It’s Time We Had a Talk About White People Calling the Cops on Black People

You may have heard about that unsettling incident last week—the one in which a white Yale graduate student called campus police on a black classmate who’d fallen asleep on the sofa in the common room of their student apartment building. Yale officers detained the black student, Lolade Siyonbola, for 15 minutes in order to, as […]

Pretzel Logic: CEO Admits He Didn’t Know What He Was Talking About When He Advocated a $15.00 Minimum Wage

Pretzel Logic: CEO Admits He Didn’t Know What He Was Talking About When He Advocated a $15.00 Minimum Wage

By Robert Wenzel ​Bill Phelps, co-founder and chief executive officer of the California-based Wetzel’s Pretzels franchise, was a prominent advocate for the Golden State’s $ 15 a hour minimum wage for several years, but has recently changed his opinion, reports the Washington Examiner. He now says that the rate — which has only just reached $ 11 — is already […]

A More Infuriating Way to Think About Your Tax Burden

A More Infuriating Way to Think About Your Tax Burden

When people talk about the burden of government programs that clearly don’t benefit all, most, or even necessarily very many of the taxpayers on the hook for them, you often see their costs calculated in per capita terms across the whole population. Put that way, they seem laughably tiny, not worth even thinking about. Public […]

Donald Trump lied about being one of richest people in America to make it to Forbes 400, claims US journalist

Donald Trump lied about being one of richest people in America to make it to Forbes 400, claims US journalist

Washington: Jonathan Greenberg, an investigative journalist and author, has accused US President Donald Trump of lying about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400 list. The journalist says that an official from the Trump Organisation called to tell him in May 1984 to tell him how rich Trump was when Greenberg was reporting for the Forbes 400 – […]

Why Scientists Are Starting to Care About Cultures That Talk to Whales

Why Scientists Are Starting to Care About Cultures That Talk to Whales

This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at hakaimagazine.com. Harry Brower Sr. was lying in a hospital bed in Anchorage, Alaska, close to death, when he was visited by a baby whale. Although Brower’s body remained in Anchorage, the young bowhead […]

Russian embassy in UK warns citizens about possible provocations in Britain

Russian embassy in UK warns citizens about possible provocations in Britain

The Russian embassy in London has warned citizens traveling to Britain that they may face possible provocations, such as the “insertion of foreign objects” into their luggage, seizure of electronic equipment, and even detention. The warning reflects “the anti-Russian policy, the growing threatening rhetoric of the British side [and] selective actions of the UK government […]

Russian embassy in UK warns citizens about possible provocations in Britain

Russian embassy in UK warns citizens about possible provocations in Britain

The Russian embassy in London has warned citizens traveling to Britain that they may face possible provocations, such as the “insertion of foreign objects” into their luggage, seizure of electronic equipment, and even detention. The warning reflects “the anti-Russian policy, the growing threatening rhetoric of the British side [and] selective actions of the UK government […]

Daydream About Summer With These Color-Drenched Photos of the Great American Fair

Daydream About Summer With These Color-Drenched Photos of the Great American Fair

With camera in hand, Los Angeles-based photographer Pamela Littky crisscrossed the United States in 2015 capturing perhaps one of the most ubiquitous examples of Americana: the American fair. From dusty rodeo grounds in Nebraska to the kaleidoscopic whirls of carnival rides in Kansas, Littky’s new book “American Fair” documents the nostalgia of hazy summer nights […]

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