Erik Litsch

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The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

These 16 Books Explain White Supremacy In The US

For those looking to take a deep dive into these themes in social, political, and cultural landscapes, BuzzFeed News put together a list of books — with help, via email, of Carol Anderson, professor of African-American studies at Emory University; Nathan Connolly, professor of history at St. John's …

What Robert E. Lee Wrote to The Times About Slavery in 1858

One day in January, a few years before the Civil War, Robert E. Lee wrote to The New York Times, seeking a correction.<p>The man who would become the top Confederate general was trying to set the record straight about the slaves on his wife’s estate in Virginia, and about the last wishes of a dying …

Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

Republicans are whining on background about Trump. It’s pathetic.

By Jennifer Rubin<p>Jennifer Rubin<p>Opinion writer reporting from a center-right perspective<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Opinion writer<p>In his interview with the New York Times, President Trump unabashedly advanced the notion that the rule of law and the interests of the United States are subservient to a higher …

Donald Trump

21 Energy-Boosting Breakfast Recipes That Are Easier Than Making a Cup of Joe

Breakfast is touted as the most important meal of the day. While that may not be entirely true, there’s no downside to starting your day with a …

Breakfast

Racism motivated Trump voters more than authoritarianism

By Thomas Wood<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, many observers wondered exactly what motivated voters most: Was it income? Authoritarianism? Racial attitudes?<p>Let the analyses begin. Last week, the widely respected 2016 American National Election Study was released, sending political scientists …

Voting

14 Genius Flasks That Look Like Ordinary, Everyday Items

How have you never thought of this?<p>Sometimes life calls for a drink when there are no drinks to be found. Enter: Brilliant flasks that look like books and bracelets, but are filled with your favorite booze.<p>Whether you're planning a trip to the beach or a picnic in the park, these brilliant …

Brewer’s Perspective: New England–Style IPAs

The journey to brewing a New England–style IPA was a long one for Ryan Brooks, former brewmaster for San Diego’s award-winning Coronado Brewing …

10 Books With The Best Twist Endings

It’s lit<p>When it comes to real life, the last six months have brought just about all the crazy twists that I can handle. Like, seriously, I don't need any more surprises. Boring is good! Boring is fine. Boring is preferable to waking up in the middle of the night in a blind panic because something …

11 Amazon Prime movies you should definitely download

Back in November, Netflix made headlines for finally offering subscribers the option to download movies and TV shows for offline viewing. But guess what? Amazon Prime Video has long provided the same option. If you have a phone or tablet that can run the Prime Video app, you can get many (if not …

Entertainment

7 Squats Alternatives to Shake Up Leg Day and Burn Off Fat

This edition of Give Me Something New to Try will give your worn-out squat rack a break.<p>Are you doing your squats? Good. Squats are really, really important. But despite what your high school gym coach might believe, there <i>are</i> other exercises you can do, too. We asked some trainers for their input …

Workouts

Missing Taboo? Then watch these shows instead

Now that the first series of Taboo has drawn to a close, and its brooding antihero James Delaney has sailed off into the horizon, what can we do to fill those empty evenings? If you’re already missing Tom Hardy’s historical grunt-fest, here are a few more Victorian-tinged dramas that might hit the …

Navy, Western Michigan could put bowls on hold if CFP waits | FOX Sports

No. 13 Western Michigan and No. 20 Navy could put a bunch of bowls on hold, depending on what the College Football Playoff selection committee thinks …

Detroit Returns To Its Prohibition-Era Whiskeytown Roots And Finds New Life

If you blinked, you might miss the quick burst of a headlight signaling that it was time to go.<p>One small boat, a single outboard motor: the only perceptible evidence of a clandestine Prohibition transaction on the shores of Detroit, in the dead of night. In winter, members of the notorious Purple …

7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

'Kim Kardashian wannabe' can't publish Von Miller sex tape without his OK, experts say

Kim Kardashian wannabe Elizabeth Ruiz is trying to shop an alleged sex tape with Super Bowl MVP Von Miller unless he pays her $2.5 million to make it go away, according to a complaint obtained by FOX411.<p>The NFL star is fighting to ban its release, and his legal camp has likened the Instagram …

How to Win at Christmas Shopping: Don’t Just Trust Amazon

Geoffrey A. Fowler busts holiday shopping myths and shares his secrets for finding the season’s best deals.<p>When websites haul out the virtual holly, it pays not to believe the hype.<p>Wait for Cyber Monday? Online discounts on Thanksgiving Day last year were actually 6 percentage points better around …

Cyber Monday

6 Ways to Hack Your Metabolism

If your body isn't keeping up like it used to, it might be time to overhaul your metabolism. Here's how to do it.<p><b>Break up the day.</b><p>Long, sedentary …

Fitness

Crypt Believed to Be Jesus’ Tomb Opened for First Time in Centuries

JERUSALEM — The only mystical power visible was the burning light from seven tapered candles. And yet for ages, the tomb that sits at the center of history has captured the imaginations of millions around the world.<p>For centuries, no one looked inside — until last week, when a crew of specialists …

Two New Useful Resources On Teaching Writing – And An Old One

This week, two new useful resources on teaching writing became available, and I learned about one that had been around before – but I just didn’t …

5 Reasons Schools Should Measure Chronic Absence

How do you judge how <i>good</i> a school is? Test scores? Culture? Attendance?<p>In the new federal education law, states are asked to use five measures of student success. The first four are dictated by the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. Three are related to academics — like annual tests and …

Northwestern University

John Oliver: Anthony Weiner Penis Puts Hillary Clinton’s White House Bid In Peril

<b>UPDATED with video:</b> “We did not want to talk about the election at all this week. We so badly wanted to give everyone a break,” John Oliver …

10 Simple Reasons it’s Time to Let Go

Holding on can be painful. Holding on can directly contribute to stress, health complications, unhappiness, depressive thoughts, relationship …

Korean slow-roast shoulder of pork

This is a great way to serve a big crowd of people – get all the accompaniments ready and let everyone dig in and make their own lettuce wraps. Cook …

Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved? Not Likely, Says Meteorologist

Weather<p>A fresh theory purports to have solved the dangerous mystery that has led to the disappearance of planes and boats in the notorious region known as the Bermuda Triangle.<p>While lovers of the paranormal and anomalous might enjoy discussing the idea, NBC meteorologist Kevin Corriveau finds it …

North Sea

Ask Ethan: Are ‘dark comets’ the Universe’s biggest threat to Earth?

Might Armageddon come not from an asteroid or a comet, but by something completely unseen altogether?<p><i>“Honestly, if you’re given the choice between</i> …

Clinton vs. Trump: 36 Fact Checks From the Final 2016 Presidential Debate

2016 Election<p>In their third and final debate, the two candidates didn't disappoint our ready and waiting fact check team at NBC News and PolitiFact. In a wild 90-minute debate, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton brought up dozens of inaccuracies, half truths, and a few surprising truths.<p>We fact …