Playing both sides: Despite woke advertising, Nike donates big to GOP

Despite a virtue-signaling ad campaign featuring anthem-kneeling NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, sportswear giant Nike donates more than three times as much money to Republicans as it does to Democrats. Nike’s employees and the company’s own Political Action Committee gave $ 424,000 to Republicans and only $ 122,000 to Democrats this election cycle, according to the […]

Sexual violence, child soldiers & war crimes: UN report slams all sides of Yemen conflict

UN investigators said Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the Houthis may all have committed war crimes, including sexual violence and recruiting child soldiers, in a damning report detailing atrocities in the Yemen conflict. The UN’s Group of Regional and International Eminent Experts on Yemen found all parties in the conflict have committed substantial human rights […]

FCC sides with Google Fiber over Comcast with new pro-competition rule

Enlarge / Boxes of equipment needed to install Google Fiber broadband network sit on a couch at the home of customer Becki Sherwood in Kansas City, Kansas. (credit: Julie Denesha/Bloomberg via Getty Images) The Federal Communications Commission today approved new rules that could let Google Fiber and other new Internet service providers gain faster access to […]

‘I have no idea what the hell is happening:’ MLB’s bizarre free agency has created a rift in the league and both sides are pointing fingers

Matthew Stockman/Getty MLB’s free agency has unfolded in bizarre fashion, with some of the top players getting signed late in the offseason or not at all. At the heart of the situation are some of the most divisive topics in MLB — tanking and analytics — with the league, team, and players pointing fingers. While […]

Tillerson meets Turkey’s Erdogan amid soaring tensions between the 2 NATO allies on opposite sides of Syria fight

Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson talked to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan amid high tensions between the two NATO allies that back different sides in Syria’s civil war. “The two engaged in a productive and open conversation about a mutually beneficial way forward in the U.S.-Turkey relationship,” said a U.S. State […]

HP’s EliteBooks pack mics on both sides for clearer Skyping

Laptop updates are no longer confined to boring iterative improvements year after year. We’re starting to see useful new features being introduced to PCs, even if they aren’t the most groundbreaking ideas. Case in point: HP’s new business notebooks will not only sport the latest eighth-generation Intel Core chipsets, but also come with “world-facing” mics […]

Commerce Department Sides with Boeing, Confirms 300% Tariff on CSeries

US Commerce Sides with Boeing, Confirms 300% CSeries Tariff Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not […]

Trump believed Putin ‘means it when he says no’ to meddling claims, now sides with US intel agencies

This weekend, Vladimir Putin assured Donald Trump that Russia did not meddle in the 2016 US election, after which Trump said he believes Putin “means it.” Hours later, however, Trump said he stands by the US Intelligence Community’s position on the matter. Just one day after the APEC international summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, where […]

The Law Firm Playing Both Sides of the Weinstein Scandal

The first rule of crisis management, one might imagine, is to avoid becoming embroiled in the crisis yourself. That’s a rule that the attorney David Boies, the chairman of the law firm Boies Schiller Flexner, broke this week. On Monday, The New Yorker reported that Boies had helped Harvey Weinstein try to suppress a New […]