The coverage of the firing of James Comey as director of the FBI has been extensive, and in some cases, dramatic. So, we thought it might be useful to define these terms. Many people are bandying about terms like autocrat, fascist, demagogue, failed state and of course, constitutional crisis.
Amid mounting pressure from European leaders, Facebook and other social media companies are taking steps to combat the spread of fake news.
View from atop the Grinnell Glacier Overlook trail in Glacier National Park, Montana on Aug. The researchers warn the formations are disappearing so quickly that the lower 48 states will have no more glaciers before the turn of the century. Of the estimated 150 glaciers that existed when Glacier National Park was created in […]
Trump told NBC News on Thursday that he would have fired Comey regardless of the DOJ’s recommendations. Pence said President Trump made the right decision to fire former FBI director James Comey. Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque. Officials interviewed by the Post said that while those cited in the letter questioned Comey’s handling of the investigation […]
Blankenship served a one-year federal prison sentence after being convicted of conspiracy to violate federal mine safety laws. Multiple investigations blamed the explosion that ripped through the mine on inadequate safety protections, including excessive explosive coal dust, inadequate ventilation and worn out equipment. “We never give up,” says Blankenship attorney William Taylor, who notified the […]
She appeared sympathetic to the groups last month, and said Thursday that she is prepared to issue a ruling “without delay” if orders from courts in Maryland and Hawaii are overturned. The revised travel ban issued in March is narrower than an earlier one from January that was blocked by a federal judge in Washington […]
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to his request to invite Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to brief senators next week. Democrats want to question Rosenstein about the memo he wrote criticizing Comey, which the White House has cited as justification for Trump’s sudden firing of the FBI director. […]
The Trump administration is contemplating extending a ban on laptops on US-bound flights to all European countries, and that has some aviation security experts scratching their heads.
On criticism that Rolling Stone cozies up to celebrities at the expense of journalistic rigor The people we cover who are in the world of arts — we don’t view as adversaries. On the aftermath of the magazine’s discredited 2014 article that recounted a gang rape at the University of Virginia We commissioned the Columbia […]
To figure it out, he and Earl sequenced the genomes of 24 species of Enterococci found in the guts of all sorts of animals, from bees and pigeons to humans and fish. So to survive, they needed to develop a hazmat suit. “They are exposed to U.V. Gilmore says he came up with hypothesis while […]
Murphy is widely considered to be steamrolling his opponents when it comes to campaign funds, Aron said. The Brian Lehrer Show is holding interviews with the gubernatorial candidates from both parties. For the second time this week, those New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidates who’ve raised enough money to qualify for state-matching funds will […]
All of the seven states that have rates of infection at least twice the national average — Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Tennessee and West Virginia — have seen a statistically significant increase in drug overdose deaths in recent years, as well. States that have struggled most with the unfolding opioid crisis also tended […]
This actually looks damn good, with an impressive cast that makes it worth watching. 6 Days is set to open in the UK starting August 4th, but still has no US release date yet. Here’s the new full-length trailer (+ poster) for Toa Fraser’s 6 Days, from YouTube (via Trailer Track): In April 1980, six […]
The creator of MuslimGirl.com reflects on how “this little thing that I started in my bedroom when I was a teenager has really grown to take on a life of its own.”
The post Did Sessions break recusal vow in helping fire Comey? That appointment was made by Comey, who at the time was deputy attorney general. Sessions’ recusal means Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is overseeing the Justice Department’s Russia investigation. It can also be argued that Sessions should have steered clear of Comey’s firing because […]
That’s why members of the Whiteclay Task Force will gather here next week to discuss economic development. But Loren Paul, a county commissioner here, labels them “do-gooders” who he says are missing two key points: small-business owners’ rights to operate their establishments and personal responsibility. The battle over alcohol stores in tiny Whiteclay, Neb., has […]
Yet he insists on having the king of the Britons refer to his country as “England.” The pseudo-historical Arthur, who supposedly protected his people from the Angles and Saxons, would have Excalibur-ed him for that one. Law has some melodramatic fun with the role, but not enough. While that’s happening, Vortigern is down in the […]
Snatched’s screenwriter is Katie Dippold, who collaborated with Paul Feig on the lady-cops buddy comedy The Heat and on last year’s Ghostbusters reboot. Copyright 2017 NPR. The Ecuadorians and Colombians we meet are all either criminals or and salt-of-the-Earth primitives. If Snatched isn’t as inventive or as devoted to giving misogyny the middle finger as […]
After the opening murder, there are only two moments of high conflict. Jesse watches from his bike at a distance as a succession of kids march right in front of the camera, their identities blurred except for the tiny flames from their candles, and so we know there is a vigil. The film asks us […]
spotter trapped by an Iraqi sniper, trying to improvise a third option beyond bleeding out and instant death, The Wall lands on a powerful metaphor for the Iraq War itself, particularly at that point in time. Copyright 2017 NPR. The film opens with Army Ranger staff sergeant Shane Matthews (John Cena) and his spotter, Allan […]