Running the Numbers on the Ratio Champs of Congress

There is no worse fate that can befall a Tweeter than the dreaded ratio—when a tweet receives more responses than likes. Though elite pundits scoff at the wisdom of the crowd, the ratio is accepted by Twitter pros as an indicator of a tweet’s quality. If the number of people who felt the need to weigh in on your tweet…

Joy Reid's 'Cybersecurity Expert' Has Some Issues of His Own

Joy Reid is having a bad week! First, what appeared to be old, homophobic blog posts—even worse than the ones she apologized for last year—resurfaced. Then, her claim that “hackers” had fabricated the posts was met with deep skepticism. Now, the so-called “cybersecurity expert” Reid says she hired to investigate those…

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Donald Trump Jr. Can't Conceal His Joy About the Identity of the YouTube Shooting Suspect

Nasim Najafi Aghdam, the woman who allegedly shot three people at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, CA, on Tuesday afternoon before killing herself, does in some ways break from what we’ve come to expect of mass shooters in America. She was a 39-year-old woman of Iranian descent who published videos in English,…