Joe Biden Tells False Story About Awarding Medal to Soldier

The former vice president confused three different stories, and it’s not his only incident like this from the campaign trail. To foster the appearance of Balance, large swathes of the mainstream press will lavish coverage on the mistakes and shortcomings of the Democratic nominee for president until they somehow rival those of Donald Trump. This approach to political coverage manifested itself in 2016 with Hillary Clinton’s email protocol earning hugely outsized coverage—in terms of volume and tenor—so the press could say it was Tough On Both Sides, not just on the viciously racist guy with no discernible qualifications for the job. That said, Joe Biden’s issues need an airing. The latest episode involves a story the Democratic frontrunner has made a habit of telling on the campaign trail. The Washington Post dug into it, and the results are not hugely positive for Biden. This is not great, and the conservative infotainment vortex has already seized on it, comparing Biden to other war-story fabulists like Brian Williams. The emerging consensus seems to be that Biden lied here, and he didn’t help much when he addressed it: This has launched some think-piec...

Shopping for car insurance, like many other types of shopping, has largely moved online, a new

Shopping for car insurance, like many other types of shopping, has largely moved online, a new J.D. Power study finds, but it… Shopping for car insurance, like many other types of shopping, has largely moved online, a new J.D. Power study finds, but it adds that while consumers shop for insurance online, many still make the actual purchase through an agent. The study found that 74% of shoppers use insurer websites or aggregators for obtaining quotes and researching information. While nearly half of customers obtain a quote via insurer websites, only 25% actually purchase their policy online; 50% close through an agent and 22% phone a call center. “While many customers want to shop online, they often still want to talk to someone when they buy their insurance to make sure they are getting the right coverage or have questions about their policy answered,” said Hoeg. “Insurers need to focus on the delicate balance of providing an easy shopping experience while providing product differentiation and professional service.” Erie Insurance and Liberty Mutual tied for first place in providing a satisfying purchase experience, each with a score of 853. This marks the fourth consecu...

Browse the best email security products for your enterprise

It’s been a long time since the introduction of email to the corporate communication structure, but just because it’s been around forever doesn’t mean it’s safe to use. Quite the contrary. As you sit here reading, hackers and information thieves are drawing a target on your company’s back — and the bull’s-eye mark is your corporate email, the wide-open entry through which hackers can gain admission to your proprietary information and wreak general havoc. No industry is safe, and the incidents of email phishing attacks, ransomware, and other malicious attachments are on the rise. But there’s something companies can do to protect themselves. They’re called email security gateways, and they work by filtering out email with malicious content and preventing them from ever entering your employees’ inboxes. Here’s a look at some of the most popular and widely used email security products on the market today. Barracuda Network Inc.’s Email Security Gateway filters all incoming and outgoing email traffic, searching for spam, Trojan horses and malicious URLs, and encrypts outbound messages for increased security. It w...

Long associated with European cities, the style has plenty of history in other parts of the

Long associated with European cities, the style has plenty of history in other parts of the world, too. In Brazil, it reached a surprising apotheosis. Last October, the Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, who was nearing 90, was interviewed by the Spanish newspaper El País about his six-decade career. By then, Mendes da Rocha — whose buildings include São Paulo’s subterranean sculpture museum, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura e Ecologia (MuBE), completed in 1995, with its 197-foot stretch of gravity-defying concrete that spans the open plaza, and the levitating concrete disk of the city’s Paulistano Athletic Club Gymnasium, built in 1957 — had been canonized as not only the most important living architect in Brazil, or perhaps in all of Latin America, but also as the world’s most significant practitioner of Brutalism — a word, ironically, that he has always disavowed. “Ask an intellectual what they mean by Brutalism, and the majority won’t know,” Mendes da Rocha told the reporter. “Brutalism is nothing.” The term “Brutalism” has never been well liked among architects, nor well defined among the critics who invented it. Beginning in the 1940s, builders in Europe and the Unite...

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Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. I fell in love with flameless candles when I realized how convenient yet classy they are. I use them everywhere: in the kitchen during pre-dawn (and pre-coffee) mornings, in the bedroom for relaxing in the evening, and in the bathroom as a nightlight. They’re a quick and easy way to add a soft touch of light without cleaning up dripping wax or remembering to blow out the flame to prevent the house from catching on fire. Flameless candles also are friendly to the wallet and environment because these LED gadgets don’t burn down, emit heat, or smoke. This reusable item can run on rechargeable batteries and even solar power. Also, you can put them anywhere without worrying about kids or pets knocking them over, nearby objects catching on fire, or a breeze blowing them out. Flameless candles come in many different shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. You can choose between tall pillars, long and thin tapers, shor...

OMG Wayfair lighting is on sale… here are our favourite picks

We love Wayfair lighting, but we love it even more when it’s got a load of money off in the Labor Day sale! There are styles to suit all different interiors too – Mid-century modern glamorous gold ceiling lights, industrial style metal wall lights, lovely traditional table lamps… it’s all on offer. And because there is so much to scroll through, we’ve made it a bit easier for you by rounding up some of our fave picks… Love this star light. We have been seeing this style all over Instagram recently, mostly used as hallway lighting, but we think they could look just as at home hung over a kitchen island or even as a porch light. It’s really affordable too, $83.49 down from $195, so that’s better than half price!  If you are after kitchen lighting that’s pretty and practical this pendant light is perfect! The three bare bulbs mean you’ll be getting plenty of light over your work surfaces, but the minimalist, slightly industrial style won’t overwhelm the room. It’s down to just $110.99 in the Labor Day sale, and if you want it in gold that’s even cheaper at $62.99! Simple, chic and only $47.99! This single bell...

For Decades, Polluters Knew PFAS Chemicals Were Dangerous But Hid Risks From Public

For nearly 70 years, chemical companies like 3M and DuPont have known that the highly fluorinated chemicals called PFAS build up in our blood. They’ve known for almost that long that PFAS chemicals have a toxic effect on our organs. But they did not alert federal or state regulators until 1998, and many companies continue to make and release PFAS chemicals into the environment today. What’s worse, some are using junk science to fight efforts to reduce ongoing discharges and clean up legacy pollution. Today EWG released documents that detail decades of deception. Secret studies and internal memos reveal: The two most notorious PFAS chemicals, PFOA and PFOS have been phased out in the U.S. under pressure from the Environmental Protection Agency. But they’ve been replaced by a new generation of hundreds of chemicals that many companies continue to produce and release to this day. PFAS contamination has so far been found in more than 700 communities in 49 states, but that is likely the tip of a toxic iceberg. Unreleased federal data indicate that up to 110 million Americans may have PFAS in their drinking water, and PFAS has contaminated much of the food supply. Despite the risks p...

Being environmentally conscious has everything to do with awareness and even more to do with action

Being environmentally conscious has everything to do with awareness and even more to do with action and implementation. Many brands are adopting sustainability practices and developing earth-friendly values to offset our impact on the planet, and according to a recent study, around 73% of millennials are willing to pay more for eco-friendly office supplies rather than their usual products. College students tend to go through multiple notebooks, pens, pencils and other supplies throughout their years attending classes, and the material waste is adding up. Michael Roger, a family-owned and -operated business, is renowned for their eco-friendly notebooks and collection of eco-friendly office supplies. Decomposition Books are recognizable by their whimsical, nature-oriented illustrations and size variation. Find the