Unfortunately for the former secretary of state, the Democrats’ 2016 presidential candidate will likely be someone who aims to keep Wall Street in check; as many as 87 countries possess drones in some form; meanwhile, teens’ interests have veered from clothes to phones.These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
Zoned: The Mysterious “Foreign” Outposts Inside the USA
Despite their rampant growth in recent years, few know Foreign-Trade Zones exist.
The Snowden Leaks and the Public
It is harder than you might think to destroy an Apple MacBook Pro according to British government standards.
Netanyahu Could Lose His Iran Card
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared in Jerusalem on Nov. 10 that the option of a military strike against Iran must remain on the table, he sounded more like he was someone making a wish than someone who believes that what he says will have any real impact on the situation.
All That Is Solid Doesn’t Necessarily Melt
Apparently, Jonathan Sperber wants to offer a more accurate translation of that famous phrase, the one that begins in the original “Das stehende und das ständische verdampft.”
Hillary’s Nightmare? A Democratic Party That Realizes Its Soul Lies With Elizabeth Warren
We’re three years from the next presidential election, and Hillary Clinton is, once again, the inevitable Democratic nominee.
87 Nations Possess Drones
The age of the drone is here, and U.S. intelligence agencies are warily monitoring their proliferation around the globe.
“Largest Storm in the World” Increases the Likelihood of a Confrontation with the Coal Industry During COP 19
Super Typhoon Haiyan—one of the most powerful storms ever recorded—should be an alarming wake up call for negotiators at the UN Climate Summit, said activists on Friday.
The One Where An Elderly White Couple Tries To Rap And Actually Pulls It Off
When you hear people talking about “fixing Social Security” and saying that “it’s broke” (hint: it’s not!), just remember this little rhyme.
Teens Flee Abercrombie for Upstarts as Phones Top Malls
Teens don’t shop the way they used to.