Google’s Algorithm Is no longer Biased, Or no longer it’s Factual No longer Human

Representative Ted Lieu couldn’t contain himself after hearing his colleagues in Congress whinge to Google CEO Sundar Pichai about how the search engine was biased against conservatives.”If you want positive search results,” the Democrat from California said earlier this week, “do positive things. If you don’t want negative search results, don’t do negative things.”At any…

Staunch Assert No

Why can’t the company I’ve interviewed with send me a simple rejection letter? Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Darkcloud/iStock/Getty Images Plus. Groping, Inebriation, Flashing, and Other Real-Life Holiday Workplace Debacles No Naughty Nurses Allowed: How to Avoid a Halloween Horror Show at the Office When Employers Demand a Salary Range From Applicants but Refuse…

Republicans in Congress are no longer cheering gigantic lift in Obamacare repeal lawsuit

Ted Cruz; Susan Collins; Mitch McConnell (AP/Richard Drew/Andrew Harnik/Evan Vucci) While some Republicans celebrated a ruling that Obamacare must be repealed, many are worried about the politics Matthew Rozsa December 17, 2018 4:30PM (UTC) While Republicans like President Donald Trump lauded a Texas judge’s decision last week that the Affordable Care Act — colloquially known…

Thank you, podcast gods, for the 15-2nd skip button

Essentials Week spotlights unexpected items that make our daily lives just a little bit better. I realized this year that podcasts have supplanted practically every other form of media to become my most consumed entertainment.  My Spotify usage has dwindled. I haven’t been making it to the theater much since all those MoviePass hijinks. And…

Science, Technology, Math, Engineering And Now Congress

Then-candidate Chrissy Houlahan during a campaign rally in Philadelphia on Sept. 21, 2018. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption toggle caption Matt Rourke/AP Then-candidate Chrissy Houlahan during a campaign rally in Philadelphia on Sept. 21, 2018. Matt Rourke/AP Chrissy Houlahan has done a lot with her industrial engineering degree over the last 30 years including serving in…

Karachi Press Club: Shock as police raid ‘island of freedom’

Image copyright BBC Sport Image caption Pioneering journalists acquired a mansion and founded the Karachi Press Club in 1958 Through decades of military coups, civil unrest and martial law, the Karachi Press Club has remained off-limits to Pakistan’s powerful military and intelligence agencies.But this island of democratic resistance in a country prone to religious bigotry…

Forget Excuses. What Counts Is A success Elections.

The midterms offered some painful lessons for Democrats.Nov. 7, 2018ImageBeto O’Rourke supporters were among the Democrats disappointed on election night.CreditCreditTodd Heisler/The New York TimesIn the end it was only a blue ripple, and that should prompt soul-searching among Democrats — particularly as everyone looks ahead to 2020. Don’t listen to Democrats who portray these midterms…

Act now to terminate an environmental catastrophe | Letter

In our complex, interdependent global ecosystem, life is dying, with species extinction accelerating. The climate crisis is worsening much faster than previously predicted. Every single day 200 species are becoming extinct. This desperate situation can’t continue. Political leaders worldwide are failing to address the environmental crisis. If global corporate capitalism continues to drive the international…

How Politics in Trump’s The USA Divides Families

A progressive family in suburban Philadelphia refused to take down a “Black Lives Matter” sign when conservative relatives came to visit.   Kiley Bense Nov 26, 2018 Kenan and Margaret Sayers in front of their home in Elkins Park, PennsylvaniaNatalie Piserchio Margaret Sayers’s yard signs are still standing, staked in a row in the thick ivy…

Unique York At present time: Unique York At present time: We Admire Huge. Are Google and Amazon Too Huge?

Friday: Tech giants talk expansion, and two columnists sign off.ImageGoogle has 7,000 employees in Manhattan, and that number could double if it moves into a new office space.CreditCreditMark Lennihan/Associated PressUpdate, 10:35 a.m.: The chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Joseph Lhota, has resigned.Living and working in New York have ingrained in most of us a…

Ineffective Pimp Cruises to Victory in Nevada Divulge Election

ImageDennis Hof, a brothel owner and reality television star, died on Oct. 16. Voters still elected him to the Nevada State Assembly on Tuesday.CreditCreditJohn Locher/Associated PressIn life, Dennis Hof claimed many titles: “America’s pimp” and “the P.T. Barnum of Booty,” based on his notoriety as an outspoken brothel owner in Nevada. He called himself the…

The utilization of knowledge-science to mediate whether or no longer Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption sweeps were certainly about consolidating power

China-watchers observed the rise-and-rise of Chinese premier Xi Jinping with caution and sometimes alarm, but also held out some hope that despite his authoritarian tendencies and thin skin, Xi was genuinely committed to rooting out the rampant corruption that has plagued the country since its rapid industrialization under Deng Xiaoping: the creation of an untouchable…

Upon Extra Review: Readers Negate Us What Deserved to Be High 10

Theater|Upon Further Review: Readers Tell Us What Deserved to Be Top 10ImageFrom left: Patrick Kerr, Tom Hollander and Peter McDonald in “Travesties.”CreditCreditSara Krulwich/The New York TimesWe asked, and you answered: What one theater production would you have put on your best of 2018 list that our chief theater critics, Ben Brantley and Jesse Green, left…

