Sara Parker

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This is not America? Oh, yes, it is

So here is America, Puritan John Winthrop's shining city on a hill, an example to the world and "a model of Christian charity," to cite the title of …

Trumpism’s Tipping Point

Sometimes, we forget where we are. Momentary amnesia is the most charitable explanation for Donald Trump saluting North Korea’s uniformed defense …

George Lakoff says this is how Trump uses words to con the public

President Donald Trump has "turned words into weapons" -- and journalists are providing additional ammunition.<p>That's according to Trump critic George Lakoff, a renowned linguist and professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley. Lakoff wrote in a recent article for the Guardian …

Donald Trump

This Cosmetics Company CEO Turned a $1 Million Packaging Fail into Quadrupled Sales. Here's How.

Carisa Janes, founder and CEO of Hourglass Cosmetics, had to pull more than 10,000 units of foundation off Sephora's shelves in 2012. She went into fix-it mode and turned things around.<p><i>In the Women Entrepreneur series My Worst Moment, female founders look back on the most difficult, gut-wrenching,</i> …

Customer Service

Trudeau meets with B.C. Indigenous body that helps pipeline project 'move forward'

The federal government must offer more than Kinder Morgan did and tread carefully with First Nations when building the Trans Mountain pipeline …

Another Fun Story About Trump's Racism and the People Who Love It

Here’s a lovely anecdote from the <i>Washington Post</i> about racist White House aide Stephen Miller and racist man-child Jared Kushner laughing at racist …

Justin Trudeau Calls For Probe Into Shootings By Israeli Soldiers That Wounded Tarek Loubani In Gaza

Trudeau described the reported use of excessive force and live ammunition as "inexcusable."<p>OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau added his voice Wednesday to the …

How Income Affects the Brain

A new study links lower socioeconomic status to detrimental brain changes.<p>We often attribute financial problems to bad life decisions: Why didn’t that person stay in college? Why didn’t they pick a more lucrative career? Why did they have so many kids? But several recent studies suggest that having …

The Brain

Top 5 Worst Things That Members Of The Black Elite Have Ever Said This Past Decade.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Over this past decade in particular, we have seen numerous members of the black elite whether they be celebrities, entertainers, …

The 12 Worst Ideas Organized Religion Has Unleashed On the World

Some of humanity’s technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval rack, the atomic bomb and powdered lead …

Religion

After Toronto attack, online misogynists praise suspect as 'new saint'

Before allegedly killing 10 people with a van in Toronto, Alek Minassian appeared to have posted a message on Facebook that linked him to a toxic online community of misogynists that has become the source of a growing pattern of violence.<p>The Facebook post, which authorities who spoke with NBC News …

Feminism

Scientific study on Trump voters confirms what people of color have been saying all along

The Trump voter is often portrayed in media and pop culture as a working-class white person, down on their luck and desperate for change. These …

Race & Ethnicity

New Study Says Ancient Humans Hunted Big Mammals To Extinction

Over the past 125,000 years, the average size of mammals on the Earth has shrunk. And humans are to blame.<p>That's the conclusion of a new study of the fossil record by paleo-biologist Felisa Smith of the University of New Mexico.<p>Smith studied fossils going back 65 million years, when dinosaurs died …

Research

Do Racism, Conservatism, and Low I.Q. Go Hand in Hand?

This morning as I logged onto Facebook, I came upon this image. Having followed the Boston marathon and MIT shooting coverage initially, I lost some …

Hundreds of Canadian doctors demand lower salaries. (Yes, lower.)

In a move that can only be described as utterly Canadian, hundreds of doctors in Quebec are protesting their pay raises, saying they already make too much money.<p>As of Wednesday afternoon, more than 700 physicians, residents and medical students from the Canadian province had signed an online …

"I lift it upwards with some hairpins, that is all”: People are obsessed with this Russian senator's epic hairdo

From a distance, it could be mistaken for one of those wonderful, high-standing furry eastern European hats.<p>But this Russian Senator's epic hairdo is …

5 Things I Miss About Weighing More Than 300 Pounds

I used to weigh more than 300 pounds. I smoked like a house on fire, I drank like a blues guitarist, I ate whatever I wanted whenever I wanted, and I …

Women Just Aren’t Funny

I hate to say it, but I don’t think women are funny. Hear me out, though—I have a good reason. I once went to a comedy show, and there was one woman who performed and she didn’t do well. I mean, sure, the audience members were all drunk men yelling at her to take her top off, but she did not make …

PM doesn’t refute ‘conspiracy theory’ that Indian government factions sabotaged his trip

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not refuting a theory that factions within the Indian government set him up for embarrassment by allowing a …

The Second Amendment Is No Barrier to Stricter Gun Laws

J. Harvie Wilkinson, a veteran judge on the federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, is no liberal firebrand. The Reagan appointee, once floated …

‘Khalistanis are also in US, but India can’t snub Trump as it did Trudeau’: Sikh diaspora scholar

Sociology professor Paramjit Singh Judge says that it is wrong to accuse the Canadian prime minister of supporting Khalistanis.<p>Seldom has India been …

It’s time to say last rites over American conservatism

By E.J. Dionne Jr.<p>Columnist<p>It is time to read last rites over the American conservative movement. After years of drifting steadily toward extreme positions, conservatism is dead, replaced by a far right that has the Republican Party under its thumb.<p>Conservatism is a complex creed, some of it less …

Political Science

Sorry, Jane Seymour, getting your kit off at any age is hardly ‘liberation’ | Barbara Ellen

The actress feels empowered by her photoshoot, but she is perpetuating a long discredited message<p>Jane Seymour, 67, has become the oldest woman to pose nude for <i>Playboy</i> magazine. The actress, who has posed for <i>Playboy</i> before, is wearing a fluffy coat in the photographs and looks beautiful (because she …

“Resist White Supremacy”: A sign. A Virginia farm. And the fury that followed.

It had been a week since the road sign had gone up near the entrance of their 116-acre farm in northern Virginia, and the furious emails, calls and …

Rights & Freedoms

The Real Causes Of Depression Have Been Discovered, And They're Not What You Think

Across the Western world today, if you are depressed or anxious and you go to your doctor because you just can’t take it any more, you will likely be told a story. It happened to me when I was a teenager in the 1990s. You feel this way, my doctor said, because your brain isn’t working right. It …

Depression

What I’ve learned from my tally of 757 doctor suicides

Five years ago, I was at a memorial. Another suicide. Our third doctor in 18 months.<p>Everyone kept whispering, "Why?"<p>That was when I decided I had to find an answer.<p>So I started counting dead doctors. I left that memorial service with a list of 10. Today I have 757 suicides on my registry.<p>And I …

Mental Health

Babe's Aziz Ansari piece was a gift to anyone who wants to derail #MeToo

Over the weekend, a story broke at the online publication babe detailing a sexual encounter between Golden Globe-winning “Master of None” star Aziz Ansari and an anonymous woman who went by “Grace” for the purposes of the report. The title? “I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the …

How to raise rich kids after growing up poor

Every October throughout my childhood, my mom would dig out the flannel sheets to stretch on all of our beds to help fend off the cold of the coming …

Incoherent, authoritarian, uninformed: Trump’s New York Times interview is a scary read

The president of the United States is not well.<p>The president of the United States is not well. That is an uncomfortable thing to say, but it is an even worse thing to ignore.<p>Consider the interview Trump gave to the New York Times on Thursday. It begins with a string of falsehoods that make it …

Consider That Trump Might Just Be Dumb

Donald Trump has spent the entire first year of his presidency doing the opposite of learning on the job. Nowhere is this more plainly obvious than …