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‘The Lowest White Man’

I guess Donald Trump was eager to counter the impression in Michael Wolff’s book that he is irascible, mentally small and possibly insane. On Tuesday, he allowed a bipartisan session in the White House about immigration to be televised for nearly an hour.<p>Surely, he thought that he would be able to …

Donald Trump

Porsche's electric Mission E will pack up to 670 horsepower

We've already noted that Porsche is gunning for Tesla with its Mission E sports car, and has even been spotted testing it against the Model X and Model S. Now we know more about what you'll be able to buy when it goes on the market, reportedly in 2019. <i>Automobile</i> reports that it will likely release …

Sports Cars

While you’re looking the other way, Trump is changing America for decades to come | Jonathan Freedland

The president’s incendiary tweets and the Russia scandal distract us from decisions that are reshaping the internet, the environment and democracy<p>Now twice as long, his tweets are half as good. The early-morning dispatches from the iPhone of Donald Trump, often sent while he lies in bed, propped up …

Donald Trump

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a tin of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These …

Cooking

3 Top Marijuana Stocks to Buy Now -- Plus 2 Bonus Ideas

If you're looking for marijuana stocks that can be added to your investment portfolios, then you might want to consider these pure-play and backdoor …

Cannabis

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

A 100-year-old US riot only now being talked about

<b>It's almost 100 years since 19 African-American soldiers were executed following a violent mutiny in Texas. Why is the US only now coming to terms with what happened?</b><p>For decades, no name appeared above the grave of Corporal Jesse Moore, only the number seven.<p>The figure corresponded to noose number …

San Antonio

1 Million People Follow This Photographer On Instagram, And After Seeing His Pics It’s No Wonder Why

They say practice makes perfect, so photographer Jason M. Peterson should be pretty close to excellence by now. During the last 25 years, Peterson …

Debate over Ken Burns Civil War documentary continues over decades

NEW YORK — From the time it aired nearly 30 years ago, Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary has been a popular sensation and subject of debate.The …

History

Why Do White People Feel Discriminated Against? I Asked Them.

Look, I know it’s hard to feel like you really know white people after doing a few interviews. But here’s what I found out from them.<p>I have to be …

Trevor Noah chuckles over how Sean Hannity and Chuck Grassley handled the Trump campaign indictments

Monday's arrest of President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, was huge news, and it posed an uncomfortable …

The Civil War Was Not a Mistake

John Kelly’s account of its causes reflects a widely shared—and incorrect—understanding of the conflict.<p>When White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told the Fox News host Laura Ingraham that the Civil War was caused by the “lack of an ability to compromise,” that the war was fought by “men and women …

War

Even Nazi prisoners of war in Texas were shocked at how black people were treated in the South

In Texas, some of the Germans actually befriended Americans of all colors<p>One morning in the spring of 1943, years before the end of World War II, …

What Trump did to Kelly shows how far we have fallen

By E.J. Dionne Jr.<p>Columnist<p>The United States is in the middle of a very unfortunate experiment in how disoriented a great nation can become before it loses its moorings entirely.<p>At times, politics seems fairly conventional with Republicans and Democrats arguing about health care and tax cuts, as …

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The Danger of President Pence

Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks.<p>On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been …

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20 of America's top political scientists gathered to discuss our democracy. They're scared.

“If current trends continue for another 20 or 30 years, democracy will be toast.”<p>Is American democracy in decline? Should we be worried?<p>On October 6, some of America’s top political scientists gathered at Yale University to answer these questions. And nearly everyone agreed: American democracy is …

A Zillionaire’s Solution: Tax the Rich and Save the Economy

The Republican tax plan is a scam that won’t create jobs, contrary to what Trump says.<p>The Republican tax plan is a scam—a massive and destructive financial giveaway masquerading as pro-growth tax reform. Which is why our first response must be to demand not one penny of tax cuts for big …

Income Inequality

LeBron James Has The Best Reaction To Eminem's Donald Trump Rap Diss

Colin Kaepernick, Sean Diddy Combs, Ellen DeGeneres and a whole host of other famous faces also chimed in.<p>Eminem’s blistering takedown of President Donald Trump at the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards found favor with celebs on Twitter.<p>Athletes, rappers and singers were among those to praise the Detroit …

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This Supreme Court Case Could Radically Reshape Politics

<b>Updated on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. ET</b><p>Keith Gaddie has "hung up his spurs."<p>The election expert from the University of Oklahoma no longer helps state legislatures draw new district lines to maximize their partisan advantage.<p>He was still wearing those spurs in 2011 when he provided data that helped Wisconsin …

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

Watch the US Marines place a temporary bridge across the Colorado River

The US Marines built a temporary bridge across the Colorado River so Light Armored Reconnaissance could cross it. Here's how they did it. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>US Marines built a temporary bridge. Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) needed to cross the Colorado River. The 7th …

Colorado River

Caught in the Bankruptcy Feedback Loop

Black Americans are far less likely than their white peers to successfully erase their debts in court—and a network of attorneys profits as a result.<p>Novasha Miller pushed through the revolving doors of the black glass tower on Jefferson Avenue last December and felt a rush of déjà vu. The building, …

Finance

Hansen Unplugged: Anthem protests not about disrespecting the flag

Exclusive: Read the Inauguration Day letter Obama left for Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> During his final moments in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama folded into thirds a handwritten letter to Donald Trump, slid it into an envelope, and in neat capital letters addressed it to "Mr. President."<p>Now, the contents of that letter -- the last direct communication between the …

The White House

The Fallacy of 1619: Rethinking the History of Africans in Early America

In 1619, “20. and odd Negroes” arrived off the coast of Virginia, where they were “bought for victualle” by labor-hungry English colonists. The story …

If You Think You’re Brave, We Dare You To Watch These 17 Horror Movies On Netflix Alone At Night

Horror has been a part of human civilisation since its inception. Be it wild animals or the mystery of the unknown, we have always been terrified of …

Mom's Secret to a Successful Marriage Is Going Viral, Because It's Just So Honest

The Grief to Hope blogger and mom of three took to Facebook to reveal the real key to a happy, long-term relationship.<p>A post by a mom named Nikki Pennington is going viral, because her thoughts on marriage are so on-point. Pennington, 32, took to Facebook to address the question she's frequently …

Recipe: Jamaican Banana Bread

Ingredients:<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<br>3/4 teaspoon baking soda<br>1/2 teaspoon salt<br>1 cup granulated sugar<br>1/4 cup butter, softened<br>2 large eggs<br>1 1/2 cups …

Trump champion: Bury Confederate romanticism. It's indefensible and bad for GOP.

Confederate memorials must be seen for what they are: celebrations of subjugation and a warning for blacks to stay in their place. Take them down.<p>Battles over Confederate monuments are flaring up again 152 years after Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court …

Confederate Monuments

Obama's Response to the Charlottesville Violence is the Most Liked Tweet of all Time

Former President Barack Obama’s Twitter response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va. over the weekend is officially the most liked tweet …