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The Donald, focused on always on the most critical issues facing the President of the United States, tried to get ESPN host Jemele Hill fired for accurately describing his political views: Donald Trump’s White House is mounting a concerted effort to shame a private employee and even get her fired — all because she criticized […]
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This really should settle the question: CAPPING A WEEK of incompetence, failures, and general shady behavior in responding to its massive data breach, Equifax has confirmed that attackers entered its system in mid-May through a web-application vulnerability that had a patch available in March. In other words, the credit-reporting giant had more than two months […]
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What an Age We Live In

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On September 14, 2017
Above: mind-blowing sketches from the distant future I have to be honest — I never thought we’d see the day when you could use a credit card and have an automated machine deliver nonperishable food items. But our Silicon Valley overlords have delivered! Paul McDonald and Ashwath Rajan are two ex-Googlers who, according to a […]
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The Single-Payer Bill

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On September 13, 2017
…is here, with the support of most of the Senators who are plausible Democrtaic nominees in 2020: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will introduce legislation on Wednesday that would expand Medicare into a universal health insurance program with the backing of at least 15 Democratic senators — a record level of support for an idea that […]
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