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Trump to press: This is war!

| Trump just declared war on the press. On Saturday he sent his press secretary out to excoriate the press for deliberately mis-reporting the number of people who had attended his inauguration. more


It's official — Donald Trump is now president #45

| Well, that's that. Donald Trump has taken the oath of office and made his inaugural address. more


The circus comes to town

| Ringling Brothers may be folding their tents after more than 100 years, but an even bigger circus is coming to Washington DC starring elephants, jesters, sycophants, and no-nothings. This new circus opens January 20 at noon. more


Spamming on high and across the globe

| One has to be impressed with the boundless creativity of spammers and phishers. This week brought two new candidates for the "Can you believe this?" list to my inbox. more


GOP: 0, Righteous indignation: 1

| The new Congress came to town yesterday, and the GOP immediately did something really, really stupid. Meeting in a closed-door session Monday night, they acted to gut an independent House ethics office created in 2008. more

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Photos by Rene Koster of a voyage to the South Pole: "I traveled with a sailing ship which was built in 1911; the same period the last great expeditions left for the unknown continent. Thoughts of frozen ships trapped in ice-covered seas cross my mind, images of the photographers who joined these expeditions to report of the unexplored. Fascinated by their stories I head for the same circumstances as those of the early twentieth century. A journey of longing, to a time that once was. An heroic saga; filled with hardship and adventure, in an infinite, barren land."
The stunning results of a photographer’s epic journey to the South Pole (Washington Post)