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Kris Mukai on self-publishing, stumpy characters, and representation in comics

Comics is experiencing another golden age. What’s exciting about this one is that it’s distinctly contemporary in scope: Artists are producing a wide …

Graphic Novels

America’s frightening Bush amnesia: Why our great national forgetting is so pernicious

<b>(AP/Susan Walsh)</b><p>For the first time in a decade, Bush’s ratings are back in the black. That says more about us than about him<p>Luke Brinker<p>June 3, 2015 6:30pm (UTC)<p>Bemoaning the political climate that enabled George W. Bush's flagrant constitutional abuses and foreign quagmires, Gore Vidal famously …

Political Science

Publishing Is Not Dying

If marketers want to produce content, they need to think like publishers. After all, content isn’t an extension of marketing, it’s an extension of publishing.<p>I am hardly the only one to make that case, but skeptics are still vocal in their disagreement. “Aren’t publishers failing?” they say. How …

Make the Best Meatballs You'll Ever Eat

Proof that four kinds of meat are better than one<p>Sorry, Mom. These are the best meatballs I’ve ever had.<p>Sure, all balls of meat are delicious by definition. But these meatballs contain <i>four</i> different kinds of meat. And <i>homemade</i> breadcrumbs. And a kind of preserved Italian chile that I’d never heard …

Is Barack Obama the Worst President in American History?

After my recent appearance on the Fox News Channel's morning show, <i>Fox and Friends</i>, Donald Trump, appearing after me on the same show, asserted that my ranking of Barack Obama 34th out of 41 presidents rated -- in the new, revised edition of <i>Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace,</i> …

Give Your Lasagna a Twist With Eggplant, Gruyère, and Prosciutto

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>We're pretty solidly into fall weather now, but that doesn't mean some summer produce isn't still available. Case in point: my cousin just gave me a few late-season eggplant from his garden. To do something with them that felt appropriate to the …

12 Of The Sketchiest Things The DEA Has Done While Waging The War On Drugs

<i>This is part one of a two-part series. Read part two here.</i><p>The Drug Enforcement Administration was established under the Justice Department in 1973 by President Richard Nixon. Its mission was to keep the nation off and away from drugs, which, at least according to the White House, were a moral evil …

Reagan adviser Bruce Bartlett: Face it, Obama is a conservative

<b>Bruce Bartlett (MSNBC)</b><p>Just look at the president’s record, Bartlett says. This is no progressive<p>Luke Brinker<p>October 21, 2014 4:19pm (UTC)<p>President Barack Obama "has governed as a moderate conservative," former Reagan administration domestic policy aide Bruce Bartlett writes in a new essay for the …

Less Lobster, More Misery: The Republican Poverty Fantasy

The most perceptive insight into modern conservatism doesn't come from somebody who is alive. It doesn't even come from somebody who is real. To understood 21st century conservatism, turn to Tyrion Lannister, a dwarf in Game of Thrones. In the second book of George R.R. Martin's series, Tyrion …

Why the GOP Hates U.S. History: Inconvenient Truths That Freak Out American Conservatives

Conservative hero Ben Carson is worried about American teenagers joining ISIS. But it's not because of "radical Islam." It's because of new high school history standards.<p>America's right wing, you see, is terrified of history because it is always sentimentalizing it. Many of its arguments rely on a …

The Digital Transformation Of The Way Books Are Published And Sold Has Only Just Begun

In 44BC Cicero, the Roman Republic's great orator, wrote a book for his son Marcus called de Officiis ("On Duties"). It told him how to live a moral life, how to balance virtue with self-interest, how to have an impact. Not all his words were new. De Officiis draws on the views of various Greek …

Books

GOP candidate busted for potential voter fraud! The story of Leslie Rutledge

<b>Leslie Rutledge (AP/Danny Johnston)</b><p>Warning: Amount of irony in this story may lead to head explosion<p>Brad Friedman<p>October 3, 2014 8:41pm (UTC)<p>This post originally appeared on The BRAD BLOG.<p>UC Irvine law professor Rick Hasen says this development, which he describes as coming from the "Irony Dept," …

