The Oath Keepers Providing Volunteer Security at Trumps Minneapolis Rally Are Itching for a Civil War

When President Donald Trump lobbed the best known for the all-white contingent it sent to provide security for a rally in Ferguson in 2015. Now, the Oath Keepers are calling for volunteers to protect Trump supportersincluding at the presidents unprecedented spike under the Obama administration. But that doesnt mean Americas militia movement has gone dormant since

Is This Clown Really Going to Bumble Us Into a Shooting War?

This weekends attacks on Saudi oil production were a warning sign that the always-dangerous Persian Gulf is sliding toward a set of dangers that Donald Trump is entirely unequipped to handle. The drone attacks that knocked 5 percent of global oil production offline illustrate both the emerging texture of modern warfare and the externalities that test every American president. Worst of all for both American and global security, the attack exposes Trumps shit-tier leadership for what it has always been: weak, strategically unmoored, and capricious. Donald Trumps dick-swinging tough-guy act has always had a demonstrable falsity to it, a gimcrack exterior of bluster and martial swagger that sells only to his credulous base of reality-TV-addicted cultists. International crises are measured …

We Need to Build Up Digital Trust in Tech

For months, there’s been a steady march of controversies over how tech companies collect, manage, process, and share massive (and passive) amounts of data. And even though the executives and founders of these companies profess a renewed commitment to privacy and corporate responsibility, people are beginning to worry about surveillance and power—and reconsider how much faith they should put in both the leaders and services leveraging these quickly evolving technologies. The latest manifestation of these concerns came out of San Francisco, home to the tech economy: the city banned facial recognition technology to “regulate the excesses of technology.” As tech winds its way deeper and deeper into our lives, deeper questions arise: How can you trust someone you’ll never see? …