A Portland State University professor Alexander Reid Ross created a map to track the spread of far-right vigilantism in the United States. According to Bloomberg, "has gathered more than 560 examples of far-right actors and vigilantes showing up to demonstrations and other events, drawing from photo-backed accounts on social media and news reports. An interactive map he built with the data details a range of encounters, individuals and groups across the country, from late spring to the present."
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Donald Trump's thoroughly corrupt Justice Department today dropped its criminal case against Michael T. Flynn, President Trump's first national security adviser, who pleaded guilty previously to lying to F.B.I. agents about his conversations with a Russian diplomat. The Justice Department said it had concluded that Flynn's interview by the FBI was "untethered to, and unjustified… READ THE REST
The Trump administration is reportedly considering the possibility of re-implementing the Defense Production Act. Originally enacted during the Korean War, the Act essentially empowers the President to control the means of production—the idea being that it would be in the interest of the nation's defense to force private manufacturers to focus their production efforts on… READ THE REST
We've come a long way, haven't we, civilization? In ancient times, we used to measure everything from weight to distance with the most rudimentary of instruments. A stone was literally how much a particular stone weighed as a unit of measurement. And a foot was…yeah, a foot. Put enough heel-to-toe paces together and you knew… READ THE REST
Right now, almost half of all the websites that exist use a .com domain name. This makes it incredibly hard to find a domain name that hasn't already been taken, and if you already named and registered your company then you may be in for a really tough road ahead. Say you started a line of… READ THE REST
Everybody loves dogs. But even the most dedicated doggy mom and pop will tell you that it really doesn't take much to keep the average pooch thoroughly entertained. Just give 'em a ball to chase or a patch of yard to run in and a dog will generally find enough to keep themselves occupied for… READ THE REST