The controversies Trump creates expand his power and open a zone of presidential impunity, all while delighting his base

It’s time to stop asking whether President Donald Trump will learn lessons from the controversies he constantly stokes — of course he does. But far from stepping back or opting for contrition as his critics and appeasers hope, Trump draws … Read more…

Fed’s Beige Book Says U.S. Economy Continues To Expand At Modest Pace

U.S. economic activity expanded modestly from October through mid-November, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book. The Beige Book, a compilation of anecdotal evidence on economic conditions in the twelve Fed districts, noted economic growth continued at a similar pace … Read more…

Former BET Chairman Debra Lee: Keep Pressure on Corporations To Expand Black Board Representation

Some 20 years ago, Debra Lee, then chief operating officer of Black Entertainment Television, gained her first corporate board appointment when she was tapped to serve as a director for Kodak, the leading photographic film products manufacturer at the time. … Read more…

‘Exhalation’ Collection Will Expand Your Mind: A Q&A with Short Story Author Ted Chiang

Ted Chiang’s latest collection of short stories, “Exhalation” (Knopf 2019), out now, invites the mind to stretch and bend around thorny questions of physics, consciousness, free will and storytelling. Space.com BEST DEAL UPDATE: Education Game for Kids! Play Free Today!

As genetic data expand, researchers urge caution in how predictors of education outcomes are used

Authors of a new review article warn that as the predictive power of genes tied to learning and educational outcomes increases and access to genetic data expands, researchers, educators, and policymakers must be cautious in how they use such data, … Read more…

Trump’s company plans to expand check of employees’ legal status following report that it hired undocumented workers for years

The decision to use the E-Verify program is the first acknowledgment that Trump’s private business has failed to fully check the work status of all its employees, despite his claims otherwise during the 2016 campaign. Politics SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: http://www.acrx.org … Read more…