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'One of the fathers of American film criticism': Time critic Richard Schickel dies at 84

Richard Schickel, whose erudite prose and piercing critiques made him one of America's most important film critics in an era when cinema became increasingly ingrained in the cultural consciousness, died Saturday in Los Angeles from complications after a series of strokes, his family said. He was 84.<p>…

Omar Abdel Rahman, Blind Cleric Found Guilty of Plot to Wage ‘War of Urban Terrorism,’ Dies at 78

Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind Islamic cleric whose fulminating sermons inspired violent fundamentalist movements in Egypt and, an American court found, a 1993 plot for a bombing rampage in New York, died on Saturday at a federal prison near Raleigh, N.C., where he was serving a life sentence. He was …

Norma McCorvey, ‘Roe’ in Roe v. Wade, Is Dead at 69

Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in the United States, reshaping the nation’s social and political landscapes and inflaming one of the most divisive controversies of the past half-century, died on Saturday in …

Pro-choice Movement

Former Heisman winner Rashaan Salaam shot himself in the head, autopsy report says

Former NFL running back and Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam, who was found dead Dec. 5 in a park in Boulder, Colo., ended his life by shooting himself in the head, according to an autopsy report released Thursday by the Boulder County Coroner’s Office.<p>The report, summarized by the Denver Post, …

Why Nobody Cares the President Is Lying

MILWAUKEE — If President Trump’s first tumultuous weeks have done nothing else, at least they have again made us a nation of readers.<p>As Americans grapple with the unreality of the new administration, George Orwell’s “1984” has enjoyed a resurgence of interest, becoming a surprise best seller and an …

Donald Trump

Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.

Rep. Allen West, a Florida Republican, was recently captured on video asserting that there are “78 to 81” Democrats in Congress who are members of the Communist Party. Of course, it’s not unusual for some renegade lawmaker from either side of the aisle to say something outrageous. What made West’s …

How Donald Trump redrew the political map

Democrats held the congressional district that runs across Ohio’s southeastern border for more than a decade until 2010. That year, Republicans snagged the 6th district seat, and by the next election, they redrew the boundaries to make it a little safer for GOP Rep. Bill Johnson.<p>On Election Day …

10 public health truths for Trump

In this era of deep political divides and polarized opinions, we should let evidence — not politics — direct actions to benefit everyone in our …

Prospects for the American press under Trump, part two

In part one of this post, I described in 17 numbered paragraphs a bleak situation for the American press as a check on power, now that Donald Trump …

Winter is coming: prospects for the American press under Trump

<i>This started as a thread on Twitter about “things to look for” in the next six to eight months. Readers asked what could be done in response. I will</i> …

USA TODAY

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Donald Trump, the family separation crisis, and the triumph of cruelty

Trump's immigration crackdown is an exercise in government cruelty.<p>When the history of the Trump years is finally written, one of the president’s signature policies, one of his lasting achievements and legacies, will be the deliberate use of armed force to separate immigrant mothers and fathers …

Immigration

Senate Democrats have the power to stop Trump. All they have to do is use it.

As a Democratic Senate aide for the past seven years, I had a front-row seat to an impressive show of obstruction. Republicans, under then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, decided they would oppose President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at every turn to limit their …

Mitch McConnell

How Trump has made millions by selling his name

Selling

Assessing Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy

Christopher A. PreblePresident Barack Obama leaves office today at Noon. His critics are happy to see him go, even as some acknowledge that he …

Ten things I like and don't like, including LeBron's perfect pass

It's Friday, so let's take a look around the league:<p>10 things I like and don't like<p>1. Another trademark LeBron pass<p>LeBron has seen this a million …

RANKIN, Jeannette

1880–1973<p>Office<p>Representative<p>State/Territory<p>Montana<p>Party<p>Republican<p>Congress(es)<p>65th (1917–1919), 77th (1941–1943)<p>Jeannette Rankin’s life was filled …

A Yale history professor’s powerful, 20-point guide to defending democracy under a Trump presidency

Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Now is a good time to do so. Here are twenty lessons from the twentieth century, adapted to the circumstances of today:<p>1. Do not obey …

Political Science

The twilight tales of Vince Carter, Dirk Nowitzki and Paul Pierce

As of Thursday morning, Vince Carter is the lone member of the NBA's active 40-and-older club. At least a couple of his draft classmates are still …

Tesla lawsuit alleges former Autopilot director poached employees for a competing self-driving-car venture

The suit alleges that Anderson teamed up with Chris Urmson, the former head of Google's self-driving-car project, to launch a competing venture called Aurora Innovation while serving as Tesla's director of Autopilot.<p>It also says that Anderson, who served as the director of Tesla's Autopilot …

Steve Kerr: Kids identify more with Stephen Curry than other stars

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Warriors coach Steve Kerr says what amazes him about Stephen Curry is how immensely popular he is with young kids -- maybe even …

Steve Kerr

The Many Unanswered Questions About Trump's Border Wall

Wednesday’s executive order affirms the president’s intention to construct a barrier, but it doesn’t say how, for what cost, or what it might look like.<p>President Trump’s executive order Wednesday, mandating the construction of a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, is a strange milestone—the …