The most dangerous conspiracy theory in 2020 isn’t about blood-sucking pedophiles

As the 2020 election enters its final phases, it feels like a lot could go wrong in the United States. Reports warn that hackers from Russia and China are targeting both parties, while the fringe conspiracy movement QAnon slips into the mainstream and possibly influences voters. And millions of people are talking about a differentContinue reading “The most dangerous conspiracy theory in 2020 isn’t about blood-sucking pedophiles”

Trump made a rare public appearance in DC to pay his respects to RBG. It did not go well.

President Donald Trump was met with boos and chants of “vote him out!” when he went to the Supreme Court on Thursday to pay his respects to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump, who in an unusual twist was wearing a mask, and first lady Melania Trump made a brief appearance besides Ginsburg’s coffin atContinue reading “Trump made a rare public appearance in DC to pay his respects to RBG. It did not go well.”

Trump is proposing to limit student visas to two years for citizens of 59 countries

The Trump administration is proposing a new rule to limit student visas to two years for citizens of 59 countries, potentially complicating the path to an American college degree for tens of thousands of foreign students. Student visas are currently valid for as long as students are enrolled in their course of study. But theContinue reading “Trump is proposing to limit student visas to two years for citizens of 59 countries”

Amazon employees fear HR is targeting minority and activism groups in email monitoring program

Some Amazon employees are furious after they discovered the company’s HR department appears to be quietly monitoring a subset of listservs dedicated to employees who are minorities and those who are involved in activism. Earlier this week, a group of Amazon employees discovered that an email alias affiliated with Amazon’s HR team had subscribed toContinue reading “Amazon employees fear HR is targeting minority and activism groups in email monitoring program”

A Biden Presidency: The Democratic nominee’s policy vision, explained

If Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins the presidency in November, what will he do with it? If he wins, Biden will take office amid a collision of American crises. The Covid-19 pandemic has killed more than 150,000 Americans and brought economic devastation in its wake. Massive nationwide protests after the police killing of George FloydContinue reading “A Biden Presidency: The Democratic nominee’s policy vision, explained”

“It isn’t a question of politics”: Fauci on calling out Sen. Rand Paul’s misinformation

Six months into the US response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, remains one of the most visible and steadfast defenders of science in an increasingly politicized environment. On Thursday, Vox and the Today, Explained podcast team spoke to Fauci about calling out Sen.Continue reading ““It isn’t a question of politics”: Fauci on calling out Sen. Rand Paul’s misinformation”

“We’re gonna have to see what happens”: Trump’s comments about the peaceful transfer of power, explained

In a remarkable moment on Thursday, President Donald Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power following November’s election. “Win, lose, or draw in this election, will you commit here today for a peaceful transferral of power after the election?” Trump was asked during a press conference by Brian Karem, the White HouseContinue reading ““We’re gonna have to see what happens”: Trump’s comments about the peaceful transfer of power, explained”