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Why I Don’t Bullshit My Kid

The sun sets in Flagstaff, Arizona.<p>By<p>Apr 27 2017, 2:06 PM<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>I returned to <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i> after I became a father and marveled at my …

Calvin and Hobbes

Democrats’ miraculous victory in Alabama

In one of the most remarkable upsets since, well, the presidential race last year, Democrat Doug Jones narrowly defeated Republican Roy Moore, who had been dogged by credible allegations of child sexual predation and openly declared his nostalgia for slavery, his bigotry toward Muslims and his wish …


Waste Not, Want Not: Drink Beer To Feed Fish And Help Save The Planet

In Westfield, N.Y., perch, bass, catfish and trout are growing fat on the byproducts of an adjacent brewery and distillery. The fish, still young but intended to be harvested and eaten next year, are the first fruits of an innovative project aimed at turning waste into food while addressing a suite …


6 words got Trump into big trouble today

<b>(CNN) —</b> In an attempt to beat back his own personal #metoo moment, President Donald Trump just made things worse for himself.<p>He did it, naturally, via a tweet. Here it is:<p>"Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office 'begging' for …

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‘How is my daughter a pervert?’: Alabama dad’s plain-spoken rebuke of Roy Moore strikes a nerve

Perhaps it was the man’s strong but plain-spoken rebuke outside a Roy Moore rally on the campaign’s final night, condemning the Republican candidate’s past comments lambasting homosexuality.<p>Perhaps it was the admission of the man, a peanut farmer, that he too, had harbored some of the same anti-gay …


What Tech Tools Frequent Travelers Should Always Pack

<i>How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Lucas Peterson, who writes the Frugal Traveler column, discussed the tech he’s using.</i><p><b>As the Frugal Traveler, you visit countries all over the world on a tight budget. What are your favorite tech tools for</b> …

Nintendo Switch

Rep. Trent Franks offered $5 million to aide to bear his child, resigns amid inquiry

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) offered a female staff member $5 million if she would bear his child, said a woman who helped bring the matter to the attention of House leaders, prompting Franks’s immediate resignation Friday.<p>Andrea Lafferty said she encouraged the Franks aide, who had left his office …

Trent Franks

His brother died mysteriously when they were toddlers. Years later, a Facebook photo changed everything.

It was an old photo, the original sharp black and white tones worn down into the same muddy gray as television static.<p>The young man, David Dearlove, sits against a brick wall, his legs spread on the grass, dark eyes on the camera, mouth hinged half-open in a grimace. The baby, Paul Booth, pudgy and …


Pope Francis suggests rewording the Lord's Prayer. The problem? 'Lead us not into temptation'

Pope Francis has called for a rewriting of the Lord’s Prayer, saying the current translation gives God a bad name and, essentially, does not give the devil his due.<p>Described in the Bible as a prayer taught by Jesus, the Lord’s Prayer is viewed in the catechism of the Roman Catholic Church as “the …


Female police captain in Indiana suspended after ‘white male privilege’ remark

An Indiana police force placed a female captain on paid administrative leave after she told a fellow officer that he benefited from “white male privilege.” A vote on Capt. Carri Weber’s future with the Plainfield Police Department is scheduled for a commissioner’s meeting on Thursday, according to …


Another woman says Franken tried to forcibly kiss her

The Minnesota senator is accused of making an unwanted sexual advance after a taping of his radio show in 2006. He denies the allegation.<p>A former Democratic congressional aide said Al Franken tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006, three years before he became a U.S. …

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John Oliver and Dustin Hoffman Spar Over Sexual Harassment Statement

Dustin Hoffman and John Oliver tangled publicly on Monday night at a panel discussion where Mr. Oliver, the comedian and host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” questioned Mr. Hoffman, the actor, about a statement Mr. Hoffman released after he was accused of sexual misconduct on the set of a 1985 …

Dustin Hoffman

Vikings hand Falcons serious reality check with shutdown performance

ATLANTA – Nothing slows down a hot offense like a shutdown defense.<p>That premise was demonstrated again on Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings put the clamps on the Atlanta Falcons during an NFC showdown at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.<p>The Falcons, who resembled last season’s Super Bowl team in averaging 31.7 …

Latavius Murray

Trump and J’lem: Breaking a consensus

He will “split the difference” on the issue<p>In business, they say, it’s all about the leverage.<p>This is something worth keeping in mind when …


Billy Bush: Yes, Donald Trump, You Said That

He said it. “Grab ’em by the pussy.”<p>Of course he said it. And we laughed along, without a single doubt that this was hypothetical hot air from America’s highest-rated bloviator. Along with Donald Trump and me, there were seven other guys present on the bus at the time, and every single one of us …

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Pope Defends His Myanmar Diplomacy: ‘I Did Not Negotiate With the Truth’

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — After breaking his silence on the plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Muslim minority in a moving encounter on Friday with refugees in Bangladesh, Pope Francis wanted to keep talking about the Rohingya, and saying their name, on the way back to Rome on Saturday.<p>“I would prefer …


‘I found out how wrong the procedure had gone’

A WOMAN in Canada with tattoo injuries so severe she may lose part of her eye, has spurred the Ontario government to consider banning the cosmetic …


The Internet Is Dying. Repealing Net Neutrality Hastens That Death.

The internet is dying.<p>Sure, technically, the internet still works. Pull up Facebook on your phone and you will still see your second cousin’s baby pictures. But that isn’t really the internet. It’s not the open, anyone-can-build-it network of the 1990s and early 2000s, the product of technologies …


The good, the bad and the ugly of the Flynn indictment

The plea agreement of Gen. Michael Flynn, the former Trump National Security Adviser, is a case of the “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” for the …

Michael Flynn

The Best Ways to Share Your Smartphone Photos This Holiday

With the holiday season upon us, families will soon gather for the big annual exchange — not just gifts, but also memories.<p>For taking photos, smartphones have been a blessing because they include excellent, easy-to-use cameras that people carry everywhere. But the downside is that sharing large …

Sack cartoon: Garrison Keillor

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Garrison Keillor: MPR fired me over alleged improper behavior

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Matt Lauer’s firing visibly upset his ‘Today’ co-hosts, who had to announce it to the world

The first indication something was amiss on the “Today” show on Wednesday was the absence of Matt Lauer.<p>Instead, co-host Savannah Guthrie was seated at the anchor desk with Hoda Kotb — and both of them were visibly shaken.<p>“Hoda’s here with me this morning, because this is a sad morning here at …

Hoda Kotb

For legislative staffers, sex abuse tales ring close to home

The rush of stories in the news in recent weeks about sexual harassment in high places has reminded me of the regular phone calls I used to receive …


'Ashamed' Franken says he'll return to work on Monday

Sen. Al Franken broke his eight-day silence Sunday, reaching out to Minnesota media outlets to talk about what he's done, and what he'll be doing …

Al Franken

Dave Barry’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is all about traditions, but these traditions differ from country to country around the world. For example:<p>▪ In Denmark, it’s …


Trump Hasn’t Fired Robert Mueller Yet Because His Lawyer Is Blowing Sunshine

Years ago, my wife and I moved into a fixer-upper townhouse, and we hired contractors to replace the somewhat shabby kitchen. One September day, …

Ty Cobb

How The GOP Tax Plan Actually Affects Your Wallet

A massive debate is playing out over legislation that affects the lives of every American: taxes. But are the changes under consideration actually …