Called by networks about an hour after polls closed in California, the recall election there failed to dethrone Governor Gavin Newsom. He holds about a 30-point lead the morning after, and while the total isn't expected to remain so lopsided as more ballots are counted, the result put a humiliating end to Republican challenger Larry Elder's bid to replace him. The margin was so wide Elder abandoned his efforts to claim the election was rigged and instead asked his voters to be "gracious in defeat" and cast himself as a Republican of national caliber. Newsom, for his part, took direct aim at former president Donald Trump.
Slate's Leah Torres reports on an unexpected consequence of abortion bans: doctors, fearing prosecution, refusing to treat patients suffering miscarriages. I was astounded by how often patients were turned away from emergency rooms and their doctor's offices in the middle of their miscarriages. No wonder Alabama has the third-highest maternal mortality rate in the nation,… READ THE REST
Chuck posted a photoshopped screenshot of a nonexistent Washington Post story about a "homophobic dog," adeptly blending a current meme with the sort of story that really winds up right wingers. Though it's obviously a joke to anyone paying attention to media, Christina Pushaw, press secretary of Florida governor Ron DeSantis and an avowed enemy… READ THE REST
Vanessa Wilson was fired as police chief of Aurora, Colorado, and Aurora councilwoman Danielle Jurinsky was among Wilson's harshest critics. Wilson's partner, Robin Niceta, allegedly called in a false report of child abuse aginst Jurinsky in retaliation—an allegation that turned Jurinsky's life upside-down for weeks. The phone records also show that Niceta texted someone at… READ THE REST
Whether gaming in your spare time or burying yourself in spreadsheets at your 9-to-5, efficiency matters. And while you may have the latest and greatest laptop or smartphone to work on, its small screen can totally kill your enjoyment, especially when you're hopping over to different apps or watching your favorite streaming content. If you're looking for a way… READ THE REST
The world is full of reasons to love dogs. How could you not? They are cute, kind, thoughtful, and always trying to make friends. The world is also full of reasons to love technology. But is there a way to bring these two together? Is the world ready for robotic dogs? The answer is yes! Petoi just… READ THE REST
If there was ever a time to refresh what's going on in that noggin, it's now that you're finally digging into new technology instead of the old hat ways you're used to. You've finally got a good hold on life, and now it's time to elevate your value. This Unlimited Lifetime Learning Subscription Bundle is perfect for… READ THE REST