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Trump’s Supreme Betrayal

By now, it’s almost a commonplace to say that Trump has systematically betrayed the white working class voters who put him over the top. He ran as a populist; he’s governed as an orthodox Republican, with the only difference being the way he replaced racial dog-whistles with raw, upfront …

Affordable Care Act

35 Founding Father Quotes Conservative Christians Will Hate

Published<p>2 hours ago<p>on<p>By<p>The separation of church and state is one of the cornerstones of America’s foundation. Conservative Christian fundamentalists …

Religion

Israel just dropped the pretense of equality for Palestinian citizens

The Israeli Knesset on Thursday passed into law a bill designed to make a permanent underclass of Palestinian citizens. It threatens to set the country on a course to full-blown Jewish theocracy.<p>The so-called “Jewish nation-state” bill formalizes in Israeli law the superior rights and privileges …

Israel

The propaganda is working: Trump voters call MS-13 a 'serious' threat to U.S., but it ain't so

Donald Trump's support is based on racism. And the racism is based on Republican conspiracy theories. And those conspiracy theories are now, thanks …

Donald Trump

Michael Avenatti Shuts Down Trump-Backing Alan Dershowitz Over His Poor Record of Accuracy: 'Don't Interrupt Me'

“Do you know what Michael Cohen has shared with me?” Avenatti asked.Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels on Sunday shut …

Donald Trump

How the Right Wing Convinces Itself That Liberals Are Evil

Since the 1950s, the conservative movement has justified bad behavior—including supporting Donald Trump—by persuading itself that the left is …

Political Science

The Secret History of Leviticus

No text has had a greater influence on attitudes toward gay people than the biblical book of Leviticus, which prohibits sex between men. Before Leviticus was composed, outright prohibitions against homosexual sex — whether between men or women — were practically unheard-of in the ancient …

Sexuality

Accused Russian agent Butina met with U.S. Treasury, Fed...

(An earlier version of this article corrected the date of Simes’s trip to February 2015 instead of 2016)<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Maria Butina, accused in the United States of spying for Russia, had wider high-level contacts in Washington than previously known, taking part in 2015 meetings between a …

Russia

As a conservative, I despair at Republicans' support for Trump. His vision is not conservatism

The problem is that many conservatives have confused the swagger of the schoolyard bully with actual strength<p>As Donald Trump extends his control over the Republican party, American conservatism has entered a pseudo-Orwellian stage where weakness is strength, appeasement is toughness, lies are …

Donald Trump

How To Use Kanban To Become Insanely Productive: A Short Guide

Are you searching for the perfect productivity system?<p>First the bad news: It doesn’t exist. You’re going to have to do the work no matter what system you use.<p>Now the good news: Kanban is an easy-to-use and -learn system that can help avoid feeling overwhelmed by those endless To Do lists.<p>Let’s dive …

Project Management

Newly Released Documents Reveal Former Trump Aide Carter Page Was Recruited by Russia

(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration on Saturday released a set of documents once deemed top secret relating to the wiretapping of a onetime …

Donald Trump

12 Actions You Can Take to Become a Better Person and a Better Leader

Leadership has little to do with dominance and a great deal to do with understanding the problems and motivations of other people.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are certain universal aspirations we’re all hoping to attain in our lifetime. We all want happiness, …

Self-help

An 8-Year Study Reveals the Key to a High-Performing Culture--and 8 Ways to Build It

Build trust and fuel organizational performance by focusing on these 8 components.<p>You can invest in the latest technology, lean out processes, and add as many extra employee incentives as you want. However, if you're going to motivate your workforce and create a high-performing organization, then …

Employee Engagement

How just one Republican could punish Trump for his Putin apostasy — and why no one will

Republicans will criticize President Trump's news conference with Vladimir Putin and then probably not actually do anything about it. And GOP strategist Mike Murphy summed up the reason nicely:<p>The idea that Republicans are suddenly going to run kamikaze missions in the name of holding Trump …

