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Reports of Russia's Election Hack Keep Getting Scarier Reports of Russia's Election Hack Keep Getting Scarier

A New York Times investigation offered some unnerving news on Friday. Not only was the hacking of electoral systems during last year’s election “more extensive than previously disclosed,” the paper reports, multiple sources say that nobody’s really examining the the attacks on a state or local level. The reasons why…

Tech CEOs Respond Like a Bunch of Helpless Robots to Trump's Election Tech CEOs Respond Like a Bunch of Helpless Robots to Trump's Election

We’ve had a little over a day to process the reality that yes, Donald Trump is our new President-elect. We’ve already talked about what this means for women’s bodies, education, public health, space, and the environment, and the short answer is that we’re all scared.

Department of Education Memo Includes Talking Points About Trump, Who Wants to Gut the Agency Department of Education Memo Includes Talking Points About Trump, Who Wants to Gut the Agency

Donald Trump said repeatedly during his campaign that he wants to gut the Department of Education. What did the Department of Education think about that? An internal memo released to Gizmodo today shows that the federal agency cautioned its employees not to say anything controversial about the election—especially…

Twitter Is the Only Tech Stock That's Up Today Twitter Is the Only Tech Stock That's Up Today

Donald Trump is going to be the next President of the United States. And tech stocks, like so many stocks this morning, are tanking. The one exception? Twitter—Donald Trump’s platform of choice for spewing hate.

Vladimir Putin Congratulates Donald Trump Via Telegram Vladimir Putin Congratulates Donald Trump Via Telegram

Now that Donald Trump is our President-elect, his best buddy and literal comic book villain Vladimir Putin has sent his congratulations.

Julian Assange Swears He Didn't Want to Influence the Election Julian Assange Swears He Didn't Want to Influence the Election

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange released a statement about the US election on Tuesday, defending his organization’s decision to post thousands of emails from the Democratic National Party’s senior officials during the height of the US presidential election season.

Hats Are Being Polished for the Stage Where Donald Trump Will Either Declare Himself Supreme Leader or Throw a Big Tantrum Tonight Depending on How All This Shakes Out Hats Are Being Polished for the Stage Where Donald Trump Will Either Declare Himself Supreme Leader or Throw a Big Tantrum Tonight Depending on How All This Shakes Out

Donald Trump didn’t spend much money on get-out-the-vote efforts this year. But he did spend a shit-ton on hats. So it seems only fitting that the stage on which Trump will (hopefully) concede victory to Hillary Clinton tonight will have two Make America Great Again hats—both sitting on pedestals like they’re the…

Trump's Troll Army Is Having a Hard Time Voting Trump's Troll Army Is Having a Hard Time Voting

Today, America will decide whether it wants to preserve the semblance of a democracy we live in or burn the whole thing to the ground. And Trump’s loudest supporters have been making some rookie mistakes.

This Sign Outside My Polling Place Is the Most LA Thing Ever This Sign Outside My Polling Place Is the Most LA Thing Ever

I just voted at my polling place in Los Angeles. And as a consequence I might be on a reality TV show called Booty Queens. Why? The sign above was warning people outside that they waived their rights to not be filmed by entering the area.

An Election Day Soundtrack for the End of the World An Election Day Soundtrack for the End of the World

The US Presidential election is today. And no matter who wins, there’s a vague sense that nothing is going to be okay. You have a couple of options tonight as we learn the fate of our nation. One is to watch the election results in real time, fearing the worst for hours. The other option is to head down to your bunker…

How to Watch Tonight's Election Results, No Cable Required How to Watch Tonight's Election Results, No Cable Required

Back in the olden days, learning who the next president was going to be required huddling around a 4-inch TV set made of sticks and mud and literal rabbit ears. But today there are dozens of options available through what’s commonly called the “internet.” And if you’re wondering how to watch tonight’s coverage of the…

Your Vote Can Be Revoked If You Take a Ballot Selfie in Michigan Your Vote Can Be Revoked If You Take a Ballot Selfie in Michigan

Taking a ballot selfie is illegal in at least 20 states. But whereas some states impose a fine against people who snap photos at the polls, Michigan has the most strict law against ballot selfies. The penalty for taking a photo of your ballot on Election Day in Michigan is losing your right to vote.

Screw the Election, the Mannequin Challenge Is the Only Thing That Matters Screw the Election, the Mannequin Challenge Is the Only Thing That Matters

With the election finally winding down, the news cycle has been pretty grim. Hillary Clinton is busy fending off another email, scandal and Donald Trump is doing what he’s always been doing: being an asshole. Thankfully, the youth of America is here to save us.

DirecTV Technical Issue Blocks Out Fox News and Republicans Are Freaking Out DirecTV Technical Issue Blocks Out Fox News and Republicans Are Freaking Out

AT&T-owned DirecTV is having some satellite problems, which means that many subscribers can’t access CNN or Fox News normally. Predictably, the right-wing fans of the latter news station’s content aren’t happy.

Nate Silver's Very Very Wrong Predictions About Donald Trump Are Terrifying Nate Silver's Very Very Wrong Predictions About Donald Trump Are Terrifying

Nobody knows what the future holds. That’s what makes it so interesting—and often terrifying. But it’s become increasingly clear that the person who knows the least about the future is the one that everybody has been turning to for answers about the future of American politics: Nate Silver, the founder of…

The Guy From That 1960s Film 1999 A.D. Has Endorsed Donald Trump The Guy From That 1960s Film 1999 A.D. Has Endorsed Donald Trump

Do you remember that short film from 1967 titled 1999 A.D.? The film, produced by Philco-Ford, shows off the house of the future, complete with videophones and push-button kitchens. It was doing the rounds back in 2007, when I first posted a clip of it. Well, one of the stars of that obscure futurist film has…

Facebook Still Says It's Not a Media Company, Announces Election Day Coverage Facebook Still Says It's Not a Media Company, Announces Election Day Coverage

Facebook, by its own account, is not a media company. Which is kind of funny, given how important the platform has become to providing Americans with information. Today, the social media company announced that it was partnering with ABC News for special Election Day coverage—a curious move for a company that’s so…

Trump Cosplay Just Keeps Getting Weirder Trump Cosplay Just Keeps Getting Weirder

Back in March, we looked at Donald Trump cosplay—people who love to dress up as the Republican nominee for president, usually to celebrate the man rather than protest him. And ever since it’s only gotten weirder.

Trump: Renewable Energy Is Murdering Eagles Trump: Renewable Energy Is Murdering Eagles

It’s really hard to argue against policies that promote renewable energy. But people like Donald Trump will bend over backward to do it—like he did today on (failed presidential hopeful) Herman Cain’s radio show. Trump claims that wind turbines are a major threat to bird populations. But he’s just talking shit without…

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