Byron O'Neal

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This is how to understand Donald Trump: The frustration he taps into is as old as America

His fans feel rejected by elites & threatened by a class they imagine beneath them. A story as old as the frontier<p>There may be no better place to start trying to understand the Donald Trump phenomenon than with Daniel Boone. After all, as his biographer Robert Morgan writes, “Boone would embody in …

Our spoiled, emasculated, de‑spiritualised societies in the West are in terminal decline

In 2015 we witness a rare geopolitcal power shift - and in the face of every kind of new external challenge the leaders of the EU and the USA have never looked weaker or more bemused<p>As we enter this new year, what is the most significant feature of how the world is changing that went almost …

20 award-winning editorial cartoons from 2015 everyone should see

Zyglis, 33, a staff cartoonist, won the "Editorial Cartooning" 2015 Pulitzer Prize.<p>"His editorial cartoons take on Republicans and Democrats, John Boehner and Barack Obama," wrote Mike Connelly, editor and vice president of The Buffalo News, in his cover letter to the panel of Pulitzer judges.<p>"With …

We weren’t ready for a black president: Race, hate, Donald Trump, guns, Fox News, terror and our tragic American condition

Right-wing pseudo-statesmen haven’t changed, grown up or dropped the race-baiting, even as Obama has delivered<p>When the question is asked near the beginning—"Is America ready for its first black president?"— it needs to be answered near the end. And as Barack Obama comes into the homestretch of his …

American capitalism is in great danger

Its vital core — capital and money markets — have been turned into dangerous, unstable casinos.<p>This will continue until the central bank-driven financial bubble bursts. We've seen this happen twice in the last 15 years. Each time, Washington calls on Main Street taxpayers to bail out Wall Street …

From Howard Stern to Donald Trump as Democracy Amuses Itself to Death

I caught a few minutes of an incredible spectacle on cable TV news on Friday night. Donald Trump had just held court with reporters in New Hampshire and now he was giving a speech in prime time -- and the punditocracy was as giddy as 13-year-old girls reading the latest tweets from the boys in One …

Report: Authorities are finding more classified info in Hillary Clinton's emails ...

The State Department is sifting through more than 30,000 emails Clinton handed over earlier this year.<p>Over the weekend, Clinton reiterated that she "never sent classified material on my email, and I never received any that was marked classified."<p>The Washington Times on Sunday reported that among …

I was betrayed by Republican religion: What my years as a Christian fundamentalist taught me about right-wing faith

The political form of Christianity, championed by “The 700 Club” and Fox News, is selling a powerful snake oil<p><i>“If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.”<br>— Luke 3:11 (NLT)</i><p>It is one of the great ironies of of contemporary American politics …

Carly Fiorina Dominates First GOP Debate

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO dominates Thursday’s first GOP debate—and sets herself up to be a real contender for the nomination.<p>When other …

6 things to watch at GOP debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump loves the spotlight and the camera.<p>But when he takes center stage Thursday night, it won't be as the star of a reality TV show -- it will be as the Republican Party's front-runner presidential candidate.<p>Trump and nine of his GOP rivals will battle it out in the 2016 cycle's …

Government

Rick Perry calls on Donald Trump to withdraw from the presidential race

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Trump should be disqualified from running for president.<p>"His attack on veterans make him unfit to be Commander-in-Chief of the US Armed Forces, and he should immediately withdraw from the race for President," Perry said in a statement.<p>At an event in Iowa on …

Ant-Man review – where the bold meets the bland

For years, this oddball addition to the ever-expanding Marvel movie universe range was slated for direction by Edgar Wright, with a script co-written by fellow Brit Joe Cornish. But when Wright and Marvel parted company in May 2014, leading man Paul Rudd undertook a late-in-the-day rewrite with</i> …

Paul Rudd

Is Addiction A Habit Or A Disease?

A neuroscientist takes on the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s assertion that addiction is a brain disease—a classification he finds not only …

Operation Jade Helm: why conspiracy theorists fear the US is invading Texas

Jade Helm 15 is a US military training exercise taking place across seven states.<p>Starting on 15 July and running to 15 September, 1,200 troops will perform drills that could be used in warfare, including covert surveillance. The exercises will take place across private and public land, in states …

Conspiracies

Ben Affleck Spotted in Los Angeles with New Muscle Car

It looks like Ben Affleck has purchased his very own Batmobile.<p>The <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> star, 42, was spotted driving on Tuesday in Los …

If You Are These 5 Things, You Are Destined to Be a Leader of the Future | Inc.com

The business world is changing. The coveted leadership qualities of the past--being experienced, decisive, authoritative and focused on command and control--don't work with the changing world and increasingly diverse workforce. Innovation is critical for success in today's constantly expanding …

Republicans Are Trying to Take Food Out of My Mouth

Last month, as I peeled open an envelope from CalFresh – California's food stamp program – I felt a little like Charlie Bucket hoping to find the …

Health Care

Here's what's really wrong with the Iran deal

I have read every mind-numbing page of the Iran nuclear agreement. It is a serious document, negotiated by serious people. It includes a series of impressive restrictions on all aspects of Iran's nuclear program for many years, some lasting a quarter century.<p>But it is much more than just a …

South Asia

Scott Walker Sues Feds Over Food Stamp Drug Testing

The law that calls for drug tests also claims that an "individual who is a recipient under the food stamp program is considered to be a welfare recipient."<p>Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one of many Republicans seeking their party's presidential nomination, is suing the federal government over his …

Voting for Bernie Sanders Will Defeat Citizens United and Restore America's Faith in Elections

The Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling established what the SCOTUS Blog refers to as "the personhood of corporations." As a result of equating corporations with people (allowing unlimited donations to PACs), some voters feel the need to compromise their value system in order to win the White …