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Here's How Breitbart And Milo Smuggled Nazi and White Nationalist Ideas Into The Mainstream

A cache of documents obtained by BuzzFeed News reveals the truth about Steve Bannon’s alt-right “killing machine.”<p><b>In August, after</b> <b>a white</b> nationalist rally in Charlottesville ended in murder, Steve Bannon insisted that "there's no room in American society" for neo-Nazis, neo-Confederates, and the …

The 13 Best Countries for Americans Who Want to Live Abroad

America's classic shut-down line is "Love it or leave it," which, strictly speaking, is a false choice. You can love your country and leave it. Now …

The 50 Most Unforgettable Things You Have to Do Abroad Before You Die

Lists get a bad wrap, especially in the realm of travel, where ditching set plans and itineraries can lead to the greatest adventures. But with a …

Travel

Party Realignment And The New Deal

Footnotes<p>26See, for example, Nancy Weiss’s treatment in <i>Farewell to the Party of Lincoln: Black Politics in the Age of FDR</i> (Princeton, NJ: Princeton …

University of Chicago

The Forgotten Hillary Clinton Voter: A Profile Of The Not-So-Silent Majority

Where were you when you heard Hillary Clinton wouldn’t be the next President of the United States?<p>November 9th is a date that will live in infamy for …

How to Deal With North Korea

There are no good options. But some are worse than others.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本 | Read this article in Chinese.<p>Thirty minutes. That’s about how long it would take a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launched from North Korea to reach Los Angeles. With the powers in Pyongyang working …

There Is No Such Thing As a Good Trump Voter

As if any further evidence was needed, the last few weeks have provided ample proof to arrive at a single conclusion: There is no such thing as a …

Why A Pro-Life World Has A Lot of Dead Women In It

"Stop calling anti-abortion activists 'pro-life.' They're not."<p>These are not great times for choice in America. These are not great times to be a woman in America.<p>At least, not if you are a woman who believes that your body is your own.<p>The Trump administration may be the most fervently …

10 Years After Her Horrible 2007, Britney Spears’s Tabloid Saga Shows How Much Has Changed

Her public struggles, relentlessly covered by the tabloids, defined an era. And they could never happen again.<p>The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, held 10 years ago this past Saturday, opened with a close-up of a woman’s blonde extensions. Everyone knew they were extensions because they were attached …

30 Free Essays & Stories by David Foster Wallace on the Web

We started the week expecting to publish one David Foster Wallace post. Then, because of the 50th birthday celebration, it turned into two. And now …

The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

How Trump both stokes and obscures his supporters’ racial resentment

Trump’s coded language says just enough to appeal to racism — but also just enough to give plausible deniability.<p>Over the past month, President Donald Trump has taken a series of steps that, at first glance, may not seem related: He characterized white supremacists who caused chaos and violence in …

For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies

<i>Author's Note: I'm writing this in hopes that it can be used to lighten the load of marginalized folks, keeping in mind that not all marginalized</i> …

Race & Ethnicity

The Toxic Drama on YA Twitter

<i>The Black Witch</i>, a debut young-adult fantasy novel by Laurie Forest, was still seven weeks from its May 1 publication date, but positive buzz was …

Books

Why Is Donald Trump Still So Horribly Witless About the World?

Max Boot, a lifelong conservative who advised three Republican Presidential candidates on foreign policy, keeps a folder labelled “Trump Stupidity File” on his computer. It’s next to his “Trump Lies” file. “Not sure which is larger at this point,” he told me this week. “It’s neck-and-neck.”<p>Six …

Donald Trump

Tolerance is not a moral precept

The title of this essay should disturb you. We have been brought up to believe that tolerating other people is one of the things you <i>do</i> if you’re a …

How Blac Chyna Beat The Kardashians At Their Own Game

It's the kind of plot twist you can't help but give a shady nod to whether you agree with it or not.<p>“Question,” Khloé Kardashian says to her older sister Kim Kardashian West while the two are alone (excluding the filming crew and millions of <i>Keeping Up With the Kardashians</i> viewers watching at home) …

The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

110. Miranda Lambert<i><br>Platinum</i> <b>(RCA Nashville, 2014)</b><p>Miranda Lambert had been releasing albums made with a cultivated circle of collaborators — producer Frank Liddell, songwriters Ashley Monroe and Natalie Hemby, among others — for roughly a decade by 2014, and had long since become one of country …

Identifying political bot/troll social media activity using machine learning

I’ve been working with machine learning techniques to identify several varieties of “troll” Twitter accounts that spread propaganda and false …

Investigators look for links between Trump, Russia cyber operations | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Investigators at the House and Senate Intelligence committees and the Justice Department are examining whether the Trump campaign’s digital operation …

Henry Rollins: America's Real Safety Net Is Drugs, Alcohol, Cheap Food and Free Porn

Since I’ve been alive, the country has operated like a stick-shift car, driven by someone who has no idea how the parts work. There’s been a lot of …

Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?

When Daniel and Elizabeth married in 1993, they found it was easy enough to choose a ring for her, but there were far fewer choices for him. Daniel, then a 27-year-old who worked in information technology, decided to design one himself, requesting that tiny stones be placed in a gold band, like …

What Donald Trump Needs to Know About Bob Mueller and Jim Comey

The two men who could bring down the president have been preparing their entire lives for this moment.<p>When Jim Comey first learned that Andrew Card and Alberto Gonzales were on their way to the George Washington Hospital room of John Ashcroft, his first call for help was to Bob Mueller. Comey knew …

The education of Donald Trump

The White House remains on a collision course between the president's fixed habits and the demands of his new job.<p>The 70-year-old leader of the free world sat behind his desk in the Oval Office last Friday afternoon, doing what he’s done for years: selling himself. His 100th day in office was …

Why people prefer unequal societies

1.<p><i>Emerging and Developing Economies Much More Optimistic than Rich Countries about the Future</i> (Pew Research Center, 2014).<p>2.<p><i>An Economy for the 99%</i> …

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No, My Diversity Doesn’t Have to Include Your Bigotry

Photo credit: Reuters Some days I think people choose to miss the point. In the weeks following the election, those of us opposing the coming …

Religion

Mass Arrests On Inauguration Day Swept Up Journalists And Legal Observers — And Their Phones

Police seized the cell phones and cameras of journalists and legal observers arrested during Inauguration Day demonstrations. Prosecutors have dropped the criminal charges against many of them, but concerns persist about the seizure and possible search of their electronic devices.