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Nazis were actual meth heads and history makes so much more sense

Ever wondered what a powerful country in the midst of a meth epidemic might look like under fascist leadership?<p>Turns out there's precedent, and it's …

And Jesus Said Unto Paul of Ryan ...

A woman who had been bleeding for 12 years came up behind Jesus and touched his clothes in hope of a cure. Jesus turned to her and said: “Fear not. Because of your faith, you are now healed.”<p>Then spoke Pious Paul of Ryan: “But teacher, is that wise? When you cure her, she learns dependency. Then …

Trump Says He Has Been Treated Very Unfairly by People Who Wrote Constitution

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Hinting darkly that "there's something going on," Donald J. Trump complained on Friday that he has been treated "very unfairly" by the people who wrote the United States Constitution.<p>"If the Constitution prevented me from doing one or two things, I'd chalk that up …

The Coretta Scott King letter Elizabeth Warren was trying to read

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1986, Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., wrote a letter to Sen. Strom Thurmond criticizing Jeff Sessions, who was then a nominee to be a federal judge.<p>On Tuesday night, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren attempted to read part of the letter on the Senate floor. …

Rights & Freedoms

Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about)

Threat Report 2017: New Dangers and the American Tech to Beat Them

Russia and China are introducing new weapons of war. ISIS fighters hide among civilians and attack with no regard for casualties. And somehow North Korea has managed to become even less stable than it was before.<p>The (New) Trouble With Russia<p>Surface-to-air-missiles<p>In modern warfare, owning the sky …

What happens if Trump decides to ignore a judge's ruling?

President Donald Trump has spent the better part of the last 24 hours bashing a Washington state judge's decision to temporarily halt his travel ban executive order.<p>First came a White House statement calling the ruling "outrageous" (the word was later taken out). Then came Trump's many tweets, …

Under Obama, the Justice Department aggressively pursued police reforms. Will it continue under Trump?

After the Department of Justice recently issued a scathing report saying police in the country's third-largest city routinely violated the Constitution by using excessive force against residents, many activists cheered for the inevitable reforms — and federal oversight <b>—</b> they expected to follow.<p>The …

Justice

South of the border, Mexicans are puzzled by Trump's relentless and pointless antagonism

The police academy graduation ceremony in Tecate, Mexico, was a solemn affair.<p>As hundreds of family members looked on, 106 newly minted police officers and state marshals stood at attention, marched in formation on the flat, sun-baked parade grounds, and accepted diplomas from law enforcement …

14 Versions Of Trump’s Presidency, From #MAGA To Impeachment

When faced with highly uncertain conditions, military units and major corporations sometimes use an exercise called scenario planning. The idea is to …

Political Science

Paul Ryan: Republicans Still Committed to 'Repeal and Replace' Obamacare Strategy

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Sunday resisted the notion that Republicans are trying to condition the public to the idea of "repairing" the Affordable Care Act, rather than using those other two "r" words: "repeal and replace."<p>"If you're going to repair the American health care system and …

German magazine defends cover of Trump beheading Statue of Liberty

Der Spiegel’s polarizing cover art intended as response to ‘seriously endangered’ principles of democracy and freedom of the press, editor-in-chief said<p>The editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel said on Sunday a front cover illustration of Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty, which split opinion …

Donald Trump

Steve Bannon’s war with Islam: Trump may not even understand his adviser’s apocalyptic vision

Bannon has long yearned for a civilizational conflict between the West and the Muslim world. Now he may get it<p>There seems to be considerable urgency right now to enshrine Donald Trump’s Islamophobia into law. Talk of an immigration ban, a Muslim registry and even internment camps once sounded like …

We cannot possibly confirm Neil Gorsuch before the election

Look, Judge Neil Gorsuch seems like a lovely person. I would gladly let him be the spokesman for my travel website. He possesses a sharp jurist’s …

Iowa police warn parents about dangerous opioid 'pink'

A potentially deadly synthetic opioid called "pink" is showing up enough in central Iowa to prompt warnings from local authorities.<p>Pink, also called …

Iowa

UN Ambassador Haley hits Russia hard on Ukraine

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US ambassador to the United Nations offered a strong condemnation of Russia in her first appearance at the UN Security Council on Thursday, calling on Moscow to de-escalate violence in eastern Ukraine and saying that US sanctions against Moscow would remain in place until it withdraws …

