What Happens if Trump Won't Concede?

What would happen if Donald Trump refused to concede this election? via The Guardian

What would happen if Donald Trump refused to concede this election?
via The Guardian

Trump supporters are talking about civil war. Could a loss provide the spark? via The Wasington Post

Trump supporters are talking about civil war. Could a loss provide the spark?
via The Wasington Post

Donald Trump just ceded the presidency to Hillary Clinton via The New York Post PHOTO: Gage Skidmore/cc2/flickr

Donald Trump just ceded the presidency to Hillary Clinton
via The New York Post

PHOTO: Gage Skidmore/cc2/flickr

THE BASICS: Lauren Gambino of the Guardian writes that Donald Trump's potential refusal to concede the election will have no bearing on Hillary Clinton's ability to take office if she should win. While, Dana Milbank of the Washington Post fears Trump supporters may resort to violence if they perceive their candidate has been robbed. But John Podhoretz of the New York Post argues that Trump's slip of the tongue in the third presidential debate might have actually been a kind of concession. 

Who Won the 1st Debate?

Newt Gingrich: Trump won the debate. Don't believe the "Intellectual Yet Idiot" class via Fox News PHOTO: Rich Girard/altered under cc2/flickr

Newt Gingrich: Trump won the debate. Don't believe the "Intellectual Yet Idiot" class
via Fox News

PHOTO: Rich Girard/altered under cc2/flickr

The results are in: Actual scientific polls show a big win for Hillary Clinton in the first debate Via Business Insider PHOTO: Rich Girard/altered under cc2/flickr

The results are in: Actual scientific polls show a big win for Hillary Clinton in the first debate
Via Business Insider

PHOTO: Rich Girard/altered under cc2/flickr

Who won the debate? Social media and 'The Cyber' via USA Today

Who won the debate? Social media and 'The Cyber'
via USA Today

THE BASICS: Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, writing for Fox News, claims that the "Intellectual Yet Idiot class" is out of touch with the American people, who seemingly voted overwhelmingly online for Trump after the first debate. While Allan Smith of Business Insider argues that online polls are meaningless because participants self-select and that all the scientific polls show Clinton won the debate decisively. Meanwhile, Jon Swartz of USA Today writes that social media is real winner, as online discussions around the debate spiked.

What Should Happen After a Cop Shoots Someone?

Outsiders must investigate police shootings via The Sacramento Bee

Outsiders must investigate police shootings
via The Sacramento Bee

Release the Charlotte Police Video via The New York Times

Release the Charlotte Police Video
via The New York Times

Plague of Police Shootings via US News

Plague of Police Shootings
via US News

THE BASICS: Kevin McCarthy, writing for the Sacramento Bee, argues that after an officer-involved shooting, independent outsiders should be brought in to investigate, free from the conflicts of interest that could influence an internal inquiry. The editorial board of the New York Times, contends that failing to release videos related to police shootings serves only to tear communities apart. While, Malcolm D. Holmes of US News believes that tackling racial injustice is the only way to end police shootings. 

What Have We Learned From Hillary's Scare?

There's a Completely Understandable Reason Hillary Clinton Has Pneumonia via Glamour

There's a Completely Understandable Reason Hillary Clinton Has Pneumonia
via Glamour

There's a subtle sexism in asking excessive "questions" about Hillary Clinton's health via Vox

There's a subtle sexism in asking excessive "questions" about Hillary Clinton's health
via Vox

Yes, Hillary Clinton's health is a valid issue via LA Times PHOTO: Nathania Johnson/cc2/flickr

Yes, Hillary Clinton's health is a valid issue
via LA Times

PHOTO: Nathania Johnson/cc2/flickr

Hillary Clinton’s health just became a real issue in the presidential campaign via The Washington Post

Hillary Clinton’s health just became a real issue in the presidential campaign
via The Washington Post

THE BASICS: Hillary Kelly of Glamour writes that Hillary Clinton has the right to keep her illness private. Emily Crockett of Vox explains how the “concern-trolling” directed at Clinton is meant to shame her. Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post writes that this close to elections, we have the right to pertinent medical information about our presidential contenders. Jonah Goldberg of The LA Times explains how neglecting to share her state of health only validates the preconception that Clinton is untrustworthy. 

Is Airbnb Doing Enough About Its Racist Hosts?

Airbnb Adopts Rules to Fight Discrimination by Its Hosts via The New York Times

Airbnb Adopts Rules to Fight Discrimination by Its Hosts
via The New York Times

Airbnb tries to fight racism with rule changes via The LA Times

Airbnb tries to fight racism with rule changes
via The LA Times

THE BASICS: A lawsuit against Airbnb was filed, accusing widespread discrimination against guests based on race. Katie Benner from The New York Times writes that the company by agreeing to make certain policy changes, including hiring a multitude of new employees will help combat the discrimination on the site, whereas Tracey Lien of The LA Times suggests a few new policies cannot fix the racism that exists not only within Airbnb but the entire internet and the culture at large. 

Who Does the Media Favor?

