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22 maps that explain America

At Business Insider, we love maps. There is no better way to convey data about people and places than with a map.<p>To that end, we've put together 22 maps that explain various economic, social, demographic, and linguistic aspects of the United States of America. Check them out.<p><i>Rob Wile contributed to</i> …

The Disappearance of Virtue From American Politics

In his new book, Ben Sasse has identified the right project for America: rehabilitating a shared moral language.<p>In just two short years, Senator Ben Sasse has gone from Capitol Hill newbie to digital president puncher, tweeting about Donald Trump’s affairs and the Midwestern dumpster fires he found …

Most Americans can't handle a $500 surprise bill

While the recession may be long over, many Americans are still living one bill away from financial disaster.<p>Despite the stronger economy, a lack of …

Why Are Democrats Running as Republicans?

Democrats are losing out to Republicans in what have become red states because the people who would vote for Democrats aren't voting whatsoever. …

Trump praises Australia’s universal health-care system: ‘You have better health care than we do’

NEW YORK — Seconds after praising his party's efforts to pass a new health-care bill that estimates said would leave millions uninsured, President Trump praised Australia's government-funded universal heath-care system.<p>“We have a failing health care — I shouldn't say this to our great gentleman and …

Health Care

1 in 5 Millennials describe themselves as libertarian

One fifth of under-30s describe themselves as libertarians, but most Americans reject the label<p>Last week self-described libertarian and Kentucky …

Government

Don't Assume You Know How College-Age Republican Women Feel About Reproductive Rights

Since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election, divisions within the Democratic party have taken center stage. Many in the team that …

“If You Keep Fucking With Mr. Trump, We Know Where You Live”

Trump’s casino business went bankrupt, and then a lawyer representing investors told police he got a menacing call from a man who said “we’re going to your house for your wife and kids” if he didn’t stop “fucking with Mr. Trump.” The FBI determined the call came from a phone booth across the street …

Donald Trump

Mike Pence Will Be the Most Powerful Christian Supremacist in U.S. History

The election of Donald Trump has sent shockwaves through the souls of compassionate, humane people across the country and the world. Horror that a …

Mike Pence

The Reichstag Warning

On February 27, 1933 the German Parliament building burned, Adolf Hitler rejoiced, and the Nazi era began. Hitler, who had just been named head of a …

Michael Flynn

Leading Historian Believes 'It's Pretty Much Inevitable' Trump Will Try to Stage a Coup and Overthrow Democracy

American democracy is in crisis. The election of Donald Trump feels like a state of emergency made normal.<p>Trump has threatened violence against his …

Trump on the Civil War: ‘Why Could That One Not Have Been Worked Out?’

President Trump mused in an interview that the Civil War could have been avoided if only Andrew Jackson had been around to stop it. Jackson had been dead 16 years and long out of office when the war started in 1861.<p>Mr. Trump’s comments, among several he made about Jackson in an interview broadcast …

War

100 Days of Donald Trump: VICE News Tonight Special Episode (HBO)

Free trade: As U.S. corn flows south, Mexicans stop farming | McClatchy Washington Bureau

SAN JERONIMO SOLOLA, Mexico — Look around the rain-fed corn farms in Oaxaca state, and in vast areas of Mexico, and one sees few young men, just …

One nation, two Trumps: America as divided as ever after first 100 days

How did Donald Trump do in his first 100 days as US president? The moment you step out into the beating heart of America, you realize that’s the wrong question.<p>How did the Donald Trumps – plural – do in their first 100 days? That’s the better line of inquiry. And no, it’s not a reference to Donald …

Donald Trump

Sanders Slams UC Berkeley's Anti-Free Speech Zealots: 'It's A Sign Of Intellectual Weakness'

It seems even the most left wing elements of the Democratic Party aren’t for UC Berkeley’s anti-free speech antics. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and …

Rights & Freedoms

Republican Jeff Flake gets wrecked at Town Hall

Trump as a Cat Pushing Things Away From Him is Hilarious

posted by Jake Dill -<p>1 year ago<p>I have never noticed this before and now that I have it's one of the weirdest behaviors I can imagine.<p>Actually... it …

Gov. Chris Christie passed one of the most aggressive laws to combat the opioid epidemic

And President Trump is tapping him to lead a commission on the epidemic.<p>President Trump will soon sign an executive order that creates a commission to tackle the opioid epidemic and has reportedly put New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in charge of it.<p>Christie is a strong choice, given that just this …

Is Trump Sabotaging Obamacare?

The record is mixed, but he sure keeps hinting at it.<p>President Donald Trump often blasts Obamacare as a total disaster, a pathetic failure doomed to implode. But sometimes he adds a twist, suggesting that instead of trying to fix the situation, Republicans would be smarter to exploit the situation. …

Health Care

Income gap: Middle class in Arizona being 'left behind'

The income gap between rich and middle-class Arizonans widened noticeably in recent years, prompting Arizona to be placed among nine states where …

‘I will give you everything.’ Here are 282 of Donald Trump’s campaign promises.

In Donald Trump’s final days on the campaign trail, he promised his supporters that “every dream you ever dreamed for your country” will come true if he becomes president — one of dozens of sweeping promises he made and is now expected to fulfill.<p>In January, I compiled a list of 76 campaign …

Immigration

The Koch Brothers Are Using This State as Their Right-Wing Laboratory

The state of Arizona will shell out at least $5 million per year to free-market academic centers established with funding from billionaire …

The GOP Candidate In Arizona Who Changed His Name To Cesar Chavez

Scott Fistler wasn’t having any success running for office as a white Republican in Arizona. So he switched parties and changed his name to Cesar …

My Turn: How John McCain can fix campaign finance

I’ve long been inspired by Sen. John McCain. In an era when special-interest donors wield staggering levels of influence over our country’s …

The GOP changed around John McCain -- and now he's fighting to get re-elected

<b>Phoenix (CNN) —</b> Sen. John McCain is under siege: Navigating the cross-currents of Donald Trump at the top of the ticket, facing a challenger pushed by the Democratic establishment and being a Washington veteran of more than three decades in a year dominated by outsiders.<p>But he seems to be reveling …

Republicans

Arizona Voters Brave Long Lines for Presidential Preference Election

Many voters had no problem with the long queues. They enjoyed the breezy weather, chatting politics with fellow voters and witnessing the raw …