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Democratic, Republican voter bases are more different than ever

Drop into a political gathering almost anywhere in America, and you can usually name the party just by looking: Democrats increasingly reflect the racially mixed demographics of the nation's cities; Republicans remain overwhelmingly white, older and more rural.<p>That hasn't always been true — a …

The Boys Are Not All Right

I used to have this one-liner: “If you want to emasculate a guy friend, when you’re at a restaurant, ask him everything that he’s going to order, and then when the waitress comes … order for him.” It’s funny because it shouldn’t be that easy to rob a man of his masculinity — but it is.<p>Last week, 17 …

Feminism

The G.O.P. Tax Plan Has a Fatal Flaw—and Neither the House Nor the Senate Can Fix It

The White House wants to get a tax bill passed, and on Thursday—just hours before Senate Republicans unveiled the outline of their tax proposal—Gary Cohn, Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, told CNBC’s John Harwood that the President had laid down “two really important principles” to guide the …

Tina Fey Absolutely Destroys Nazis, Trump And Paul Ryan While Eating A Sheet Cake

"Sheet caking" is now officially a thing.<p>Tina Fey is back, and she’s ready to take on some neo-Nazis.<p>The “Saturday Night Live” alum returned to the show on its “Weekend Update: Summer Edition” with some advice on how to handle future white supremacist rallies.<p>It starts with ordering a cake.<p>Then, as …

Tina Fey

Trump’s old tweets are becoming a minefield of hypocrisy

Over the last two weeks, President Trump has attacked Syria without congressional approval, ratcheted up the use of force in Afghanistan with a huge bomb, and moved to reverse the Obama administration's policy of releasing White House visitor logs.<p>Each of these actions runs completely counter to …

Donald Trump

What 100 Years Of Magazine Covers Reveal About How We See Women

Magazines have gotten a major makeover over the years.<p>As a century of fighting for equality has seen women smashing gender roles and embracing their sexuality, many magazines featuring them learned to adapt.<p>Karen X. Cheng, a creative director and viral video consultant in San Francisco, looked at …

Feminism

What a creepy Bloomingdale’s ad tells us about America’s understanding of rape

View post on imgur.com<p>A woman is laughing, head tossed back, focused on something over her right shoulder. A man stares at her, unsmiling. The caption reads: <i>Spike your best friend’s eggnog when they’re not looking.</i><p>This advertisement, part of Bloomingdale's new holiday catalog, inspired instant …

U.S. Dept. of Education

How to Talk to Little Girls

I went to a dinner party at a friend's home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time.<p>Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown. I wanted to squeal, "Maya, you're so cute! Look at you! Turn around and model that …

Scott Pruitt, Testifying to Lead E.P.A., Criticizes Environmental Rules

WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, offered a vision of a far smaller and more restrained agency at his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday. He criticized federal rules protecting air and water and tackling climate …

Clean Technology

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Donald Trump's Plan For America's Schools

"I'm a tremendous believer in education."<p>So begins a campaign ad for Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump.<p>But what does that mean?<p>What does Trump believe about <i>how</i> we should fund and fix our schools, train and pay our teachers, and, most importantly, educate every child whether they're …

Education

No, Black Lives Matter Is Not A Hate Group And There Isn't A Double Standard

On Friday, the Southern Poverty Law Center made waves in the social media pool when it announced that, beginning in February, "White Lives Matter" will be listed among the nearly 900 hundred Hate Groups currently operating throughout the United States.<p>If you'll recall, White Lives Matter is the …

Tackling poverty isn’t enough. Inequality is a serious problem, too.

In her recent “The Formula for a Richer World? Equality, Liberty, Justice,” Deirdre McCloskey counsels, “The world is rich and will become still richer. Quit worrying.”<p>Economists such as Thomas Piketty and politicians such as Bernie Sanders have been stressing the dangers of economic inequality. …

Income Inequality

What Liberals Don’t Understand About Income Inequality

Blaming the success of America’s 1% for the slow growth of middle- and working-class incomes leads to policies that slow an already slow-growing …