Last night, Clinton got 6 questions on her emails. Trump got zero on his Iraq lies. via VOX

Last night, Clinton got 6 questions on her emails. Trump got zero on his Iraq lies.
via VOX

Moderators Like Matt Lauer Fear False ‘Liberal Media Bias’ Arguments via The Huffington Post

Moderators Like Matt Lauer Fear False ‘Liberal Media Bias’ Arguments
via The Huffington Post

American journalism is collapsing before our eyes via The New York Post

American journalism is collapsing before our eyes
via The New York Post

THE BASICS: Ezra Klein of Vox explains how an effort to treat the nominees fairly, Matt Lauer overcorrected and ended up giving Donald Trump and unfair advantage. Michael Goodwin of The New York Post writes that  too many journalists give biased opinions in favor of Hillary Clinton and as a result of this, Trump is discriminated against. While John A. Tures of The Huffington Post explains that journalists, in fear of getting labeled as biased, will refuse to challenge Trump for fear of retribution.

Why Is Apple Getting Rid of the Headphone Jack?

iPhone 7: why Apple just abolished the headphone jack via VOX

iPhone 7: why Apple just abolished the headphone jack
via VOX

No iPhone 7 headphone jack? Apple, don't do it via CNN

No iPhone 7 headphone jack? Apple, don't do it
via CNN

THE BASICS: Timothy B. Lee of Vox writes that Apple is renowned for their courage with their technology and this is not the first time Apple has done something revolutionary; removing the headphone jack will make for a sleeker look, and an overall better audio experience, one that Apple believes will outweigh the cons, whereas David Wheeler of CNN explains how often headphones are used in conjunction with the iPhone and offers a retort for every explanation Apple gives as to why they are ditching the audio jack in the new iPhone 7, and complains that this move was designed to get customers to spend even more money on Apple products.

Should We Have School Year-Round?

For thousands of D.C. students, school starts early with new, year-round schedule via The Washington Post

For thousands of D.C. students, school starts early with new, year-round schedule
via The Washington Post

Matthew Lynch: The Disadvantages of Year-Round Schools via Education News

Matthew Lynch: The Disadvantages of Year-Round Schools
via Education News

THE BASICS: Perry Stein of the Washington Post explains that year-round schooling increases a student's chance of reaching their potential; they learn more, struggling students receive more focused attention, and by not having to come back from a long summer break, teachers will not have to spend weeks re-teaching last year's material. Mathew Lynch of Education News, however, argues year-round schooling takes a toll on the student's home life; as family vacations, child care, and extra curricular activities may suffer.

 

Who Benefits if Gary Johnson Takes the Debate Stage?

Gary Johnson, taking more voters from Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump, aims for shocker via The Oregonian PHOTO: Gage Skidmore/cc2/flickr

Gary Johnson, taking more voters from Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump, aims for shocker
via The Oregonian

PHOTO: Gage Skidmore/cc2/flickr

How Presidential ‘Non-Opinion’ Polls Drive Down Third Party Numbers And Facilitate Debate Exclusion via The Huffington Post

How Presidential ‘Non-Opinion’ Polls Drive Down Third Party Numbers And Facilitate Debate Exclusion
via The Huffington Post

Can Gary Johnson take advantage of the two parties' historically unpopular nominees? via Vox

Can Gary Johnson take advantage of the two parties' historically unpopular nominees?
via Vox

Let Gary Johnson Debate Clinton and Trump via National Review

Let Gary Johnson Debate Clinton and Trump
via National Review

THE BASICS: Douglas Perry of The Oregonian writes that since the latest polls appear to show that third-party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is taking votes from Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump would benefit most from his appearance on the debate stage. Whereas Sam Husseini of the Huffington Post argues that bad polling is holding Johnson back from the 15% mark that would allow him into the debates. Tara Golshan of Vox says that since there's no chance of Johnson winning, support for him amounts to support for the abstract concept of a third party candidate. While Michael Tanner of the National Review writes that fair and just democracy as a whole benefits from Johnson debating Clinton and Trump. 

How Was Trump's Big Immigration Speech?

Opinion: Trump's Immigration Plan? Demonize Immigrants, Latinos — Again via NBC News PHOTO: Forsaken Fotos/cc2/flickr

Opinion: Trump's Immigration Plan? Demonize Immigrants, Latinos — Again
via NBC News

PHOTO: Forsaken Fotos/cc2/flickr

Donald Trump’s immigration speech: The same old tripe via The Washington Post PHOTO: Gage Skidmore/cc2/flickr

Donald Trump’s immigration speech: The same old tripe
via The Washington Post

PHOTO: Gage Skidmore/cc2/flickr

Trump immigration speech: A president was born on Wednesday via Fox News

Trump immigration speech: A president was born on Wednesday
via Fox News

THE BASICS: Raul A. Reyes of NBC News describes Donald Trump's much-anticipated immigration speech as racist, inflammatory rhetoric that serves only to demonize Latinos and other immigrants. While the Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin characterizes the speech as just a rehashing of his existing, unspecific positions. Whereas, Wayne Allyn Root of Fox News believes Trump's speech was so moving and so presidential that it has the power to turn his entire campaign around. 

What Makes Frank Ocean's Blond(e) so Brilliant?

