Cynthia Ellis

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Why are people still racist? What science says about America’s race problem.

Torch-bearing white supremacists shouting racist and anti-Semitic slogans. Protesters and counter protesters colliding with violence and chaos. A car driven by a known Nazi sympathizer mowing down a crowd of activists.<p>Many Americans responded to this weekend's violence in Charlottesville with …

Rights & Freedoms

US president also retweets article from notorious conspiracy theorist and image of ‘Trump train’ running down person with CNN logo on their face<p>Donald Trump continued his morning routine of posting eccentric messages on Twitter by sharing a tweet by a man calling the president a fascist, another …

Donald Trump

A guide to some of the far-right symbols seen in Charlottesville

America's far right usually shares a common goal: a quest for white power. But it is not a unified movement. It's filled with cliques and factions that have slightly different ideologies and inspirations, and which often signal their allegiances or send messages using flags, symbols, codes and …

3 of the most outrageous ways the richest 1 percent avoids paying taxes

<b>(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)</b><p>Taking from the poor to give massive tax breaks for the rich<p>Paul Buchheit<p>July 16, 2017 1:59pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The entire 2017 safety net is about $850 billion, compared to over $1.5 trillion for tax expenditures, most of which are for …

OK, NOW Is It Watergate?

A realtime chronicler of Nixon’s downfall assesses Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.<p>President Donald Trump’s astonishing firing of FBI director James Comey on Tuesday afternoon raised throughout Washington the inevitable question: Is this Watergate? While Watergate was <i>sui generis</i> and is …

Donald Trump

Republicans Rush to Support Trump

Some GOP lawmakers criticized the firing of FBI Director James Comey, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stood by the president and rejected calls for a special prosecutor.<p><i>Updated on May 10 at 2:57 p.m. ET</i><p>Top Senate Republicans are standing behind President Trump’s decision to fire FBI …

Donald Trump

How Republicans in Congress can win on Comey

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Tuesday night, CNN's Dana Bash tweeted: "Source w knowledge of wh discussions tells me senior officials did not think firing james comey would be a big political explosion."<p>If Republicans needed a rationale to run, not walk, away from Donald Trump -- this insight into the West Wing's …

75 U.S. mayors won’t enforce climate policy rollback

Cities pledge to double down on climate action in response to an executive order signed by President Donald Trump<p>In an executive order signed yesterday, President Donald Trump proposed sweeping changes to the way the country regulates energy production and emissions, including rolling back most …

Los Angeles

How Did Michael Flynn Ever Get Hired as National Security Adviser?

Flynn’s acknowledgment this week that he lobbied for Turkey, and the revelation that the White House knew that, raise new questions about Trump’s vetting process.<p>Increasingly, the central question about Michael Flynn’s tenure as national security adviser is not how it ended so soon but how it ever …

Donald Trump

• California and Florida congressmen struggle to explain GOP plans<br>• Police escort one politician to car after tempestuous town hall event<p>Angry voters confronted Republican lawmakers at town halls in California and Florida this weekend, fearful that the party’s promise to repeal former president Obama’s …

Donald Trump

Since November, Erica Baguma has been compiling and retweeting a collection of remorseful tweets from Trump voters – and they’re split into two camps<p>Whenever she has a few minutes to spare, Erica Baguma goes hunting online for Trump voters. Some praise the president, others take aim at him. Baguma, …

Hillary Clinton

It’s time to make Republicans pay for their supreme hypocrisy

You want bipartisanship on Supreme Court nominations? Let’s have a consensus moment around Sen. Ted Cruz’s idea that having only eight Supreme Court justices is just fine.<p>“There is certainly long historical precedent for a Supreme Court with fewer justices,” the Texas Republican said last year when …

Mitch McConnell

U.S. proposes 0.25 percent hike in Medicare Advantage payments | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Wednesday proposed an increase of 0.25 percent on average in payments to health insurers who offer Medicare Advantage insurance, which provides health benefits to more than 18 million elderly or disabled people.<p>FILE PHOTO - The logo of Down Jones …

Paul Ryan’s claim that ‘more and more doctors just won’t take Medicaid’

