White House dismisses Christine Blasey Ford as a liar

After Christine Blasey Ford came forward publicly with a story of being assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a high school party in the early 1980s, the White House quickly released a statement dismissing her as a liar. “On Friday, Judge Kavanaugh ‘categorically…

Meet the newest country behind fake Facebook accounts: America

Earlier this month, Facebook unveiled something of a watershed moment when it came to social media interference operations. As Facebook revealed, hundreds of fake accounts — including those pushing Scottish secession — had been traced back to Iran, including some tying directly to Iran’s main…

Icon Aretha Franklin dies at 76

On Thursday came the news: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, had lost her battle with pancreatic cancer, according to her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn. Franklin passed away at home, surrounded by family. She was 76. Within seconds of the announcement came an outpouring of sympathy…

Betsy DeVos’ $40 million yacht, and all the other ways she’s dodged taxes

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos came under fire this week after reports suggested she has avoided paying taxes on the $40 million yacht she registered in the Cayman Islands. Although the vessel was moored in northern Ohio, where someone recently untied it, the DeVos family…

Beryl is proof that even the smallest storm can be a threat to Puerto Rico

Relief came hand in hand with concern Tuesday morning, as the remnants of the season’s first hurricane whirled away from Puerto Rico. While Beryl, downgraded from a tropical storm to merely a low pressure system, failed to directly strike the island, heavy rains brought power…

The list of Jim Jordan accusers keeps growing

Over the weekend, a seventh former wrestler at Ohio State University came forward and accused Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) of doing nothing in the face of the largest sexual abuse scandal in U.S. sports history. For weeks, Jordan has insisted that, while he was an…

Interior’s Zinke touts White House line about ‘clean coal’, which doesn’t exist

A renewed push for so-called “clean coal” came on Wednesday by Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who during a radio interview said that those who care about the environment should support that energy source. While appearing Wednesday morning on the local radio show…