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Are Trump Supporters Too Dumb To Know They’re Dumb? Science Says “Probably”

Many have been proposing that Trump’s base is like a cult since before that day in November 2016. A personality cult? For some. A religious cult? …

An Open Letter to Trump’s Evangelical Defenders

A Christian’s primary purpose is not to defend his own religious liberty. It’s not even to fight abortion — as vital as that task is. His basic task …

This revolution in our understanding of depression will be life-transforming | Edward Bullmore

The discovery of genes that are linked to the crippling condition throws up exciting new possibilities for its successful treatment<p>Depression runs in families, we know. But it is only very recently, and after considerable controversy and frustration, that we are beginning to know how and why. The …

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Mueller is peeling back the layers of Trump’s finances

By Paul Waldman<p>Opinion writer<p>The New York Times has broken the news that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III issued subpoenas to the Trump Organization for documents, the first confirmation that Mueller is examining the president’s business interests. This news came with few details, but it’s …

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Lonely and unhappy people elected Donald Trump: That could be a sign of hope

<b>(Getty/David McNew)</b><p>American misery crashed to a startling new low in 2017, despite a strong economy. It’s not a coincidence<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>March 9, 2018 10:00am (UTC)<p>The 2016 American presidential election is a political corpse. We continue to pick it apart in an effort understand how a manifestly …

The nation's cartoonists on the week in politics

Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage …

A Doozy of a Dossier

The so-called “Trump dossier” continues to be the most important—and contested—document in the many probes of Russian involvement in the 2016 …

Mueller Is Teaching This Country a Lesson on the Nature of Corruption

Everything Donald Trump touches turns to, well...<p>Another player in the drama has appeared on the scene, and his presence in the ensemble is another measure of how widely Robert Mueller is spreading his nets to trawl through the muck and slime that composes the business empire of the current …

Another nail in the Uranium One coffin

A confidential informant interviewed by congressional staff last month who House Republicans had claimed would bolster their case that Russian …

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Some American hero edited Wikipedia's 'Invertebrates' page to include Paul Ryan

Sussed out by <i>New York Magazine</i> and Buzzfeed is the wholesome educational story of Wikipedia’s “Invertebrates” page.<p><b>Invertebrates</b> are animals that …

Robert Mueller, Style Icon

Last month, when the Washington <i>Post</i> ran a dual profile of Donald Trump and Robert Mueller, the paper took care to note Mueller’s daily wardrobe when he was the director of the F.B.I.: “a traditional J. Edgar Hoover-era G-man uniform: dark suit, red or blue tie and white shirt—always white.” A …

The Problem Isn’t Just Trump. It’s Our Ignorant Electorate.

It is not effete snobbery or elitist condescension to note that ill-informed voters contributed to the current mess.<p>For many of us, mornings have …

What Would Le Carré’s Master Spy Think of Trump and Russia?

John le Carre's most lethal mole-hunter unpacks the plot of Putin's attack on America - and the roles of Flynn, Nunes and the Steele dossier.<p>Where is …

McConnell owes the country a fuller explanation on Russian meddling

By Jennifer Rubin<p>Opinion writer<p>Politico reports:<p>President Donald Trump questioned on Monday why his predecessor did not do more to address Russian meddling in the 2016 election, even as his own administration has been quiet about its efforts to address such interference in the future.“Obama was …

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Trump-Russia Isn’t About the Cover-Up. It’s About the Crime.

In Watergate, it was the cover-up, not the crime. But in Russiagate, that stands to be turned on its head. We already know a lot—and we can be sure …

5 signs you would make a lousy hacker

It hasn’t been a good year for cybersecurity. People are being RATted and swatted, governments are leaking, and companies are being phished. In the Netherlands, DDoS attacks hit three large banks as well as the Dutch tax office over the past few days, temporarily blocking all web traffic.<p>For those …

The Plot Against America

Decades before he ran the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort’s pursuit of foreign cash and shady deals laid the groundwork for the corruption of Washington.<p>I. The Wisdom of Friends<p><b>The clinic permitted Paul Manafort</b> one 10-minute call each day. And each day, he would use it to ring his wife from Arizona, …

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Why Michael Wolff’s Book Is Good News

Most of the world seems to have concluded that the lunatic chaos described in <i>Fire and Fury,</i> the “bombshell” new book about the Trump White House by …

Smart Republicans Will Shun the Mueller Smear Campaign

Congressional Republicans: Stop aiming your guns at your feet. The all-out assault on the special counsel investigation, the Department of Justice …

You’ll Need One of These 5 VPNS Once Net Neutrality Is Gone

Deals to encrypt your data from prying eyes.<p>The FCC made it official: net neutrality is on its way out. What does that mean for all of us as …

How Trump Met Each Of His Wives Will Make You Cringe

To say the least, President Donald Trump's family is not like most that enter the White House. The Trumps are unique in that they were already under …

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Robert Reich: Trump Voters, He’s Taking You For Suckers

<i>This article first appeared on RobertReich.org.</i><p>Almost one year in, it’s time for another update for Trump voters on his election promises:<p>1. <b>He told</b> …

What Russian Journalists Uncovered About Russian Election Meddling

A cautionary tale about the importance of independent media abroad<p>Much of 2017 was consumed with untangling the political mess that was 2016 and Russia’s role in it.Much of what we learned came from American journalists, who brought us revelation after revelation about how the Kremlin meddled in …

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Rubio: GOP tax bill 'probably went too far' to help corporations

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioGOP looks to injure Nelson over Russia comments Rubio’s pro-family, conservative family leave policy promotes …

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The best books I read in 2017

Books to better understand Trump, to defend yourself from information overload, to imagine the future.<p>On my podcast, I close each conversation by asking my guest to recommend three books. Here, at the end of 2017, I thought I’d answer my own question, or at least a variant of it.<p>I shifted my …

The Ten Most Toxic Pieces of Fake News in 2017

A roundup of the year's ugliest, most damaging lies.<p><i>Welcome back to a special year-end edition of Can't Handle the Truth, our column looking at the fake news and hoaxes that have spread thanks to the internet.</i><p>What was the biggest fake news story of 2017?<p>If you asked me this loaded question in a …

Lack of IT staff leaving companies exposed to hacker attacks

Cybersecurity professionals call for better education after data thefts and the Wannacry attack on NHS IT systems<p>Cybersecurity professionals are calling for better education and improved apprentice schemes after saying a shortfall of staff in the sector is leaving companies exposed to hacker …

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NATO Officially Developing Offensive Strategies For Cyber Warfare

Cyber attacks and psychological manipulation seem to be the future of warfare.<p>NATO is changing its approach to cyber warfare. The intergovernmental …

Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea Sends Donald Trump’s Lawyers Scrambling

The President insists that the investigations into Russian meddling amount to nothing more than fake news. But the truth is now emerging.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Last June, less than a month after President Donald Trump fired …

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