Amazon’s crowdsourced publishing platform will launch soon for mystery, romance and sci-fi authors

Amazon is hoping to tap the power of the crowd to determine which ebooks it should publish. On Thursday, a few more details about its upcoming …

Arizona GOPer quits after disgusting comment — but there’s a catch | Salon.com

“Wretched, disgusting commie leftists”: My nightmare fighting gun nuts in a red state

<b>(Aekkaphob, Katherine Welles via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Want to understand why it’s so hard to win the most basic gun safety reform? Here’s how the debate so often goes<p>Amanda Gailey<p>September 16, 2014 8:59pm (UTC)<p>I volunteer for Nebraskans Against Gun Violence, a grass-roots organization seeking to …

The right’s food stamp embarrassment: A history lesson for the haters

<b>(AP)</b><p>While conservatives love to beat up on the SNAP program, there’s an awkward little fact that might horrify them<p>Caitlin Rathe<p>September 1, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Food stamps became part of American life 50 years ago this Sunday when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Food Stamp Act into law on Aug. …

Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”

<b>(Albert H. Teich via Shutterstock)</b><p>Exclusive: Cornel West talks Ferguson, Hillary, MSNBC — and unloads on the failed promise of Barack Obama<p>Thomas Frank<p>August 24, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>Cornel West is a professor at Union Theological Seminary and one of my favorite public intellectuals, a man who deals …

Kweli threatens walk off with Lemon

Tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, extended to the airwaves as CNN’s Don Lemon’s interview with musician Talib Kweli quickly turned into a shouting match.<p>Kweli, who has been in Ferguson this past week to join protesters following the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, began by criticizing the media …

No-Bake Energy Bites Are The Little Healthy Snack Your World's Been Missing

Snackers, rejoice! The no-bake energy bite is everything you never knew was missing from your snack routine. Sure, the office vending machine will miss you, but you'll have confidently moved on.<p>This delightful treat is entirely customizable, portable and -- most importantly -- delectable. To craft …

How to Make Teriyaki Sauce at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Stephanie Le from I Am a Food Blog is pulling back the curtain on teriyaki sauce, and revealing that you only need 5 ingredients to make it</i> …

Opinion: Now is not time for photo ops on the border - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor and a Democratic strategist, is vice chairwoman for voter registration and participation at the Democratic National Committee. She is a nationally syndicated columnist, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and author of "Cooking With Grease:</i> …

Stop Persecuting Bowe Bergdahl

He and his parents have suffered enough—like all of us veterans.<p>When you go through the military’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) School there are a number of things that are literally beaten into you. You are hit in the face and slammed against walls. Rifle butts and barrels …

What Happened In Arizona On Nov. 16, 2010?

There have been 21 known cases of a Border Patrol agent shooting someone crossing the border illegally — only two have survived.<p>For Jesus Castro Romo, crossing illegally into the United States from Nogales, Mexico, wasn't supposed to be a big deal: He'd done it more than a dozen times.<p>Half the …

Sorry, Folks, Rich People Don't Create The Jobs

Hecto-millionaire Nick Hanauer is at it again.<p>One of the country's most successful entrepreneurs and investors, Hanauer is on a mission to teach his fellow 1%-ers how the economy actually works — how jobs are actually created, how a higher minimum wage would actually help, and how the crazy …

Income Inequality

6 worst right-wing moments of the week — Dick Cheney is the world’s biggest liar | Salon.com

<b>Dick Cheney on "Cavuto," on the Fox Business Network, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP/Richard Drew)</b><p>6 worst right-wing moments of the week — Dick Cheney is the world’s biggest liar<p>Cheney’s baldfaced distortions would be funny they it weren’t so tragic. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is still terrible<p>Janet Allon<p>June 23, …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Why Hasn’t the GOP Treated Fort Hood Like Benghazi?

Be­fore there was Benghazi, there was Fort Hood.<p>In Novem­ber 2009, Army Maj. Nid­al Ma­lik Has­an killed 13 people and in­jured 30 more on the …

Obama Administration