Karan Malhotra

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Bernie's big-crowd strategy

Bernie Sanders spoke in front of thousands of admiring progressives Wednesday evening. But since the event was in Wisconsin, none of them will actually be voting in the early states where Sanders hopes to put a scare into Hillary Clinton.<p>Rather than single-mindedly chasing votes across New …

Grand Older Party: Nearly 3 million Republican voters could be dead by 2016 election

Time is not on the side of Republicans, according to a “back of the napkin” analysis published by <i>Politico</i> on Monday, which estimated that nearly 3 …

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Ralph Nader: Why run for president if you don't have a real chance?

The 2016 presidential election is attracting an unusually large number of hopefuls. The Republicans will probably field more than a dozen candidates and the Democrats, as many as five. Presently, very few of these supposed contenders have a real chance of becoming president. Republicans Ben Carson, …

Kentucky Gov.: Same-sex marriage ban isn’t discriminatory since it also applies to straight people

<b>Gov. Steve Beshear, D-Ky. (Wikipedia/Gage Skidmore)</b><p>You know who else has basically made the same argument? Ann Coulter<p>Jenny Kutner<p>April 1, 2015 1:52pm (UTC)<p>A fun thing happens when states go to the Supreme Court to defend their bans on same-sex marriage: We get to see the mostly convoluted …

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President Ted Cruz’s dystopian America: The scorched hellscape of a climate-denying White House

<b>(Reuters/Joe Mitchell/greenantphoto via iStock/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Welcome to the nation of Ted Cruz’s dreams — and the planet’s nightmares<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>March 27, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>Ted Cruz -- adamantly, and against all logic -- does not believe in climate change. It's an untenable position to …

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is actually the 195th presidential candidate for 2016

Senator Ted Cruz isn't the first official presidential candidate of 2016 — he's the 195th.<p>The Texas Republican may be the first high-profile …

The Fascist in the Kremlin

How Putin is eliminating enemies at home while creating new allies abroad.<p>Vladimir Putin is fighting a war on two fronts. At home, opposition activists no longer risk jail, but death. The assassination of Boris Nemtsov at the Kremlin walls–one of the most policed places on the planet–turned a new …

Ferrari 488 GTB storms into the new turbo era

Bid a fond farewell to the all-motor 458. This is its turbocharged replacement.<p>Pour one out for the all-motor, mid-engined Ferrari sports car.<p>The spectacular 458 range heads into retirement, taking its razor-sharp naturally aspirated V8 with it. This is its successor, the 488 GTB. Mounted behind …

Sports Cars

Asteroid swings very near Earth: Are you up for a midnight viewing?

An asteroid five football fields wide will make a near-Earth flyby on Monday, and you may be able to see it at the witching hour with a pair of strong binoculars.<p>Late Monday -- particularly at midnight -- will be prime time for trying to catch a glimpse of asteroid 2004 BL86, said the Jet …