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Why a question about Ukraine sent Mike Pompeo into a rage

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo allegedly verbally harassed an NPR reporter for having the audacity to ask him about his leadership ... of the State Department. During a Friday interview with Pompeo on US policy toward Iran, All Things Considered host Mary Louise Kelly asked the secretary of state whether he owed an apology to Marie Yovanovitch. Yovanovitch is the former US ambassador to Ukraine who was subjected to a smear campaign led by Rudy Giuliani and was unceremoniously removed from her post in April, bringing an abrupt end to her 33-year career as a foreign service officer. Pompeo was...

Trump’s Space Force boldly goes where Star Trek went before

Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump tweeted out the new — and yet surprisingly familiar — logo for the United States Space Force, a new branch of the military focused largely on orbital satellites. After consultation with our Great Military Leaders, designers, and others, I am pleased to present the new logo for the United States Space Force, the Sixth Branch of our Magnificent Military! pic.twitter.com/TC8pT4yHFT— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2020 As pretty much everyone on Twitter who is familiar with the science-fiction canon pointed out almost immediately, this logo very closely resembles that of Starfleet, the fictional fleet of...

Trump’s impeachment trial countermessaging has been tasteless and incorrect tweets

President Trump’s counternarrative to his Senate impeachment trial has been to post increasingly bad tweets. This was especially apparent on Thursday, when Trump posted a remarkably tone-deaf tweet about trucks “pushing snowflakes aside,” then followed that up with another using a photoshopped image to smear former President Barack Obama. Those tweets came hours after he posted a string of complaints about the impeachment trial that mangled basic facts, and a day after he set a single-day posting record with more than 140 tweets and retweets — a record that seems unlikely to survive the trial. Trump’s tweets continue to be taken...

Is it okay to sacrifice one person to save many? How...

Who’s more likely to throw you in front of a runaway trolley in order to save a bunch of people’s lives — someone from America or someone from China? That might sound like a bizarre question, but psychologists and philosophers are interested in it because it helps us get at an underlying question: To what extent does our cultural context shape our morality? We now have a ton of new data on this, thanks to a cross-cultural study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. By getting 70,000 participants in 42 countries to respond to...

Festive Ideas for T-Shirts This Christmas

Classic Holiday Shirts  People always love funny Christmas shirts but there are times when it is not really the best vibe or place for humor. If this is the case, you can always settle for the classic design for your Christmas shirts. These classic holiday shirts may just contain simple phrases like “Have yourself a Merry Christmas.” Aside from the phrase itself, the shirt can also contain other designs like a holly, for instance. With these classic holiday shirts, you know you...

Wooden Trains

Driving a train has always been an exciting and fascinating experience for the kids of any age. Traditionally, the train toys were created by these little engineers themselves, with their own DIY designs. Then came the traditional trains by multiple companies, and almost every play-area got embellished with these toys. Today, this industry has evolved tremendously, and there are thousands of designs in the stated vehicles and a lot more types of tracks with multiple settings, that can engage your drivers for an unlimited time. In the article we are going to reviews three top wooden train...

Importance of Drip Irrigation Systems

Easy and Simple Installation Required  This is the kind of job best left to the hands of a professional but you can expect that the whole process will be painless and quick. Many major projects done in a yard can compromise the health of your plants because they tend to disturb or damage the roots. But, the installation of drip irrigation systems is different. This system will be installed on the top soil layer. It means that it wouldn’t cause any trauma to the root systems of your plans. Instead, they will enjoy the...

How to choose your Samsung phone case?

When you have a Samsung smartphone, you need to know how to protect it so that it doesn't break too quickly. That's why you should choose a Samsung phone case to protect it as much as possible. There is a wide variety of Samsung phone cases and that's why you have to choose the right Samsung phone case. Find out how to choose your Samsung phone case. Samsung Galaxy A6 phone case Why is it important to choose a suitable Samsung phone case?

Why Textile Floor Mats are the Right Choice

Textile floor mat has a lot of benefits. For starters, these mats are often more attractive compared to rubber ones. You can also find them in numerous forms as well as a plethora of colors. Rubber car floor mats are generally available in black only, almost all of which look just the same more or less. Car floor mats made from textile also don’t emit dangerous odors due to weather or years of use, which is the case with rubber floor mats. They often have the smell like that of a new carpet but this doesn’t smell...