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Justice Department anti-fraud expert resigns, disturbed by Trump's 'stunning' conduct

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lawyers at the Justice Department are typically mum on frank details surrounding an early resignation, so it's especially unusual when one directly points to the conduct of the President of the United States as the reason for quitting.<p>But Hui Chen, an anti-corruption expert who formerly …

Corruption

Why pro wrestling is the perfect metaphor for Donald Trump's presidency

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Sunday morning, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet containing video in which he pummels a person with a CNN logo as its head. The tweet was accompanied by these hashtags "#FraudNewsCNN #FNN."<p>It's in keeping with Trump's broad theme of the media as "fake" and his more narrowly …

Donald Trump

America, the diminished

What Trump has wrought.<p>At the Washington Examiner, Byron York argues that those who fight Donald Trump on Donald Trump’s terms end up diminished. Trump sprays insults with abandon, mocking everything from his critics’ intelligence to their popularity to their ethics to their plastic surgery, but …

Donald Trump

How Congress is taking back power from Trump on national security

<b>(CNN) —</b> In ways big and small, Congress is taking back power from President Donald Trump on national security matters.<p>From Russia to the Pentagon budget, Republicans in Congress are proposing new checks to curb the White House's power and in some cases simply ignoring the Trump administration's …

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Top 10 books about the apocalypse

Weaponised flu, hoax bombs that start exploding, totalitarian America and brain-thirsty zombies – here’s a flood of fictional world endings – and one that’s real<p>The apocalypse – the literal end of the world – has long captured humanity’s dark imagination. Is it because the end of life on Earth is …

Books

'It will be called Americanism': the US writers who imagined a fascist future

From Sinclair Lewis and Philip Roth to Donald Trump’s favourite film, Citizen Kane, US culture has long told stories about homegrown authoritarianism. What can we learn from them?<p>“To have enslaved America with this hocus-pocus! To have captured the mind of the world’s greatest nation without …

Political Science

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Literature

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So You Want to Read Dystopian Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Consider this book your introduction to dystopiana. Believe it or not, <i>1984</i> is totally hot right now. There have been reports of retailers actually …

The Recipes That Changed Our Lives In 2016

Every year there are a flurry of new, beautiful cookbooks to delve into. There’s an overwhelming number of appetite-inducing recipes by notable food publications to try. And there’s always an avalanche of new meals to make, provided by the hard-working food bloggers of the internet.<p>As much as it …

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The Best Way to Cook Prime Rib for the Holidays

<i>Photo by Rob Baas.</i><p>Prime rib. No other hunk of meat has such wow power. And no other cut strikes more fear in the hearts of home grill masters. With the holidays just a few days away, I feel the anxiety level rising. My inbox is inundated with questions, while search engines thrum with the words …

BBQ

Trump announces he will leave business ‘in total’ — leaving open how he will avoid conflicts of interest

President-elect Donald J. Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he would soon leave his “great business in total” to focus on the presidency, a response to growing worries over the businessman-in-chief’s conflicts of interest around the globe.<p>Shortly after, the official Twitter account of the Office …

Donald Trump

25+ 1-Pot Mexican Casseroles That'll Save You Time and Leave You Full

We dare you to find one person who loves to do dishes (truly loves to do them!). It's not really possible, which is why casseroles are never not having a moment. The simple one-pot dishes won't leave a mess to clean up at the end of the night, and their usually comforting and filling ingredients …

15 True Crime Books If You Love Truman Capote's 'In Cold Blood'

September 30 is the anniversary of Truman Capote’s birthday. In celebration, we’ve rounded up a selection of chilling true crime books for fans of <i>In</i> …

19 Meal-Worthy Salad Recipes That Won't Leave You Hungry

According to the thermometer (by which I mean, of course, the weather app on my phone), the temperatures here in California, where I just moved, have been cracking 100°F lately. When it gets this hot, I'm after dishes that are cool and refreshing, which naturally leads me to salads. I still want a</i> …

Healthy Eating

Students Protest Racism At San Francisco High School By Staging Walkout

<i>Lowell High School, San Francisco (Wikimedia Commons)</i><p>SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A group of black and other minority students who walked out of San …

San Francisco

Should Dictionaries Do More to Confront Sexism?

A few days after the Democratic Presidential debate in January, Michael Oman-Reagan, a doctoral student in anthropology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, was composing a tweet about the problems with American voters, and he was searching for the perfect word. The idea of a “rabid sports …

Candles blamed in fire that guts Oakland Buddhist temple, homes

Four resident monks and seven visitors scrambled for their lives as a three-alarm inferno gutted a Buddhist temple and destroyed at least two other homes — displacing nearly a dozen people — in Oakland early Tuesday morning, firefighters said.<p>The fire broke out around 2 a.m. as hundreds of candles …

SF moves to clear Division Street homeless encampment

Amid a growing sense of crisis over the encampment of homeless people along Division Street, San Francisco health officials moved Tuesday to declare the tent city a health hazard and tell people living on the sidewalk that they have 72 hours to pack up and move.<p>City workers planned to post notices …

Do Teens Read Seriously Anymore?

A common sight in malls, in pizza parlors, in Starbucks, and wherever else American teens hang out: three or four kids, hooded, gathered around a table, leaning over like monks or druids, their eyes fastened to the smartphones held in front of them. The phones, converging at the center of the …

Literature

Beyond “Infinite Jest”

What if an author put forth goals for his fiction so intelligent yet modest, so comprehensive yet dignified, that the reader would not—could not—forget them? Something like this happened to David Foster Wallace when he sat for an interview with Larry McCaffery, for the summer 1993 issue of the</i> …

Literature

The Best Shows On Netflix You’ve Never Heard Of

Netflix original programming has grown from one series in 2012 to 36-plus series in the years to come, which means that Netflix is as full-fledged a network as FX or AMC (in fact, they’ll provide even more programming by 2016). As they ramp up their original programming, expect to see fewer series …

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5 simple chemistry facts that everyone should understand before talking about science

One of the most ludicrous things about the anti-science movement is the enormous number of arguments that are based on a lack of knowledge about high …