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Scholar Justin Gest on the white working class: “They feel they are being punished” for the past

Author of a new study of the white working class says Trump voters concluded they had nothing left to lose<p>The epitaph for the 2016 American presidential election will likely read "this was a tragedy born of the white working class." The narrative that it was that demographic and its "economic …

Obama’s rise felt like a new chapter in American history. But the original sin of white supremacy was not so easily erased. By Ta-Nehisi Coates<p>I have often wondered how I missed the coming tragedy. It is not so much that I should have predicted that Americans would elect Donald Trump. It’s just …

Black History

Building Vocabulary Through Fun and Games

Examine Non-Examples of Vocabulary Words<p>Ask not just, “What does this word look or function like?” but also, “What does it not look or function …

Teaching

Andrew W.K. on Meditation

Be your own guru.<p>John S. Shealy is a Louisville, Kentucky-based psychologist who has written much about meditation and mindfulness, an act he and countless others liken to taming a wild horse. Our mind, he writes, "loves to run fast, wildly chasing after first this thought, then that sensation, …

The Internet Makes Us Stupid and Here's Why

I hate to admit it. But reading this column will make you stupider. No, it’s not that what I have to say is particularly obtuse. It’s that you’re …

Pope Francis calls for unity, links terror to poverty as he launches Africa tour

Almost as soon as<p>Pope Francisalighted from his flight to Kenya's capital on his first trip to Africa, he sent a powerful message of humility and equality.<p>The pope stunned Kenyans not only by riding in a modest gray Honda through Nairobi's streets, but also by traveling with the window down, waving …

It’s Paul Krugman vs. Noam Chomsky: This is the history we need to understand Paris, ISIS

<b>(Reuters/Brendan McDermid/AP/Nader Daoud)</b><p>Krugman mocks idea that US imperialism’s at root of all evil. But scars of our meddling are key to the Middle East<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>November 18, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Two remarks a few days apart lead straight to the question posed in this space after last …

Is It Time for Star Trek to Grow Up?

Opinion: The rebirth of Gene Roddenberry’s classic franchise on TV offers the chance to go where no Trek has gone before.<p>Star Trek lives! But not …

How much consciousness does an octopus have?

What about an iPhone? And how much consciousness can we meaningfully ascribe to someone in a coma?<p>Animals ranging from parrots to elephants continue …

How America Became the Most Imprisoned Nation in the World

Over the past 50 years, an era of mass incarceration took shape in the US as politicians raced to erect a sprawling detention system. Today, the country locks up more people than any other on the planet.<p><i>This article appears in VICE Magazine's October Prison Issue</i><p>The United States of America locks …

Crime

Jeb Bush is erasing history: Why his comments about Black Americans are even worse than you thought | Salon.com

We are at war with an imaginary Islam: Lies, propaganda and the real story of America and the Muslim world

<b>Former President Bush holding hands with the late Saudi King Abdullah, during a visit to Bush's Texas ranch in 2005. (Reuters/Jason Reed)</b><p>American propaganda exaggerates the power and moral depravity of the Islamic enemy, in the service of our empire<p>Raymond William Baker<p>September 26, 2015 2:45pm …

Ronda Rousey jabs Floyd Mayweather again: I earn more than you per second

UFC champion Rousey says of Mayweather: ‘I actually did the math … so when he learns to read and write, he can text me’<p>Ronda Rousey reckons she earns more per second than Floyd Mayweather – and she doesn’t think much of his literacy, either.<p>A few weeks after saying she could take Mayweather in a …

Boxing