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Dancers Among Us, Part II (18 photos)

Now featured on everywhere from NBC to blog and magazines around the world, <i>Dancers Among Us</i>, by photographer Jordan Matter, constantly reaches new heights. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, Matter shoots top NYC dancers in places around the city, including an Apple store, Grand Central …

Apple Store

Carson says, wrongly, that Thomas Jefferson crafted the Constitution

Of America’s Founding Fathers, Ben Carson is most moved by Thomas Jefferson, partly because of the way he “tried to craft our Constitution,” the retired neurosurgeon said this weekend.<p>In a Sunday interview on C-SPAN as part of its “Road to the White House” series, Carson said he was “impressed by a …

Government

Donald Trump's Plan to Make America White Again

<b>By Kica Matos and Sam Fulwood III</b><p>Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was recently asked to speculate about his political future. ''I have no idea,'' he stated. ''But I'm here now. And it's beautiful."<p>"Beautiful" is not the word most people of color would use to describe the climate that …

Republicans

Meet the Women Who Say There's a Better Feminist in the Race Than Hillary Clinton

In 2008, Jetta Darrow cast her vote for Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary. She worried that Barack Obama wasn’t experienced …

Middle-class

The best of Mexico City's photojournalism – in pictures

These images are taken from an exhibition of photojournalism at Mexico City’s new FotoMuseo Cuatro Caminos. All were all shot in the capital by some of the country’s leading photojournalists<p>Lee este artículo en español

Mexico

ACLU faults California law enforcement response to Prop. 47

A new report from the ACLU of California faults law enforcement officials for "a disappointing level of resistance" in their response to Proposition 47, the landmark ballot measure that downgraded drug possession and some theft crimes from felonies to misdemeanors a year ago.<p>"Some are making …

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

Woman Trolls Trump By Reading Book Of Poems On Racism In The Background Of A Speech

Important to keep a book in one's bag, if an event gets boring or there is a lull.

Robert Reich Explains Why Bernie Sanders' Policies Would Cost America Nothing

Robert Reich Explains Why Bernie Sanders’ Policies Would Cost America Nothing (VIDEO)<p>September 21, 2015Jenna LeFever Economics<p>Popular Economist …

Middle-class

Clinton allies shout ‘sexism’ at Sanders

The Vermont senator is suddenly on the defensive, an unaccustomed position for a progressive who describes himself as a feminist.<p>The once respectful Democratic primary has devolved into a slugfest about gender, with Hillary Clinton surrogates expressing outrage over how Bernie Sanders is conducting …

Government

Favorability Ratings Show Hillary Clinton Is Unelectable and Bernie Sanders Wins a General Election

Democrats must win swing states in 2016 to prevent Trump or another Republican from sitting in the Oval Office. Since voters in general elections normally won't vote for a candidate they don't like or at least find trustworthy, it's imperative that a Democratic nominee hold positive favorability …

Government

Wendy's Serves a Kid's Meal with a Side of Racism and Misogyny

<i>Maníge Osowski leads demonstrators outside Wendy's on Oct. 8, 2015. Photo by Jesse Benn.</i><p>"The girls immediately told me they were scared I was going to jail. They had no concept of what the gamut of police experiences are. The police show up and take people to jail. And in this case, they showed up …

Women of Color

Jeb Bush is erasing history: Why his comments about Black Americans are even worse than you thought

While the GOP candidate clings to age-old narratives about a moocher class, he ignores the truth about America<p>Ronald Reagan, the scourge of Black America and the hero of the Republican Party, holds great sway over today’s conservatives. Reagan famously talked about black “welfare queens” and …

Income Inequality

Elizabeth Warren just delivered the realest talk on race by any American politician

The progressive favorite talks about the “dark underbelly” of “how America built a great middle class”<p>Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren just further burnished her progressive credentials with a thorough and explicit telling of racial injustice in America, focusing on what she called three …

