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Architect of bin Laden raid issues stunning rebuke of Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Retired Adm. William McRaven, the man who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, issued a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday, defending the former spy chief as …

Donald Trump

A philosopher explains America’s “post-truth” problem

“We can never really be post-truth.”<p>The president of the United States is a serial liar.<p>In May, the Washington Post created a tally of Trump’s false or misleading claims. The number they found was 3,001, which averages out to roughly six lies or half-lies each day in office. That number has climbed …

Fake News

'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. <i>Lies My Teacher Told Me</i>, by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the …

Black History

As a Muslim woman, I’d like to thank Boris Johnson for calling out the niqab

As a Muslim woman observing Islam, I am fully supportive of Boris Johnson’s rejection of the niqab. And I wonder how many of the former Foreign Secretary’s critics understand my religion, what this form of dress represents and the subjugation it implies. To defend the niqab and to defend Muslim …

Religion

Unlikely Friends Found Huddling Together In The Wake Of Deadly Wildfire

"The animals had survived one of the most destructive fires in memory, finding comfort in each other in the doorway of a home."<p>To date, more than …

Acquainted

Health insurance for dummies: Why we cover pre-existing conditions

It never fails to astonish that the biggest critics of Obamacare seem to have no clue how insurance works.<p>They wrap their criticism in high-minded declarations of “choice” and “personal freedom,” but the bottom line is that insurance — all insurance, not just health coverage — is a tool for risk …

Health Care

Reporting on Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” is deeply flawed: Media forgets how math works

<b>(Fox News)</b><p>Many publications touted the startling cost in a libertarian study, without noticing that even that saves money<p>Justin Anderson<p>August 3, 2018 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared at FAIR.org. Used by permission.<p>“Medicare for All,” a federally funded universal health care plan …

Health Care

How History Classes Helped Create a 'Post-Truth' America

The author of Lies My Teacher Told Me discusses how schools’ flawed approach to teaching the country’s past affects its civic health.<p>In 1995, the University of Vermont sociologist and historian James W. Loewen published a book that sought to debunk the myriad myths children were often taught about …

High School

Why Amsterdam has been deemed a 'no go area' at night

The city's ombudsman says it has become incredibly dangerous, with the police unable to do much about it.<p>Amsterdam's ombudsman has warned of how dangerous the city has become at night, telling a Dutch newspaper it's pretty much a no go area due to the police force's inability to control the levels …

Emergency Medicine

New York Times Publisher and Trump Clash Over President’s Threats Against Journalism

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Trump and the publisher of The New York Times, A. G. Sulzberger, engaged in a fierce public clash on Sunday over Mr. Trump’s threats against journalism, after Mr. Sulzberger said the president misrepresented a private meeting and Mr. Trump accused The Times and other …

Donald Trump

Michael Drejka, ‘Teen Mom’ and the cost of white fear

Recent incidents show whites brandishing and firing weapons without consequences<p>In the shadow of alliteratively named white people — BBQ Becky, …

Teen Mom

The full story on Trump's 'economic turnaround'

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Trump claimed credit for the strong economic growth numbers released on Friday morning, attributing them to his administration's actions on taxes, trade, and regulations.<p>The economy did grow at a 4.1% annual pace in the second quarter, the best in four years. But most of the …

Economics

What My Escape From Hitler’s Germany Taught Me About Trump’s America

Henry SiegmanAnd what Trump’s America teaches us about Netanyahu’s Israel.The post What My Escape From Hitler’s Germany Taught Me About Trump’s …

Human Rights

NATO Isn't What You Think It Is

Of all the goofy things that Donald Trump has done as president, nothing ignites the outrage of the U.S. foreign-policy establishment more than his …

Geopolitics

If Republicans lose big, this will be why

A raft of new polling helps explain just how much trouble Republicans are in and how they got there. It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that President Trump’s misogynistic, xenophobic and pro-Russian outlook — the things that endear him to his core base — are turning off a large majority of …

