- Police unions are frequently segregated, and frequently prefer to stay that way. Updated 1d ago
- Criminologist finds little research into police unions and their effects on societies and cities—but nearly all of the research says they're bad.
- Cops refuse to protect NFL players on grounds that athletes don't have freedom of speech.
- Pastor: True healing begins with God, then Wal-Mart. Updated 1d ago
- Charlotte police won't release video of the shooting, and for PTSD reasons, maybe that's a good thing.
- State of emergency—aka, the "shock doctrine"—declared in Charlotte.
- Ultramarathoner Karl Meltzer sets Appalachian Trail record with unique fueling strategy (including bacon and beer). Updated 4d ago
- FOMO helped to kill the Great Barrier Reef.
- Climber and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard blames "the death of the outdoors" on Outside magazine.
Recent Data in Book Publishing
An August survey by the National Endowment for the Arts found that in 2015, only 43 percent of American adults had read a work of literature for pleasure in the previous year.
A similar study in 1982 pegged the number at 57 percent.
The Alt-Right Does not Like Muslim Refugees Involved With Their Breakfast
"For his humanitarianism and thinking outside the traditional corporate box, [Chobani founder and CEO] Ulukaya now stands at the center of a vicious smear campaign."
It's not too hard to imagine how Greek yogurt made by a Turkish-American immigrant became an obsession of the paranoid fringe, but it's startling to read nonetheless.
- Welcome to the age of kompromat, or the well-timed release of compromising material. Updated 5d ago
- FBI tries to figure out how to take hackers (and Putin?) to trial.
- Former National Security Council spokesperson reflects on the panic of Washington elites in this period of regular email hacks.
- Trump Foundation has used over $250,000 of other people's money to pay off settlements from lawsuits against Trump's other assets. Updated 1d ago
- Trump has received nearly $900 million in tax breaks on his New York properties, often obtained by the means you'd expect from him.
- Trump's mysterious foundation has no clear purpose, but it did once buy a $20,000 portrait of Trump himself.
Where Death Lies
Each year, the Japanese government expects dozens of people to die from eating ill-prepared blowfish, and yet the dish remains a delicacy.
The 2016 Tournament of Books
Relive the action of the 12th Annual Morning News Tournament of Books—or any of the previous 11—presented by Field Notes.
Bracketology for the 2016 Tournament of Books
Announcing the brackets for the 2016 edition of The Morning News Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes.
- House Intelligence Committee asks Obama to just say no. Updated 1w ago
- Oliver Stone calls the presidential election "strange, superficial," when neither Snowden nor climate change are being discussed.
- Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International make the case for a presidential pardon for Snowden.
- Duterte has a 91% trust rating in the Philippines right now. To understand why, you have to understand what the Philippines have been through. Updated 1w ago
- Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte orders the US military out of the nation's unrestful southern zone of Mindanao.
- Duterte threatens to eat the terrorists alive, raw, in front of a crowd.