<i>“The problem that we’re seeing in Medicaid is more and more doctors just won’t take Medicaid, because they lose money on Medicaid.”</i> <b><br>— House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), town hall on CNN, Jan. 12, 2017</b><p>During a town hall on Republican plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Ryan …

How Trump’s immigration ban threatens health care, in 3 charts

Over the past few days, our inboxes have been flooded with letters from doctors and medical researchers whose lives have been shaken up by President Donald Trump’s executive order, which, among other things, restricts immigrants and visa holders from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering …

Health Care

An Inaugural Celebration That Rings Hollow

Commentators love to praise the peaceful handover of power—but this year, it stands as a reminder of the system’s fragility and shortcomings.<p>Every presidency is different, but inaugural coverage is always the same. Commentators congratulate Americans on the peaceful transition of power and intone …

Political Science

“Flawed individuals will victimize you”: A top FBI profiler’s lessons on extreme narcissists like Trump

There are 130 warning signs of the narcissistic personality. Trump checks off at least 90<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i> <br>I recently spoke with former FBI agent Joe Navarro about Donald Trump. Navarro was one of the FBI’s top profilers, a founding member of their elite Behavioral …

Presidential Nominees Ignore Women of Color at Their Peril

Heading to the polls on Election Day has always been a must for Glynda C. Carr, who grew up in Connecticut with her mother, grandmother and …

Women of Color

Why Complaining Literally Shrinks Your Brain (and What You Need to do Instead)

The simple guide to avoid negativity and toxic people to succeed in life.<p>When things go wrong at work or in life, we vent in the hopes of releasing …

Self-help

Short Read

I’m happy to share with you a new “short read” ebook that I’ve written: <b>the Zen Habits Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness</b>.<p>I’ve written this for absolute …

If your political priorities are the total defeat of a single politician – not the advancement of your own policies – it fans the flames of extremism<p>It may seem too early to call, but we already have a winner in the 2016 election.<p>He’s someone the pundits wrote off long ago. An improbable outsider …

Political Science

My Favorite Books on Habit and Behavior Change

One of the greatest illusions I’ve had to overcome in my life is that I’m a rational human being. Sure I try to be, and sometimes I might succeed. …

5 Sure Signs You're on the Road to Happiness | Inc.com

A friend once told me, "Sometimes you don't have to say any words--you just know when things are right." While I greatly appreciate her trust in human intuition, there are moments when words are indeed quite necessary.<p>Are you on the road to happiness? What does your gut tell you? Here are 5 sure …

Here's Why You Must Make a Happiness List Right Now | Inc.com

What do you do when your career is moving along nicely, your relationships are going smoothly and your health is good--but you just aren't as happy as you'd like to be? That was the question facing me about two months ago.<p>A while back, I wrote a column from an interview with executive coach and …

Happiness

How to Find Happiness, According to Astrology

If anyone tells you they know the key to happiness, they’re probably lying. After all, happiness means different things to different people. Some …

Happiness

Take a look at the new $50 million Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut

The $50 million structure replaces the building that a deranged man entered on Dec. 14, 2012, and mowed down 20 children and six educators with assault weapons in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.<p>While the new school may never erase the pain of that day, officials believe its …

As the Saudis Covered Up Abuses in Yemen, America Stood By

Washington let Saudi Arabia commit atrocities in Yemen, then strong-arm the UN into remaining silent.<p>The United Nations has long been bullied by its most powerful members, and U.N. secretaries-general have usually been forced to grit their teeth and take it quietly. But few nations have been more …

Trump-Pence Is Too Short to Win

Since 1900, the presidential ticket with the most syllables has won nearly every time.<p>Donald Trump has doomed his campaign by selecting Mike Pence as his running mate. They simply don’t have enough syllables.<p>Since 1900, the presidential ticket with the most syllables in the candidates’ last names …

The best ways to feel calm and content using mindfulness

Do you feel tired, stressed and depressed? Expert reveals the 9 easy ways to feel calm and content using mindfulness<p><b>Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese</b> …

No, Mental Illness Does Not Lead To Terrorism

Can we please stop making these damaging assumptions?<p>We still have a <i>long</i> way to go when it comes to eradicating stigma around mental health.<p>In an op-ed for the New York Times last week, Boston University sociology professor Liah Greenfield argued that in order to effectively eliminate individual …