Thomas LeBlanc

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Judge halts deportations as refugee ban causes worldwide furor

By Jerry Markon<p>, Reporter<p>Emma Brown<p>, Reporter<p>Katherine Shaver<p>, Reporter<p>A federal judge in New York blocked deportations nationwide late Saturday of those detained on entry to the United States after an executive order from President Trump targeted citizens from seven predominantly Muslim …

Immigration

As American Education Collapses, Democracy’s Foundation Shakes

“They know nothing about art. They know nothing about history. They know nothing about philosophy.”<p><i>And we are here as on a darkling plainSwept with</i> …

Obama Tours Louisiana Flood Damage, Does Not Mention Climate Change

On Tuesday, President Obama visited Louisiana for the first time since the devastating floods that have killed 13 people and damaged 60,000 homes. …

Jesse Ventura Explains Why So Many Americans Are Voting for Trump

A candid Q&A about gun control, the war on drugs, George W. Bush, and more.<p>John Kerry once said, "In America, you have a right to be stupid." Nowhere is that more true than in the world of politics. That quote leads off <i>Sh*t Politicians Say</i>, the latest book from Jesse Ventura, a man who knows of …

A Texas Woman Woke Up From Jaw Surgery With a British Accent

Jolly good, then.<p>Back in December, a Texas mom went to get jaw surgery and woke up speaking like she was from the U.K. ABC News reports that Lisa Alamia, who got the surgery to correct an overbite, has been diagnosed with foreign accent syndrome, a real condition that can be permanent.<p>Foreign …

Roast the Perfect Chicken With These Chef-Approved Recipes & Tips

Food & Drink<p>By Wil Fulton Published On 06/24/2016<p>@WilFulton<p>By Wil Fulton @WilFulton Published On 06/24/2016<p>When you need emergency medical advice, …

BBQ

Who was Louis XIV of France? Everything you need to know about the 'Sun King' and the Palace of Versailles

'Versailles', premiering tonight on BBC2 at 9.30pm, is the latest bodice-ripping, culotte-dropping period drama from the BBC, which is keen to repeat the success of it's historical hit 'War and Peace'.<p>The raunchy series, which focuses on the court of Louis XIV, begins in 1667, a year after the …

Why did the secular ambitions of the early United States fail? – Sam Haselby

In the beginning was the thing, and the thing was against God. So might begin the gospel of American secularism. The sudden flourish of secularism at …

Justin Jay & Friends - What Do You Want feat. Josh Taylor & Benny Bridges

Donald Trump, president of the Confederacy: The Southern strategy created the GOP civil war

<b>Donald Trump (Reuters/Nati Harnik/Tami Chappell/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>A decades-long pattern of racists appeals has left the Republican Party with no one but the racists<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>May 17, 2016 9:59am (UTC)<p>There are two consistent themes about the American right-wing in the Age of Obama. First, …

Civil Rights

A scone recipe from the Savoy hotel London, plus tips for buttermilk substitutes

They may appear small, but these cute little scones — delicate, flaky and not overly sweet — pack a lot of flavor. The recipe comes from the Savoy hotel in London. The scones are studded with raisins or other dried fruit, and the richness of the butter and eggs are offset by the subtle tang of …

Baking

The arrow of time

In T.H. White’s fantasy novel <i>The Once and Future King</i>, Merlyn the magician suffers from a rare and incurable condition: He experiences time in …

Nephthys

Nephthys was one of the original five gods of ancient Egypt born of the union of Geb (earth) and Nut (sky) after the creation of the world. She was …

The Most Devastating Quake In US History Is Headed for Portland

The chances of a 9.0 earthquake slamming the Pacific Northwest are disturbingly high. Introducing a novel way to engage the threat: reported science fiction.<p><i>This week's Terraform is something special: It's a hybrid format, what we've taken to calling "reported science fiction"—a deeply researched,</i> …