Review: Frank Ocean's 'Blonde' Is a Dizzy, Trippy, Druggy Marvel via Rolling Stone

Review: Frank Ocean's 'Blonde' Is a Dizzy, Trippy, Druggy Marvel
via Rolling Stone

Frank Ocean's Blond(e) Is a Monument to Memory via The Atlantic

Frank Ocean's Blond(e) Is a Monument to Memory
via The Atlantic

THE BASICS: Frank Ocean's long awaited sophomore album has been heralded as an instant classic after just one week of public consumption. Why? Jonah Weiner of Rolling Stone points to the enormous variety of topics covered in the lyrics, while Spencer Kornhaber of The Atlantic writes about its one-of-a-kind attention to detail.

Is the Clinton Foundation a Pay-to-Play Operation?

Adriana Cohen: Watchdog exposes Clinton Foundation’s ‘pay-to-play’ tactics via The Boston Herald PHOTO: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/flickr

Adriana Cohen: Watchdog exposes Clinton Foundation’s ‘pay-to-play’ tactics
via The Boston Herald

PHOTO: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/flickr

State Dept. Spox: Emails Not Evidence of Clinton Foundation Pay-to-Play, ‘Simply Evidence of the Way the Process Works’ via Breitbart

State Dept. Spox: Emails Not Evidence of Clinton Foundation Pay-to-Play, ‘Simply Evidence of the Way the Process Works’
via Breitbart

Now the Clintons Tell Us via The Wall Street Journal

Now the Clintons Tell Us
via The Wall Street Journal

The Clinton Foundation Is Not a Scandal. It’s a Phenomenal, Life-Saving Success. via Slate

The Clinton Foundation Is Not a Scandal. It’s a Phenomenal, Life-Saving Success.
via Slate

A porous ethical wall between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department via The Washington Post

A porous ethical wall between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department
via The Washington Post

THE BASICS: Adriana Cohen from the Boston Herald claims that anyone who invests in the Clinton Foundation are investing in her in office, and they will have influence over her. The Editorial Board of The Washington Post argues the lines between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department are murky at best. Neil W. McCabe of Breitbart writes that Clinton's emails expose a corrupt system. Paul Gigot from The Wall Street Journal says that no matter the circumstances Clinton Foundation ought to shut down. Slate's Mark Joseph Stern writes there's no evidence to suggest anything is amiss and the entire scandal is just a smear campaign. 

Should the Clinton Foundation be Shut Down?

The Question No One's Asking About the Clinton Foundation via Mother Jones

The Question No One's Asking About the Clinton Foundation
via Mother Jones

Mothball the Clinton Foundation: Our view via USA Today

Mothball the Clinton Foundation: Our view
via USA Today

THE BASICS: David Corn of Mother Jones argues that while it's difficult to find the achievement numbers of any non-profit organization, it’s hard to deny that the Clinton Foundation does important work for people in need, whereas USA Today’s Editorial Board explains why, if Clinton becomes President,  she must transfer the foundation over to other charities for political optics, if nothing else. 

What does Kim Kardashian Say About America?

5 Reasons Why Kim Kardashian Is Everything That's Right About America via Inc.com

5 Reasons Why Kim Kardashian Is Everything That's Right About America
via Inc.com

Why Kim Kardashian Is the Perfect Icon for Our Sick Society via Alternet

Why Kim Kardashian Is the Perfect Icon for Our Sick Society
via Alternet

THE BASICS: Gene Marks of Inc.com says that Kardashian is simply a self-made millionaire who has built an empire on the pillars of capitalism, thereby personifying the American Dream, while Lynn Stuart Parramore of Alternet writes that the queen of American pop culture symbolizes our increasing collective narcissism and materialistic values. 

Is College a Sham?

The importance of educating first-generation college students via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The importance of educating first-generation college students
via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

To Get to Harvard, Go to Haiti? via The New York Times

To Get to Harvard, Go to Haiti?
via The New York Times

The Real Reasons College Is a Bad Investment via The Huffington Post

The Real Reasons College Is a Bad Investment
via The Huffington Post

THE BASICS: James P. Clements of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says college education is important, especially for first-generation college students, because it unlocks opportunities that otherwise might not be available. However, after noticing a surge of students taking week-long mission trips to third-world countries as a way of bolstering their college application essays, Frank Bruni of The New York Times highlights how the college admission process alone is misguided since it is telling applicants that success is a checklist of superficial accomplishments. While Jacob McMillen of The Huffington Post argues college is bad because the skills needed for 90 percent of careers are learned on the job.

Should Canada Legalize Weed?

As Canada Moves to Legalize Marijuana, Shop Owners Ask: Why Wait? via The New York Times

As Canada Moves to Legalize Marijuana, Shop Owners Ask: Why Wait?
via The New York Times

Legalizing pot won't snuff out organized crime, report warns via CBC News

Legalizing pot won't snuff out organized crime, report warns
via CBC News

THE BASICS: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to legalize recreational marijuana usage within the next year. Dan Levin of The New York Times writes that it makes economic sense to decriminalize as soon as possible, while Jim Bronskill of CBC News points out that legalizing could encourage extortion and heavier drug usage.