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While You Were Offline: How Many Trump Tapes Does Omarosa Have Exactly?

Bad news for those hoping to see President Trump's planned military parade this November: It’s postponed, perhaps because it was apparently going to cost more than $80 million more than originally estimated. And that was just one of a couple setbacks last week for Trump, who also got dinged by a federal judge who ruled the administration screwed up the wording on its controversial NDA forms. (The president also picked a fight with veterans over what happened in Apocalypse Now.) Also, the defense rested in the trial of former Trump…

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While You Were Offline: Man, Twitter Loves a Good Civil War Meme, Huh?

Last week, some Republican senators decided to go to Russia and spend the Fourth of July meeting with lawmakers there in advance of an upcoming summit between President Trump and Vladimir Putin. It was also reported during Independence Day week, that Trump and Putin will meet without staff present, even though the Senate Intelligence Committee this week agreed with intelligence agencies that Russia tried to swing the election in Trump’s, and the Republicans’, favor. But that's just one of the news bits the internet talked about last week when it…

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While You Were Offline: The Internet Has Some Feelings About Anthony Kennedy Retiring

The last seven days have been difficult for all kids of reasons, most more important than the [closure of the final Toys "R" Us stores], even though folks did need to take a moment to shed a tear at the site of mascot Goeffrey the Giraffe leaving the store one last time. (We’ll leave it to you to work out the importance of the World Cup on your own, because your mileage may vary.) As the world worries about how bad the upcoming Trump/Putin summit will be, take a moment…

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While You Were Offline: Melania Trump Catches Flack for Her Jacket

Sure, other things happened last week—ABC decided to keep making Roseanne but without Roseanne Barr; some nerds came up with a plan to remake Star Wars: The Last Jedi; that guy from Saturday Night Live got engaged to Ariana Grande—but, honestly, there’s only been one story that people were really talking about, and it’s not a light one. From jackets to missing girls (told you it wasn’t light) and back again, via failures of democracy and terrible press briefings, here’s what has been happening on the internet over the last…

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While You Were Offline: The State of the Union Is Riddled with Typos

Before we delve into the darkness of the world this week, let's consider these two tweets from the past seven days that really tell any outside viewer exactly what they need to know about the platform that is Twitter (in addition to the stuff about Nazis and harassment, of course). https://twitter.com/everywhereist/status/959114492318646272 Oh, social media! So many fascinating characters… But that’s not what you came here for. This is what you came here for. The State of the Uniom? What Happened: President Trump got to give his report card to Congress…

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While You Were Offline: We Know What President Trump Did Last Summer

Last week was a busy one. Between the government shutdown and deciding whether or not—in light of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar being sentenced to 175 years in prison for decades of sexual abuse—the internet has a new hero in Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, a lot went down. It was also a week that marked the passing of author Ursula Le Guin and the Fall frontman Mark E. Smith. Really, there was a lot going on. In addition to all of that, there was also… this. We Know What President…

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