Bob Bergland, Agriculture Secretary Below Carter, Dies at Ninety

ImageBob Bergland, left, with President Jimmy Carter in 1977. A former congressman, Mr. Bergland was a farmer before entering politics and served as Mr. Carter’s agriculture secretary.CreditCreditCharles Bennett/Associated PressBob Bergland, a Minnesota Democrat who as a liberal congressman and President Jimmy Carter’s secretary of agriculture was a zealous advocate for America’s consumers as well as…

How Hamas Introduced Israel to the Brink of Election Chaos

ReutersSeth J. FrantzmanSecurity, Middle EastHamas didn’t achieve a military victory. But toppling the defense minister is a kind of victory because it shows that Hamas can shake Jerusalem’s politics at the very top.How Hamas Brought Israel to the Brink of Election ChaosIsrael’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned on November 14 in the wake of a…

Nonfiction: Song With Messages

NonfictionImageThe WeaversCreditCreditDecca RecordsWASN’T THAT A TIME The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the Soul of America By Jesse Jarnow Illustrated. 296 pp. Da Capo Press. $27.WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? 20th Century American History in 100 Protest SongsBy James Sullivan Illustrated. 264 pp. Oxford University Press. $24.95.On Aug. 18, 1955, the folk singer…

Theresa Would possibly perhaps perhaps well also halts Brexit deal vote to abet away from defeat, throwing British politics into chaos

British Prime Minister Theresa May is postponing the vote on her Brexit deal, a last-minute move to avoid almost certain defeat in the UK Parliament on Tuesday. May’s decision confirmed what many had already predicted: that not only does she lack the votes to pass her agreement that outlines Britain’s divorce from the European Union,…

The Psychedelic Resistance

This story appears in VICE Magazine’s Burnout and Escapism Issue. Click HERE to subscribe.One hazy dawn this summer at the Meadow in the Mountains festival in southern Bulgaria, the earth tilted and Amber (some names have been changed to protect people’s identities), a 20-year-old east Londoner, laughed as the sun rose and the clouds slid…

Politics this week

A third Saturday of anti-fuel-tax demonstrations, infiltrated by violent provocateurs from the hard left and the extreme right, saw windows smashed, cars ablaze and monuments defiled in Paris. In response, the French government cancelled a second planned fuel-tax rise, but protesters said this was not enough. See article.An hour proved to be a long time…

Why we stopped trusting elites

For hundreds of years, modern societies have depended on something that is so ubiquitous, so ordinary, that we scarcely ever stop to notice it: trust. The fact that millions of people are able to believe the same things about reality is a remarkable achievement, but one that is more fragile than is often recognised. At…

Lend a hand from the red – return of the Russian baddie

‘I must break you.” Four words of chilling Slavic intent were enough to cement the reputation of one of the iconic Russian villains: Ivan Drago, man-mountain adversary in Rocky IV. Whatever lip service Sylvester Stallone paid in the film to US-Russian detente was instantly undone by giving Dolph Lundgren’s Drago, one of the most hilariously…

The Tax-Code Shift That’s Changing Liberal Activism

Nonprofit groups that used to focus their energies on litigation and education are structuring themselves to be political players. Nov 27, 2018 Professor of law at Columbia Law School Activist groups such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations, MoveOn.org, Oxfam, and the ACLU hold a rally in front of the White House on January 27,…

Nation’s first charter faculty strike ends, nonetheless may portend more battles on need

Educators with Acero charter schools strike outside the Veterans Memorial Charter School Campus, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Chicago.CHICAGO – Teachers and administrators agreed Sunday to suspend the nation’s first-ever charter school strike, ending a four-day work stoppage at one of the largest charter networks in Chicago. But the fight could portend more to come in the labor…

Two Visions of Patriotism Conflict within the Midterm Elections

ImageFor President Trump’s supporters, patriotism in politics often means conspicuous displays of respect for traditional expressions of America, such as the flag, the military and national anthem.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times[See the results for the House of Representatives, the Senate and governors’ races, and read our analysis.]DES MOINES — President Trump has spent his 21…

Feature: In Donald Trump’s Census, Who Counts?

In November, an improbably riveting trial began in a courtroom in Foley Square in Lower Manhattan. The case was about a single sentence in the federal government’s endless output of forms and queries. It was also a defining clash over American identity.The plaintiffs in the trial, 18 states and five immigrant rights groups, have charged…

Are dwelling: Theresa Could seemingly furthermore honest hit by a pair of resignations as her Brexit deal falls apart

Theresa May Getty This is Business Insider’s politics live-blog charting the latest developments as May’s Brexit deal continues to unravel. Refresh the page for updates. LONDON — Theresa May is facing the biggest test of her premiership after a chaotic day in Westminster saw multiple ministers including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Work & Pensions…

Ray Donovan Recap: Security Blankets

Ray Donovan Ellis Island Season 6 Episode 5 Editor’s Rating 4 stars ***** Ray Donovan Ellis Island Season 6 Episode 5 Editor’s Rating 4 stars ***** Photo: Jeff Neumann/Showtime The fifth episode of the strong sixth season of Ray Donovan was a melancholy affair in which two men said goodbye to their children, one sending…

Why We Drag over the WASPs

The nostalgia flowing since the passing of George H.W. Bush has many wellsprings: admiration for the World War II generation and its dying breed of warrior-politicians, the usual belated media affection for moderate Republicans, the contrast between the elder Bush’s foreign policy successes and the failures of his son, and the contrast between any honorable…

Momentum and a reality verify

The reason why these elections are resonant well beyond their respective state boundaries is because the face-off in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh was directly between the Congress and BJP. Regardless of how close, or how spacious, Congress victories may be in the Hindi heartland states that just went to polls, one thing is unambiguously…