At a cafe, it’s awkward when you pay for a pastry or coffee on an iPad, then the screen asks how much you’d like to tip (or not tip). The cashier and customers in line are staring at you. What do you do?
Lessons from San Diego’s planned blackouts
Fires ravaged San Diego in 2007, and scheduled power shut-offs caused chaos. Since then, the city has made improvements to their power grid and their scheduled outage procedures. What can San Diego teach the rest of California’s utilities?
White House held up aid to Ukraine for political reasons
Mick Mulveney confirmed that the White House held up military aid to Ukraine partly because Trump wanted the country to investigate the 2016 election. This seems to undercut Trump’s statement that no quid pro quo was involved.
Taking politics out of the climate change debate
What will change the minds of climate change skeptics? An astrophysics professor suggests reframing the climate debate in a more positive light -- as a result of human evolution.
A rare voice for balance goes silent at Fox News
Shepard Smith recently announced his resignation from Fox News. He strove to be as even-handed as possible when reporting. He was the anchor Fox News repeatedly pointed to when critics accused them of being a full-on propaganda machine for Trump.