Republicans

Successful bosses run their most effective meetings exactly like this

Once upon a time, I worked for a woman who was known as a star meeting facilitator. CEOs would call left and right, asking her to organize strategy …

CEOs

Perfect Picnic Recipes for the Ultimate Day at the Beach - Chowhound

Beach towel, check. Umbrella and sunscreen, check. Stack of magazines, check. Collapsible wine glasses, picnic basket, and environmentally friendly …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 Tactics to Win a Negotiation, According to an FBI Agent

It was 1998 and I was standing in a narrow hallway outside an apartment on the 27th floor of a high-rise in Harlem. I was the head of the New York …

How the Eisenhower box can organize your life

In a typical day, how many things are scribbled on your to-do list? You might have a key deadline for a work project or family commitments to handle. …

Why Google Chrome Now Uses More Memory

With over 60% market share, Chrome is the undisputed king of web browsers. A key factor behind this is Google’s commitment to keeping it seamlessly updated with essential fixes and optimizations, but now the company has admitted Chrome’s latest upgrade comes with an unavoidable side-effect…<p>In a …

Google Chrome

Mueller Has the Goods—All of the Goods

Wittingly or unwittingly, a huge cast of American characters was in on the plot.<p><i>The conspiracy had as its object impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful governmental functions of the United States by dishonest means in order to enable the Defendants to interfere with U.S. political and</i> …

Trump’s presidency is illegitimate

<b>(Getty/Sean Gallup)</b><p>Meuller’s indictments of 12 Russian intelligence agents prove that the Kremlin stole the election for Trump<p>Lucian K. Truscott IV<p>July 14, 2018 12:00pm (UTC)<p>It’s all right there in the indictment — day by day, hack by hack, theft by theft — how agents of the Russian intelligence …

Fitness experts agree that sit-ups are worthless — here are 9 moves they recommend instead

From celebrity trainers working in the trendiest Manhattan gyms to the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis and the US Army training exams, sit-ups are developing a bad reputation.<p>Scientists have discovered that the moves, once a staple of basic workout routines, don't reduce …

Workouts

Europe’s Dependence on the U.S. Was All Part of the Plan

Postwar U.S. statesmen designed our world order as it is for a reason. They had lived through what happened without it.<p>As feared, the president of the United States arrived at last week’s NATO summit in a mood of preposterous spleen, profound contempt and shocking rudeness. He insisted on sharing …

Geopolitics

Former Fox News reporter warns that Trump team is ‘still colluding’ with the Russians

Carl Cameron: Trump "is enabling the biggest cyberattack in U.S. history."<p>Former Fox News Channel chief political correspondent Carl Cameron has a …

Former Texas Prosecutor Withheld Email That Could Have Prevented Innocent Man From Landing on Death Row: Report

In an announcement late Friday, Harris County, Texas, District Attorney Kim Ogg revealed that a former prosecutor withheld a key email that could …

Death Row

What the Koch Brothers Want Students to Learn About Slavery

As the late historian Lerone Bennett Jr. wrote: “It had never happened before, and it has never happened since, in America.” During Reconstruction, …

Southern States

South Carolina Candidate ‘Proud’ of Confederacy and Slave-Owning Ancestor

A Palmetto State gubernatorial candidate (guess which party?!) was confronted with evidence of her family’s past slave-holding. It wasn’t …

A resolution denouncing neo-Nazis dies in 36 seconds

<b>(CNN) —</b> It sounds like the kind of legislation that should easily breeze through a statehouse, even in these politically divided times: a resolution denouncing white nationalists and neo-Nazis.<p>It didn't even make it out of committee in the Tennessee legislature.<p>The resolution was written by …

Rights & Freedoms

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

Global Warming

A 1988 Shell Environmental Report Shows the Oil Company Knew Climate Change Was Real and Would Be Devastating

A recently uncovered cache of Royal Dutch Shell documents, some four decades old, shows the oil company knew full well the damage it was doing to the …