While You Were Offline: Is Homeland Security Being Purged?

Last week was the kind of week where we saw a black hole for the first time, former Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti got hit with 36 charges of tax dodging, perjury, and theft, the National Enquirer maybe went up for sale, and Benjamin Netanyahu won a fifth term as Israel's prime minister. If you're wondering what else people have been talking about over the past seven days, these tidbits are a good place to start. Is Homeland Security Being Purged? What Happened: Something is happening at the Department of Homeland Security, with multiple figures being pushed out by the White House and the word "purge" being thrown around like it's nothing. What Really Happened: Perhaps the US political story …

While You Were Offline: Mueller Report or Bust

Welcome back! Did you miss us? More importantly, do you feel like you missed some news last week? It's highly likely that you did—it was a doozy. Not only did President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen mysteriously find new documents further implicating the president in wrongdoing, news reports outed Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner as someone whom officials thought shouldn't be given security clearance. On top of that, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange came under new threat of being expelled from the Ecuadorian embassy he's called home for quite some time. Perhaps we should consider this a week of old favorites reappearing in the news? After all, it was also a week where Brexit continued to flounder towards disaster, …

While You Were Offline: The Internet Will Forever Fight Over the Mueller Report

Good day to you! Are you ready for some déjà vu? Welp, the GOP, apparently forgetting how poorly it went for them last time, has decided to target the Affordable Care Act again. What else happened last week? Federal prosecutors charged Stormy Daniels' attorney with some pretty major crimes, and Chicago authorities dropped all charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett. It was also a week in which Spice Girls slashfic turned out to be real, and promotion for the next Avengers movie became a meme. But perhaps most importantly of all, it was the week when Meghan McCain threw shade and the internet loved it a lot. What else has been happening over the past seven days? So glad you …