Debbie Warm Shaw

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America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Guns

Trump Voters Explain Why He's Doing Great, Actually

"He's pissing off everybody with his big brass balls."<p>The mainstream media wants you to believe Trump's first 100 days in office have been a disaster. Courts have repeatedly blocked his immigration executive orders, using his own tweets as evidence that he wanted to instate a Muslim ban. His first …

Donald Trump’s ignorance keeps getting in the way

There’s much to discuss in Donald Trump’s stunning interview with the Associated Press, but it’s worth pausing to pay special attention to the …

Donald Trump literally knows nothing: The moronic fiction of his “really, really good” health care plan is now obvious

<b>(Getty/Saul Loeb/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Trump’s idiotic pronouncements on health care can’t conceal that he has no plan and doesn’t understand the details<p>Bob Cesca<p>April 24, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump’s ridiculous plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act …

Biographies of ‘homegrown’ European terrorists show they are violent nihilists who adopt Islam, rather than religious fundamentalists who turn to violence<p>There is something new about the jihadi terrorist violence of the past two decades. Both terrorism and jihad have existed for many years, and …

Terrorism

Special Feature: The Runner’s High | Runner's World

The author, shown above in Moscow in 1984, was often inebriated as a teen. / Photograph courtesy of Caleb Daniloff; above photo collage by Runner’s World/Getty Images<p>I first got drunk at 12 years old.<p>Young perhaps, but it was Soviet Moscow, where my dad was stationed as an American journalist in …

Why The Freedom Caucus Shouldn't Worry About Primary Threats From President Trump

Since the Republican health care bill died recently, President Trump has been looking to shift blame for the early failure in his administration. Last week, he found an easy scapegoat — the conservative House Freedom Caucus, that had voiced reservations about the Affordable Care Act replacement …

The Best Albums of 2017

<i>Be sure to check out our growing list of The Best Music Videos of 2017.</i><p>Recommended Video<p>Entertainment<p>How Thousands of Kids Are Getting To See 'Black …

New Music

We pay our elected officials to take care of our communities and our planet. Since Trump took office, the GOP has set out only to destroy<p>Last week I was taking an Uber (I know, I’m sorry, it was a necessity) across an unfamiliar town when the driver, whom I’ll call Randy, started telling me about …

Homelessness

Paul Ryan Failed Because His Bill Was a Dumpster Fire

It was bad policy, not poor tactics or negotiating skills, that doomed the GOP’s efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.<p>The American Health Care Act died on Friday. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has conceded defeat, declaring in words that must have been painful for him to utter—<br>“Obamacare is the …

Health Care

Trump Becomes Ensnared in Fiery G.O.P. Civil War

WASHINGTON — President Trump ignites a lot of fights, but his failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the biggest defeat in his short time in the White House, was the result of something else: a long-running Republican civil war that humbled a generation of party leaders before he ever came to …

Trump Is Dragging Us Into Another War And No One Is Talking About It

While Americans have been focused on the ACA and Trump's ties to Russia, Trump has been busy expanding the American troop presence inside Syria.<p>Quietly, while Americans have been focused on the ongoing drama over repealing the Affordable Care Act and the new revelations about the Trump campaign’s …

Has the Trump budget blown Republican’s cover?

Why do Republicans seem intent on hurting the most vulnerable among us?<p><i>This post originally appeared on Bill Moyers.</i><p>The one question you never hear journalists ask Republicans is <i>why</i>?<p>Why do so many Republicans want to throw 24 million struggling Americans off the health insurance rolls? Why does the …

Trump Is Defining the Presidency Down

The president may not realize it, but his conduct is making his office less powerful, less relevant and less influential.<p>It is probably too much to expect President Donald Trump to have read “Defining Deviancy Down,” the 1993 essay by the late New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Much noted at …

