Tag Archives: Politics

This Is The Stupidest Shit On The Entire Internet

A few weeks ago, I learned about a dystopian gathering called OzyFest where people paid real American dollars to gaze longingly at thinkfluencers and hear soup-brained psychopaths like Karl Rove host panels. The Silicon Valley–funded Ozy—which is somehow not an incisive performance art piece about our culture’s…

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Brazil Is Going Full Mad Max As Truckers Protest High Diesel Prices 

Gas stations are empty. People are stealing gas from one another. Flights are grounded. Surgeries are cancelled. Supermarket shelves are barren. All because truck drivers have gone on strike.

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A Frighteningly Accurate Analysis Of Mario Kart’s Politics

Wario is a libertarian. Bowser is a fascist. We know this about them, in our hearts, but no one has ever sat down and categorized the political leanings of the Mushroom Kingdom’s best-known residents.

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CNN’s Politics App Simplifies and Keeps You Up to Date on Election News

CNN’s Politics App Simplifies and Keeps You Up to Date on Election News

iOS: It’s hard to keep up with all the headlines, breaking news, and poll results during an election year, and this election year is an especially chaotic one. If you have trouble keeping up with it all, CNN’s new Politics app breaks it down for you.

We’ve briefly mentioned CNN’s other news apps before. This one is a bit different as it tracks all election data—election results, breaking news, delegate math—and simplifies it visually. You swipe side to side to see the major headlines of the day, and if you swipe up and down, you can get into the data. You can also sign up for daily recaps and personalized alerts.

Of course, it’s a CNN app, so you can expect most of the sourcing to come directly from CNN. Still, it’s a simple way to stay up to date and get a briefing of the election news and results every day. Unfortunately, there’s no Android version available. However, all Politics is a decent alternative, as it sums up the latest 2016 coverage, too.

To check out CNN’s app for yourself, head to the link below.

CNN Politics | Apple Store

See How Your Government Representatives Have Voted on Issues with This Tool

See How Your Government Representatives Have Voted on Issues with This Tool

Do you know how your elected government representatives have voted on bills and the bills they’ve sponsored? With ProPublica’s Represent, you can easily find out.

The site shows details of bills, how representatives have voted on them, and the latest major votes. You can find bills by category, such as civil rights, energy, or health, and find your legislators by ZIP code or name. Looing up a legislator, you’ll find details such as the person’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, most common bill subjects, bills sponsored and cosponsored, and how he or she has voted compared the party’s position.

Since taking over this project from the New York Times, ProRepublica has added more details and an API for developers to use. They plan on adding even more data in the future. All in all, it’s a great tool for becoming more informed voters—a new way, as the ProPublica blog says, of keeping an eye on who represents you in Congress.

Represent via Flowing Data

Ride-Hailing Companies Spent $8 Million To Make Everyone In Austin Hate Them

My mailbox is now an endless chute of garbage thanks to Austin’s Proposition 1, an Uber and Lyft-penned measure that deals with ride-hailing regulations. I’ve been called, emailed and texted. I’ve gotten spammy notifications on my phone and campaigners at my door. At what point does campaigning become harassment?

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How to Watch the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Online, No Cable Required

How to Watch the White House Correspondents' Dinner Online, No Cable Required

Tonight, the White House will host the last Correspondents’ Dinner of President Barack Obama’s administration. Here’s how to watch it online, even if you don’t have cable.

The Correspondents Dinner begins at 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT. The big draw of these dinners is usually when a comedian gets to present a roast of the President’s administration. This year, that honor goes to Larry Wilmore, host of The Nightly Show, who will begin presenting at 9:45PM ET/6:45PM PT. Here’s how you can watch it online:

The show will also air on C-SPAN 1 on TV if you have cable. Most major television news networks will also have live coverage of the event if you only care about picking out the highlights.

2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner | C-SPAN

Airbnb Is Not the Big Enemy of Labor. Uber Is.

“The sharing economy is here!” we are frequently advised. “We must devise a new labor deal for a new century!” we are warned. So why is making a deal between Airbnb and unions so fucking hard?

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How to Stream Tonight’s CNN Democratic Debate, No Cable Required

How to Stream Tonight's CNN Democratic Debate, No Cable Required

The debate season may have lulled, but it’s not quite over. Tonight, the city of New York will host another debate for the Democratic candidates. Here’s how to watch online, no cable necessary.

The debate will begin at 9PM ET / 6PM PT. The two Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, will face off on yet another of CNN’s stages. Here’s how to tune in:

You can also watch on CNN or NY1. The debate will also be simulcast on CNN International and CNN en Español. You can also check out the Gawker-Jezebel joint live blog here.

Everything you need to know about CNN’s Democratic debate in New York | CNN

How to Stream Tonight’s CNN Democratic Debate, No Cable Required

How to Stream Tonight's CNN Democratic Debate, No Cable Required

The debate season may have lulled, but it’s not quite over. Tonight, the city of New York will host another debate for the Democratic candidates. Here’s how to watch online, no cable necessary.

The debate will begin at 9PM ET / 6PM PT. The two Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, will face off on yet another of CNN’s stages. Here’s how to tune in:

You can also watch on CNN or NY1. The debate will also be simulcast on CNN International and CNN en Español. You can also check out the Gawker-Jezebel joint live blog here.

Everything you need to know about CNN’s Democratic debate in New York | CNN