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How Obama Ruined Race Relations

One of my favorite true-life parables is the story of Hungarian Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis. In the mid-1800s, Semmelweis worked in a maternity clinic where …

These Reporters Were Jailed After Covering a Trump-Related Riot

At least six reporters are facing felony rioting charges arising from their coverage of violent demonstrations in Washington, D.C., last Friday.<p>Is …

Donald Trump

An interview with the guy behind one of the most controversial signs from the Women's March

The day after Donald Trump took his oath of office, people came out in droves to make history and protest for women’s rights. Somewhere between 3.6 …

Sorry Americans — you’ve been Trumped! At the inauguration, Trump’s hollow rhetoric collides with reality

The contrast between his promises to America’s forgotten and the greed of the new president is horrible<p>Throughout the campaign and the transition period leading up to the inauguration, whenever Donald Trump was caught lying or tweeting something outrageous we were told by his acolytes that we …

President Trump’s first actions involve making home ownership a lot more expensive for the middle class

<b>President Donald Trump leaves the President's Room of the Senate at the Capitol after he formally signed his cabinet nominations into law, in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. He is joined by his wife Melania Trump and and daughter Tiffany Trump. At far right is Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, with</b> …

Donald Trump

When Nixon’s Henchmen Plotted to Assassinate a Journalist with LSD

For those who think the future of press freedom is facing unprecedented challenges, a reminder of the time Nixon aides hatched a plot to kill a …

Foreign Policy

National Park Service Banned From Tweeting After Anti-Trump Retweets [Updated]

The National Park service retweeted some sick Donald Trump burns, noting how, uh, lightly attended his inauguration was compared to Barack Obama’s in …

The 16 Best Italian Foods You Can Get at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's has some of the best hidden gems among its stocked aisles, including amazing Italian foods that rival products from artisanal markets. I take Italian food very seriously — garlicky pasta for life — and I swear by a handful of Trader Giotto's cheeses, pastas, and dried goods, not only …

Cooking

The White House’s LGBT rights page has disappeared

And so the transition of power begins. First up is the WhiteHouse.gov site where several pages are now changing or altogether disappearing — including a page on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.<p>It’s just been over an hour since Trump took office and whitehouse.gov/lgbt has now been …

Watch Mr. Rogers Persuade Congress to Stop Cutting PBS Budget in 1969 : Would It Stop Trump from Defunding PBS & NEA Today?

Yesterday, the news broke that the Trump administration will apparently be slashing federal spending, to the tune of $10.5 trillion over 10 years. …

Trump Administration

How To Make French Toast: The Video

<b>Dry out the bread:</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 285°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a wire rack on …

Prosecutors Rest Case in Penalty Phase of Charleston Church-Shooting Trial

Dylann Roof, convicted of killing nine in June 2015, didn’t offer any testimony from his own family and friends<p>Prosecutors seeking the death penalty for South Carolina church killer Dylann Roof concluded several days of emotional testimony from loved ones of the nine victims, wrapping up the case …

South Carolina

Mark Hamill Records Donald Trump’s Happy New Year Tweet in the Villainous Voice of The Joker

The Trumpster quote #1#ANewJeersToast https://t.co/qZQEGU18r6<p>— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 8, 2017<p>Mark Hamill made a brilliant recording of …

Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the …

Web Development

A Curator Spent 9 Days Filming the Syrian Civil War From His Aleppo Apartment Window

Art curator and photographer Issa Touma talks about shooting the footage that became the Syrian war documentary ‘9 Days - From My Window in Aleppo’.<p>When Aleppo-based curator and gallerist Issa Touma noticed Syrian Civil War combatants on the streets below his East Aleppo home, he didn’t run—he …

7 Compelling Reasons to Have More Sex

Everyone knows that, along with eating chocolate and drinking wine, having sex is one of the best things you can do for your health…<p>In all …

A History of Philosophy in 81 Video Lectures: From Ancient Greece to Modern Times

Above, you can watch 81 video lectures tracing the history of philosophy, moving from Ancient Greece to modern times. Arthur Holmes presented this …

Ancient Greece

Why Portland’s Tax On CEO Pay Matters

While the impact of the Oregon city’s new law remains to be seen, it may move the national conversation about income inequality forward.<p>Last week, Portland, Oregon, became the first city in the nation to impose a tax on publicly traded companies that pay their CEOs more than 100 times the median …

Fidel Castro’s Cuba was accused of numerous human rights abuses — while the crimes of U.S. allies are barely mentioned

Cuba’s human rights violations are nothing compared to the crimes of U.S. allies, which the media largely overlooks<p>In the wake of the passing of Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, there has been no dearth of discussion of the island nation's human rights violations.<p>For starters, it is the …

Native Americans still face racism across the US as Standing Rock protests continue

While Native American protesters were being pepper-sprayed, shot with beanbags and arrested en masse by law enforcement in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, …

Study: Uber and Lyft have ‘pattern of discrimination’ against black passengers

A new academic study has found “a pattern of discrimination” against passengers with African American-sounding names by Uber and Lyft drivers.<p>The findings call into question a central narrative of ride-hail apps that they solve the entrenched and humiliating problem of hailing a cab for black …

University of Washington

Watch the new, shockingly dark short Borrowed Time from two Pixar animators (VIDEO).

Pixar’s existential ruminations tend to be just light enough to appeal to a younger audience, from the crotchety wit of <i>Up</i> to the buoyant wonder of <i>Toy</i> …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Odd stories abound as we get nearer the resolution of the all-out war<p>10:15 p.m. April 1, 2018<p>This year’s box office so far has been a story of one …

19 Beautiful Bookstores You Need To Visit In America

Bookshop road trip, anyone?

Books

The South Must Confront Its Whitewashed History of Racial Cleansing

Since I was a child I’d heard the legend, usually told by another school-boy in the backseat of the bus. It was a kind of tall tale, about how “a …

FACT CHECK: Huge Crowd at Trump Rally in Panama City, Florida

CLAIM<p>A photograph shows a massive audience attending a Donald Trump rally in Panama City, Florida.<p>RATING<p>WHAT'S TRUE<p>A Donald Trump rally in Panama …

Donald Trump

Ben & Jerry’s threw its support behind Black Lives Matter. Now a police group is demanding a boycott.

Black Lives Matter isn’t anti-police.<p>Blue Lives Matter, a group of active and retired law enforcement officials, issued a statement on Monday demanding all Americans boycott Ben & Jerry’s after the ice cream maker announced its public support of Black Lives Matter last week.<p>“Ben & Jerry’s went …

A Brief History Of Antigay Politicians Caught Doing Very Gay Things In Public Restrooms

It’s no secret that Republicans have issues with many things, but there are two things in particular that really seem to keep them up at night: Gay …

Why black workers who do everything right still get left behind

We’ve known for a while that black Americans aren’t making economic progress. A recent report from the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank, shows that the black-white wage gap is now the widest it has been since 1979. What's more interesting, though, is <i>how</i> inequality has been …

Demographics