Donald Trump’s first six months in office have been a spectacular failure. | New Republic

Donald Trump’s first six months in office have been a spectacular failure. Friday marks his sixth month in office. The White House had planned a week devoted to products that were Made in America (somewhat ironic given the First Family’s penchant for making things abroad), but Senators Mike Lee and Jerry Moranscuttled that Monday evening when they announced […]

Analyzing the Gender Representation of 34,476 Comic Book Characters

Female characters appear in superhero comics less often than males — but when they are included, how are they depicted? The recent theatrical release of Wonder Woman briefly catapulted the question of female superhero representation into the mainstream. For some, the character is a feminist icon — even Gloria Steinem wrote about her — and many fans (though not all) felt this […]

On health policy, Congress faces long to-do list after collapse of Senate bill

WASHINGTON — The Republican health care bill, at least for now, is dead. So what happens next? Senate Republicans have already announced plans to pivot to legislation that would repeal much of the Affordable Care Act without spelling out a replacement plan, after two additional GOP senators defected from the party’s controversial plan to simultaneously […]

Arks of the Apocalypse – The New York Times

Cover Photo Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Spitsbergen Island, Norway. Credit Spencer Lowell for The New York Times All around the world, scientists are building repositories of everything from seeds to ice to mammal milk — racing to preserve a natural order that is fast disappearing. 点击查看本文中文版 Photographs by SPENCER LOWELL and TEXT BY MALIA WOLLANJULY […]

How elite billionaires like Sheldon Adelson and Peter Thiel are restricting press freedom in America – U.S. News – Haaretz.com

  Home   >   U.S. News www_responsive/articlebody.vm With one vengeful tycoon in the White House, another the brains behind Hulk Hogan’s $140-million lawsuit and Adelson controlling a Las Vegas newspaper, a new documentary depicts the ways U.S. journalists are increasingly being silenced     Sheldon Adelson at the National Israeli-American Conference in Washington, October […]

Foreign-born recruits, promised citizenship by the Pentagon, flee the country to avoid deportation – The Washington Post

U.S. troops are sworn in as naturalized citizens on Nov. 2, 2012, at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. (State Department) Frustrated by delayed promises from the U.S. military for citizenship, and in fear of the Islamic State if he were deported back to Iraq, Ranj Rafeeq has given up the American Dream for a Canadian one. Rafeeq […]

Face scans for US citizens flying abroad stir privacy issues – The Washington Post

HOUSTON — If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call a step toward a surveillance state. The Department of Homeland Security says it’s the only way to successfully expand a program that tracks nonimmigrant foreigners. They have been […]