Chris Douglass

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A Washington Artist Retreat Boasts Mesmerizing Mountain Views

Borrowing from the local rural vernacular, a rugged yet modern artist retreat embraces the landscape.<p>After securing an 18-acre site with sweeping views of Mount Adams in Trout Lake, Washington, a creative couple turned to Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects to bring their long-awaited vision to …

Architecture

20-foot shipping container converted into off-grid oasis deep in the Catskills

The beautiful Contanium shipping container cabin, just a two-hour drive from NYC, is proving that going off-grid doesn’t have to mean going bare …

Is It Time for a Reassessment of Malcolm X?

The voice of Malcolm X is like a baritone saxophone—powerful, full, and deep with a gravely gravitas that demands your attention. What better …

The Truth About Military Parades

Military parades say more about those who order and watch them than those who participate in them.<p>It is a safe bet that by the time the Pentagon does actually get around to giving Donald Trump the parade he has demanded, two things will have happened: First, the scale will be considerably less than …

Military

Four more ways the CIA has meddled in Africa

<b>The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has a long history of involvement in African affairs, so Sunday's reports that the 1962 arrest of Nelson Mandela came following a CIA tip-off don't come as a huge surprise.</b><p>Most incidents came during the Cold War, when the US and the Soviet Union battled for …

National Security

Clinton Does Best Where Voting Machines Flunk Hacking Tests: Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders Election Fraud Allegations

At the end of the climactic scene (8 minutes) in HBO’s Emmy nominated <i>Hacking Democracy</i> (2006), a Leon County, Florida Election official breaks down …

Government

Why Joseph Stalin Never Got His Soviet Palace

The proposed ‘Palace of the Soviets’ was to have been topped by a cloud-clipping statue of Lenin. But then World War II intervened…<p><i>This is part of</i> …

Don't Let Them Gaslight the 'Bern'ing for Social Change

<i>Gas-light-ing (gas-lighting) v. 1. a form of mental abuse in which information is twisted or spun 2. false information presented with the intent of making victims doubt their own perception and reality. Adj. gas-lit misled into accepting false information for the purpose of social control</i><p>Perhaps …

The Billionaire Koch Brothers Teach the Poor How to Be Poor

The bros know all about coupons.<p>Friends, are you having trouble being poor?<p>Not the confusing, soul-deadening, unrelieved burden of poverty but, rather, are you having trouble with the fundamentals of being poor? No matter, the Koch Brothers and their political operat…er…charitable and education …

This Orangutan Just Had Its Mind Blown By The Dumbest Magic Trick

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Magic

A Book 'Everyone Says' We Must Read. Especially Now: Viktor Frankl's Man's Search For Meaning

Hitler had already occupied Austria when Viktor Frankl, a young Viennese psychiatrist and writer, learned that the United States had approved his request to immigrate. His parents were overjoyed -- their son would escape the Nazis, go off to America and continue his brilliant work.<p>Frankl was …

The case against Thomas Jefferson: “We have not had a public reckoning yet, with slavery and the Civil War”

<b>(Galyna Andrushko via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Salon speaks to a historian about campus protests against Thomas Jefferson memorials and what they mean<p>Scott Timberg<p>December 2, 2015 9:37pm (UTC)<p>Over the last few weeks, campus protests have grown around a number of figures from American history: Protestors …

Black History

One politician's powerful speech on Syria moved British lawmakers to tears and applause

The vote came directly after a speech from Hilary Benn, the UK Labour Party's shadow foreign secretary, which Conservative Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond called "one of the greatest speeches" in British House of Commons history.<p>In the speech, Benn broke with his party's leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and …

We created Islamic extremism: Those blaming Islam for ISIS would have supported Osama bin Laden in the ’80s | Salon.com

The newspaper noted that bin Laden organized a militia of thousands of foreign fighters from throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and "supported them with weapons and his own construction equipment" in their fight against the USSR in the 1980s. "We beat the Soviet Union," bin Laden …

Middle East

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China and Russia: the world's new superpower axis?

Photograph: AP<p>Vladimir Putin puts a shawl on Peng Liyuan, the wife of the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, at a firework display last …

China