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Overwhelmingly White Maryland County Bans All School Field Trips To Baltimore

Harford County has indefinitely suspended all student field trips to Baltimore, citing concerns for the safety of their students. School officials …

Chelsea Handler Says Justin Bieber Was Her Worst Celebrity Interview

Before Chelsea Handler puts her <i>Chelsea Lately</i> days behind her and debuts a new talk show on Netflix in May, the comedian recently recalled the worst …

Behind the Story: TIME’s Flint Water Crisis Cover Piece

<b>Story:</b> “The Toxic Tap“<p><b>Outlet:</b> TIME<p><b>Reporter:</b> Josh Sanburn<p><i>TIME reporter Josh Sanburn experienced the anger felt by Flint water residents following the water crisis as he reported from the Michigan city for TIME’s cover story. Sanburn said residents are angry at politicians and bureaucrats who failed</i> …

Flint, Michigan's water crisis: what the national media got wrong - Vox

I live in Flint, Michigan.<p>My older daughter, a bright, outgoing girl with an impish sense of humor, just started kindergarten this year. She attends a well-respected Catholic school within the city limits. Her classmates are rich and poor, black and white: a portrait of diversity. Not long after …

Gun Control Is a Pro-Life Value

President Barack Obama’s decision this week to use his executive authority to act on gun control might be controversial here at home, but it has at …

The Fundamental Religious Views That Inspired the Oregon Militia

Ammon and Ryan Bundy, the brothers in command of the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom — an armed group that has taken over a cluster of government …

Shepherd's Pie Never Tasted So Good -- and It's Vegan

Shepherd's pie is one of those satisfying comfort dishes. Traditionally Shepherd's pie was prepared as a way of using up leftover meat, which served as the filling. The pie dish was lined with mashed potato on the bottom and then spread on the top of the casserole. For our take on a vegan …

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One Thing a Woman Can't Do

You cannot police a man's penis.<p>Ask Hillary, or Camille Cosby, or Huma Abedin.<p>What does a woman do when allegations against the man she's married to include unprovable and alleged crimes that make her ashamed?<p>Mrs. Cosby has chosen to deny, deny, and then her lawyers petitioned and got a stay on her …

A Brief Exercise Meant to Illuminate the Prejudices of Donald Trump

Let us play a short, Friday afternoon substitution game. At a rally in New Hampshire earlier this week, Donald Trump was interrupted by a supporter who called President Obama a Muslim. This was treated as a moment of hilarity by Trump, and by the crowd. I’m publishing the exchange between Trump and …

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Elizabeth Warren’s Challenge to Hillary Clinton

I’m down in Washington, D.C., at the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Finance & Society conference, at which, as I pointed out yesterday, all of the speakers are women. At the opening dinner last night, Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered a rousing condemnation of the big banks that, to me, at …

How A Disgraced College Chain Trapped Its Students In Poverty

Corinthian Colleges lured students to its high-priced courses with the promise of an escape from poverty. But mired in tens of thousands of dollars of debt they will likely never be able to repay, many now feel more stuck than ever.<p>Not long ago, Amber Brown, a student at Everest University, saw an …

What Happened the Last Time Republicans Had a Majority This Huge?

They lost it.<p>Since last week, many Republicans have been feeling singularly nostalgic for November 1928, and with good reason. It’s the last time that the party won such commanding majorities in the House of Representatives while also dominating the Senate. And, let’s face it, 1928 was a good …

The GOP's numbers problem

Pollsters predicted a Romney win, then missed again in the midterms.<p>It was great news for the Republicans but yet another black mark for Republican pollsters. Mike Shields, the Republican National Committee’s chief of staff, sat with his data and modeling team at the committee’s Capitol Hill …

Obama: We didn't mislead on health care

BRISBANE, Australia — President Barack Obama denied Sunday that his signature health care reform law was deceptively marketed, rejecting statements by a consultant on the plan who said aspects of Obamacare were designed to take advantage of the “stupidity” of voters.<p>“The fact that an adviser who …

GOP Lawmaker's Bill Would Outlaw Abortion Before Some Women Know They're Pregnant

A package of bills introduced in Michigan's legislature would drastically restrict women's access to abortion -- and may be unconstitutional.<p>Introduced in the state House this week by Rep. Thomas Hooker (R-Byron Center) and more than a dozen cosponsors, HB 5643, 5644 and 5645 would require women …

Paul Krugman debunks the 1 percent’s favorite victim-blaming lie

The New York Times columnist shows why Jamie Dimon’s explanation for unemployment is nonsense<p>In his latest column for the New York Times, celebrated economist and best-selling author Paul Krugman dismantles one of the 1 percent's favorite victim-blaming excuses for persistent unemployment: the …

Democrats Should Launch Pro-Obamacare Ad Campaign

Everyone's talking about Obamacare today, since it is the deadline for signing up for health insurance in the first "open enrollment" period for the marketplace exchanges. The final numbers aren't in yet (and won't be for at least another few weeks), but from the numbers already released, the …

In Politics, Hog Castration Cuts Through The Ad Clutter

One candidate talks fondly about castrating hogs in her youth and suggests that could be a useful skill in Washington.<p>Another fires semi-automatic weapons at a 2-foot-high stack of paper representing the Affordable Care Act before feeding it through a wood chipper.<p>Yet another has a group of crying …

Breaking Tradition, Pope Confesses His Sins In Public

Pope Francis broke tradition, again, today by confessing his sins in public.<p>As The Catholic News Service reports, the pope was leading a penitential liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica when it came time to hear confessions. Instead of heading into an empty confessional to hear the confessions of fellow …

Latinos Wary Of All-Out Push To Sign Up For ACA

All throughout the country, supporters of the Affordable Care Act have worked to reach the uninsured, holding health fairs and putting ads on TV and radio.<p>The push continues to get as many enrolled as possible, especially Latinos — the most uninsured group in the country.<p>Illinois has taken its show …

New Photo Of Prince George Pleases The Internet

Britain's monarchy has released a new photo of Prince George, the 8-month-old son of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, showing a cute boy who's more taken with the family dog than with having his picture taken.<p>The photograph was released this weekend, ahead of the family's trip to New …

Everybody Has A Price: Why This 'Invincible' Chose Insurance

When we first met Brad Stevens, he was living in Lakeport, Calif., a struggling massage therapist in a struggling town on the southern tip of Clear Lake. Stevens had been uninsured his entire adult life, and used to believe firmly that clean living and exercise could stave off any need for medical …

This State Is Quietly Becoming One Of The Worst For Women’s Health (And No, It’s Not Texas)

Thanks to the high-profile battle over new abortion restrictions in Texas this past summer, the national media typically associates the Lone Star …

Jimmy Kimmel Live

ABC’s distinctive late-night talk show features a diverse lineup of guests, including celebrities, athletes, comedians, politicians and human …

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Carrot Romesco

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 45 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Romesco is to Spain what pesto is to Italy. Typically made with red peppers, this carrot version led to some new ideas.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup pine nuts<p>1½ pound small carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise if larger<p>5 tablespoons olive oil, …