Chris Taylor

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Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?<p>A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was …

Political Science

Social media broke American democracy, but it can be fixed

The thing that has become the most clear to us this election year is that we don’t agree on the fundamental truths we thought we did.<p>I went to college in the part of Pennsylvania that definitely flipped the state for Trump. A good number of my friends are still living there, and have posted …

Social Media

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Hillary Clinton Unveils A Sweeping Plan To Integrate Mental And Physical Health Treatment

On Monday morning, Hillary Clinton dropped a substantial policy initiative on her website. This seems like a novel approach when one considers how her opponent switches courses many times on big issues — such as immigration — before detailing a formal plan. This is why we see Donald Trump’s team …

Trump & Putin. Yes, It's Really a Thing

Over the last year there has been a recurrent refrain about the seeming bromance between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. More …

Russia

The "Afterbern": What's Next for the American Left?

One of the most significant political stories of the year is the meteoric rise of a little-known, seventy-four year old, self-proclaimed “democratic …

Middle-class

To the Wife Who Has Anxiety and Depression, From Your Husband

<i>Written by Brandon Geib</i><p>To my wife and my best friend,<p>When we first met five years ago, I never thought I would be writing this. As we stood on stage in front of all of those strangers, acting our hearts out, I never once believed we would find ourselves here. We've come a long way.<p>When we first …

Kids Win Again In Lawsuit Blaming Gov't For Not Fighting Global Warming

Against all odds, another group of children who are suing the government to protect the environment against the harm of global warming in their future, have won in court.<p>Again.<p>In a surprise ruling on Friday from the bench in the ongoing climate case brought by these youths against the State of …

Climate

How to Free Yourself From Your Brain

On many fronts people feel the urge to change their lives -- so why don't they succeed? We live in therapeutic times. Advice surrounds us about achieving success. Yet when we set our minds to do something seemingly simple -- losing weight, giving up a bad habit, acting nicer to people, and so on -- …

I moved to the US 7 years ago from Finland — here's what Americans don't understand about Nordic countries

<i>This is what Americans fail to understand: My taxes in Finland were used to pay for top-notch services for me.</i><p>Bernie Sanders is hanging on, still pushing his vision of a Nordic-like socialist utopia for America, and his supporters love him for it. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, is chalking up …

Increasing Violence Against America’s Law Enforcement - Enough is Enough

Ambush, murder, and assault. Increasing violence against America’s law enforcement professionals. It is obvious that 2016 is a continuation of the …

Rights & Freedoms

Comparing Black People to Monkeys has a Long, Dark Simian History

Wulf D. Hund, <i>University of Hamburg</i> and Charles W Mills, <i>Northwestern University</i><p><i>This article is a foundation essay. These are longer than usual and take a wider look at a key issue affecting society.</i><p>In the history of European cultures, the comparison of humans to apes and monkeys was disparaging from …

Lens Techniques: The Close Up Portrait

Although it’s very hard to think “stills” and “video” on the same shoot, the fact is that even though I’m shooting mostly video these days, after 35 …

“Something bold needs to happen”: An in-depth look at millennial America

<b>(Reuters/Mark Kauzlarich)</b><p>Young Americans are anxious to “disrupt” and upend a broken status quo, Roosevelt Institute expert tells Salon<p>Elias Isquith<p>February 20, 2016 11:30am (UTC)<p>What explains the runaway success Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign has had so far among young …

Secret Teacher: let the government think I'm a failure, I've got my own success criteria

My measures of success focus on what’s important – the students. They remind me that, whatever the system thinks of my teaching, I am damn good at at my job<p>This term I had the most soul destroying conversation of my career. I was told by my ever supportive line manager that although the school …

Teaching

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it? Chances are, you’ve been asked a similar question at some point in your life, and believe the concept of different “learning styles” is perfectly valid. But, as …

Pedagogy

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The voter registration drive will build on their efforts in March when they held massive rallies across the country<p>However, president has no …

Say goodbye to capitalism: welcome to the Republic of Wellbeing

Guardian sustainable business,Economic growth (GDP),Sustainable development goals,Sustainable development,Environment,Economics,Business,Global development,Happiness indices,Corporate social responsibility,Health & wellbeing,Life and style,World news<p>If governments and companies are serious about …

People throw around the word ‘gentrification’ without much context. Check this important history lesson.

THE COLUMBIA RIVER WAS FIFTEEN FEET ABOVE NORMAL levels the morning of Memorial Day, 1948. Alongside the river rested Vanport, an Oregon town built …

Every American war summed up in one sentence

America has fought in a lot of wars so it can be hard to keep track of all of them. As a quick reference guide, here is every American war, each captured in a single tidy sentence.

Yes, Target, I Do Want My Daughter To Conform To Her Gender

You’ve likely heard by now that Target will be ending the segregated, Apartheid-like conditions in their stores, getting rid of gender labels on toys, games, and most other products. They’ll also ban the colors pink and blue, and tear down the barbed wire fence that separated the two areas, which …

How a Young Joe Biden Turned Liberals Against Integration

Forty years ago, the Senate supported school busing—until a 32-year-old changed his mind.<p>Forty years ago, a contentious battle over racial justice gripped Capitol Hill, pitting the nation’s lone African-American senator against the man who would one day become Barack Obama’s vice president. The …

The 'granny cloud': the network of volunteers helping poorer children learn

At the School in the Cloud, volunteer ‘grannies’ use Skype to help some of the world’s poorest children teach themselves. Could mainstream education learn from them?<p>Every week Lorraine Schneiter, a former Open University tutor, sits down in front of her computer, opens up Skype, and calls a group …

Education

10 TED Talks That All Filmmakers Should Check Out

TED Talks help spread the ideas of the most amazing, creative minds of our generation, including those of our most revered filmmakers and …

Addiction is not a disease — and we’re treating addicts incorrectly

We all know addiction is a disease. It has been so classified by all the authoritative sources. The American Medical Association labeled alcoholism …

‘Minions’ most sexist kids’ movie of the year, rated Triple S for gender stereotyping

Yesterday, when my three daughters and I went to see “Minions,” two lingering questions I’ve had– are they really <i>all</i> male and if so, how did they …

4 Iconic Editing Techniques

Editing a motion picture is truly an art all its own. Here’s a look at some of the greatest edited sequences and the filmmakers that influenced</b> …

Daily Meditation: LGBT Pride

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a portion of a prayer written by Rev. Meg Riley after the controversial …

Philadelphia To Seize 1,330 Properties For Public Redevelopment

Along with other ideas that have lost appeal in America, one is the notion that powerful government agencies should master-plan large swaths of cities. While such agencies still play roles in specific redevelopments, they seldom imitate the social engineering found, say, during post-War II “urban …

Supreme Court races the clock on gay marriage, Obamacare and more

WASHINGTON — The future of same-sex marriage and President Obama's health care law hang in the balance as the Supreme Court's 2014 term draws rapidly to a close this month. But those aren't the only big issues on the justices' plate.<p>Free speech and fair elections. Religious liberty and racial …

Same-sex Marriage