Yes, It Matters That Pete Buttigieg Is Gay

Pete Buttigieg plays harmonica, guitar, and piano! He speaks Norwegian! Whoa, he actually speaks eight languages! I heard he even wrestled a bear live on CNN. None of the gee-whiz stories solidifying into the Buttigieg canon make any difference to me in deciding which of the Democratic candidates will get my vote. But as a gay man, I do care that Buttigieg is gay. In my lifetime, it has been illegal for me to serve in the military, illegal for me to marry, illegal for me to adopt children, and even illegal for me to have sex. Society barred me from the first three; until 2003, the fourth meant risk… Read More

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‘A Convenient Life and a Good Life May Not Be the Same Thing’

The election of Donald Trump, and the Cambridge Analytica scandal that followed, set in motion what some have called the tech-lash—a bout of intense skepticism directed toward Silicon Valley. But long before it became fashionable to jeer Mark Zuckerberg, there was the Danish regulator, Margrethe Vestager. As the European commissioner of competition, a post she has held since 2014, she has fined Google billions for its bullying behavior toward rivals. Her investigations have shut down tax-avoidance schemes deployed by the likes of Apple and Amazon—and forced those companies to pay massive sums. Vestager is arguably the most important technocrat of the century. This October she will leave her post—and there’s… Read More

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‘A Convenient Life and a Good Life May Not Be the Same Thing’

The election of Donald Trump, and the Cambridge Analytica scandal that followed, set in motion what some have called the tech-lash—a bout of intense skepticism directed toward Silicon Valley. But long before it became fashionable to jeer Mark Zuckerberg, there was the Danish regulator, Margrethe Vestager. As the European commissioner of competition, a post she has held since 2014, she has fined Google billions for its bullying behavior toward rivals. Her investigations have shut down tax-avoidance schemes deployed by the likes of Apple and Amazon—and forced those companies to pay massive sums. Vestager is arguably the most important technocrat of the century. This October she will leave her post—and there’s… Read More

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Here’s a list of everyone who is boycotting or cutting ties with Brunei after it introduced new laws to punish homosexuality with death by stoning

Companies, universities, and celebrities are making moves on a boycott of Brunei-owned services after the country introduced a law making homosexuality punishable by death. Eight five-star hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei quit Twitter on Wednesday amid a vocal campaign to boycott them on social media. Virgin Australia, STA Travel, and Queensland’s state government in Australia have also made moves to disassociate themselves from Brunei. Several UK universities are under pressure to revoke honorary degrees given to Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Brands, universities, and celebrities are part of a growing movement taking action against Brunei-owned enterprises after the tiny Asian nation introduced a… Read More

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We tried the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred meal — here’s what it’s like

Singapore chef Hawker Chan is the only chef in the world to get a Michelin star for street food. We tried the chef’s char siew pork during an event in Central London. The meal cost £6 ($7.95). Chef Chan started as a hawker in Singapore. Hawker centers are open-air collections of inexpensive street food stands beloved in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and beyond. Singapore chef Hawker Chan is the only chef in the world to get a Michelin star for street food. We tried the chef’s char siew pork, which is sticky pork served with rice, during a three-day event in King’s Cross, in Central London. Th meal cost £6 ($7.95).… Read More

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