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The Soul-Crushing Legacy of Billy Graham

Billy Graham saved my soul. In 1973, I was ten years old, growing up in a working-class clan in North Carolina, and I had a problem: I liked boys. …

The History Behind Women's Obsession with Working Out

We're paying more than ever for boutique classes in a relentless drive to get fit. How did we end up here? Before SoulCycle, there was Slenderella...

The IRS isn't calling you — it's a scam, and here's what to do if it happens to you

The IRS isn't exactly modern.<p>If it needs to get in touch with a taxpayer, it sends a letter— not an email, not a phone call, and definitely not a message over social media. Especially in cases of tax fraud.<p>So when I recently got a voicemail admonishing me for supposed issues with the tax return I …

Identity Theft

Trump Signed 96 Laws In 2017. Here Is What They Do And How They Measure Up

<b>Updated at 11:02 p.m. ET</b><p>When President Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax cut bill on Friday at the White House, he made a bold claim — that his "legislative approvals" were off the charts. "No. 1 in the history of our country," he said, citing 88 as the number of bills he had signed into law.<p>The …

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Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump to most admired American

Donald Trump is the least popular US President since World War Two.<p>And now it seems like his presidential authority has been damaged by the …

The Top 10 Best Amazon Kindle Fire Apps

If you recently bought an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, you probably want to know what apps are available for it. Lucky for you, we’re here to help you! …

‘I Want to Explode’ — A Roger Ailes Protégé Bares His Soul

Joe Lindsley was as close to the late Fox News chairman as anybody. Now, for the first time, he’s giving his account of their dramatic split.<p>For two years, as an ambitious twentysomething, Joe Lindsley had a closer relationship with Roger Ailes than any Fox News executive. He lived, for a time, on …

Journalism

Top Trump lawyer in private email exchange: 'Me and Kelly' are the 'adults in the room'

White House special counsel Ty Cobb engaged in a lengthy email exchange in which he defended his decision to join President Donald Trump's legal team and appeared to refer to himself and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly as the "adults in the room."<p>The exchange on Tuesday night was with Jeff …

My Party Is in Denial About Donald Trump

We created him, and now we're rationalizing him. When will it stop?<p>Who could blame the people who felt abandoned and ignored by the major parties for reaching in despair for a candidate who offered oversimplified answers to infinitely complex questions and managed to entertain them in the process? …

Political Science

How Trump Blew Up the Conservative Media

Inside the new power dynamics roiling Fox, Breitbart and the Wall Street Journal.<p><b>Months before Donald Trump blew up American</b> politics with his surprise win in November, he did the same thing to the conservative media. Through much of the campaign, two very different media moguls with colliding …

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21 Cauliflower Recipes For Anyone Trying To Eat Fewer Carbs

Cauliflower pizza was just the beginning.

Top 10 Wine Values of the Year

The holidays are here, parties are abundant, and wine is necessary. With that in mind, here are executive wine editor Ray Isle's top 10 wine values …

Paul Ryan Is a Hypocrite, Charlatan, and Right-Wing Extremist

Paul Ryan wants to be Speaker of the House but he wants a coronation, not a contested election. Toward that end, he's orchestrating a campaign that makes him appear to be a bridge-builder between the so-called "establishment" and "Tea Party" wings of the Republican Party -- the only guy who can …

The Morality of a $15 Minimum

Have you noticed how often conservatives who disagree with a policy proposal call it a "job killer?"<p>They're especially incensed about proposals to raise the federal minimum wage. They claim it will force employers to lay off workers worth hiring at the current federal minimum of $7.25 an hour but …