Nathan McCracken

21 Added | 1 Magazine | 12 Likes | 4 Following | @NathanMcCracken | Keep up with Nathan McCracken on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Nathan McCracken”

Donald Trump's handshakes are like the man himself: aggressive, confusing, and secretly inadequate

Among the secret backroom bookshelves of anxious beta-males you will find well-thumbed rulebooks on the keys to success, power, and confidence.<p>Squeezed alongside "The Art Of The Deal" and the creepy teenage boys’ pickup artist manifesto that is "The Game", you’ll discover tomes about strength and …

A mixed message to vets: Veterans groups weren’t invited to Trump’s first VA “listening session”

Groups like American Legion and Disabled American Veterans were surprised to hear of Tuesday’s White House meeting<p>President Trump held a series of so-called White House listening sessions with various groups Monday, providing the nation more images of himself at work with some of the country's most …

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Show me a hero: What will it take for prominent Republicans to stand up to Trump?

Scattered grumbling aside, GOP resistance to Trump’s agenda remains effectively zero. We can’t wait much longer<p>If the Republican Party was not a snake pit full of professional dissemblers, thieves, mountebanks, con artists, power-hungry careerists, principle-free egoists and craven opportunists, …

Donald Trump

One-Third Don’t Know Obamacare and Affordable Care Act Are the Same

A sizable minority of Americans don’t understand that Obamacare is just another name for the Affordable Care Act.<p>This finding, from a poll by Morning Consult, illustrates the extent of public confusion over a health law that President Trump and Republicans in Congress hope to repeal.<p>In the survey, …

Health Care
Russia

Uncovering the roots of racist ideas in America

Opening our hearts to patriotism will not solve the problem of racist ideas<p>Donald Trump proclaimed during his inaugural address, “When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.”<p>Opening our hearts to patriotism will not solve the problem of racist ideas. Some of the nation’s …

Trump Administration

More Than 650,000 People Have Joined a Campaign to Impeach President Trump

A campaign to impeach President Donald Trump now has more than 650,000 signatures.<p>The online petition, which is spearheaded by two nonprofit advocacy …

Donald Trump

Trump has lost Kanye: Yeezy has scrubbed his tweets that supported the president

Kanye West no longer appears to want that “direct line of communication” with President Trump<p>It seems Kanye West is done defending Donald Trump and has deleted his tweets that addressed their meeting in December.<p>The original tweets came after the two met in Trump Tower and was an attempt to explain …

Donald Trump

Fact-checking isn’t enough. To fight the far right, the media must spread the truth

Donald Trump has accused the ‘dishonest’ press of under-reporting terrorist attacks. To counter this narrative, we must be more effective in reflecting reality<p>Donald Trump’s assertion that the media was “under-reporting” terrorist attacks was roundly scorned by the press, even more so when the …

Donald Trump

Acting Attorney General Sally Yates fired by Donald Trump is nominated for John F Kennedy Courage Award

The acting attorney general who was fired by Donald Trump after opposing his immigration ban has been nominated for the John F Kennedy Profile in …

Donald Trump

Berkeley cancels Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos speech after protesters hurl smoke bombs, start bonfire

President Trump brought up the protests in a Thursday morning tweet, threatening to cancel funds<p>BERKELEY, Calif. — A talk the University of California at Berkeley by Milo Yiannopoulos, a polarizing Breitbart News editor, was canceled Wednesday out of safety concerns after protesters hurled smoke …

Rights & Freedoms

President Trump’s disastrous first military operation was ordered without “sufficient intelligence”: report

The terrorist targets were likely aware in advance about the upcoming American raid<p>President Donald Trump's first military operation seems to have been a disaster.<p>On Wednesday American military officials said that they were looking into how many civilians had been killed during a Sunday raid on an …

Al-Qaeda

Profiles in cowardice: GOP leaders quail before the throne as Trump undermines democracy

Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell traded principle for power. Now they look away while Trump builds Fortress America<p>On Monday while Donald Trump’s ban on Muslim immigrants' entering America from seven foreign nations was still causing chaos and fear across the country, House Speaker Paul Ryan was …

Donald Trump

Trump is already showing signs of major disrespect toward the U.S. military

Military values don’t count much in the calculations of President Trump and his alter ego Steve Bannon<p>“I helped get those people freed at Dulles [Airport] last night,” a Washington attorney told me outside a Washington coffee shop on Sunday morning.<br>“You helped those people get out?” a tall …

Donald Trump

Keith Olbermann: Donald Trump's Travel Ban Is The 'Greatest Possible Gift To ISIS'

Keith Olbermann believes President Donald Trump’s travel ban has given Islamic State terrorists an “insane, immoral rationalization for their bloodlust.”<p>In his latest clip for GQ’s “The Resistance” series, Olbermann argued that Trump’s executive order, which prohibits refugees and visitors from …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump's Doctor Says He Takes A Drug To Help His Hair Grow

Because let's be honest, that comb-over is next level.<p>The president takes medication to bolster his hair growth, Trump’s longtime physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, told the <i>New York Times</i>. Finasteride, otherwise known as Propecia, is marketed to treat male-pattern baldness, and apparently works like …

Leaked Draft of Trump’s Religious Freedom Order Reveals Sweeping Plans to Legalize Discrimination

A leaked copy of a draft executive order titled “Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom,” obtained by The …

An Earth Day protest: The March for Science is set for April 22

Scientists and science lovers are standing up for evidenced-based policy making and inclusivity<p>Scientists officially have a date where they’ll be taking to the streets.<p>The March for Science has been scheduled for Saturday, April 22 in Washington, D.C. A growing constellation of marches are also …

Clean Technology

“Unprepared and unqualified”: Charter school backer seeks rejection of Trump education pick Betsy DeVos

Billionaire philanthropist and public education backer Eli Broad is urging senators to vote against DeVos<p>Billionaire philanthropist and public education backer Eli Broad is urging senators to vote against President Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, saying she is "unprepared …

Education
Immigration