The left is fighting back, even in Republican states, as it attempts to reshape capitalism | Will Hutton

As Trump announces his candidacy, forces are already mustering to confront him Behold the new political yobs. The British and American right, once keen to engage intellectually with the left and firmly anchored in business and the middle class, have now become yobs in their evidence-free, argument-free attitude to trade and foreigners. They are guided by noxious prejudice and the simple rule that their flag and interest must rule whatever. Yobs too in their attitudes to all the decent impulses in society: tolerance; the rule of law (thats for suckers); a welcome to immigrants, fair play; respect for truth, personal integrity. The triumph of the new nativism is the triumph of the yob. Our societies, let alone our politics, have …

Fear, Misinformation, and Measles Spread in Brooklyn

By then, however, “the bomb had gone off,” Arroyo says. Measles is considered one of the most contagious diseases in existence. If a person with measles walks through a room with a hundred people who are not immunized, up to 90 of them will get the disease. The virus is spread through coughs and sneezes and lingers in the air for up to two hours. Some 122,000 ­people come through the Maimonides emergency room every year. The hospital, located in Borough Park, serves one of the most diverse patient populations in the country, from ultra-Orthodox Jews to immigrants whose first language might be Mandarin, Russian, Hindi, Punjabi, Arabic, or Uzbek. Many are working-class cab drivers, manual laborers, and restaurant workers …

BET Awards both entertained and moved

(CNN)The most popular group at Sunday night’s BET Awards has never had a record deal. The 19th annual event celebrates the best in African-American culture. The show kicked off with a performance by the most-nominated artist of the night, Cardi B. 2019 BET Awards winners: The complete list The rapper kept it hot with a lap dance for her husband, fellow artist and Migos member, Offset, as she and a host of dancers turned it out. There were several buzz-worthy moments during the show. Rapper Snoop Dogg had Twitter scratching its head with his win for the Dr. Bobby Jones gospel award. Yes, Snoop won the gospel category at the BET Awards Billy Ray Cyrus sealed his invitation to the …

The people who will choose the UK’s next prime minister

So, who are the Conservative Party’s members and what do they think on key issues, not least, of course, Brexit? More like this What do voters make of Brexit now? How much difference does going to a top US university make? The main parties have been punished How Brexit hit the pound in your pocket Around a quarter of them are, or were, self-employed and nearly half of them work, or used to, in the private sector. Nearly four out of 10 put their annual income at over £30,000, and one in 20 put it at over £100,000. As such, Tory members are considerably better-off than most voters and, indeed, the members of other parties. On the other hand, the …

The Two Worst Humans On The Planet Just Got Engaged Betches

Hello and welcome all, to your weekly dose of Youtuber news that you’re too embarrassed to admit you don’t quite understand because you’re old. Or maybe that’s just me! Unfortunately, our regular Youtube correspondent, 50 Shades of Betch, is out today, and I will be doing my best to fill his shoes. What I’m about to tell you is either the worst piece of real news ever, or a publicity stunt that isn’t even that smart because I don’t believe it from the get-go. Anyway, apparently two of the most problematic Youtubers to ever grace computer screens worldwide, Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul, are engaged. In related news, I just swallowed back some bile. But before we get into this …

Coming to a school near you? The four-and-a-half-day week

A number of UK schools have taken the decision to move to a shorter working week because of funding shortages – and nowhere more so, it would appear, than in Birmingham. More than 20 schools in the city now plan to save money by sending children home at Friday lunchtime. Emma Jane Kirby visited one to learn more about the financial pressures they face. It’s even more of a squash than usual in the Bellfield Junior School hall this morning and small, scuffed knees knock against each other as the children sit cross-legged on the herringbone parquet floor. For the first time in their academic life, year two infants have been given special dispensation to join junior assembly. Come the …

Wait, Can Taking Biotin Be Bad For You? Betches

Unless you’ve been mia for the past few years, you know that biotin is the holy grail for fabulous hair, nails, and skin. Why? Your hair, skin, and nails are made up of a protein called keratin (yes, like the semi-permanent hair straightening treatment you get to tame your locks). Biotin helps to improve your keratin levels, and as a result, strengthens your hair, skin, and nails. Research is limited on the success of taking biotin, but from the countless celebrities who promote biotin-rich gummies (or start feuds over them—I’m talking to you, James and Tati) and from my own friends’ personal experiences, it can work. Want long locks? Biotin. Nails that won’t break? Biotin. Hydrated and acne-free skin? Biotin. Or …

