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This Liberal went to a Right Wing candidate forum and saw an alternate reality

I've been to TEA Party events and many other Right Wing events. While these events always left me baffled, there was some modicum of reality to those …

Republican Primaries

These Obama Officials Have A Gun Control Plan After The Santa Fe Shooting & It's A Radical Idea

Gun violence prevention advocates have numerous strategies for spreading their message. However, given the alarmingly high rate of mass shootings in …

Guns

This Teen Social Media Maven Joined Instagram When He Heard His Sister Had 1,000 Followers. Now, He Has Millions of His Own.

Declan Mortimer's journey provides key lessons for entrepreneurs of any age.<p>4 min read<p>Never let anyone tell you how to live your life. That was the biggest lesson that teenage entrepreneur Declan Mortimer’s parents taught him growing up and something that he lives by today, as a social media maven. …

Entrepreneurship

The Beginner's Guide to Pissing Off Conservatives

(Image by Mary Livermore (public domain, life plus 70 years)) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Let's begin with the question, <i>what is</i> a …

Dining Rooms

Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend'

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first services since a gunman blasted his way into a high school and killed 10 people, with one pastor lamenting the grief "that none of us can comprehend."<p>Just two days after the deaths …

Santa Fe

Teacher Tells 10-Year-Old He Can Only Blame Himself When He's 16 and Shot by Police

A Lenexa, Kan., mother is outraged after a teacher at Rosehill Elementary School told her 10-year-old son he’ll only be able to blame himself when …

Mahogany

3 Components of the Perfect Elevator Pitch

Can you clearly demonstrate value when faced with a time crunch?<p>After filming two seasons of <i>Entrepreneur</i> <i>Elevator Pitch</i>, I've come to realize that there are three key elements to delivering the perfect pitch.<p>Our show is unique when it comes to pitching: Potential entrepreneurs have just one minute …

Entrepreneurship

Becky With The Bold Hands: White Woman Arrested For Attempting To Pet Black Woman's Dog Without Permission

On the list of “Headlines I’ve always wished to write but assumed I’d never have to the chance to”, “White Person Arrested for Petting a Black …

Women of Color

Justin Trudeau's Passionate Commencement Speech Teaches 3 Powerful Lessons on Becoming a Better Leader

They are certainly words to live by.<p>Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, recently accepted an honorary law degree from New York University where he gave an impassioned speech during their graduation commencement. Donned in purple robes, Trudeau spoke to an audience of over 10,000 graduates and …

Leadership

26 Really Clever Gardening Tricks

No green thumb required.

Gardening

The 13 Best Warren Buffett Quotes from the Berkshire Hathaway Meeting

The investors who make the pilgrimage to Omaha for Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting come largely to glean stock investing advice from billionaire …

Investing

Why Trying To Measure Performance At Work Backfires

Measuring people makes them focus on gaming the metrics for themselves, not long-term goals of the organization.<p>More and more companies, government agencies, educational institutions and philanthropic organizations are today in the grip of a new phenomenon. I’ve termed it “metric fixation.” The key …

Management

How to switch on the awesome new Gmail interface

Gmail’s sweet new interface is rolling out to users. It offers the familiar simple text-based interface from the Gmail you all know and “love,” but it manages to be both less messy, and more useful. If you want to take it for a spin, then switching it on is easy.<p>Why bother? What’s new in Gmail?<p>Our …

Apps

Google’s new Gmail aims to hit Microsoft where it hurts

It’s all business<p>Google unveiled a new Gmail design this week, overhauling its free email service with new features and a fresh look. Beyond the new design, smart replies, and email snooze features that regular Gmail users will enjoy, Google is adding in some smart business-focused features …

Gmail

Ivanka's Fashion Line Exempted from Trump's Chinese Tariffs (Yes, Really)

<i>Ivanka Trump‘s clothing manufacturing company will be exempt from new proposed tariffs against China.</i><p>Just like Donald Trump’s mass-produced cheap …

