Mark Wakefield

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New evidence shows that our anti-poverty programs, especially Social Security, work well

Few U.S. government efforts are consistently more vilified than anti-poverty programs. They're dismissed as ineffective and ridiculed as giveaways to undeserving recipients.<p>A new paper puts the lie to these assertions by showing that the nation's most important anti-poverty efforts all succeed in …

Trump is the GOP’s Frankenstein monster. Now he’s strong enough to destroy the party.

The Republican presidential candidate focuses on Super Tuesday state primaries after a win in Nevada.<p>Businessman Donald Trump officially became the Republican nominee at the party’s convention in Cleveland.<p><i>Robert Kagan is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a contributing columnist for</i> …

Republicans

A Mass Shooting in Texas and False Arguments Against Gun Control

Hey, good morning. The Giants looked terrible, didn’t they? One more Russian connection turned up in the Trump Cabinet—Oh, what’s that? A gun massacre in Texas? Oh, was it a terrorist attack? How many dead? Twenty, they’re saying! Now it’s <i>more</i> than twenty? Twenty-six dead and twenty wounded. In a …

Guns

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I often tell people my dad’s confidence in my culinary career roots back to this pulled pork.<p>Delicious, easy, and left overs for days. Let’s jump in …

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Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork (Lechon Asado)

<i>A traditional Cuban roasted pork recipe that is very simple, yet packed with tons of flavor! There is nothing to this pork except an amazing</i> …

In This Corner of Maryland, Holidays Mean a Stuffed Ham

TALL TIMBERS, Md. — William Andrew Dent was the stuffed ham king around here.<p>Mr. Dent, whom everyone called Andy, died in his sleep last month. He was 56. His brother, David, said the cause was probably a heart attack.<p>About eight years ago, the Dent brothers took over a little grocery store with a …

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What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film.<p>But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many …

Guns

This is your brain on art

This browser is not fully supported. Please update for the best experience.<p>By Sarah L. Kaufman, Dani Player, Jayne Orenstein, May-Ying Lam, Elizabeth Hart and Shelly Tan<p>Published Sept. 18, 2017<p>Scroll down to continue.<br>Presentation includes sound.<p>By Sarah L. Kaufman, Dani Player, Jayne Orenstein, …

Neuroscience

A comprehensive guide to the new science of treating lower back pain - Vox

A review of 80-plus studies upends the conventional wisdom.<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Show Me the Evidence</i><i>, where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.</i><p>Cathryn Jakobson Ramin’s back pain started when she was 16, …

Pain

Why even diverse neighborhoods remain segregated by race.

Growing up, I never knew that my neighborhood was profoundly unusual. My parents and I are white, but many of our neighbors were black. If you zoomed …

Obamacare is only 'exploding' in red states

When he talks about his efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Trump almost always asserts that Obamacare is "exploding." Republican members of Congress make similar claims, insisting that Obamacare is unsustainable—and that they therefore have no choice but to "repeal and replace" it.<p>…

Health Care

'Dirt Is Good': Why Kids Need Exposure To Germs

As a new parent, Jack Gilbert got a lot of different advice on how to properly look after his child: when to give him antibiotics or how often he should sterilize his pacifier, for example.<p>After the birth of his second child, Gilbert, a scientist who studies microbial ecosystems at the University …

Immune System

The Most Common Cycling Questions Answered

As a cyclist, there’s a lot to know. On my last group ride, I asked a few of our newest group members about which questions they wished they had …

Cycling

Noam Chomsky: Neoliberalism Is Destroying Our Democracy

<i>For 50 years, Noam Chomsky, has been America’s Socrates, our public pest with questions that sting. He speaks not to the city square of Athens but to</i> …

Political Science

Removing Moss and Algae From Roofs

Roof Moss and Algae Removal TIPS• Moss is thick - Algae is paper-thin <br>• Use Stain Solver oxygen bleach to safely clean<br>• WATCH my Roof Cleaning Video …

33 of Your Toughest Roofing Questions Answered

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Now trending on TOH<p>How to Install a Copper Roof<p>More From TOH<p>100 DIY Upgrades …

Home Improvement

What Donald Trump Needs to Know About Bob Mueller and Jim Comey

The two men who could bring down the president have been preparing their entire lives for this moment.<p>When Jim Comey first learned that Andrew Card and Alberto Gonzales were on their way to the George Washington Hospital room of John Ashcroft, his first call for help was to Bob Mueller. Comey knew …

Donald Trump

A pathbreaking conductor at U-Md. charts a new course

James Ross is leaving the University of Maryland. Many music lovers, I suspect, won’t understand the significance of that statement, and it’s a shame. While the classical music world talks about the future of orchestras — or the plight of orchestras — some of the most exciting work on the field’s …

The GOP’s problem on health reform is they’ve spent years hiding their real position

America’s most interesting policy fight is between the Republicans’ real and fake health policies.<p>The most interesting policy argument in America right now is the debate between conservatives’ real position on health care and their fake position.<p>The fake, but popular, position goes something like …

It's not just hormones

A teenage girl is a force of nature, with emotions so powerful they shock even her. In this exclusive excerpt, psychotherapist Lisa Damour uses neuroscience to help parents – and anyone perplexed by teenage girls – understand what's really going on in their heads<p><i>The following is an excerpt from the</i> …

The Real Cost of Abolishing the National Endowment for the Arts

President Trump’s budget proposal would have a disproportionate impact on organizations in rural and underserved communities.<p>On Thursday morning, President Trump’s proposal for the federal budget confirmed a fact long suspected: the proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, the …

Museums

Inside Trump’s fury: The president rages at leaks, setbacks and accusations

President Trump spent the weekend at “the winter White House,” Mar-a-Lago, the secluded Florida castle where he is king. The sun sparkles off the glistening lawn and warms the russet clay Spanish tiles, and the steaks are cooked just how he likes them (well done). His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law …

Donald Trump

The Daily 202: Wiretapping allegations accomplished what Trump wanted – but may backfire bigly

Your Guide to the Sprawling New Anti-Trump Resistance Movement

The election of Donald Trump was a catastrophe for progressive America, but the damage may be mitigated over the long term by a remarkable surge of …

Donald Trump

Trump’s presidency is doomed

Whether he knows it or not, the specter of Lyndon Baines Johnson haunts Donald John Trump. There are some jarring similarities — two big, fleshy men given to vulgarities and gauche behavior, boastful, thin-skinned, politically amoral, vengeful, unforgiving and, most important, considered …

WHITE HOUSE EGGNOG

This recipe appeared in the White House Holiday Recipes in 1996. It was devised by White House Executive Chef Walter Scheiber.

The White House

How Half Of America Lost Its F**king Mind

I'm going to explain the Donald Trump phenomenon in three movies. And then some text.<p>There's this universal shorthand that epic adventure movies use …

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