Minister to urge ‘de-escalation’ on Iran visit

A spokeswoman said: “The UK has an ongoing diplomatic dialogue with Iran. “At this time of increased regional tensions and at a crucial period for the future of the nuclear deal, this visit is an opportunity for further open, frank and constructive engagement with the government of Iran. What would a US-Iran conflict look like? Airlines re-route flights after Iran drone incident US-Iran relations: A brief history “Dr Murrison will call for urgent de-escalation in the region and raise UK and international concerns about Iran’s regional conduct and its threat to cease complying with the nuclear deal, to which the UK remains fully committed.” It comes as reports said the US launched a cyber-attack on Iranian weapons systems on Thursday. …

Santa Anita track owners and trainers under investigation after horse deaths

Arcadia, California (CNN)Trainers are being investigated to see if they played any role in the string of horse deaths at Santa Anita racetrack this year. “We’ve just gotten some information about what he’s done and his violations,” Dr. Dionne Benson, chief veterinary officer for The Stronach Group, told CNN. “And so, we’re considering whether he will be, every trainer, we’re considering whether they will be welcome back to Santa Anita.” ‘Catastrophic breakdowns’ Scott Herbertson, a racehorse owner and professional gambler, believes some trainers are going too far. “You got guys pushing these horses beyond their limits and causing these catastrophic breakdowns,” he told CNN at his home in San Francisco’s Bay Area. And he points a finger at Hollendorfer, who …

Joe Biden’s Son’s Quickie Marriage May Not Last – ANOTHER Woman Is Claiming He’s Her Baby Daddy! – Perez Hilton

Hunter Biden has only been married a week, and already the newlyweds are facing a huge obstacle: an Arkansas woman claiming Hunter is the father of her 10-month-old baby! According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, on May 28, 28-year-old Lunden Alexis Roberts filed a petition for paternity and child support against Joe Biden‘s son. However, Lunden’s attorney, Clint Lancaster, said he has not been able to serve the 49-year-old papers. Per the two-page suit, the pair “were in a relationship,” and that “Baby Doe” was born in August 2018 “as a result of that relationship.” In August 2018, Biden was still in a fling with his late brother Beau‘s widow Hallie. He since began dating and married a new woman — reportedly after just …

You Can Now Watch A Seal Sing The Star Wars Theme Song. Because Science.

Researchers at the University of St Andrews have taught Janice, Zola, and Gandalf, three squidgy gray seals, to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and the Star Wars theme song – all in the name of science. The team wanted to see whether the seals could copy melodies and the formants in human speech. “Formants are emphasised frequency bands in our speech sounds,” study author Vincent Janik explained to New Scientist. “They are parts of our speech sounds that we modify to encode information. For example, different vowels only differ in their formants.” The researchers monitored the three young seals from birth to determine their natural vocal repertoires. They were then trained to copy sequences of the sounds they naturally make, melodies …

This Enormous Crater Appeared Overnight In Germany

An exploding World War II bomb left a 10-meter-wide (33-foot), 4-meter-deep (13-foot) crater in a German cornfield over the weekend. Last Sunday, Ahlbach residents in central Germany were shaken when a blast the size of a minor earthquake went off at 3.52am local time. No one was injured and while the cause of said blast was at first unknown, there is nothing to suggest it was caused by faulty farm machinery or related tools. Indeed, explosive clearance experts have since said the shape of the hole confirms “with almost absolute certainty” it was produced during a bomb detonation – specifically, a 250-kilogram (550-pound) bomb detonation. Several other unexploded bombs have been found in the vicinity in the past, an area close …

‘American Crime’ Star Connor Jessup Comes Out As Gay

Connor Jessup has opened up about his sexuality for the first time publicly, telling fans he identifies as gay in an emotional, wise-beyond-his-years The Canadian actor, best known for his role on the ABC anthology series “ View this post on Instagram A post shared by Connor Jessup (@connorwjessup) on Jun 23, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT “I’ve been out for years in my private life, but never quite publicly. I’ve played that tedious game,” he said. “Most painfully, I’ve talked about the gay characters I’ve played from a neutral, almost anthropological distance, as if they were separate from me. These evasions are bizarre and embarrassing to me now, but at the time they were natural.” Noting that he was “grateful to be …