Susan Simmons

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Report: Oatmeal, breakfast foods contain unsafe amounts of weed killer

A number of popular breakfast foods, including cereals, granola bars and instant oats, were tested and found to contain potentially dangerous amounts of cancer-linked glyphosate, the main ingredient in weed killer.<p>The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental advocacy organization that …

Glyphosate

Election Commission Documents Cast Doubt on Trump’s Claims of Voter Fraud

In May of 2017, President Donald Trump established a presidential commission to explore the threat of voter fraud — staffing it with multiple …

Government

What Goes on Outside Trump Rallies Is an American Nightmare

The real action at these events happens away from the stage, where protesters decry Trump and his supporters heap abuse on them.<p>The coral of Tampa's Florida State Fairgrounds entrance arcs against an ominously graying Tuesday evening sky. Everyone waits for Donald Trump outside, even though it …

Protest

The NRA Says It’s in Deep Financial Trouble, May Be ‘Unable to Exist’

The National Rifle Association warns that it is in grave financial jeopardy, according to a recent court filing obtained by <i>Rolling Stone,</i> and that it …

Guns

Religious Liberty Task Force protects only conservative Christians

CLOSE<p>American culture has become "less hospitable to people of faith," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday in vowing that the Justice …

Religion

Graphic novels are novels. Five any literate person should read

Following the announcement that Nick Drnaso’s <i>Sabrina</i> is the first graphic novel ever to be longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Joanne Harris (the author of Chocolat) tweeted #TenThingsAboutGraphicNovels and stated simply: “graphic novels are novels.”<p>Once upon a time, graphic novels may have been …

Graphic Novels

New Emails Show Michigan Republicans Plotting to Gerrymander Maps

WASHINGTON — Newly disclosed emails show Michigan Republicans angling to give their party a dominant position through gerrymandered maps and celebrating the plight of their Democratic rivals.<p>Republicans in the state have denied that they sought partisan gain when they drew new legislative …

Government

Was the 2016 election legitimate? It's now definitely worth asking the question

We need to talk about a forbidden subject: the legitimacy of the current president.<p>There’s been a code of silence around President Donald Trump’s shady victory in 2016. It’s one of those tiptoe-around-it things that the American family just doesn’t talk about. And with good reason. Whatever your …

Government

27 Unbelievable Portraits of Famous People When They Were Young

Curious to know how the most famous (or infamous) people looked like when they were young? Today, we look at the young faces of 27 of the most …

Stephen Colbert

Flipboard

43 Heirloom Desserts Made With Brown Sugar

Many old-fashioned desserts start with brown sugar. It adds a natural, earthy sweetness to the body of a cake, a crunch to the crumb topping on a pie …

Dessert

This Just In: We’re Screwed – by Tom Tomorrow

This entry was posted on 06/19/2018 at 11:04 AM and is filed under Society. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You …

The Untold Story of Otto Warmbier, American Hostage

President Trump hailed him as a catalyst of the summit with Kim Jong-Un. But what happened to Warmbier—the American college student who was sent home brain-damaged from North Korea—is even more shocking than anyone knew.<p>1. Homecoming<p>On a humid morning in June 2017, in a suburb outside Cincinnati, …

North Korea

Indictment of 12 Russians has stunning implications

<b>(CNN) —</b> As scandal-weary as we are, we all need to take a deep breath to confront the gravity of the allegations that special counsel Robert Mueller brought on Friday against 12 members of the GRU, the Russian Military Intelligence organization.<p>The stunning accusation, in a meticulously detailed …

Donald Trump

Five Los Angeles Parking Secrets and 111 Places to Park (Google Map!)

Because we too feel the pain, we present a list of 5 Los Angeles parking secrets, plus a map of over 100 sweet spots to park:<p>Courtesy of Google</b> …

Los Angeles Museums Guide

The Los Angeles area has over 250 museums, including some of the top art museums in the world and some really offbeat little museums and historic …

Believe it or not, Trump just told the truth

By Dana Milbank<p>Columnist<p>I used to say that if you wanted to know whether President Trump was telling the truth, flip a coin. But it turns out I overstated the odds of Trumpian truthfulness.<p>The Post’s Fact Checker reviewed all claims Trump made at his Montana rally last week and found that 76 …

Domestic Violence

The 17 Essential West LA Restaurants

<i>LA's expansive landscape can be both a blessing and a curse. While its segmented neighborhoods allow for a great diversity of restaurants and vibrant fare, making long treks during peak dinner hours isn't always a viable option. Enter</i> <i>Eater LA's neighborhood guide</i>s<i>, handy maps of essential</i> …

Smart Activism: Not Every Protest Or Petition is Worthy of Your Time

Amy Siskind has published a weekly list of specific news stories representing eroding norms in the United States since Donald Trump took office. It’s …

For the Best Chocolate Milkshake, Make a Black & White

One of my first gigs as a food writer was at my college newspaper. I reviewed local restaurants and covered breaking news like: The campus diner now has milkshakes! There were half a dozen flavors: vanilla, chocolate, coffee, Nutella, blueberry, and strawberry.<p>But there was something odd about the …

Make Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp for Dinner in 15 Minutes — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

New Trump admin order for separated parents: Leave U.S. with kids or without them

WASHINGTON — After a court order to reunite more than 2,000 migrant children who were separated from their parents in May and June, the Trump administration has instructed immigration agents to give those parents two options: leave the country with your kids — or leave the country without them, …

Immigration

Ron Paul becomes latest Republican to post literal Nazi content:

The former congressman shares ugly imagery.

Image Search

Recipe: Blueberry Crumb Bars — Recipes from The Kitchn

Fruit pies are undeniably one of the stars of summer desserts. They're also a dessert I save for weekend baking, when I've got more time to make pie …

Step Away From The 'Trauma Buffet' With These 5 Beach Reads By Authors Of Color

Suffering, suffering, and how would you like a slice of abjection on the side? When it comes to books by writers of color, sometimes it seems like we're only allowed to write serious, painful tomes. Reading lists of our most noteworthy books can feel like one After School Special after another — …

Books

US ambassador to Estonia resigns over Trump comments

HELSINKI (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Estonia has resigned over frustrations with President Donald Trump's comments about the European Union and his treatment of Washington's European allies.<p>In a private Facebook message posted Friday, James D. Melville wrote: "For the President to say EU was 'set …

Donald Trump

CBS News interview with ICE whistleblower interrupted by surprise visit from government agents

In his first television interview, former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson James Schwab has opened up about why he abruptly …

How, Exactly, Does This Travel Ban Keep Us Safe, Mr. President?

Congratulations, Mr. President: The Supreme Court has ruled that your third attempt at a travel ban is within the scope of your constitutional prerogatives. To nobody’s surprise, you trumpeted the court’s decision as “a moment of profound vindication following months of hysterical commentary from …

The true story of Three Identical Strangers gets crazier at every turn—and then seriously disturbing

There are three different potential audiences for the documentary <i>Three Identical Strangers</i>: 1) people for whom that title signifies nothing in …

A holy mess: Walgreens case shows it's time to get God out of the workplace

I feel about people with strongly held religious convictions pretty much the same way I feel about people who can juggle machetes and lit torches: I’m impressed and maybe a little envious, but please be careful around others.<p>That’s been on my mind after it was reported this week that a Walgreens …

Civil Rights