Amazon didn't kill Toys R Us, greedy Wall Street profiteers did it

Private equity obscures its role in the ruin of retail by hiding behind e-commerce. But Amazon didn't kill Toys R Us. Greedy Wall Street profiteers did it.<p>The brilliant New Jersey entrepreneur Charles Lazarus died March 22 at age 94. His passing came one week after the company he founded, Toys R …

Toys "R" Us

How to Approach This Bounce: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Thursday 4/5/18)

Don't be too quick to call this a tradable bottom, Jim Cramer cautioned his <i>Mad Money</i> viewers Thursday. There are still plenty of things to be …

Mexican Rapists, Voter Fraud, People Being “Cut Up“: Trump’s “Tax Reform” Speech Goes Slightly Off the Rails

The president’s visit to West Virginia went way, way off script.<p>If you took a gander at <b>Donald Trump’s</b> schedule on Thursday, you would have seen that he was slated, in theory, to attend a “roundtable discussion on tax reform” in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. In practice, that didn’t actually …

Donald Trump

Here's Why That Video Of Reporters Reading The Same Script Went Viral

"Fake news" has become one of President Trump's favorite mantras. A video of reporters reading from the same script proves the idea of fake news has …

How to Kill Democracy in Four Easy Steps: Lessons on the Gestapo at 85

Eighty-five years ago the Nazi terror machine began operations. It met little resistance. And that’s the lesson that should really worry us now.<p>The …

Political Science

16 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

High achievement isn't an accident.<p>High achievement in business and life involves intention. Meaning, it's not going to happen accidentally. Here are the things more than a dozen successful executives do every day because they say it's a habit that makes a difference.<p>1. Say no without saying …

Stop being squeamish about investing and learn these 6 basic concepts

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Personal finance is full of concepts that can intimidate newcomers. In reality, being smart …

Citigroup Acted. Now, Two New Ideas on How Banks Can Limit Gun Sales.

On Saturday afternoon, as hundreds of thousands of people joined the March for Our Lives around the nation, I was on the phone with Michael Corbat, chief executive of Citigroup.<p>Mr. Corbat had taken the remarkable step on Thursday of authorizing a new set of rules to restrict gun sales by Citi’s …

Guns

The problems with Trump's scandal-ridden Cabinet start right at the top

There is something humorous about White House officials being worried that <i>Cabinet members</i> are embarrassing the administration through petty corruption scandals.<p>They're not wrong that Trump's Cabinet has been embarrassing at times. But they should think about who's ultimately to blame for that.<p>The …

Donald Trump

ATF investigating after Democrat seen on video sawing AR-15 rifle apart

A Virginia Democratic congressional candidate is being investigated after she posted a video on Facebook sawing an AR-15 rifle in an attempt to show her support for gun control, reports said.<p>Karen Mallard, a school teacher-turned-politician who is running for Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District …

Guns

Californians wish Trump would pay attention to more than just his border wall

The president's first visit to California since taking office will include a brief tour of prototypes for border construction and a high-dollar fundraiser in Beverly Hills.<p>OTAY MESA, Calif. — President Donald Trump will head to a scrubby, sun-baked patch of land here this week to view eight …

Donald Trump

Something amazing happens when you have 3 (or more) women on a company board

What’s the key to making your company more productive? One firm says it has found the magic recipe.<p>Having three or more women on a company’s board of …

What swamp? Lobbyists get ethics waivers to work for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help …

Fossil Fuels

Here Are The Most Iconic Drinks From Each US State

What are YOU drinking?<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Alcohol

The 30 Fortune 500 companies that have thrown the most money at Republicans and Democrats in the last decade

<b>• Fortune 500 companies are massively influential — especially when it comes to funding both Republican and Democratic politicians.</b><p><b>• Career site Zippia looked into how much money Fortune 500 employees gave to politicians and political causes between 2007 and 2017.</b><p><b>• The results also</b> <b>indicate which</b> …