California Man Held In Prison For 20 Years Freed After DNA Evidence Clears Him

Another example of just how imperfect our system of justice can be.

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65

One of the people most responsible for the personal computer revolution has passed away at the far-too-young age of 65.

Malfunction Leads Soyuz Mission Carrying Men To The ISS To Abort

A Soyuz mission sending two men to the International Space Station was forced to abort shortly after launch. Fortunately, the American and Russian on board returned safely to Earth.

Australia On Course To Wipe Out Cervical Cancer Due To HPV Vaccine

Thanks in large part to an aggressive public health education program and vaccination, Australia is on course to effectively eradicate cervical cancer.

Meet The New NAFTA, Pretty Much The Same As The Old NAFTA

Thanks to a last-minute agreement, the United States and Canada reached an agreement for a revised version of NAFTA. It’s a got a new name, but it’s basically NAFTA 2.0.

Elon Musk Sued For Fraud Over Aborted Plan To Take Tesla Private

The legal troubles for Tesla’s Elon Musk just got a lot more serious.

Trump’s Trade War Making China Great Again

Donald Trump’s trade war is helping China expand its diplomatic influence.

Trump Slams Another $200 Billion In Ill-Advised Tariffs On Chinese Goods

As expected, President Trump announced a new round of tariffs against Chinese goods yesterday, and China quickly retaliated.

FEMA Test Of Cell Phone ‘Presidential Alerts’ Rescheduled To October 3rd

Your phone won’t be beeping on Thursday after all.

Federal Government To Test ‘Presidential Alert’ System Thursday

Be prepared to get a test message from the Federal Government at 2:18 pm Eastern Time on Thursday. This is only a test.

Despite Singapore Summit Hype, North Korea Is Still Making Nuclear Weapons

Three months after the Singapore summit, evidence grows that North Korea is still making nuclear weapons.

Amazon Becomes Second Company To Hit $1,000,000,000,000 Market Value

Amazon has joined Apple to become the second American corporation to reach $1,000,000,000,000 in market valuation.

The Trump Administration and Legal Immigration

The target is not just on illegal immigrants.

New Reading Environment?

Social media has altered the way writers and readers interact in odd ways.

New Report Estimates 2,975 People Died In Puerto Rico Due To Hurricane Maria

A new study concludes that the total death toll from Hurricane Maria was vastly higher than previously reported.

The Cable Bundle is Dying. We’ll Miss it When it’s Gone.

As much as we hate paying $200 a month for television, the future is likely going to be worse.

Apple Tops $1,000,000,000,000 In Value

Forty-two years after being founded in a California garage, and twenty years after nearly going broke, Apple Computer has become the first publicly traded company to top $1 trillion in value.

July Jobs Creation Falls Short Of Expectations, Wage Growth Remains Stagnant

Jobs growth fell short of expectations in July but was still relatively decent. Wage growth, however, remains stubbornly stagnant.

Federal Judge Blocks Release Of Plans For 3-D Printable Guns

A Federal Judge in Washington State has, at least temporarily, blocked the release of files that would allow anyone to make a 3-D printed gun. The First Amendment seems to clearly indicate that this ruling is wrong.

President Trump Apparently Does Not Like Alcoa

The natural intuition of the aluminum tariff is that it would help Alcoa, the largest manufacturer of aluminum in the U.S. But apparently these things are a bit more complicated that one’s intuition would indicate.

About that 4.1% GDP Growth….

The recent report of 4.1% GDP growth over the previous quarter is indeed welcome news. However, taking a look at the data both recent and in the past and there are some reasons to be concerned about GDP growth in general.

Trump’s Goes Off On Insane Late Night Iran Tirade

The President was up late last night sending an incredibly over-the-top tweet directed at Iran.

Mark Zuckerberg World’s Third-Richest Person

The 34-year-old Facebook tycoon is now worth more than 87-year-old Warren Buffet.

California Court Rules That Yelp Can’t Be Forced To Remove Negative Comments

Federal law protects internet companies from liability for statements written by others.

