Trump Shuts Down Reporter for ‘Gotcha Question’ on Jared Kushner

Trump Shuts Down Reporter for ‘Gotcha Question’ on Jared Kushner

President Donald Trump shut down a question from a reporter on Friday, dismissing what he described as a “gotcha question” about his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. CBS reporter Weijia Jiang questioned why Kushner said “our” stockpile while referring to the feder…

Louisville is forcing unwilling coronavirus patients to self-isolate, giving them ankle monitors

Louisville is forcing unwilling coronavirus patients to self-isolate, giving them ankle monitors

Skip to content “The home incarceration program is well-suited for this.” Two Louisville coronavirus patients and a family member have been ordered by circuit judges to isolate and wear tracking devices after health officials learned they’d been in public against medical advice.Issuing health-related civil orders is new territory for the courts, according to Judge Charles…

Republicans Want Twitter to Ban Chinese Communist Party Accounts. That’s a Dangerous Idea.

Republicans Want Twitter to Ban Chinese Communist Party Accounts. That’s a Dangerous Idea.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Getty Images Plus and Twitter. For weeks now, Chinese officials have been tweeting allegations that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is hiding information about COVID-19 patient zero. At the same time, U.S. politicians have been speculating that the Chinese Communist Party purposely did not disclose the…

Trailer Thursday – Years of Covert Rabbit Delivery

Trailer Thursday – Years of Covert Rabbit Delivery

Trailer Thursday finds us breaking out of bizarre rooms, causing trouble while wearing red loincloths, and exploring the shift from winter to spring. The Gateway Trilogy “Gateway has a deceptively simple premise: guide a character through a series of rooms,…

What do futurists imagine for the post-coronavirus-pandemic world?

What do futurists imagine for the post-coronavirus-pandemic world?

Predicting the future is a fool’s game, they say. It takes the finest, bravest minds to dare. Even now, when we’re seeing massive, rapid change in most walks of life inspired by a push in science or technology, or nudged by a freak, global health emergency it…

Decline in Fossil Fuel Emissions Due to Coronavirus Lockdowns No Substitute for Climate Action, Advocates Say

Decline in Fossil Fuel Emissions Due to Coronavirus Lockdowns No Substitute for Climate Action, Advocates Say

As power plants, public transportation, and businesses shut down in a growing number of countries around the world due to governments using widespread social distancing practices to slow the spread of the coronavirus, climate scientists are recording a drasti…

Tough times ahead for climate protesters during corona pandemic

Tough times ahead for climate protesters during corona pandemic

Every Friday since the youth climate movement Fridays for Future began in 2018, students have been taking to the streets to protest for a greener future. Now, in times of the COVID-19 virus, such demonstrations have ground to a halt. “Currently we can’t thin…

Is it Brave New World or 1984? Here are a few dystopias we ALREADY live in

Is it Brave New World or 1984? Here are a few dystopias we ALREADY live in

Who wouldnt want to live in a future described as a boot stomping on a human face, forever? Its all but impossible to describe Western life in 2020 without invoking George Orwell, who crystallized the police-state paranoia not only of the Cold War but of its …

Ecocide Explains How Humans Are Actively Destroying the Environment

Ecocide Explains How Humans Are Actively Destroying the Environment

Two sovereignstates called for serious consideration of an international crime of ecocide at the International Criminal Courts annual assembly in December. The significance of this cannot be overstated, Jojo Mehta, co-founder of the Stop Ecocide campaign, tol…

POLITICO Playbook: The coronavirus show vs. the reality

POLITICO Playbook: The coronavirus show vs. the reality

A scolding letter President Donald Trump sent Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer seems to be nothing but a Republican public relations letter. | Win McNamee/Getty Images DRIVING THE DAY MORE THAN 6,000 people have died from the novel coronavirus in the Un…