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A significant minority of Americans say they could support a military takeover of the U.S. government

With the administration planning a military parade in the capital and three former generals occupying key posts in the Trump administration, some observers are concerned about the militarization of American politics — or what Larry Summers has called “the Argentinization of U.S. government.” One …

Political Science

Inside The World’s Oldest University — Where Christians, Jews and Muslims Have Studied

Have you ever heard of the University of Al-Quaraouiyine in Fes, Morocco?<p>I hadn’t either, until the popular video blogger Nuseir Yassin, the …

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

How to score big at government auctions, on everything from real estate to bugles

Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this — and more. The "more" often means mundane things like office chairs and shredders and mysterious things like "swamp cooler …

Real Estate

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

Pedagogy

Lazarus - A Man Raised From the Dead

Profile of Lazarus, Close Friend of Jesus Christ<p>Lazarus was one of the few friends of Jesus Christ who was mentioned by name in the Gospels. In fact, …

Theology

‘Avengers 4’ Will Feature Something ‘Never Seen’ Before In A Superhero Movie

<i>Justice League</i> is currently the second highest-grossing movie in the country (although that doesn’t mean it’s not a commercial disappointment), but talk has already shifted away from DC, thanks to <i>Vanity Fair</i>‘s “Secrets of the Marvel Universe” cover story. The article is full of noteworthy details …

Comics

The 8 Best No-Equipment Moves to Get Stronger

When it comes to no-equipment exercises, it’s best to subscribe to the Navy’s KISS principle—Keep it simple, stupid. Straightforward, compound moves …

How The 25th Amendment Actually Works — And What Nobody's Ever Figured Out

In 1967, the 25th Amendment was added to the Constitution, meant to formalize a process for what happens if a president dies in office or becomes disabled — after more than a century of presidents suffering from life-threatening conditions and even undergoing secret surgeries. But the 25th …

The 100-year-old letter that still divides the Middle East

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>In a year brimming with profoundly symbolic centennials, Thursday marks perhaps the most politically fraught</b> …

Israel

Barbara Kay: The Jewish blindspot to the horrors of the niqab

Sir Salman Rushdie spoke at Montreal’s Jewish Public Library last week. We were two of an estimated 700-strong (mostly Jewish) audience.Rushdie’s …

Western philosophy is racist

Academic philosophy in ‘the West’ ignores and disdains the thought traditions of China, India and Africa. This must change<i>By Bryan W Van Norden</i>Read …

Chinese Philosophy

After Navy Rescue Of Sailors Adrift At Sea, The Story Gets Stranger

It's a great story: Two women and their two dogs, adrift at sea for more than four months after storms damage their sailboat, are rescued by a U.S. Navy ship 900 miles southeast of Japan.<p>"There is a true humility to wondering if today is your last day, if tonight is your last night," one of the …

Rowing

The Islamic World Doesn't Need a Reformation

Why a Muslim John Locke would be much more useful than a Muslim Martin Luther<p>Various Western intellectuals, ranging from Thomas Friedman to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, have argued over the past decades that Muslims need their own Martin Luther to save themselves from intolerance and dogmatism. The Protestant …

Religion

Even Nazi prisoners of war in Texas were shocked at how black people were treated in the South

In Texas, some of the Germans actually befriended Americans of all colors<p>One morning in the spring of 1943, years before the end of World War II, …

North Carolina

Confederate Commanders at the Battle of Gettysburg

Leading the Army of Northern Virginia<p>Fought July 1-3, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg saw the Army of Northern Virginia field 71,699 men which were …

Robert E. Lee

I Am A Proud American Muslim Woman, And Arizona Is Ready To Send Me To The Senate

It is a strange time to be a minority in America. The past decade has seen unprecedented gains for women, immigrants, the LGBTQ community and other minority groups. Yet the same 10 years have been pockmarked by unjust police violence, simmering racial tensions and, in recent months, increasingly …

Religion

Ancestry answered the DNA questions 23andMe couldn’t

A really awesome thing about being black is that ancestry can be very unclear because of, you know, slavery. Enter DNA kits.<p>In 2013, I sent over my spit kit to 23andMe. After a couple of weeks, 23andMe notified me that I was 71.3% West African. My results didn’t specify which specific countries in …

Molecular Biology

Should You Keep a Stash of Cash at Home?

If a natural disaster or other emergency hits your hometown, you may need a stash of cash to get your family through it.<p>Having an emergency fund in a …

The Story Behind the Phrase "Kilroy Was Here"

For a few years during and after World War II, he was ubiquitous: a doodle of a big-nosed man, peering over a wall, accompanied by the inscription …

Josef Stalin
Guns

Now Elon Musk Is Saying Tesla Could Rebuild Puerto Rico's Entire Power Grid | Inc.com

When Hurricane Maria barreled into Puerto Rico more than two weeks ago knocking out the island's entire power grid, Tesla knew it had the expertise to help. That's why the company quietly began sending battery packs and the personnel to install them to help restore power at key locations.<p>But with …

Puerto Rico

Jewish DNA

The truth is that the Jewish people is not just a fictional construction, but a genetic reality.<p>A Jewish worshipper prays in front of an entrance to …

Israel

I'm a black woman. He's a white guy with a pickup truck. Here's what happened

"That guy over <i>there</i>."<p>I was talking to my friend, Kim, as we sipped cocktails at a bar in Hollywood. She followed my gaze. "The … bald … white guy?" she asked, her face scrunched up in disbelief. I nodded. She raised an eyebrow and slurped on her vodka cranberry.<p>Some background might be helpful …

Ancient Humans Knew Incest Was Gross and Built a Safety Net

They put Game of Thrones characters to shame.<p>Cultural disavowal aside, incest and subsequent inbreeding are not great. Incestuous relationships …

Game of Thrones

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

Exercise

7 Things People Get Wrong About American History

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Christianity

ISIS Recruits Fighters for the Philippines Instead of Syria

A video released by ISIS asks would-be fighters to go to the Philippines instead of Syria and Iraq, the latest sign that the terror group is shifting its recruiting tactics as it loses ground to coalition forces in the Middle East.<p>The seven-minute, English-language video, released by the official …

Middle East

Key Differences Between Shia and Sunni Muslims

Sunni and Shia Muslims share the most fundamental Islamic beliefs and articles of faith and are the two main sub-groups in Islam. They do differ, …

Islam