Trump to meet with Bill Gates, harsh critic of plan to slash foreign aid

President Donald Trump will meet Monday with billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, who has been sharply critical of Trump's plan to slash funding for foreign aid programs.<p>Last week Gates, the founder of Microsoft (MSFT), wrote a blog post entitled "How foreign aid helps Americans."<p>Spending money …

Obama speechwriter: Kellyanne Conway was right about election

He may not be a household name just yet, but President Barack Obama's former top speechwriter <b>Jon Favreau</b> was welcomed like a rock star at Elmhurst College on Thursday night.<p>So it was striking to hear the polished 35-year-old — whose podcast "Pod Save America" is the third most downloaded in the …

Warm-Ups, Cool-Downs, What Works, What Doesn’t

Athletes could be increasing their risk for sports injuries or simply wasting their time by practicing certain types of warm-ups and cool-downs, according to two practical new studies. Together, the new research indicates that a rigorous warm-up could keep you running smoothly during a sports …

Exercise

Donald Trump and the New Dawn of Tyranny

The Founding Fathers designed the constitution to prevent some Americans from exercising tyranny. Alert to the classical examples they knew, the …

Trump adviser Stephen Miller lied — and it matters

President Donald Trump's senior policy adviser Stephen Miller lied.<p>The ability to do so seems to be a prerequisite in the Trump administration.<p>On Sunday, in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News' "This Week," Miller repeated the completely debunked claim that a "massive" number of …

Donald Trump

'Every Racist I Know Voted for Donald Trump'

Daryl Davis believes the method he used to persuade many klansmen to defect from the hate group can help America to bridge its political divides.<p>As a hobby, the black musician Daryl Davis persuades members of the Ku Klux Klan to defect from the organization. Over the years, he has spoken with …

Rights & Freedoms

Containing Trump

He may well try to govern as an authoritarian. Whether he succeeds depends less on what he does than on how civil society responds.<p>Whatever his intellectual and political gifts, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was a cunning and dangerous criminal. For him, issuing illegal …

Political Science

Scorecard For A Departing President: Assessing Obama's Successes And Shortcomings

President Obama will address the nation for what's likely to be the last time Tuesday night. He says the prime-time address from his adopted hometown of Chicago will be a chance to celebrate the successes of the past eight years and to offer some thoughts on where the nation goes from here.<p>The …

Natural Gas

12 Things to Add to 2018 For a Healthier, Happier Year

In the New Year, there are some things you should cut back on to be healthier, but also so many things you should add in. The best part? They're so simple — and many of them cost absolutely nothing. Try adding more of each of these to your day-to-day in 2018 to make this year so much better than …

Wellness

7 Worst Breakfasts For Weight Loss — Find Out Why Avocado Toast Is on the List

Obviously frosted doughnuts are not the best option, but here are seven seemingly good-for-you breakfasts that are terrible if your goal is to lose weight. A healthy breakfast that will help you drop pounds needs to offer protein, fiber, and healthy fats, so find out which ones certified dietitian …

Breakfast

This drugmaker is taking an unprecedented approach to getting its cancer treatment approved

One company in particular, called Loxo Oncology is building drugs that act on those mutations, so that the type of cancer someone has wouldn't matter so much as the genetic information gleaned from sequencing the tumor.<p>That's unprecedented. Most companies develop treatments for specific types of …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

The Thrilla in Virginia: The CRISPR Battle Comes to a Crispy Head

<i>This essay appears in today’s edition of the</i> Fortune <i>Brainstorm Health Daily. Get it delivered straight to your inbox.</i><p>The patent fight billed as the …

42 Ways to Have the Best Fall Ever

Welcome to fall. Here’s how to do it right, in cities across the globe.<p>Summer is over, and with the change comes a new spate of seasonal activities. …

Fidget Cube for restless workers rocks Kickstarter, attracts gobs of money

Your desk is your sanctuary at work. It's where you sit (or stand) and while away your employment hours. Maybe you're really good at holding still. Or maybe you're the kind who taps your toes, flips pencils and bends paperclips. If that sounds like you, you might already be a backer of the Fidget …

Crowd Funding