Donald J. Trump, businessman and US president-elect, finally had his meeting with the New York Times this week. In their lengthy chat, the ascendant leader of the free world shared what appeared to be words of wisdom passed down to him by a cartoon sea captain: "The wind is a very deceiving thing."
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The New York Times is currently tracking the state of tonight's hellish presidential election with what appears to be a ... pressure gauge? Speedometer? SocialFlow resonance meter? ... illustrating the leading candidate's chances at winning the Electoral College and thus the presidency. As you can see above, as of this writing, the paper's little gizmo is indicating that Donald J. Trump has a ">95%" chance of occupying the White House.
As the popular polls tighten between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, it's been noticeable that the orange one hasn't had one of his regularly scheduled Twitter meltdowns recently. According to the New York Times, that's because he has relented to allowing staff final approval over his 140 character dispatches.
I look to my left and see a sorrowful parent sitting on the curb, comforting his daughter. I look to my right, and I see notes of sympathy among many flowers. Around me, I hear people murmuring respects and singing in French. I'm in the middle of a vigil in the streets of Paris, a week after last month's tragic shooting.
The New York Times posted a story today about Greenland's melting ice, which could add another 6 metres to global sea levels. To give us the real scope, they used video shot by a drone, capturing a huge lake of meltwater that's one of many. It's stunning, worrying, and strangely beautiful. (Mostly really worrying.)
Subscribers to The New York Times print edition can expect a special surprise the weekend of November 7. The paper is sending over a million subscribers their very own Google Cardboard so they can experience the Times's new virtual reality new app. Welcome to 2015, folks.