Samuel Cooper

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Bannon’s Worldview: Dissecting the Message of ‘The Fourth Turning’

WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon has great admiration for a provocative but disputed theory of history that argues that the United States is nearing a crisis that could be just as disruptive and catastrophic as the most seminal global turning points of the last 250 years.<p>This prophecy, which is laid …

Society

Jeff Sessions's Blind Eye

The new attorney general makes it clear that when it comes to abuses in local policing, Americans are now on their own.<p>One of the effects of racial segregation is that it fractures reality, so that the daily occurrences of one world can be entirely invisible, even fantastic, to another. When the …

A white supremacist slew a man in Manhattan. Why is the president silent? | Moustafa Bayoumi

Trump’s refusal to condemn the attack against a black man – believed to be ‘practice’ for a killing spree – allows hate and violence to breed<p>Last week, a 28-year-old white man by the name of James Jackson traveled from Baltimore to New York City, reportedly to kill as many black men as he could, …

Noam Chomsky: Is it fair to worry about Trump staging a false flag terrorist attack?

<b>Noam Chomsky (Getty/William B. Plowman)</b><p>Chomsky warns of scapegoating vulnerable people in an interview: “That can turn out to be very ugly.”<p>Jan Frel<p>March 27, 2017 7:16pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It's March 2017, and the political process and the media in the U.S. are a …

Trump's Budget Eliminates These 19 Federal Agencies. Here's What They Do — and Cost

Donald Trump's budget cuts would end funding for Big Bird, Appalachian economic development and some foreign aid programs, among others<p>White House …

Mississippi River

Lefties, techies long at odds in SF, team up against Trump

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before Donald Trump's election, Laurence Berland viewed political protest as a sort of curiosity. He was in a good place to see …

Elizabeth Warren has some strong words for Donald Trump over Preet Bharara's firing

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is widely speculated to be positioning herself for a 2020 presidential bid, tore into President Donald Trump on …

Donald Trump

The Most Epic Long Hiking Trails In the U.S.

If you’re looking for some true outdoor adventure, these long, scenic trails cover anywhere from 100 to nearly 7,000 miles.<p>The folks at Backpacker …

Hiking

Doctors take inspiration from online dating to build organ transplant AI

When Bob Jones performed one of Victoria's first liver transplants in 1988, he could not imagine that 29 years later he'd be talking about artificial …

Exclusive: Snowden tried to tell NSA about surveillance concerns, documents reveal

‘The lawyer who responded to Snowden’s inquiry considered calling him, because the inquiry was out of the ordinary.’<p>‘I can’t give you 100% assurance there isn’t any correspondence that may have been overlooked.’<p>How the NSA applied its narrow definition of ‘raising concerns’ to the emails it …

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton couldn’t be more wrong: No, the U.S. doesn’t have an “under-incarceration problem”

<b>Tom Cotton (AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>Cotton must grasp the deplorable reality of for-profit prisons and the defects of the U.S. criminal justice system<p>Sean Illing<p>May 20, 2016 3:08pm (UTC)<p>America holds roughly 5 percent of the world's population and boasts 25 percent of its prison population. Something …

Crime

Oklahoma Legislature passes bill criminalizing abortion

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Oklahoma state legislature has passed a bill that would criminalize abortion procedures in the state. According to the language of the bill, anyone who is found to have performed an abortion -- except in instances to save the life of the mother -- will be found guilty of a felony and …

Hillary Clinton

Former Nixon aide admits racist roots of America’s drug war: Bernie and Hillary must own this issue and fix this injustice — now

<b>Bernie Sanders, Richard Nixon (Reuters/Craig Lassig/AP/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The destruction of minority communities was a tactical decision by Nixon, the Dems need to stop this travesty<p>Sean Illing<p>March 23, 2016 3:29pm (UTC)<p>The drug war is an issue in this campaign, but it ought to be front and …

Bernie Sanders

Silence and security: the day after the Brussels attacks – in pictures

Memorials and a minute’s silence take place amid increased security as the city comes to terms with Tuesday’s terror attacks

Learning Excel isn't just for finance professionals, it can boost anyone's productivity at work — here’s how

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Alfonso de Tomas / ShutterStock We've said it before but it bears repeating: Microsoft Excel is likely the most powerful program on …

10 Motivational Books You Must Read To Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

Leadership skills aren’t learnt in a day; it takes time and experience to understand and develop those skills and project them in your professional …

ISIS Leader's Widow Charged in Kayla Mueller's Death

The wife of an Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) leader has been charged in the death of American Kayla Mueller, the Department of …

U.S. Department of Justice

Hillary Clinton supporters endorse 19th century socialist Karl Marx as her vice president

Some Americans seem to be disconnected with historical reality, as a number of Hillary Clinton supporters signed a mock petition to approve 19th …

A Beer Lover's Guide to New Orleans

With the old Jax Brewery on the banks of the Mississippi River in the middle of the French Quarter and Dixie signs stenciled on exterior walls …

Beer

White Debt

The word for debt in German also means guilt. A friend who used to live in Munich mentioned this to me recently. I took note because I’m newly in debt, quite a lot of it, from buying a house. So far, my debt is surprisingly comfortable, and that’s one quality of debt that I’ve been pondering lately …

How Bernie Sanders helped make an expensive city in Vermont permanently affordable

Bob Robbins bought his home in 1995 amid a bout of long-term unemployment.<p>Living with his wife and two kids in a rundown rental in Burlington, Vermont, he wanted to stabilize the family's housing before his children started kindergarten.<p>Prospects seemed bleak.<p>The family's savings had dwindled after …

Glenn Greenwald Talks Freelancing, Future of Investigative Journalism

It’s fair to say that the Edward Snowden leaks, which revealed top-secret and wide-ranging surveillance programs run by government agencies such as …

'Blade Runner' Pistorius found guilty of murder

By Zandi Shabalala<p>BLOEMFONTEIN (Reuters) - South Africa's "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius was found guilty on Thursday of murdering his girlfriend, in …

ISIS and the Logic of Anarchy

The terrorist attacks in Paris , beyond their obvious horror, recalled to me the words of the late Bernard Fall, a French-American historian and war …

Middle East

The 29 Biggest Food Bummers That Will Always Bring You Down

Off-brand ketchup should be illegal.<p>We're going to be honest, food is the best part of most of our days. We spend the majority of our time planning our meals and snacks, but sometimes things happen that derail our happiness. We call them food bummers. You know, when your dairy products are expired …

Guantanamo Bay Detainee Is Case of Mistaken Identity: DoD

A militant who fought for the Taliban in Afghanistan and has been held without charge at Guantanamo Bay for 13 years was largely the victim of mistaken identity, according to U.S. defense officials.<p>Mustafa Abd-al-Qawi Abd-al-Aziz al-Shamiri was captured in 2002 and believed to be an al Qaeda …