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Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture

Monday, October 15, 2018 at 3:15 PM

On social media, the country seems to divide into two neat camps: Call them the woke and the resentful. Team Resentment is manned—pun very much intended—by people who are predominantly old and almost exclusively white.

Max Boot, Jackie Robinson, and the racism problem in the Republican Party

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 11:10 PM

The American writer and self-described “lifelong conservative” Max Boot has experienced a radical change of heart about the Republican Party — half a century after many others were forced to do the same.

Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 10:55 PM

Just 100 companies have been the source of more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988, according to a new report.

These 100 Companies Are to Blame For 71% of The World's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 10:50 PM

Since 1988, a mere 100 companies have been responsible for 71 percent of the entire world’s industrial greenhouse gas emissions. This data comes from an inaugural report published by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an environmental non-profit.

It happened there: how democracy died in Hungary

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 2:06 AM

The Hungary-Serbia border runs through a wilderness, tall grass flatlands ringed by imposing clusters of trees and thickets.

Climate change is a global injustice. A new study shows why.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 12:06 AM

All efforts to fight climate change face the money test: Are the benefits of stopping global warming — and avoiding sea level rise, heat waves, and wildfires — greater than the costs?…

Ajit Pai’s 5G plans make it harder for small ISPs to deploy broadband

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 2:31 PM

The Federal Communications Commission is changing the rules for an upcoming spectrum auction in a way that will make it harder for small carriers to buy spectrum for deploying broadband.

How Hurricane Michael became catastrophically strong overnight

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 2:31 PM

After intensifying overnight, Hurricane Michael is now pummeling the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm — the strongest hurricane on record to ever strike the region.

How Christianity can be an “alternative” to consumerism

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 6:56 AM

Essayist Meghan O’Gieblyn was raised in a fundamentalist Christian household in Michigan by parents who, at one point, believed the apocalypse was imminent.

Superior ruthlessness isn’t why Republicans control the Supreme Court

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 6:46 AM

A strange explanation for Brett Kavanaugh’s ascension to the Supreme Court emerged soon after the Senate confirmed him. Kavanaugh, the argument goes, didn’t get through because Republicans had the votes; he got through because Democrats weren’t tough enough to stop him.


Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 9:19 AM


The Suffocation of Democracy

Monday, October 8, 2018 at 11:06 PM

As a historian specializing in the Holocaust, Nazi Germany, and Europe in the era of the world wars, I have been repeatedly asked about the degree to which the current situation in the United States resembles the interwar period and the rise of fascism in Europe.

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s Trumpian candidate, narrowly misses outright victory

Monday, October 8, 2018 at 4:51 PM

Brazil’s most critical election in years is headed toward a runoff — and a far-right candidate who has been compared to President Donald Trump is in the lead. Brazilians voted Sunday in the first round of their presidential elections, elevating far-right politician, Jair Bolsonaro.

UN panel prepares to scold world on progress toward meeting global warming goals

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 8:11 AM

The leading international body of climate change researchers is preparing to release a major report Sunday night on the impacts of global warming and what it would take to cap warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.

A leading Holocaust historian just seriously compared the US to Nazi Germany

Friday, October 5, 2018 at 5:55 PM

Usually, comparisons between Donald Trump’s America and Nazi Germany come from cranks and internet trolls.