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Donald Trump and the Case of the $107,000,000

Donald Trump spent far less on his presidential campaign than Hillary Clinton did, but the eye-popping money surrounding his inauguration weekend …

Welcome to the climate emergency: you’re about 20 years late | Graham Readfearn

February 2016 saw global warming records tumble with new data suggesting more Australians think humans are the cause<p>Everywhere you look right now, the Earth’s climate system seems to be breaking records.<p>Related: February breaks global temperature records by 'shocking' amount<p>Global warming is …

How Fox News and the Right-Wing Media Machine Made My Dad Crazy

Jen Senko, director of the new documentary ‘The Brainwashing of My Dad,’ writes about how the right-wing hate machine drove her father to the brink …

Pentagon Chief Used Personal Email Account for Nearly a Year

Defense Secretary Ash Carter used his personal email account for government business for nearly a year, until December 2015, when news reports …

The Bodyguards of Mexico's Elite Are Getting Out of Control | VICE News

Stroll around Mexico City's posh Polanco neighborhood during lunchtime and you can't miss them — small groups of physically imposing men typically dressed in grey or blue suits who are often making a bit of a show of attentively scanning their surroundings.<p>Hired to protect the nation's business and …

This speech could reignite Bernie Sanders: Here’s the argument he needs to make about capitalism

<b>Bernie Sanders (AP/Steve Helber)</b><p>Sanders need to broaden his critique of the economy. If he makes this case, he’ll re-inspire millions<p>Michael Lerner<p>March 4, 2016 5:54pm (UTC)<p>Despite the media's proclaiming the election over, Bernie Sanders still has another 35 states in which to compete--and he …

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Square Reports Fourth Quarter Loss of $48.3 Million in First Earnings Report

The mobile payments services provider did post revenue of $374.4 million in the period, which beat Street forecasts.<p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP)--Square Inc. (SQ) on Wednesday reported a loss of $48.3 million in its fourth quarter.<p>On a per-share basis, the San Francisco-based company said it had a loss of 34 …

Apple leads the (tiny) mobile payment world

It's no secret that the mobile payment space is becoming increasingly crowded, but who's out in front? If you ask Crone Consulting, it's Apple... although Cupertino might not have much to crow about. The analyst group estimates that Apple Pay is the market leader, with 12 million iPhone owners …

I talked to an ex-prostitute in Amsterdam and everyone should hear what she had to say

<i>“I don’t really know where I stand as for the legalization of prostitution, because I’ve never talked to someone who’s been in it”.<br>“Well, you are</i> …

The Best MP3 Players for Digital Music Lovers

Find your perfect digital music companion amongst these great MP3 player picks!<p>When you are shopping for an MP3 player, consider carefully the size and the quality of your digital music collection. If you have purchased most of your favorite tracks from iTunes or other popular platforms, there's …

How secret President’s Daily Briefing sets agenda for the nation

It has the most powerful readership in the world: the President’s Daily Briefing, or PDB, the first thing given each morning to every commander in …

Why we won: Lessons from the Gulf War 25 years later

Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Yemen—all places where the United States has been fighting and losing.<p>Compare the U.S. record in those places with the liberation of Kuwait in 1991. After one hundred hours of combat, Iraq’s large and entrenched military was defeated and pushed back behind a …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 5 – Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama (1995)

This remarkably candid memoir from the then junior senator of Illinois revealed not only a literary talent, but a force that would change the face of US politics for ever<p>In the run-up to the 2008 US presidential election, that rollercoaster primary season in which Hillary Clinton was expected to …

6 Cheap Ways to Market Your Small Business

Many people find marketing to be one of the most daunting processes when setting up a new business. Startups may put all available funds and …

Homeless college student shows true grit in her pursuit of a home, degree

On a frigid winter morning, Latia Crockett-Holder, 23, emerges from her tent beneath a crumbling Uptown overpass in her stocking feet.<p>In the dim viaduct, where the streetlights are out and water drips from melting icicles like stalactites in a cavern, Crockett-Holder pulls two sheets of baby wipes …

A new theory of economic inequality

Thumbing through the annual report of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) is always an education. This year’s 430-page edition is no exception. Crammed with tables and charts, it brims with useful facts and insights.<p>●On page 62, we learn that the growth of state and local …

That Time Ted Cruz Submitted a Supreme Court Brief Citing … Ted Cruz

How his ‘extremely conservative’ law school article about ritual sacrifice made it to the highest court.<p>Twelve years ago, in the fall of its 2003 term, the U.S Supreme Court received a written brief from Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz with a very unusual footnote. The case was called <i>Locke v. …

The Only Thing Better than Plain Rice Is Crispy Rice

Rice is good. Crispy rice is better.<p>If you've been wondering how to add a thin, golden crust to your fluffy white rice without burning the house down, we've got a secret to tell you: It's way easier than you think.<p>Got a pot of rice that's a couple days old? This method reintroduces moisture and …

Rescuing Rejected Food to Feed the Hungry at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Yolanda Soto is a hero.<p>At least according to photographer Bryan Schutmaat who photographed her and her work at Borderlands Food Bank for <i>National Geographic</i>. “She wakes up every morning and goes to her office to try and put foods into the hands of people who need it,” Schutmaat explains.<p>That’s …

Don't kill cancer, learn to live with it, say scientists

Managing cancer with low doses of chemotherapy could be more effective than attempting to kill the disease, scientists believe.<p>The controversial approach suggests that cancer patients may have a better chance of survival if they live with their illness long term.<p>"The potential to reduce gruelling …

25 “facts” that really aren’t: You’ve heard them all your life and they just aren’t true

<b>(Michiel de Wit via Shutterstock)</b><p>Carrots improve your vision, bats are blind & there’s a 5-second rule when food falls on the floor, right? Well, no<p>Larry Schwartz<p>February 22, 2016 11:17pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>There are scientific facts that most of us accept as true. …

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A Bloody Tale of How Mexico Went Catholic

The ancient rites of the Aztecs, the brutality of the Inquisition, and the savagery of anti-clericalism all combined to give the Mexican church a …

Startups Are Personal: Be Careful With Cheap And Cheerful

In the fourth part of our lessons learned series (which is co-authored by Traklight’s Mike Willee), we tackle a topic near and dear to my heart: cost-cutting measures. Sometimes, they’re necessary, but other times, they’re a mistake, and we made this mistake with Traklight a few times. Cost-cutting …

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Give Up Equity in Your Company

There aren’t many certainties when you’re building a company from the ground up. But one thing nearly all entrepreneurs face is the need to raise …

This Is Why so Many Entrepreneurs Can’t Find Investors

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

SunEdison Cuts Factories, Jobs in Attempt to Stay Afloat

In the wake of a massive acquisition binge gone wrong and a stock that’s plummeted in recent months, beleaguered clean energy company SunEdison is …

Plastics in ocean harm oysters

Ground-breaking data on a negative effect on oysters from microplastics, which enter our oceans via cosmetics, clothing, and industrial …

New Fed President: Break Up the Big Banks

These are unexpected words coming from a former Goldman Sachs banker and Republican gubernatorial candidate.<p>Neel Kashkari is about as establishment …