Immigration

Trump Claims New Power to Bar Asylum for Immigrants Who Arrive Illegally” – New York Times

“The Trump administration, invoking national security powers meant to protect the United States against threats from abroad, announced new rules on Thursday that give President Trump vast authority to deny asylum to virtually any migrant who crosses the border illegally.” Read More

“Americans want a new consensus on immigration. Divided government could deliver it.” – USA Today

“In the final weeks of a bloody and bruising campaign, President Donald Trump looked past the center and played to his base, fomenting anti-immigrant hysteria in terms and tactics unprecedented for a White House in modern times. “Read More

“On immigration, the European left can learn from their US counterparts” – New Statesman

“The results of the 2018 midterms erect a roadblock against Donald Trump’s legislative agenda, and will allow the US Democrats to initiate federal investigations into Trump’s conduct and links to the Russian state.” Read More

Tech

Tech C.E.O.s Are in Love With Their Principal Doomsayer” – New York Times

“The futurist philosopher Yuval Noah Harari worries about a lot. He worries that Silicon Valley is undermining democracy and ushering in a dystopian hellscape in which voting is obsolete.” Read More

“Chinese headmaster fired over secret coin mining at school” – BBC Tech

“A Chinese headmaster has been fired after a secret stack of crypto-currency mining machines was found connected to his school’s electricity supply. Teachers at the school in Hunan became suspicious of a whirring noise that continued day and night, local media report.” Read More

“Disney’s new streaming service will be called Disney+” – TechCrunch

“We knew Disney was building its own on-demand streaming service, à la Netflix or HBO GO, but we didn’t know the name. Now we do. Disney’s new streaming service will be called Disney+.” Read More

Entertainment

“Weekend Box Office: ‘The Grinch’ Steals $2.2M in Thursday Previews” – Hollywood Reporter

“Elsewhere, the J.J. Abrams-produced ‘Overlord’ starts off with $900,000, while ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ grosses $635,000 in previews.” Read More

“John Boyega, Letitia Wright To Star In Mike Cahill-Directed Sci-Fi ‘Hold Back The Stars’” – Deadline

“After a slowdown for the elections, the business is kicking back into high gear before the holidays. A hot package creating buzz around town today is one that is built around the Katie Khan science fiction novel Hold Back the Stars.” Read More

“Music Supervisors for ‘A Star is Born,’ ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Roma’ Discuss Challenges of Creating Their Soundtracks” – Billboard

“Kendrick Lamar was originally expected to contribute just one song to the Black Panther soundtrack, but the rapper ended up producing the entire album.” Read More

 

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