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What Is The Right Way To Eat A Banana? A Very Serious Investigation

What Is The Right Way To Eat A Banana? A Very Serious Investigation

I already do, thank you! And, I will continue to do just that, and peel bananas the way our closest banana-eating relatives, the monkeys, do. After all, they’re the experts. But this journey did make me question things just a bit. Like, how many other things do we do all day that we think are…
The Alt Right Is Planning Armed Actions On Inauguration Day. Here’s What We Know So Far.

The Alt Right Is Planning Armed Actions On Inauguration Day. Here’s What We Know...

But various states are taking extreme measures to prevent any further violence. Extra security precautions are being implemented in battleground states like Pennsylvania that were crucial to Biden's presidential victory, given the dangerous rhetoric around the “stolen election.” Governors are making plans to activate the National Guard, closing state capitols, and putting up barriers to…
The online far right is angry, exultant, and ready for more

The online far right is angry, exultant, and ready for more

In the wake of pro-Trump extremists invading the Capitol, the online right displayed fault lines as it publicly processed the events of the past week. Clear arguments and ideas are gaining traction and some have even been repeated by members of Congress. On Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, the message board TheDonald, and Parler, a “free speech…
No, Antifa Didn’t Do This — Right Wing Extremists Planned This Siege For Weeks

No, Antifa Didn’t Do This — Right Wing Extremists Planned This Siege For Weeks

In fact, the event was so well-coordinated that there was merch sold for the occasion. Some attendees were photographed wearing shirts that said “MAGA” at the top, the words “CIVIL WAR” underneath, and the date: January 6, 2021. White nationalist groups, MAGA supporters, QAnon believers, and Trump loyalists have been openly posting online for weeks…
45 New Books To Read Right Now

45 New Books To Read Right Now

Or maybe they are. Maybe reading in the fall makes you want the kind of book that allows you to forget, if only for a little while, that everything around us is dying, or at least changing, and that we're still some ways away from any kind of rebirth, no matter how much we need…
What Trump got right — and wrong — with North Korea, explained by a former intel official

What Trump got right — and wrong — with North Korea, explained by a...

Few people have had a front-row seat to the drama and danger of US-North Korea relations over the last four years. Markus Garlauskas is one of them. As the national intelligence officer for North Korea on the US National Intelligence Council from July 2014 to June 2020, he briefed President Donald Trump and other top…
The Price Is Not Right: Amazon Sellers Gouged Prices By As Much As 1,000% During COVID-19

The Price Is Not Right: Amazon Sellers Gouged Prices By As Much As 1,000%...

Amazon has a Fair Pricing Policy that warns that, although sellers can set prices at their own discretion, the company will remove listings and suspend sellers that are found to violate this policy and “harm customer trust.” Despite that, Public Citizen alleges that it’s not just third-party sellers that are the problem. “What is more…
Why it’s so damn hot in the Arctic right now

Why it’s so damn hot in the Arctic right now

Over the weekend, Verkhoyansk, Russia, hit a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Researchers are still working to confirm the result, which may be recognized as a record high for the Arctic Circle. And the small Siberian town isn’t alone. Much of Russia has been facing a heat wave in recent days, with multiple locations reporting…
The American right’s favorite strongman

The American right’s favorite strongman

At dawn last Tuesday morning, the police took a man named András from his home in northeastern Hungary. His alleged crime? Writing a Facebook post that called the country’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, a “dictator.” András has a point. After winning Hungary’s 2010 election, the prime minister systematically dismantled the country’s democracy — undermining the…
Is the customer always right if they refuse to wear a mask?

Is the customer always right if they refuse to wear a mask?

At the Starbucks where she works, Elizabeth and her coworkers are doing everything they can to protect against the coronavirus. They take their temperatures at the beginning of every shift, wash their hands every 30 minutes, wear masks at all times, and do their best to stay 6 feet apart from each other while preparing…

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