07 February 2018

All the news for 07 February 2018 [ 221 news items | Now showing page 1 of 12 ]

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Teachers and students

Medieval people knew that love and pain and dread and desire made the experience of education possible, and could also sow ruinBy Irina DumitrescuRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Planes don’t flap their wings: does AI work like a brain?

In 1739, Parisians flocked to see an exhibition of automata by the French inventor Jacques de Vaucanson performing feats assumed impossible by machines. In addi...   [ continue reading...]

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Organized Labor’s Lost Generations

Gabriel Winant Unions have struggled to make substantial gains since the ’70s, but not for the reasons historians think. The post Organized Labor’s...   [ continue reading...]

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How 'America First' Ends Up Helping China

All at the expense of the United States. In his State of the Union address, Donald Trump warned grimly of “rivals like China and Russia th...   [ continue reading...]

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NYC Taxi Driver Kills Himself at City Hall after Condemning Uber & Politicians for Financial Ruin

New York City taxi drivers held a vigil on Tuesday to honor livery car driver Douglas Schifter, who killed himself in front of City Hall Monday morning after wr...   [ continue reading...]

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‘It Becomes Your Job to Provide the Girlfriend Experience’: Women’s Stories of Work in Food Service

Bryce Covert Whether they’re waitresses, bartenders, hostesses, or fast-food workers, the women who serve our food and drinks face routine sexual harassm...   [ continue reading...]

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The Spike and the Spooks

The Spike is a 1980 spy thriller co-authored by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss. In old journalistic jargon “spiking” means withholding a story...   [ continue reading...]

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What William James Got Right About Consciousness - Facts So Romantic

Is consciousness an instinct?When feeling at sea about definitions and meanings in the mind/brain business, it is always rewarding to dial up William James once...   [ continue reading...]

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The Last Drop of Water in Broken Hill - Issue 57: Communities

“If the Lord won’t send us water, oh, we’ll get it from the devil.”—Banjo Paterson, “Song of the Artesian Water” (189...   [ continue reading...]

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With 28-Point Flip, Democrat Wins Special Election in Missouri District That Went Huge for Trump

Julia Conley, staff writerRepublicans have now lost 35 legislative seats since President Donald Trump's inauguration just over a year ago, following Democrat Mi...   [ continue reading...]

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Stephen Colbert Dares Trump to Ignore His Lawyers and Talk to Mueller

Despite President Donald Trump’s previous remarks signaling his willingness to sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller, White House lawyers are repor...   [ continue reading...]

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Stock Markets on a Wild Ride

Stock Markets on a Wild Ride Pranjal Wed, 02/07/2018 - 20:04   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for February 7, 2018

U.N. Calls for Ceasefire in Syria as Dozens Are Killed by Regime Airstrikes, Pence Warns of New Sanctions on N. Korea, Ahead of Olympic Games in S. Korea, John...   [ continue reading...]

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"They were Both Cops & Robbers": Baltimore Police Scandal Exposes Theft, Cover-Ups & Drug Peddling

In Maryland, closing arguments are scheduled to begin today for two Baltimore police officers who are part of what has been described as one of the most startli...   [ continue reading...]

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Thailand: Burmese Workers on Trial for Reporting Abuses

Expand A worker tends to chickens at a farm in Thailand.  ©...   [ continue reading...]

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The Nunes Memo Only Partially “Vindicates” Trump, but it Fully Indicts the FBI and the FISA Court

On February 2, US president Donald Trump approved public release of a memo from the US House Intelligence Committee concerning FBI malfeasance  in its appl...   [ continue reading...]

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The Current Drop in Stock Market had been Long Expected

The Current Drop in Stock Market had been Long Expected Pranjal Wed, 02/07/2018 - 19:37   [ continue reading...]

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No, the IRS Did Not Target Conservatives for Persecution

I didn’t see this when it came out, but over at Townhall Guy Benson takes me to task for claiming last year that the IRS “scandal” was not an...   [ continue reading...]

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A California Couple Abused Their 13 Kids—and Weak Homeschooling Rules Helped Them Do It

David and Louise Turpin’s children were found in the filthy, stucco house, some shackled to beds, all 13 of them malnourished. They lived in &ld...   [ continue reading...]

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Democrats Just Won a Special Election That Should Terrify Republicans

Republicans in Washington have gotten some encouraging news in recent weeks. The generic-ballot polling average, which for months had shown Democrats with...   [ continue reading...]

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