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How the GOP Used a Two Santa Clauses Tactic to Con America for Nearly 40 Years

From Alternet<p>- Advertisement -<p><i>This scam has been killing wages and enriching billionaires for decades.</i><p>Two Santa Claus<br>(Image by …

Santa Claus

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

Big Ideas

The Best National Park in Every U.S. State, Mapped

In case you didn't know already, this year, America's National Park Service is 100 years old — and to celebrate, we're disclosing a few of the …

Bob Corker Facing Ethics Questions? What a Surprise

The Tennessee senator's financial success has been one of Washington's open questions for years<p>So Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is in trouble now, …

Driving

Bizarre film of Omarosa surfaces amid White House exit

As Omarosa Manigault Newman exits her job in the White House, a bizarre video showing her less, er, stateswomanly side has emerged.<p>A pop-culture …

Salma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment: 'For years, he was my monster'

Late Wednesday, Harvey Weinstein countered major points of Salma Hayek's <i>New York Times</i> column alleging sexual harassment during the production of their movie <i>Frida</i>.<p>Hayek is the latest Hollywood star to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.<p>In …

The 13 most bizarre lines in Donald Trump's Thanksgiving speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump stopped by a local Coast Guard station in Florida on Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving. While there, he gave a speech extolling the virtues of the Coast Guard "brand" and talking about how everything is now better thanks to, well, him.<p>I went through the speech and …

Chris Cillizza

The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change

What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost?<p>From the air, the coast of Greenland appears vast and tranquil. Hundreds of fjords, their surfaces a mirror of blue sky and cloud bottoms, divide the territory. In the gaps between them, the terrain folds over itself, hill over hill, descending into …

Global Warming

Why Ageism Never Gets Old

The prejudice is an ancient habit, but new forces—in Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and beyond—have restored its youthful vitality.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Early in his career, Paul Newman personified a young man in a hurry forced …

Ursula K. Le Guin

78 Airbnbs That Will Blow Your Mind (Not Your Budget)

There are holiday rentals, and then there are holiday rentals so unique, they’ll make you laugh and squeal with excitement. And, while Airbnb has …

22 hilarious Halloween Pinterest fails

What could be better than an amazing Halloween Pinterest tutorial? An amazing Halloween Pinterest tutorial gone wrong, obviously.

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

Most Scenic Route From Black Hills, South Dakota, to Yellowstone National Park

While both Yellowstone National Park and the Black Hills of South Dakota have unforgettable scenery, there's plenty between the two you won't want to miss. The fastest way to get to Yellowstone from the Black Hills area is along Interstate 90, a journey of 474 miles and seven and a half driving …

11 must-see movies completely rejected by the Oscars

Kristen Wiig

The Really Big One

An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.<p>When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology. As the shaking started, everyone in …

Christoph Niemann

Paul Harvey " Policeman " One of His Best Narrations

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