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5 things to do right now if you're worried about the Equifax hack

Let's face it. There's a good chance your personal information was exposed during the Equifax data breach.<p>The names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver's license numbers for 143 million people may have been accessed. That kind of information could be used by someone else to …

Identity Theft

Hurricane Harvey offers lessons Republicans will probably ignore

Hurricane Harvey has exposed the weakness of the three shibboleths that have been the guiding political philosophy for two generations of Republicans. Those three shaky imperatives are that 1) lowering taxes is always a good idea, 2) government programs can always be cut and 3) economic growth must …

Exiles on Pennsylvania Avenue: How Jared and Ivanka Were Repelled by Washington’s Elite

“What is off-putting about them,” one political veteran told me, “is they do not grasp their essential irrelevance. They think they are special.”<p>I. Air Force One<p>Donald Trump hoped the trip would draw a line under the Russia story, which had hounded his candidacy and was now damaging his presidency. …

Donald Trump

Taran Tactical Base Pads for the S&W Shield

Taran Tactical Innovations, known throughout the firearms industry for great accessories, has finally tackled Smith & Wesson M&P Shield magazines. …

Mueller Plunges Across Trump's Red Line

A Wall Street Journal story claimed the investigation had moved before a grand jury, while CNN reported it was looking into potential financial crimes unrelated to the 2016 election.<p><i>Updated on August 2 at 9:23 p.m.</i><p>Special Counsel Robert Mueller has begun to issue subpoenas in his investigation into …

John Moses Browning's Other Pistol: The Story of the Browning Hi Power

The Browning Hi Power pistol is one of the most popular and effective handguns in the history of modern firearms. Based on a design by John Browning, …

How to Get the Perfect Eclipse Shot Using Your Smartphone

For about three minutes on August 21, if you're lucky, you can watch the moon cross in front of the sun and block out its light in a total solar …

Terrifying video shows a bear and her two cubs following a man on a trail

A man camping in Alaska had an extremely close encounter with a huge grizzly bear and her two cubs on a trail.<p>The clip starts with the man nervously …

National Parks

Here’s Everything Leaving And Coming To Netflix In August 2017

Will August be great or super bad?<p>The wet, hot American summer of 2017 is underway, but we’re not sure what to make of August.<p>On the one hand, Netflix is adding a number of anticipated originals, such as “Marvel’s The Defenders,” “Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo,” and “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten …

The Nine Mile Canyon In Remote Utah Is The World's Largest 'Art Gallery'

The Nine Mile Canyon located in the desert of eastern Utah is the world’s longest art gallery in the world. This canyon boasts tens of thousands of petroglyphs and pictographs along a stretch of 40 miles.<p>The art in the canyon was created by the Fremont culture and the Ute people and depict …

What I learned from home DNA testing

They promise to reveal everything from our ancestry to our chances of serious illness. But are DNA tests accurate and do they tell us anything worthwhile?<p>There may come a time in everyone’s life when they find themselves sitting at the kitchen table on an otherwise unexceptional weekday morning, …

Trump tests the limits of presidential power

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is the no-limits President.<p>During his six months in power, Trump has made few concessions to the conventions and protocol of an office shaped by his predecessors for more than two centuries.<p>Though his voice now carries the resonance of a head of state, he's more often adopted …

U.S. Politics

“Set aside Putin and follow the money”: a Russia expert’s theory of the Trump scandal

Why the collusion story begins with money, not politics.<p>“To understand the roots of the collusion, set aside Putin and follow the money.”<p>That’s what Seva Gunitsky, a politics professor at the University of Toronto and the author of <i>Aftershocks</i>, told me in a September interview. I reached out to …

Donald Jr. Joins 'The President Show,' But He Cannot Be Contained

Containment is an issue for this administration. The disease? Proof.<p>Donald Trump Jr. is a lot like Jesus. If not for his dad, we wouldn’t even be talking about him. Also, he’s probably never read books.<p>On Thursday’s “President Show” on Comedy Central, President Donald Trump (played by Anthony …

Ravens Are Ridiculously Smart, Seem To Be Able To Plan For The Future

Respect the raven.<p>The new “Planet of the Apes” movie has people imagining what an ape-ruled world with human underlings would really look like, but maybe ravens are the animals we should be keeping an eye on.<p>The dazzling intelligence of corvids — the family that includes ravens and crows — is …

Ravens

So This Is What American Greatness Really Looks Like?

This week, Garry Kasparov, former Russian chess champion and perennial critic of Vladimir Putin, tweeted about what autocrats do when caught: “1: …

Donald Trump

Reviewed: New Handgun Holsters

As concealed carry grows at unprecedented levels across the country, holster makers are coming up with new and improved designs to meet the needs of …

Self Defense

Mossberg 590 Shockwave: Gun Test

You’ve doubtless heard the expression that if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and sounds like a duck, then it’s a duck. The Mossberg …

First Look: LaserMax GripSense CenterFire Light and Laser

LaserMax announced the launch of its new GripSense Activation Technology in 2017, and the company began shipping CenterFire handgun laser models …

Tested: Smith Wesson's M&P M2.0 Pistol

A couple of weeks before last Christmas, I traveled to Springfield, Mass., to unwrap a raft of new presents placed tantalizingly under the …

‘Saturday Night Live’: The Most Memorable Moments This Season

Alec Baldwin pursing his lips, squinting his eyes, saying “Jina.” Melissa McCarthy plowing a podium into a crowd of reporters. Kate McKinnon pivoting from a self-absorbed Hillary Clinton to a deer-in-the-headlights Kellyanne Conway.<p>As “Saturday Night Live” wraps up its 42nd season this weekend, …

Trump told Russians in Oval Office that Comey's firing relieved "great pressure," called FBI director "nut job"

Welp.<p>From the NYT:<p>President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved …

Yet another reason Donald Trump is bad news: He’s utterly lacking in “integrative complexity” — and that’s dangerous

<b>(Getty/Win McNamee)</b><p>Trump’s lack of “balance, nuance and sophistication” is obvious — and it’s likely to get many people killed<p>Phil Torres<p>May 14, 2017 11:00am (UTC)<p>Last January, the former leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, eerily declared that “it looks like the world is preparing for …

10 Great Pocket Holsters for Concealed Carry

Over the last ten years, there's been an explosion of popularity in small, easily-concealeable semi-automatic pocket pistols. From the Ruger LCP to …

Self Defense

Smith & Wesson M&P9 2.0 Duty Pistol

The polymer pistol market has welcomed many newcomers over the years and for good reason. If you're looking for a functional, durable tool for duty …

Melissa McCarthy Plays an Angst-Ridden Sean Spicer on ‘Saturday Night Live’

This was not, let’s be honest, the best week to be Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary. He started on Monday buffeted by questions about Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, and Sally Q. Yates, the former acting attorney general. On Tuesday, it fell to him to make the …

Alec Baldwin opens up Melissa McCarthy 'SNL' episode with Trump NBC interview

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> viewers expected to see host Melissa McCarthy in the opening sketch during the May 13 episode but were instead treated to Alec …