Under Boris Johnson, Putin, and Trump, the world has uncanny parallels to 1945

Victory in Europe was made possible by a remarkable military collaboration between the main anti-Axis powers – the US, Russia and Britain. But the three-way relationship, between Franklin D Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill, was never easy, and it set a pattern of national rivalry, suspicion, fear and distrust that persists to this day.

Apple’s new iPhone SE has no credible Android alternative

Try as you might, you can’t find an Android handset that comes close to the iPhone SE. 

And this is a real problem for Google and the whole Android ecosystem. 

The first obstacle is the power. The A13 Bionic processor is a powerhouse. It blows out of the water the Snapdragon 865 chip found in high-end handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra in benchmark tests such as Geekbench 5. 

Even Moscow Mitch’s Daughters Have Turned On Him For Becoming Trump’s “Enabler-In-Chief”

Jane Mayer from The New Yorker has a really good piece out about how U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R. KY) path being Trump’s top enabler showcases how Moscow Mitch truly is the Dr. Frankenstein to Trump’s Frankenstein Monster. A number of Never Trumpers like Bill Kristol and Rick Wilson tear McConnell a new one in the article but what’s brutal about this piece is how people who knew and once admired McConnell have turned on him: 

Who Has Emergency Authority Over Elections? Nobody’s Quite Sure.

The tug of war over whether and how to hold Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary exposes a national problem: State and local officials with the most experience running elections lack the power to revamp or postpone voting during a crisis.

‘Monkeys wearing shoes’: Shocking new tape reveals racist exchange between Nixon and Reagan

No surprise that it was said. These assholes talk like this all-the-time, when they don’t have a greater audience.  I’ve overhead the “moderate” ones speak their real racist/sexist/homophobic thoughts when they think they’re alone, right after, or right before smiling in another conversations with me.

The only surprise here, is that it was recorded

Apple’s New Mac Pro Is The Mac Of Steve Jobs’ Dreams

The new Mac Pro emphasizes that the Mac is still an essential product for Apple, and they can still innovate at the highest levels. It also helps fulfill a key goal of Apple Co-Founder, Steve Jobs. A day after Jobs came back to Apple in 1997, I met with him to try and get a sense of how he was going to help turn Apple around. I asked him directly what his top priority would be.” 

‘Democracy has been hijacked by white men’: how minority rule now grips America

The US is becoming more diverse and progressive, but white men’s grip on power is being exercised via the courts, gerrymandering and dark money in politics

US revokes visa of ICC prosecutor over Afghanistan war-crimes inquiry

The US has revoked the visa of the international criminal court’s chief prosecutor in response to her intention to investigate potential war crimes by US soldiers in Afghanistan.

A statement from the office of Fatou Bensouda, a Gambian national, said she would continue to pursue her duties for the court, in The Hague, “without fear or favour”.

With Constitution Changes, Egypt’s President Could Stay In Power Until 2034

Egypt’s parliament has overwhelmingly approved proposed constitutional changes that would allow Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to potentially stay in office until 2034. 

The changes, which must be approved by a referendum to enter into force, would also further enshrine the authority of the Armed Forces in “maintaining the foundations of the civil state.