This video shows what ancient Rome actually looked like

Discovering Cyrus the Great’s Secrets in Modern Iran

The Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery of Asian Art in Washington D.C. has just launched a new exhibit on the discovery and excavation of the ancient …

Coconut Cream Pound Cake Recipe

"A moist coconut pound cake, a crowd pleaser. I use this recipe for making wedding cake layers."<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup butter, softened<p>1 (8 ounce) package …

The Secret to an Evenly Cooked Roasted Chicken

How to avoid the dreaded dry white meat.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Molly Frisch confesses ruining a roast chicken to associate food editor Rick Martinez. Welcome to Effed it …

Meet the lumpsucker, the adorable fish revolutionizing salmon farming

There aren’t too many fish that would be called “cute,” but ask any in-the-know fish person about the lumpsucker, and that will likely be the first word used to describe it.<p>The bulbous little suckers are popular guests at birthday parties in Japan and their roe makes an inexpensive alternative to …

Aquaponics

Making Maps Under Fire During the Revolutionary War

Battles during the War for Independence were fought, won, and lost over who had the most accurate map.<p>During the Revolutionary War, a good map could mean the difference between victory and defeat, especially for British troops facing guerrilla tactics for the first time. Few maps had been made of …

6 of the Most Fascinating Galactic Empires Outside of Star Wars

Invariably, when the topic of galactic empires comes up, someone will reference Star Wars—the muddy details of the Empire’s economy and structure, …

Gym Culture Meets Planet Earth in This Pretty-Accurate Parody Video

Like antelopes at the watering hole.<p>You don't need to be a gym rat to know that fitness centers come with their own specific culture. From the etiquette of machine usage to the unique mating rituals of sweaty individuals in this steamy ecosystem, the gym is filled with fascinating anthropological …

Behind the Ronald Reagan myth: “No one had ever entered the White House so grossly ill informed”

<b>(AP)</b><p>Reagan embarrassed himself in news conferences, Cabinet meetings. Recalling how GOP cringed at his lack of interest<p>William Leuchtenburg<p>December 28, 2015 10:15pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton”<p>No one had ever entered the White House so grossly …

Recipe: Classic French Bread

<b>Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day</b><br>By Peter Reinhart<br>Hardcover, 224 pages<br>Ten Speed Press<br>List Price: $30.00<p>Makes 2 large loaves, 4 small loaves, or many rolls.<p>5-1/3 cups (24 oz / 680 g) unbleached bread flour<br>2 teaspoons (0.5 oz / 14 g) salt, or 1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt<br>2-1/4 teaspoons …

The Mashed-Potato Mistake We All Make

Boiling then mashing is one of the most common ways to prepare spuds; yet, too often, they turn out bland or gummy. Turns out making mashed potatoes well isn't difficult, though.<p>Sara Foster, who owns Foster's Market, a gourmet takeout store/café in Durham, NC, has been making mashed potatoes for …

How to Cook Steak 4 Different Ways

Want to make steakhouse-quality steaks at home? Here's how to cook the perfect steaks on the grill, on the stove, broiled in the oven, or cooked <i>sous</i> …

Here's How To Fry Seafood At Home

Come fry with me.<p>Here's the thing. Don't try to fry everything at once. This is the kind of activity where you will fry a few things, bring a plate out to your guests,* eat what's on the plate, and return to the kitchen to fry some more things. It's a really active cooking experience, but that's …

The 24 Best Science Fiction Books Of 2015

What a year for science fiction we've had, with epic new space operas, fascinating new worlds to explore, and the return of some of our favorite stories.<p>Legendary science fiction author Neal Stephenson has outdone himself with <i>Seveneves</i>, an ambitious and far-reaching tale of humanity at its …

The Most Addictive Bread You'll Ever Eat

<i>We partnered with Jet.com so you can browse their (digital) shelves while you're searching for ingredients or supplies. (Seriously, they have everything!) Get almost every ingredient for this recipe here.</i><p>"Dickinson? Denison? Dawson?"<br>"No, Davidson."<p>This is how the conversation normally starts when I …