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Where Bernie Sanders Finally Gets His Trump Debate

America’s two best impersonators of the candidates are hitting the road—and may be the only chance to see a policy debate between the two provocative …

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory blames Democrats for 'bathroom bill'

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday defended his state's contentious "bathroom bill," calling it a response to activist overreach while criticizing the federal government for escalating the fight.<p>The Justice Department's harsh condemnation of the law is "an insult," McCrory told …

LGBTQI

Why it Isn’t Over for Bernie Sanders

It has been an amazing year for outsiders. Within the Republican Party, a real estate mogul with longstanding ties to the Democratic Party is on the …

Middle-class

Bernie Sanders's closest Senate ally just endorsed Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has been absolutely crushing Bernie Sanders when it comes to endorsements from elected Democrats. She has 34 of the US Senate's 44 Democrats, 10 of the 18 Democratic governors, and 120 of the US House's 188 Democrats.<p>But Clinton's most surprising endorsement is the 34th and most …

Astronomers have spotted something in space that looks like it could have been made by aliens

"Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilisation to build," Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University in the US, told The Atlantic.<p>The star, KIC 8462852, is located about 1,500 light-years away between …

Challenge Your Thinking With These Philosophical Books

Do you tend to read books by authors who think like you do? While scientists have found that any kind of reading can provide beneficial stimulation …

Trump ducks Colbert's question, was Obama born in the USA?

Donald Trump ducked an attempt Tuesday by Stephen Colbert to get him to say whether he believes President Obama was born in the United States.<p>Colbert called the question a "big fat meatball" that Trump would never have to respond to again if he answered during an afternoon taping of the "Late Show" …

Donald Trump

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Humanities

Rand Paul: 'I will force the expiration' of the PATRIOT Act

In a statement to POLITICO, Paul warns that he would not consent to any efforts to pass either an extension of current law or the USA Freedom Act.<p>Rand Paul plans to force the expiration of the PATRIOT Act Sunday by refusing to allow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to expedite debate on a key …

Surveillance

Meet Martin O'Malley, the Luckiest Man in American Politics

The Maryland Democrat has no shot at beating Hillary Clinton in 2016. But he's also her only understudy.<p>At this point, it seems like there's nothing more certain in politics than Hillary Clinton's eventual nomination as the Democratic candidate for president in 2016. The most recent polls show her …

Rand Paul Tells Jon Stewart 'First Amendment Is About the Right to Be Despicable' (Video)

Kentucky Republican senator and 2016 presidential candidate defends freedom to oppose the views of others<p>“The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart confronted …

Rand Paul

In 2016's presidential race, the winner will be ...

We treat political campaigns like slow-moving athletic competitions and like to pretend that every last gaffe could determine the next president of the United States. But most of us also know, at some level, that forces beyond strategy and personality decide national elections.<p>Since 1978, based on …

Time I

Bernie Sanders is the 1 percent’s worst nightmare: How he promises to upend America’s oligarchy

2016’s socialist candidate wants to use the tax code to transfer wealth downward. Are you terrified yet?<p>Most news articles about Bernie Sanders in the mainstream media include the phrase "avowed socialist" or "avowed democratic socialist." The phrase has become hackneyed to the point that one …