Health Care

Why Conservatives Find Life More Meaningful Than Liberals

It has nothing to do with Trump.<p>Polarization has become so severe that what news you read, who you marry, and what kind of car you drive is connected to your political persuasion. And so is, it turns out, whether you see the point in literally anything.<p>In a new study of people in 16 different …

University of California

How not to deal with the open carry of guns

The Supreme Court ruled a decade ago — and for the first time — that the 2nd Amendment grants individuals the right to keep firearms in their homes for personal protection. It was the wrong decision; courts until then operated under the belief that the 2nd Amendment was framed with state militias …

Second Amendment

Conservatives? No – Brexit has shown us what they really are | George Monbiot

It’s a remarkable thing to witness: senior Conservatives attacking big business. It is not just Boris Johnson exclaiming “fuck business” – it is their furious and sustained response to the corporations threatening to disinvest after Brexit, exemplified by the resignation of the Welsh Conservative …

Great Britain

All Americans have a constitutional right to criticize President Donald Trump

The Constitution protects criticizing the president because he is not a king.<p>Wow. What would the Donald Trump of 2016 have to tweet about this?<p>As of Monday, we are now living in a brave new world where it’s “extremely inappropriate” to criticize the president of the United States.<p>That is the high …

Donald Trump

Pets at home: do cats and dogs really fight like cats and dogs?

There are times when living under the same roof can test even the most patient among us. When favourite chairs are already taken, and food mysteriously disappears, it is no wonder that tempers start to fray – and that’s just the pets.<p>In a rare study, researchers set out to explore the relationships …

Pets

Here's the psychological problem that causes Trump supporters to keep getting duped

In the past, some prominent psychologists have explained President Donald Trump’s unwavering support by alluding to a well-established psychological …

Psychology

What liberals (still) get wrong about Trump's support

It is impossible to overstate the degree of daily vituperation visited upon the president in the media<p>One can be outraged at how Trump is enforcing immigration laws without thinking eliminating enforcement is a good idea<p>Liberals and progressives are forever predicting Donald Trump’s political …

Donald Trump

Germany: Thousands gather in Munich to protest Bavarian ruling party CSU

Protesters in the southern Germany city of Munich have denounced the CSU's hard-line migration policies and urged an "end to the incitement of hate." …

Bavaria

‘A second chance before the end times’: Evangelical Christians struggle to defend ‘sinner Trump’ in stunning interviews

In a deep dive into how Evangelical Christians are able to reconcile their deeply held beliefs with their support for President Donald Trump, the …

Donald Trump

Why the war on poverty in the US isn't over, in 4 charts

On July 12, President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers concluded that America’s long-running war on poverty “is largely over and a success.”<p>I am …

Poverty Rate

The French Don’t Understand American Identity Politics

Trevor Noah and a French diplomat had a very public spat over race.<p>If you were looking for a textbook example of the differences between how the United States and France think of themselves as multiethnic nations, look no further than the tiff this week between <i>The Daily Show</i>’s Trevor Noah and …

South Africa

Why Dogs and Humans Love Each Other More Than Anyone Else

<i>This is excerpted from TIME How Dogs Think: Inside the Canine Mind</i><i>, now available at retailers and on Amazon.</i><p>You speak dog better than you think you …

Pets

How the West became a self-obsessed culture

A new book explores the history of individualism in the West.<p>America has a narcissism problem.<p>This was the conclusion of a recent study published in the journal <i>Psychological Science</i>, in which researchers polled just under 3,000 Americans across 50 states and found that many of them have an outsize …

Psychology

Distinguishing Between Factual and Opinion Statements in the News

In today’s fast-paced and complex information environment, news consumers must make rapid-fire judgments about how to internalize news-related …

Q&A: Telling the difference between factual and opinion statements in the news

Read a Q&A with Amy Mitchell, director of journalism research at Pew Research Center, on a new report that explores Americans' ability to distinguish …