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Spice Girls concert’s ‘awful’ sound disappoints fans

The Spice Girls kicked off their highly anticipated reunion tour in Dublin on Friday night, however some fans were left disappointed after complaining of “awful” sound problems during the show. It was the first time the 90s girl group had performed in seven years, where more than 70,000 fans watched Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton, Geri…MORE

Who protects democracy when democrats won’t?

The trouble with democracy is that it works. Generally people get what they want. But what if electorates vote for politicians who don’t care for democracy or don’t understand its values? Who steps in to keep democracy on course? You might think the answer would be the electorate, but you may be wrong. Now, democracy…MORE

Here are some tips to keep you safe this Memorial Day weekend

For many Americans, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial summer kickoff. Whether you’re celebrating in the backyard or on the water, here’s how to have a safe holiday. Food safety Memorial Day means dusting off the grill and enjoying a barbecue or potluck meal. Before you take a bite of that burger or potato salad,…MORE

2020 is team oil vs. team climate change. There’s no middle.

As Americans gas up for the start of the summer driving season, they’ll pay the highest Memorial Day prices at the pump since 2014. And they’ll have trouble finding any sort of middle lane in the oil wars of American politics. Voters in 2020 can choose President Donald Trump, who brags about oil production —…MORE

How YouTube comments are the best way to understand Donald Trump

On Memorial Day — or really Memorial Night — CNN will air an hour-long special featuring comedian Colin Quinn. I reached out to Colin to talk about how he developed the special, how comedy fits into this current political moment and his views on President Donald Trump. Our conversation — conducted via email and lightly…MORE

How an internet mob falsely painted a Chipotle employee as racist

Dominique Moran knew something was wrong as soon as she awakened that Friday morning. She turned on her smartphone and saw the first of what would become a barrage of texts and voicemails. “Are you okay?” “I just wanted you to know there’s a video of you going around with you and this person…” “Hey,…MORE

Trump arrives in Japan eager for flattery and pomp

President Donald Trump arrived in Japan on Saturday eager for a visit salted with flattery and pomp — particularly as he escapes a hostile political environment back home. The President and first lady Melania Trump landed in Tokyo ahead of a largely ceremonial visit to recognize the country’s new emperor. Air Force One touched down…MORE