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Brendan James


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Past articles by Brendan:

FBI stats show it got safer to be a cop last year

Statistically, it’s getting safer to be a cop. Fewer police officers were killed on the job in 2015 than the prior year, and while assaults on police rose slightly, they were still lower than any prior year in the past decade except for 2014, according to statistics released by the FBI… → Read More

Trump has found a new person to blame for sexual assault allegations — a Mexican billionaire

Donald Trump's got a solution to his sex harassment scandal: blame it on Mexico. The besieged Republican presidential candidate is expected to declare Mexican telecommunications billionaire Carlos Slim the source of recent media headaches and allegations of sexual assault, particularly those printed in the New York Times, the Wall Street… → Read More

A new ruling is the latest setback for Uber’s business model

The legs of the mighty “gig economy” wobbled Thursday when it was announced that the New York State Department of Labor ruled that two ex-Uber drivers are employees, not independent contractors. The state ruled in favor of the drivers, Jakir Hossain and Levon Aleksanian, in August, after the New York… → Read More

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature

American music legend, wanderer of famous neighborhoods, and sometime Chrysler spokesman Bob Dylan won this year's Nobel Prize in literature Thursday morning. The 75-year-old is the first American to win the honor in two decades. The Nobel Committee singled out Dylan → Read More

Democrats are so worried about Gary Johnson they’re running an attack ad

Democrats ask disaffected Libertarian voters: do you really know what you're voting for? → Read More

Gary Johnson's flubs just keep getting worse

World leaders are a huge problem for the Libertarian Party's presidential candidate. → Read More

Gary Johnson's own VP pick pretty much just endorsed Hillary Clinton

Rather than winning a trophy for the Libertarians, Weld is now on the same mission as Hillary Clinton, and that's stopping Republican nominee Donald Trump. → Read More

Donald Trump is mad that Mike Pence is a better debater

Pence controlled the VP debate and managed to deliver a revisionist version of Trump, while looking, well, presidential. → Read More

Netflix subscriptions may soon be taxed just like cable subscriptions

For a lot of cord-cutters, Netflix is the equivalent of a cable TV company. Now a growing number of cities want Netflix to start paying taxes like one, too. → Read More

Donald Trump wakes up, immediately tweets about nonexistent Miss Universe sex tape

In the wee hours of Friday morning, the mogul candidate fired off a series of tweets falsely accusing 1996 Miss Universe Alicia Machado of making a "sex tape." → Read More

NJ train crashes into station, killing 3 people and injuring as many as 100

A witness told CNN the train appeared to enter the station "much faster than normal" and "went airborne." → Read More

Suspected S.C. school shooter in custody; two children and one teacher hurt

The suspected shooter, a teenager, is in police custody and the school is reported to be safe. → Read More

NYC Uber and Lyft drivers are protesting for union rights

Since Uber doesn't categorize its drivers as employees, organizers admit they're having trouble finding the best way to get drivers recognized. → Read More

George Will Leaves GOP Over Trump, Bush Treasury Secretary Endorses Clinton

Citing the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, pundit George F. Will announced he has left the party, and former Treasury boss Hank Paulson said he will vote for Clinton in November. → Read More

15 Dead After Al-Shabab Takes Hostages At Mogadishu Hotel

The hotel is a haunt of politicians and military officials. At least three dozen casualties were reported. → Read More

Mexican Marie Claire Dings Ivanka, While The Economist Calls Trump ‘Poor’

The fashion magazine gets political and asks Ivanka to stop her presidential candidate father, while the Economist mocks the latter as ‘poor.’ → Read More

Facebook (FB) Keeps Gawker-Killer Peter Thiel On Its Board Despite Outrage Over Lawsuit Strategy

Even after Facebook board member Peter Thiel admitted he tried to bankrupt Gawker Media through a secret proxy legal campaign, the PayPal billionaire will remain at the company. → Read More

How Neutral Media Coverage Of Donald Trump Fueled A ‘View From Nowhere’ Horse Race

Contrary to the narrative that Trump was lambasted from the get-go, a Harvard study found that the media gave him neutral coverage. → Read More

Omar Mateen’s NYPD Gear Hints At Counter-Narrative Downplayed By ISIS-Focused Media

While the news media focuses on Omar Mateen’s ties to ISIS, many on social media wonder if his police officer aspirations are being ignored. → Read More

Gawker Media Announces Purchase Agreement By Publisher Ziff Davis

Facing bankruptcy, the digital media company put out a statement planning to sell its seven sites to the publisher of IGN and PC Magazine. → Read More