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The Myth of the Queer Arab Life

For most people in the West life in the Arab world for gay people is hard to fathom. It is, like many other parts of life in this region, complicated.<p>…

Christian Universities Increasingly Apply for Exemptions From Anti-Discrimination Rules

Six months after the US Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, Dr. Randall O'Brien, president of Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, …

Trumpism: America’s Berlusconi Moment

Trump envisioned and created today’s city of white boxes for rootless new money types, who dominate the city even as they leave little mark here.<p>An …

10 Reasons Jesus Would Never Win The American Evangelical Vote

It’s political season, have you noticed? (Seriously, kill me now.) As part of that political season, pundits like to crack numbers, explore potential …

Jesus

“The Islamic State would not be with us today if the United States hadn’t invaded Iraq”: Islam, religion, and the interview Donald Trump and Ted Cruz must read now

<b>Donald Trump, Ted Cruz (Reuters/Carlos Barria/Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Simple-minded analysis of religion, history and our challenge in the Middle East leads to the wrong policy choices<p>Phil Torres<p>March 19, 2016 10:30am (UTC)<p>At approximately 9:40 p.m., on Nov. 13, 2015, …

Ted Cruz

What Trump Supporters Were Doing Before Trump

Typically, at this point in a presidential election cycle, punditry is focused on campaign tactics and delegate counts — who is advertising where, …

Thoughts on Gender and Radical Candor

Management expert Kim Scott builds on her argument for 'Radical Candor' by looking at the challenges of giving and receiving feedback through a …

Feminism

The End of Marco-mentum

<i>Get live updates about voting in the Florida primary and other March 15 contests.</i><p>The last time I saw Marco Rubio in person, he seemed to be on the verge of inheriting the charred Republican earth. It was Feb. 22, the day before the Nevada caucuses. We were aboard Rubio’s campaign plane, flying from …

16 apps that will seriously raise your Instagram game

Now that Instagram is moving toward a Facebook-like algorithmic feed, creating photos that stand out just became a lot more important. And as great …

Read A Whistleblower's Warnings About The Flint Water Crisis

Congressional investigators say Miguel Del Toral was punished for his work in Flint.<p>WASHINGTON -- Miguel Del Toral is a regulations manager for the Environmental Protection Agency who began investigating the water woes in Flint, Michigan, early last year.<p>Congressional investigators say the EPA …

Water

Big Pharma and Our ADHD Culture: A Machiavellian Tale

Today, one in eight American children is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In 1987, when ADHD made its debut in the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic manual <i>(DSM-III-R</i>), the authors estimated that only one in thirty-three children had the condition. This …

The Economist rates Trump presidency among its top 10 global risks

A Donald Trump presidency poses a top-10 risk event that could disrupt the world economy, lead to political chaos in the U.S. and heighten security risks for the United States, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.<p>Electing Trump could also start a trade war, hurt trade with Mexico and be a …

Robert Reich: America’s problem isn’t free trade — it’s the demise of an entire economic system

Factory work was once the backbone of the middle class. Now it’s all but gone, replaced by low-paying service jobs<p>Robert Reich<p>March 17, 2016 8:30am (UTC)<p>Both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are blaming free-trade deals for the decline of working-class jobs and incomes. Are they right?<p>Clearly, …

The fair way to handle the homeless and their belongings

The Los Angeles City Council recently unveiled an ambitious plan to help and house the city's nearly 26,000 homeless people and pledged to set aside millions — billions if it can find that — to fund it. But that's not the only far-reaching effort the city has made in response to the rise in …

Will evangelicals take Trump on faith?

Is Donald Trump a Christian? Evangelicals across the Bible Belt, whose votes he's been winning by increasing margins, seem to think so. Pope Francis finds some of Trump's views on migrants less than Jesus-like. But Jerry Falwell Jr., president of the Christian mega-college Liberty University, son …

The 'Criminal' Black Lesbian: Where Does This Damaging Stereotype Come From?

Since the Black Lives Matter movement gained national attention in 2013, organizers have pushed to prioritize voices of black queer and transgender women. Two of the three founders identify as queer, and along with drawing attention to numerous brutal murders of transgender women of color, they …

What Trump and Sanders' Success Says about the Fate of Capitalism

Is capitalism broken? If so, can it be fixed?<p>Amid the name-calling and juvenile distractions, these have been among the most pressing questions of …

Bernie Sanders sets date for much-anticipated socialism speech

Two days after Sen. Bernie Sanders' senior political strategist told POLITICO there was no set date for a much-anticipated speech on socialism that Sanders had yet to finish writing, the campaign announced that address will take place Thursday in Washington.<p>Sanders will deliver remarks on …

Middle-class

Barack Obama is Tyrion Lannister: The “Game of Thrones” theory that explains eight years of demented dysfunction

<b>(Reuters//Junko Kimura-Matsumoto/HBO/Salon)</b><p>Obama clearly doesn’t watch “Game of Thrones,” but would relate heavily to the story of Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>November 18, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>On Tuesday, GQ published an interview of President Obama conducted by Bill Simmons, who pulled a …

TV Series

It’s Paul Krugman vs. Noam Chomsky: This is the history we need to understand Paris, ISIS

<b>(Reuters/Brendan McDermid/AP/Nader Daoud)</b><p>Krugman mocks idea that US imperialism’s at root of all evil. But scars of our meddling are key to the Middle East<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>November 18, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Two remarks a few days apart lead straight to the question posed in this space after last …

Political Science

An Open Letter to Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders

Dear Senator Sanders,<p>You've come a long way without my advice, but now that you are running for president, you may be interested in these suggestions:<p>You've taken progressive positions on "decent paying job programs," such as investing in repairing our country's public works, raising the minimum …

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