact and research in areas including climate change.

Emergency Declared At Nuclear-Contaminated Site In Washington State.