Home Ownership

Mike Huckabee is bashing Obama for nominating an openly gay Army secretary

"It's clear President Obama is more interested in appeasing America's homosexuals than honoring America's heroes," said Huckabee.<p>He added that the rate of veteran suicides were "out of control" and that he thought military readiness was low, yet it is unclear how the sexual orientation of the …

Military

GOP Candidates Prep for Debate: Pictures

England

Femen's topless condescension towards Muslim women only helps sexism

Islam doesn’t require women to love misogyny as a religious duty – not that Femen would know. Muslim women are capable of standing up for ourselves<p>In an old parable, some people gather in a dark room in which there’s an elephant. They’re asked to describe it. One, who can touch only the elephant’s …

Feminism

Here's How You Can Afford To Retire In Paris

When we're finally ready to flip the switch to retirement, my husband and I intend to settle in Paris. For us, this city is as good as it gets and the world's best option for retirement living.<p>Step out your door anytime, day or night, turn right or left, and you don't have to travel far to …

France

Fox News built a f**ked-up Frankenstein, dumb, angry and divorced from facts. Now Donald Trump will devour them

Conservative media destroyed conservative politics. The right’s impossible to take seriously. Then came Trump!<p>Fox News –and the conservative media-industrial complex – have created a Frankenstein. His name is Donald Trump, and his political success is now a huge problem for the Republican Party. In …

Republicans

Is Bernie Sanders really a socialist? Or just redefining socialism for America?

The Democratic candidate describes himself as one, but it can be hard to detect the traditional hallmarks of socialism at his increasingly popular rallies<p>Since the days of Joe McCarthy’s communist witch-hunts, American politics has rarely seen a “red scare” to match that greeting the surging …

Middle-class

Fox News doctor says men are allowed to hit women now because of the “gender equality movement”

Keith Ablow told “Fox & Friends” that a man should never hit a girl, even if that means banning co-ed sports<p>Fox News' resident "doctor" Keith Ablow blames co-ed sports and the gender equality movement for perpetuating a culture that tells people like Florida State University quarterback De'Andre …

Feminism

Ann Coulter: Sharks may dominate the media — but it’s the Mexicans who will really kill you

“I will bet you that more Americans will be killed by Mexicans than by ISIS or by sharks,” she said<p>On Sunday's edition of "Fox & Friends," Ann Coulter continued to plug her book "Adios, America" by comparing it to every other story in the news, this time telling Tucker Carlson and his cohorts that …

San Francisco

The Real Reasons Bernie Sanders Is Transforming the Election: Why He Galvanizes the Left

CNN dubbed this “the summer of Sanders” as media outlets finally picked up on the large crowds Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has …

Middle-class

7th Black Church Burned Since Charleston Massacre - Right Wing Still Claims Racism Dead In America

Charleston

Mike Huckabee Opposes Hate Crime Laws Unless You’re Christian (IMAGE/VIDEO)

Following in several of his Republican colleague’s bigoted footsteps, 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is making religious liberty a major …

Donald Trump just got into a heated exchange with Don Lemon over his comments about immigrants

In an interview with CNN set to air Wednesday night, the real-estate mogul got into a heated exchange with Don Lemon after the CNN host challenged Trump's assertions.<p>"Well, somebody's doing the raping, Don. I mean somebody's doing it," Trump said, according to CNN. "Who's doing the raping? Who's …

Donald Trump

This Bearded Bride Photo Shoot Is the Most Breathtaking Thing You'll See All Day

Breaking down all preconceived beauty ideals.<p>Harnaam Kaur first started growing facial hair at the age of 11. She was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition that causes a hormone imbalance in women. From then on, her life was a constant battle; she suffered from bullying, which …

Weddings

Long Weekends Like a Local: Packing List

Camping is one of the best and easiest escapes into nature, away from the chores of daily life. The more nights this summer you can spend staring at a campfire and sleeping under a canopy of stars, the better, even if you stay close to home. Here are ten ways to make it more fun and happen more …