- The self-help video genre got its start with moralizing films in the '50s—thanks to liberals. Updated 2h ago
- How to get a YouTube slave.
- "Live Forever As You Are Now" is only the tip of the iceberg that is Alan Resnick's meta exploration of instructional films.
- Citing Hitler as a role model, Duterte vows to kill three million drug addicts. Updated 1h ago
- Duterte has a 91% trust rating in the Philippines right now. To understand why, you have to understand what the Philippines have been through.
- Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte orders the US military out of the nation's unrestful southern zone of Mindanao.
Is Globalization Bad for the Global Poor?
Terrific, succinct, slightly meandering story on globalization in Vox about a study of sweatshops in Ethiopia, the value of "bad" jobs, and how the economists came to several conclusions, one being: “however unattractive these jobs are to the majority of workers, we do not conclude that Africa needs fewer low-wage manufacturers."
- Employees at Trump golf courses in SoCal know to only staff hot hostesses when Trump comes to visit. Updated 18h ago
- Trump Foundation has used over $250,000 of other people's money to pay off settlements from lawsuits against Trump's other assets.
- Trump has received nearly $900 million in tax breaks on his New York properties, often obtained by the means you'd expect from him.
- Chicago PD has a massive, eight-digit, off-the-books bank account dedicated to proceeds from stuff it seizes from people. Updated 18h ago
- Five municipal governments that rely most on civil asset forfeiture—and the fines that come with it—are towns of under 1,500 people.
- Thanks to John Oliver and the Washington Post, Eric Holder banned the practice of police using federal laws to seize assets.
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.
- The Syrian ambassador to the UK laughed when a reporter asked about recent bombings of civilians and aid workers in Aleppo. Updated 1d ago
- UK ambassador despairs of destruction in Aleppo, which Russian planes have begun to target again in their support of Syria's central government.
- UN halts aid operations in Syria after new bombings. US blames Russian warplanes; Russia blames terrorists.