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 Originally enacted during the Korean War, the Act essentially empowers the President to control the means of production—the idea being that it would be in the interest of the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
"Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door." That century-old quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson (sort of) is just as true today. If you build a better product, offer a better service or create a better infrastructure for customers, then with a bit of time and attention, the world… READ THE REST
Remember back in the way, way, way back 1990s? Remember when you and everyone you knew had a radio alarm clock positioned right on your bedside table? You know, the one with that super irritating squawk of an alarm? You can still hear that ugly beast in your nightmares, can't you? Time hasn't been kind… READ THE REST
For those who are slow-playing our societal shift toward fully-integrated automated smart homes — don't be scared. Sure, we know there are whole movies about computer-controlled houses turning on their owners, but seriously… we're way past that now. Maybe it's time to take that first tentative step into gearing up your home with some basic… READ THE REST