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This Back-Door Approach to Combating Deepfakes Won’t Work
It’s tempting to turn to an established legal framework here. But it’s not the solution.
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Where Short Story and Television Writing Meet
When it comes to creativity, constraints are useful.
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Who Gets Off Easy in America, and Why
Sometimes bright futures matter more than dark pasts.
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Patrick Haggerty, Country Music’s Gay Pioneer, Is Back With New Music After 47 Years
And he’s still screaming for the revolution.
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Democrats Are Worried That Voters Don’t Care About Their Legislative Agenda, but Why Would They?
Symbolic votes do not capture the public’s imagination. Investigations of the president do.
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The Angle: We Have No Defense Secretary, and We’re Feuding With Iran
Seems like a good situation to be in, yup.
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We’re Hurtling Toward War With Iran and There’s No Secretary of Defense. Great.
The Patrick Shanahan debacle is just the latest example of Trump’s incompetence in hiring.
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William Barr’s Justice Department Is Now Openly Running Legal Interference for Paul Manafort
The DOJ is creating the impression that it wants to keep Manafort comfortable while Trump prepares his pardon.
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Defense Secretary Pick Withdraws as Report Shows He Called His Son’s Baseball-Bat Attack on His Mother “Self-Defense”
Patrick Shanahan says he regrets making the claim.
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Let’s All Stop Holding Out for Science to Find the Perfect Diet
It sounds good, and sure, it might work a little, but there’s no magic bullet here.
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Facebook Has a New Cryptocurrency, and It’s Very Different From Bitcoin
Libra’s purported stability and ease of use may mean that it will lack some of the features that have drawn people to cryptocurrency in the first place.
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Democrats Dithering About Impeachment
What does Nancy Pelosi want?
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Felony Charges Dismissed Against Miami Cop Who Shot Black Caregiver with Arms Raised
A jury convicted the officer of culpable negligence, a misdemeanor.
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What Americans Need to Know About Reparations Ahead of This Week’s Big Hearing
Four leading scholars discuss what they hope to see from the hearing and why they believe reparations are necessary.
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It’s Not Just You. Google Calendar Is, In Fact, Broken.
People in the U.S. and Europe are wandering around in a daze, muttering to themselves, “What is life without my Google Calendar?”
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This Is Almost Certainly the Worst Argument Against Socialism in History
Don't worry, there's definitely more of this idiocy to come.
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Has Focusing on “Equality” Made the LGBTQ Movement Too Conservative?
Two new books argue for a politics that benefits queer people beyond marriage, money, and family.
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Ahead of Trump Campaign Kickoff, Local Orlando Paper Offers Unconventional Presidential Endorsement 17 Months Before Election
"This newspaper has a history of presidential appointments favoring Republicans..."
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Trump Has Brilliantly Cornered Himself Where He’s Now Demanding Iran Abide by a Deal He Already Reneged On
Donald Trump doesn’t even know the rules to chess. Or checkers for that matter.
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How a Dystopian Will Smith Movie Was Turned Into a Real-life Nightmare
Enemy of the State’s portrayal of scary surveillance technology led to its real-world development.
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Trump Says Next Week ICE Will Begin Deportation Siege to “Remove” Millions of Undocumented Immigrants
A high-profile crackdown has been rumored for months. But will it ever actually happen?
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Nick Waterhouse’s Analog Affinity
L.A.-based musician Nick Waterhouse performs live at Studio 360.
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Help! My Dad Kidnapped Me When I Was 3. My Mom Hates That I Invited Him to My Wedding.
“She still hates my dad, and I don’t blame her for that. But she expects me to hate him too.”
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I Just Jumped on Dating Apps and I’m VERY Excited for Sex. Should I Reveal I’m a Virgin?
I’m an adult, I have birth control, and, frankly, I’m horny.
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Researchers May Soon Be Able to Isolate the Genetic Roots of Homosexuality—but Should They?
A gay biologist navigates curiosity and concern about the prospect of knowing where queerness comes from.
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When Will the Mississippi Come for New Orleans?
In a year of record rainfall, the swollen Mississippi is putting the country’s most ambitious system of water control to the test.
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Sometimes Supreme Court Justices Don’t Act Like Partisan Flunkies. This Gives Us Hope.
Hope is not lost for the Supreme Court.
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Jon Stewart Stopped by Stephen Colbert’s Show to Tear Mitch McConnell a New 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
“If you want to know why the 9/11 community is bent out of shape … meet with them. Tomorrow. As soon as possible. And don’t make them beg for it.”
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What Is Going to Happen in the World Cup’s Most Chaotic Group?
An imaginative fan can have plenty of fun working through the scenarios.
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“Black Gold” Is Almost Holy to Some Oil Producers in America
That makes moving toward sustainability just a bit more complicated.
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