Russia

What You Can Do To Keep Your Data Private When Crossing The Border

Travelers looking to keep device data private at border crossings need to rely on technology, not the law.<p>Anyone who has traveled internationally knows the drill: body scans, bag searches, and lots of questions. But there’s something else U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers increasingly …

Privacy

Donald Trump’s Self-Centered Black History Month Speech Is Being Ridiculed With #TrumpBlackHistory

Wednesday morning Donald Trump held an event in Washington to celebrate Black History Month, and the accompanying speech he gave — transcribed above by Daniel Dale of the <i>Toronto Star</i> — was very much what we’ve come to expect from Donald Trump as president. In it, he preened about having won the …

Black History

UN: Trump's immigration ban in unlawful

Trump's executive order curbing immigration has aroused an international outcry, even among U.S. allies, and sown chaos and bewilderment among travelers. Legal challenges have spread with three U.S. states suing to overturn the order, saying it flouts constitutional guarantees of religious …

Trump’s “amazing” ignorance: The president’s Black History Month celebration was embarrassing

To commemorate black history, Donald Trump celebrates Frederick Douglass for doing whatever it is he did<p>It’s pretty obvious that Donald Trump does not know why Frederick Douglass is an important figure in American history. That’s to be expected from someone who, as The New York Times put it …

Trump reportedly threatens to send U.S. military to Mexico in call with Mexican president

President Trump threatened in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart to send U.S. troops to stop "bad hombres down there" unless the Mexican military did more to control them itself, according to an excerpt of a transcript of the conversation obtained by the Associated Press.<p><b>Update: Mexican</b> …

5 Ways to Tell If Someone Is Untrustworthy

Trust is the superglue of relationships, but if you spot these behaviors, it's time to find a new partner to do business with.<p>I'm going to ask you to trust me on this. It's a lesson I've learned the hard way, and it may be one of the most important ones I have to pass on.<p>It's been said that the …

Psychology

'Is he confused, or are you confused?': Sean Spicer grilled by reporters in heated exchange over Trump's travel ban

Early in the briefing, Spicer said referring to the order as a travel ban was incorrect and a falsehood about the statute that was being perpetuated by the news media.<p>NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker told Spicer that a Monday tweet from Trump referred to the order as a ban.<p>"So he …

Trump’s campaign paid his businesses millions over course of campaign

Finance reports reveal unprecedented integration between Trump’s campaign and companies.<p>The final bill is in: Donald Trump’s campaign paid his companies $12.8 million from the time he launched his improbable presidential bid in the lobby of his company’s flagship Trump Tower property through the …

Why Trump’s Immigration Rules Are Unconstitutional

Don’t pay attention to the administration's spin. The law is clear.<p>President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from traveling to the United States—as well as denying entry to refugees from Syria for the indefinite …

Immigration

Trump security’s use of force questioned

Testimony shows confusion, lack of procedures among Trump security aides.<p>Donald Trump’s private security lacked basic procedures and policies — including for the use of force — giving guards free rein during the campaign and transition to physically confront protesters and journalists they found …

Donald Trump

A leaked Trump order suggests he’s planning to deport more legal immigrants for using social services

Build a wall around public benefits, and make immigrants’ relatives pay for it.<p>President Donald Trump upended American immigration policy with three executive orders in his first week as president. He may not be done yet.<p>The Washington Post obtained two draft executive orders the Trump …

Immigration

It took 3 years for George W. Bush to hit 50% disapproval. Trump is there after 8 days.

Trump reached majority disapproval faster than any president in modern history.<p>Nearly every modern president has, at one time or another, reached the point at which at least 50 percent of the country disapproved of his job performance as president. For Donald Trump, though, that moment has come …

Republicans

This Week In Trump's 'Alternative Facts'

Less than 24 hours after White House press secretary Sean Spicer had spouted numerous falsehoods about inauguration crowd size and more, Kellyanne Conway went on NBC's <i>Meet the Press</i> to defend him. In the process, the counselor to President Trump coined a phrase that's now destined to follow Trump …

Donald Trump

Remembering the Holocaust in the Time of Trump, When Jews Fleeing Horror Were Denied Asylum in America

A long-buried documentary, co-directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Sidney Bernstein, provides unequivocal proof of the Holocaust’s horrors. …