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‘The Onion’ Proudly Stands With The Media As The Enemy Of The People

In recent days, President Donald Trump has increased his criticism of the media, and at a briefing Thursday, his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee …

Yes, the election was rigged. Here's the proof.

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>You can’t say Andrea Anthony didn’t try. A 37-year-old African American woman with …

Inside the Thriving Subculture of Eclipse Chasers

“The experience is just so powerful that it becomes a major driving force in our lives.”<p>Imagine if you let your future travel plans be charted out by the grand orbital dance between the Moon, the Sun, and Earth. For eclipse chasers, a growing subculture of umbraphiles who seek the shade cast by …

How to teach kids about climate change where most parents are skeptics

COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho – Jakob Namson peered up at the towering ponderosa pine before him. He looked at his notebook, which was full of calculations …

“Vote Trump, Get Dumped” Campaign Asks Women to Stage a Sex Strike Against Misogyny

As Republican strategists employ impassioned op-eds and slut-shaming ads to rally voters against Donald Trump, two laypeople from Ohio are trying a …

I’m with Hillary in November: Listen up, fellow Bernie supporters — you must get behind Clinton to stop Donald Trump

<b>Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders (Reuters/Jim Bourg/Mark Kauzlarich/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The future of America is at stake — and it’s on all of us if we allow Trump to win the White House<p>Sean Illing<p>March 17, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>"On her worst day, Hillary Clinton will be an infinitely better …

The Racist Backlash Against Barack Obama Is What Brought Us Donald Trump

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win,” goes the line attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. Typically, you’ll …

America, you’re stupid: Donald Trump’s political triumph makes it official — we’re a nation of idiots

<b>Donald Trump (Reuters/Rick Wilking)</b><p>Trump’s rise proves we’re full of loud, illiterate and credulous people — and he’s a mirror of them<p>Sean Illing<p>February 24, 2016 7:03pm (UTC)<p>“I love the poorly educated.” — Donald Trump<p>Before any votes were cast, when Donald Trump was the theoretical front-runner, …

The Criminal Justice System Disproportionately Targets LGBT People, Study Finds

They're treated unfairly before, during and after incarceration.<p>Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are disproportionately jailed in federal and state prisons, according to a Movement Advancement Project report released this week.<p>LGBT people in the U.S. are also more likely to face …

Why You Really Shouldn’t Worry About Donald Trump Winning the White House

With three victories behind him and even more on the horizon, Donald Trump has a clear path to the Republican presidential nomination. Which leads to …

The popularity of Bernie Sanders speaks volumes about Americans’ rejection of organized religion

Bernie Sanders’ lack of religious faith is more normal in America than many pundits and politicians seem to think<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>January 28, 2016 8:53pm (UTC)<p>Bernie Sanders has already done a bang-up job of showing that the word "socialist" isn't the political death knell that it used to be assumed …

How to Deal With a Narcissist: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are …

The truth about “smart drugs”: They probably won’t make you smart unless you already are

<b>Bradley Cooper in "Limitless" (Dark Fields Production)</b><p>Most of the reports of positive effects from “smart drugs” is still anecdotal, so make sure to do your research<p>Larry Schwartz<p>January 26, 2016 11:58pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>In the 2011 movie <i>Limitless</i>, our …

GOP anti-sex lunacy: The Planned Parenthood indictments show how unmoored from reality Republicans have become

<b>(AP/Stacie Freudenberg)</b><p>The latest war on Planned Parenthood was a harbinger for how the fringe right would take over the Republican Party<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>January 26, 2016 3:46pm (UTC)<p>It was a moment of justice so delicious that we need a new German word for it, as <i>schadenfreude</i> isn't impactful enough. …

Google under scrutiny over lobbying influence on Congress and White House

Concerns grow after disclosure Google enlisted US politicians to pressure EU brought attention to tech giant’s close relationship with Washington politicians<p>Google has made political donations to 162 members of the US Congress in the latest election cycle, figures show, as concerns grow over the …

The truth about the white working class: Why it’s really allergic to voting for Democrats

