Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Ahead of Alabama’s special Senate election, there was a clear narrative about the state’s black voters: They weren’t mobilizing.Six of 10 black voters stopped by a New York Times reporter in a shopping center last week didn’t know an election was even going on, a result the reporter took...
What We’re FollowingSpecial Election:  Alabama voters will make their choice today in the highly unpredictable race for U.S. Senate between Roy Moore, the Republican judge who faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, and Doug Jones, his Democratic rival. Voters will also be choosing between two competing camps of the Republican...
National Geographic has announced the winners of its annual photo competition, with the Grand Prize Winner Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan receiving a prize of $7,500 for his image of an orangutan in Borneo. National Geographic was once again kind enough to let us display the winning images and honorable mentions...
For all the national attention that’s been paid to the grisly particulars of Alabama’s special election over the past few weeks—the lurid details of the sexual-abuse accusations against Roy Moore; the performative shrieks of “Fake News!” from the candidate and his defenders—the true political consequences of the race will...
HAMDEN, Connecticut—John Lahey arrived in Hamden, Connecticut, in 1987 with a mandate to grow a small college, Quinnipiac, into something much larger. Back then, the school, named for the Native American tribe that once inhabited the area, was a local commuter institution with just a few thousand students. But...
Subscribe to Off Message on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.NEW YORK—David Petraeus had a rule when he was in command in Afghanistan and Iraq: “Be first with the truth.”Recalling that was Petraeus’ cautious way of answering a question about whether President Donald Trump is right to...
Alabama’s tumultuous special Senate election will take a final unconventional turn on Tuesday, either electing a Republican facing allegations of child predation or giving Democrats their first statewide win in nearly a decade in one of the reddest states in America.Republican Roy Moore was presumed to be the favorite,...
The alleged bomber of the New York subway was inspired by the 2016 ISIS attack on the Berlin Christmas market, in which a Tunisian man drove a truck into a crowd and killed 12 people, according to a New York Times report. Akayed Ullah of Brooklyn saw Christmas posters...
Today in 5 LinesOfficials said three people were injured after a man attempted to set off a pipe bomb in the New York City subway system. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called for President Trump to resign, citing the multiple accusations of sexual harassment and assault against him. CNN...
Washington, D.C. (December 11, 2017)—Vladimir Putin is no chess master. He’s a gambler who has taken larger risks in recent years. And while the subversion of the 2016 U.S. election was a spectacular geopolitical heist pulled off on a shoestring budget, Americans have a key misunderstanding of Russia and...
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