Paul Bagne

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Huge Human Inequality Study Hints Revolution is in Store for U.S.

Every society has a tipping point.<p>There’s a common thread tying together the most disruptive revolutions of human history, and it has some scientists …

Income Inequality

Donald Trump's biggest flaw: He's not that bright

Donald Trump has many serious flaws, including incorrigible dishonesty, rampant narcissism, contempt for women and a fashion sense that makes him think that hairstyle of his is flattering. But nothing compares to his most prominent, crippling and incurable defect: He’s dimmer than a 5-watt …

Donald Trump

Elon Musk made a secret appearance to elite US Marines and gave a stirring speech

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a welcomed appearance at the 1st Marine Raider Battalion Ball and delivered a sobering speech that took many US Marines by surprise last Friday.<p>The 1st Marine Raider Battalion out of Camp Pendleton, California, is comprised of elite Marines under the command of Marine Corps …

The Shadow Government Working to Save Obamacare From Collapse

With the Trump administration refusing to promote open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, a cadre of former Obama officials steps in to fill the void—with an assist from the ex-president himself.<p>On the first day of open enrollment for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act for 2018, …

An Unknown 'Void' Found in the Great Pyramid Using Cosmic Rays

It may be a clue to how the giant structure was built.<p>On the Giza Plateau in Egypt rise three large pyramids—the tallest and oldest of which is the Pyramid of Khufu. It is also known as simply the Great Pyramid of Giza. You know what it looks like. It’s one of the seven great wonders of the …

Faking Toughness on Terrorism

Calls to declare Sayfullo Saipov an enemy combatant and send him to Guantanamo threaten the Constitution while doing nothing to advance public safety.<p>On Wednesday, prosecutors filed charges in civilian court against 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, the man accused of using a truck to kill eight in New …

Lindsey Graham

15 Things We Learned From the Tech Giants at the Senate Hearings

The key takeaways from two days of testimony about Russia’s electoral mischief during the 2016 election<p>During three Congressional hearings spread over two days, we heard a lot of bluster from senators and pat answers from tech-company lawyers about the role their firms played in the 2016 …

Internet

Scientists Identify a Third Orangutan Species

If they’re right, it’s the most endangered great ape alive.<p>By the time they got to the orangutan, it was already dying.<p>In the Batang Toru forest, on the western flank of Sumatra, orangutans will often venture from the jungle to pick fruit from nearby gardens—a habit that puts them in conflict with …

A Contested Finding in a Major New Climate-Change Report

A new study in The Lancet makes the case that global warming is already ailing public health worldwide, but experts disagree on its methodology.<p>Climate change is already afflicting human health worldwide, exposing tens of millions of elderly people to excess heat while possibly reducing the ability …

Public Health

The Diversity Visa Program Makes No Sense

The immigration lottery epitomizes how far U.S. policies have drifted from any purpose.<p>Sayfullo Saipov did not arrive in the United States alone. In 2009, he was one of 3,284 lucky residents of Uzbekistan to win the green-card lottery. That same year, the lottery granted green cards to—among …

Immigration

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Jeff and Taxes

House Republicans unveiled their new tax bill, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared to contradict his testimony before Congress in June.<p>Today in 5 Lines<p>House Republicans unveiled their new tax bill, which is designed to cut taxes for corporations and middle-class families. During the 2016 …

Donald Trump

The GOP Targets America’s Most Loved and Hated Tax Break

Liberal groups wanted to get rid of the mortgage-interest deduction. But not in the way that congressional Republicans are doing it.<p>If there is one part of the tax code that is almost universally excoriated by economists, it is the mortgage-interest deduction. Emerging from a 1913 provision that …

Personal Finance

Poll: Nearly Half Of Americans Believe Trump Likely Committed A Crime Linked To Russia

Another 58 percent approved of the job special counsel Robert Mueller is doing, the Washington Post-ABC News survey found.<p>A new Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 49 percent of Americans believe President Donald Trump “likely” committed a crime connected to Russia’s suspected interference in …

How ISIS Actually Lost Ramadi

Iraqi commandos and U.S. airstrikes drove the terror army from much of the city. But that war plan could backfire the next time around.<p>Pentagon …

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Anthony Kennedy has been a pivotal swing vote in a few of the Supreme Court's biggest decisions recently including same-sex marriage. His retirement …

Same-sex Marriage

Is the Universe Ringing Like a Crystal Glass?

Many know the phrase “the big bang theory.” There’s even a top television comedy series with that as its title. According to scientists, the universe …

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Particle Physics Discovery Raises Hope For A Theory Of Everything

The standard model of particle physics, which describes every particle we know of and how they interact, was given much credence when the Higgs boson …

Physics

Chinese Scientists Just Admitted to Tweaking The Genes of Human Embryos

It's the first time in history something like this has happened... that we know of.<p>A group of Chinese scientists just reported that they modified the …

Genetics

Source of Antarctica's Eerie 'Bleeding Glacier' Found

Antarctica's Dry Valleys are the most arid places on Earth, but underneath their icy soils lies a vast and ancient network of salty, liquid water filled with life, a new study finds.<p>The Dry Valleys are almost entirely ice-free, except for a few isolated glaciers. Inside the canyons, the climate is …

University of Tennessee

Revolution! Anti-Gay Activists Threaten Uprising If Supreme Court Approves Marriage Equality

Speaking from the pulpit of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in May 2004, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson called for an …