Trump Escalates Trade War With China

The ill-advised move is sure to raise costs for businesses and consumers and roil global stock markets.

June Jobs Growth Slightly Above Expectations, But Not Spectacular

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 213,000 in June and the unemployment rate rose to 4.0 percent.

How Can a White Supremacist Have a Security Clearance?

It’s more complicated than one might think.

We’re Losing Donald Trump’s Trade War

Donald Trump’s trade war continues to have negative consequences for American consumers and businesses.

Supreme Court Rules That Cell Phone Site Data Is Protected By The Fourth Amendment

In a case that pit the new rules of cyberspace against the old rules about when the Fourth Amendment protects privacy, the Supreme Court ruled today in a way that breathes new life into both privacy and the Fourth Amendment.

Trump Threatens New Tariffs In Expanding Trade War

President Trump once said that “trade wars are good and easy to win.” It’s only been three months since he started this war and we’re already finding out just how wrong he is about that.

House Republicans Put Forward DACA Proposal, Trump Immediately Rejects It

House Republicans put forward a plan to protect DACA beneficiaries, but President Trump appears to have doomed it already.

Verizon Has Three Levels of ‘Unlimited’ Plans, Each with Limits

Words mean things. Unless they don’t.

Troops Sent To Guard Border Aren’t Guarding Border

Two months ago, the President called on states to send National Guard troops to the border. As expected, they’re not guarding the border.

McConnell Cancels Most Of Senate’s Summer Recess

Senators hoping for a long summer recess have had their hopes dashed.

Don’t Buy The Hype About North Korea Agreeing To ‘Denuclearization.’

South Korea’s President is saying that Kim Jong Un has renewed his supposed commitment to ‘denuclearization,’ but it isn’t at all clear what that means.

Fallout from EU’s GDPR Continues

American companies are struggling to comply with the EU’s new privacy regulation, with many outlets choosing to simply block access abroad.

Trump Resisting Efforts To Restrain His Use Of Unsecured Smartphones

Despite advice from advisers, the President continues to use unsecured devices to communicate outside of White House channels.

No, The Octopus Didn’t Come From Outer Space

Thanks to mostly what amounts to bad science reporting in the popular media, a false claim about one of nature’s most mysterious and unique creatures continues to spread.

The Racist New York Lawyer And Internet Vigilantism: How Far Is Too Far?

New York attorney Aaron Schlossberg found himself on the receiving end of an Internet firestorm this week. His case raises some interesting questions about Internet vigilantism.

Thanks To Vaccination, Polio Could Be Eradicated Worldwide Within A Year

An aggressive worldwide vaccination program has brought us to the point where we may soon be able to declare the eradication of Polio. That is a great thing and another argument against the anti-vaxxers.

Central African Ebola Outbreak Hits A Major City

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached a major urban center.

Donald Trump Wants To Help Make A Controversial Chinese Company Great Again

For some reason, the President wants to help a Chinese company that has been accused of being a security risk by American intelligence services.

Return to the Axis of Evil: The Legend of Curly’s Gold

Does the administration know what it is doing?

Ebola Making A Reappearance In Africa

Ebola is making a reappearance in Central Africa.. Will the world be better prepared this time?

Three Americans Held In North Korea Released

Some good news from North Korea.

Rudy Giuliani Suggests Trump Could Ignore A Mueller Subpoena

Rudy Giuliani is basically now suggesting that his client would be willing to set off a Constitutional crisis that would make Watergate seem like a picnic.

Jobs Growth Falls Below Expectations In April While Wages Remain Stagnant

The unemployment rate hit a point unseen since Bill Clinton was President in April, but jobs and wage growth remain tepid at best.

The Fine Line Between Nationalism and Racism

Andrew Sullivan wonders, “Will there always be an England?”

Are we Really on the Brink of a New Era in Korea?

There are reasons to be skeptical about the dawning of a new age on the peninsula.

Leaders Of North And South Korea Meet, But Many Questions Remain Unanswered

The meeting between Kim Jong-Un and Moon Jae-In was historic, but many questions and caveats remain.