How Trump could lose by 5 million votes and still win in 2020

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 10:48 PM

Analysis: The nation’s two most populous states, California and Texas, are at the heart of Democrats’ geography problem. In the wake of President Donald Trump’s tweets suggesting several nonwhite progressive congresswomen “go back” to their countries — three of them were born in the U.S.

Trump adviser Stephen Miller injected white nationalist agenda into Breitbart, investigation reveals

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 10:33 PM

Senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller shaped the 2016 election coverage of the hard right-wing website Breitbart with material drawn from prominent white nationalists, Islamophobes, and far-right websites, according to a new investigative report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Stephen Miller’s Affinity for White Nationalism Revealed in Leaked Emails

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 10:33 PM

Hatewatch re-examined Miller’s reported relationships with prominent figures from the white nationalist movement in light of information uncovered during its investigation into his emails to Breitbart.

The Electoral College could save Trump in 2020

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 4:09 PM

Depending on which reputable survey you look at, President Donald Trump’s approval rating is somewhere between 41 and 38 percent — numbers that are underwhelming at best.

Poll: 65% of Republicans say Trump’s Ukraine scheme was normal presidential behavior

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 3:09 PM

If an elected official is found to have broken the law or abused the powers of office, is impeachment merited or should the judgment be left to voters?…

Tibetans hit by the same mobile malware targeting Uyghurs

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 12:11 AM

A recently revealed mobile malware campaign targeting Uyghur Muslims also ensnared a number of senior Tibetan officials and activists, according to new research.

2020 Voters Are Already Being Inundated by Fake News on Facebook

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:11 AM

A year out from the 2020 presidential election, a flood of fake news is already consuming Facebook, with U.S. voters hit with a “tsunami of disinformation” in the last three months. But unlike in 2016, this fake news is not coming from Russia, but from within the U.S.

The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It's Gamergate

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Over the weekend, a game developer in Boston named Brianna Wu fled her home after an online stalker vowed to rape and kill her.

New fires are spreading in California despite power blackouts to prevent ignition

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 10:37 PM

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on Sunday after new fires ignited across the state.

Mice with disrupted microbiomes don’t forget their fear as they should

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 10:00 PM

The gut-brain axis is officially a thing. Evidence is accumulating that the gut microbiome, and perturbations in it, can affect behavior—at least in mice. New work is starting to unravel how.

Maybe It’s Not YouTube’s Algorithm That Radicalizes People

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 11:38 PM

YouTube is the biggest social media platform in the country, and, perhaps, the most misunderstood.

Dozens of new websites appear to be Michigan local news outlets, but with political bent

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 3:21 PM

CLOSE 2019 Lansing city council candidates share what they believe to be the biggest concern for the city of Lansing and its residents Jada Fisher, Lansing State Journal CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINEMAILMORE LANSING — Dozens of websites branded as local news outlets launched throughout Michigan this fal…

The word “Latinx” is growing in popularity. This comic explains why.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 7:16 AM

The word “Latinx” is growing in popularity. This comic explains why. The gender-neutral term that’s supposed to be for everyone, well, isn’t.

Trump Campaign Floods Web With Ads, Raking In Cash as Democrats Struggle

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 5:21 PM

On any given day, the Trump campaign is plastering ads all over Facebook, YouTube and the millions of sites served by Google, hitting the kind of incendiary themes — immigrant invaders, the corrupt media — that play best on platforms where algorithms favor outrage and political campaigns are fre…

Devin Nunes and the Power of Keyword Signaling

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 3:21 PM

On September 26, the House Intelligence Committee held a hearing to investigate a whistle-blower complaint against President Donald Trump.