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Blinded me with science: Life lessons I learned from fictional teachers

Not all my inspiring teachers were real. As we look back on Teacher Appreciation Week, here's a thank you to those fictional teachers of science fiction, fantasy and science who taught me more than I could find in the periodic table.<p><b>Master Yoda from</b> <b>Star Wars</b><p><b>Lesson:</b> Corrupt you, power can. Humble, …

Rob Reiner voices the frustration of millions, calls out media coverage of Donald Trump on “Morning Joe”

<b>Rob Reiner</b><p>The “Being Charlie” director excoriates Scarborough & Co. for their refusal to acknowledge Trump’s racist appeal<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>May 5, 2016 9:08pm (UTC)<p>Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezenski may still be a little raw from the brutal burn they received at the White House Correspondents' Dinner …

Yes, Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat — and Hillary represents the very worst of the party

<b>Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders (Reuters/Brian Snyder/Jonathan Ernst/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Sanders has exposed just how reactionary and corrupt the Democratic Party is—while Clinton wants things to carry on<p>Ben Norton<p>April 20, 2016 12:30pm (UTC)<p>A new strategy has emerged in the Hillary Clinton …

3 Things You Need to Know About Cooking With Salmon

Plus, a recipe from Diane Morgan's new book, Salmon: Everything You Need to Know.<p>The majority of salmon consumed in the United States today is farmed …

Hillary is this out of touch: The Democratic frontrunner doesn’t understand economic struggle — and never will

<b>Hillary Clinton (AP/Matt Rourke)</b><p>Clinton wants cash-strapped students to believe she’s been in their shoes. Last week she let the truth slip out<p>Les Leopold<p>April 10, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Establishment politicians running for high office live and breathe …

Neoliberalism vs. New Deal: Bernie, Hillary and what’s really at stake in this primary

<b>Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders (Reuters/Brian Snyder/Jonathan Ernst/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Democrats aren’t just picking a candidate. They’re choosing their party’s economic course for a generation to come<p>Thomas l. Palley<p>April 10, 2016 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The …

Middle-class

The DEA will soon decide whether the US should stop treating marijuana like heroin

While 23 states and Washington, DC now allow some form of medical marijuana, weed remains in the tightly-regulated Schedule I category alongside heroin, LSD, ecstasy, and other drugs deemed to have no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Cocaine and methamphetamine are among the …

Cannabis

The one percent always ate us alive: How human sacrifice led to our society’s gross inequality

<b>(Suzanne Long | Shutterstock)</b><p>Elites knew the value of fearmongering even way back when<p>Kali HollowayAlternet<p>April 7, 2016 10:56pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet<p>Religion has long been a particularly useful tool for social control, with the “fear of god” used in service of every …

How a failed rebellion changed the world: The Easter Rising’s strange centennial

<b>The burnt out shell of the GPO, the rebel headquarters, after the Easter Rising of 1916. (Wikimedia)</b><p>The doomed rebellion 100 years ago was more than a minor colonial squabble, or a mythic saga of noble sacrifice<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>April 7, 2016 11:11pm (UTC)<p>Everything about the Easter Rising of 1916 is …

Addiction is a learning disorder: Why the war on drugs is useless, AA undermines treatment, and addiction studies can learn a lot from autism

<b>Maia Szalavitz (Ash Fox)</b><p>Salon talks to Maia Szalavitz on her new book “Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction”<p>Zachary Siegel<p>April 7, 2016 11:15pm (UTC)<p>In September of 1986, Maia Szalavitz was charged with felony possession – nearly 2.5 kilos – of cocaine and faced 15 …

Wisconsin’s voter ID sham: Republican rep admits the law targets Democrats — it’s time for the rest of the GOP to say it, too

<b>Glenn Grothman (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)</b><p>The truth comes out — a Republican congressman boasts that voter ID laws are an asset to his party<p>Simon Maloy<p>April 6, 2016 5:10pm (UTC)<p>Tuesday’s presidential primaries in Wisconsin were the first big elections held in the state following the implementation of the …

Government

Donald Trump’s “insult haiku”: Scholars are having a field day parsing the poetics of Trump’s “idiolect”

<b>Donad (Reuters/David Becker)</b><p>The Internet School of Trumpology appears to be split between scholars of Trump Tweets and Trump Speak<p>Paula Young Lee<p>April 6, 2016 3:51pm (UTC)<p>How to explain the “idiolect” of Donald Trump? An “idiolect,” explains sociolinguist Jennifer Sclafani, is “not the language of …

The truth about the Sanders surge: The optics may be terrible for Hillary after Wisconsin pummeling, but the math is still solidly on her side

<b>Hillary Cllinton, Bernie Sanders (Reuters/Brian Snyder/Jim Young/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>It’s almost impossible for a Democratic candidate to close a gap this wide this deep into the primaries<p>Sean Illing<p>April 6, 2016 2:35pm (UTC)<p>Bernie Sanders had a good night on Monday. He won the Wisconsin primary …

Government

Macro monsters: Jumping spiders up close, in pictures