- How not to get away with tax evasion: leave bags of money lying around Studio 54. Updated 19h ago
- Almost every news outlet used the wrong photo for Chelsea Manning's release story.
- Why did Obama pardon someone for running cocaine for the rich and famous?
- A brief overview of Trump's personal oddities: agoraphobia, germaphobia, and a rumored reliance on cheap speed. Updated 1d ago
- At ExxonMobil, top leadership operates in a cult-like fashion.
- Anne Rice supports Peter Thiel's proposed transformation into vampire.
- John Kerry's faith in diplomacy led to gains for the environment and internationalism, but it also led to big failures in the Middle East. Updated 2d ago
- Mark Ostow photographs Obama's closest advisers and Cabinet members for Politico.
- Porno for the wonks: Policy debriefs from all 27 departing executive Cabinet-level officials.
Your Thursday afternoon features on possible war crimes committed by high-level players in our military.
The failure of SEAL Team 6 to hold itself accountable for battlefield atrocities has resulted in lasting consequences for operators at the command. “No one prepared our guys for the collateral damage and the second- and third-order effects of this war,” the former SEAL leader said. “Night after night of kill or be killed. [There was] so much savagery."
“There have been credible reports that U.S. troops under the command of Gen. Mattis did target civilians, conducted indiscriminate attacks and also conducted attacks against military objectives that caused disproportionate casualties to civilians during military operations in Fallujah,” said Gabor Rona, who teaches international law at Columbia University and worked as a legal adviser at the Geneva headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross at the time of the siege. “All of these are war crimes."
Zebras have stripes because insects are annoying.
“It became sort of a challenge to me to try and investigate all the existing hypotheses so I could not only identify the right one, but just as importantly kill all those remaining.”
In the end? To hide from predators? Social recognition? No. To annoy flies.
- Most developers have the decency not to name their gentrification projects insultingly. Updated 3d ago
- An ultra-expensive D.C. restaurant closes, unable to solve its "price problem."
- The media discovers a classic Harlem sandwich, leading Whole Foods to debut a version at double the price.
- Trump probably doesn't know what public health is, and Mike Pence may try to kill us all. Updated 1w ago
- Let's hope former CDC director and Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher's optimism is not misplaced.
- If Mike Pence doesn't kill us all, Tom Price will.
Announcing the 2017 Tournament of Books
It’s been a long, turbulent sleep, but now the Rooster wakes. Introducing the shortlist, judges, commentators, and Zombie poll for the 13th edition of The Morning News Tournament of Books.
Albums of the Year
The Top Albums of 2016
The best music from 2016 meant more than usual this year.
Closing the Door
The Year That Was and Wasn’t
The past year has been bad—but what made it bad, more or less? To find out, we asked a group of writers and thinkers: What were the most important events of 2016, and what were the least?
- A musician pays homage to emergence with a beat programmed by the random noise of raindrops. Updated 1w ago
- According to scientists, life is like an eddy in the flow of chaos.
- No single ant has any idea where it's going. But their individual behaviors reliably add up to something remarkable.
- Based on normal, not-rich-person metrics, Kushner shouldn't have gotten into Harvard. Updated 1w ago
- Using Holocaust-surviving grandparents to defend Trump's anti-semitic tropes doesn't please the family.
- Kushner Thinking 101: Evictions are the cost of progress.