<b>(AP/John Amis)</b><p>There are many theories, but a look at polling data gives us a clear picture of a demographic in decline<p>Sean McElwee<p>November 29, 2015 4:59pm (UTC)<p>What’s up with working-class whites? It’s a question that’s been asked for decades, and has been raised again recently in the discussion …

Atlanta Black Gay Uprising movement takes root after Blake's incident

As director of Love Under Fire, Atlanta LGBT activist Branden Mattox worked to advance the cause of marriage equality in Georgia. Coincidentally, …

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Ben Carson, Barack Obama, and “bias”: Unraveling the right’s “liberal media” security blanket

<b>(AP/Carlos Osorio)</b><p>NRO’s John Fund spies a “double standard” in the media’s Carson coverage as proven by… Jeremiah Wright?<p>Simon Maloy<p>November 9, 2015 7:01pm (UTC)<p>Ben Carson’s ascendance to the top of the Republican 2016 field and the intensified media scrutiny that comes with it have given …

Understanding Personality Disorders | The Exhausted Woman

Eventually in everyone’s life, they will come across a person with a personality disorder (PD). It may be a family member, co-worker, neighbor or …

The 10 most egregious U.S. abuses of psychology and psychiatry

<b>(AP/Brennan Linsley)</b><p>From Project MKUltra to the CIA’s torture program, mental health professionals in the US have some explaining to do<p>Bruce E. Levine<p>September 29, 2015 10:57pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Psychiatrists and psychologists have been used by the U.S. Central …

America’s “religious liberty” fiasco: What Kim Davis, the GOP & Ahmed Mohamed reveal about our stunted priorities

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Timothy D. Easley/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>While Kim Davis continues to rave about exercising her faith, people of color are targeted for theirs<p>Eesha Pandit<p>September 25, 2015 8:02pm (UTC)<p>Yesterday, Pope Francis made an historic speech before Congress, the first Pope ever to do …

Elizabeth Warren just gave the speech that Black Lives Matter activists have been waiting for

In a Sunday speech on racial inequality, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., called for broad policing reform - including de-escalation training and body cameras for all police officers - and likened the current Black Lives Matter movement to the civil rights movement that won black Americans the right …

Sociology Opens Your Eyes

<i>Sociology undergraduate, Ronda Daniel, on her reasons for studying sociology.</i><p>Sociology is so very often confused with psychology. Whilst the two are …

Show me the money: Madonna’s staggering hypocrisy on gay rights

I met Madonna once. When I say "met," I mean <i>“said hello to Madonna once.”</i> It was at Berlin’s Kaffee Burger, on the famous TorStrasse, during the 2008 …

Food Waste And Beef Fat Will Be Making Airplanes Soar

What do beef tallow and manure have in common with t-shirts and pine needles? Turns out you can make high-quality, low-carbon transportation fuel with all of them. A growing number of biofuel producers are teaming up with farms, meatpackers and waste management companies to tap gassy waste to meet …

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Are Whales And Dolphins Cultural Beings?

The idea that our oceans teem with cultural animals — and have for millions of years — is the central conclusion of a new book by two whale scientists. And it's a convincing one.<p>Whales and dolphins, as they forage for food and interact with each other in their social units, may learn specific ways …

The GOP’s mind-blowing gun-control hypocrisy: Americans have the right to bear arms — except at our debates! | Salon.com

The debate will be held at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena, which does not allow firearms even with a concealed carry permit. Similarly, the GOP held a forum earlier this week at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire, and will hold another debate there in February. When asked whether St. Anselm …

6 Golden Rules For Strong Relationships That Are Backed By Science

The symptoms of social anxiety can be misinterpreted as introversion but they are very different.<p>Social anxiety is self-induced while introversion is …

Can You Protect Your Tummy From Traveler's Diarrhea?

It goes by many names: Delhi belly. Montezuma's revenge. The Aztec two-step.But doctors useone not-so-glamorous term: traveler's diarrhea.<p>If you're visiting a place this summer with less than ideal sewage disposal — maybe a resort in Mexico or a village in Rajasthan — chances are your GI tract will …

Our Young Men Are Telling Us They Can't Cope

On the day that Aurora theater shooter James Holmes was convicted on two dozen counts of first-degree murder, a 24-year-old man opened fire at few …