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The data prove it: Choosing to go gluten-free is bad for you

For most of us, gluten is more or less synonymous with carbs.<p>This perception isn’t <i>totally</i> false—gluten is a protein found in grains, which include brewer’s yeast, and any kind of wheat (and therefore flour), which is a major component of breads and pastas. So for a lot of people who try to go …

Gluten-Free

Donald Trump's malignant narcissism is toxic: Psychologist

Mental health professionals have a 'duty to warn' about a leader who may be unfit to serve.<p>If you take President Trump’s words literally, you have no choice but to conclude that he is psychotic. A delusion is “a fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or confrontation with actual fact.” …

Donald Trump

Racism motivated Trump voters more than authoritarianism

During the 2016 presidential campaign, many observers wondered exactly what motivated voters most: Was it income? Authoritarianism? Racial attitudes?<p>Let the analyses begin. Last week, the widely respected 2016 American National Election Study was released, sending political scientists into a flurry …

Political Science

John Oliver Wants To Make You Finally Care About Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering might not be the most exciting topic in politics, but John Oliver pointed out during Sunday’s episode of “Last Week Tonight” that it’s one of the most important.<p>“Gerrymandering has become a very precise science,” Oliver said about the practice of redrawing district boundaries so one …

John Oliver

Andrew Schneider: A real journalist in an era of fake news

Long before<p>Donald Trumpstarted employing a Stalinist locution, “enemies of the people,” to slander journalists, investigative reporter Andrew Schneider was considered a threat, if not an enemy, by inept bureaucrats, miserly corporate bosses, venal con men and abusers of political power. That’s …

Kellyanne Conway Has the Most Kellyanne Conway Response to Kate McKinnon's SNL Impression

Try to figure out what she means here.<p>The mind of Kellyanne Conway is a dark and confusing place. It's a land that—like her stand-up act—is unfunny and kind of sad. Today, <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> published an in-depth feature on Donald Trump's counselor and spokeswoman, which, in a very Kellyanne …

Scott Pruitt

6 Things Juggalo Culture Teaches Us About Trump

When Donald Trump was elected president, there was an overwhelming sense of confusion. How could this have happened? How could it have been …

Donald Trump

Joe Biden Tells Stephen Colbert He Will Be In Better Shape In 2020 Than Donald Trump Is Now

Vice President Joseph Biden returned to CBS’s <i>The Late Show</i> tonight in his first talk show appearance since the presidential election, to clarify a …

Samantha Bee Digs Deep Into Donald Trump's 'Massive Voter Fraud' Lie

Samantha Bee went back in time to explore the origins of the massive voter fraud lie on Monday.<p>The “Full Frontal” host dug deep to find out just why Donald Trump has been baselessly claiming that “millions” of people voted illegally in this year’s presidential election.<p>And it goes back way further …

Voter Fraud

Stephen Colbert Skewers Donald Trump's Defense Secretary Pick

Stephen Colbert gave Donald Trump some alternative suggestions Monday as to who should be his secretary of defense.<p>The president-elect has nominated retired Marine Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis to head up the Defense Department, but the “Late Show” host said Trump should opt for someone with a …

Donald Trump

North Carolina Shows Us How Democracy Will Eventually End

Allow Samantha Bee to explain.<p>In October, <i>Vox</i> ran a clever article that covered the second presidential debate as if it took place in a far-off country. Examined through that lens, without the rose-colored normalization provided by a news media caught in the 2016 vortex, it was obvious how much our …

North Carolina