Thomas Christopher Ralston

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John Stossel: Gary Johnson gets it. America is electing 'neither dictator nor king'

It was refreshing to moderate a “town hall” with the Libertarian presidential and vice presidential candidates last week because Govs. Gary Johnson and William Weld respect limits on presidential power.<p>Sunday, when Fox’s Chris Wallace challenged Johnson’s plan to replace the IRS with a consumption …

Farc peace deal: rebels and Colombian government sign accord to end war

After 52 years of war, government and guerrillas present disarmament and justice plan that Colombian voters will be asked to ratify in a plebiscite<p>Colombia’s government has secured a groundbreaking peace deal with leftist Farc rebels – promising to end a war that wracked the country for more than …

South America

The Latest: Trump won't address immigration in Phoenix

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):<p>10:30 p.m.<p>Donald Trump will return to Phoenix next week, but campaign …

New revelations show a nation for sale under Hillary Clinton

The Democratic Party often warns us that mixing big money and politics will corrupt democracy. They must have nominated Hillary Clinton to prove …

If Hillary Is Corrupt, Congress Should Impeach Her

The Framers gave Congress a tool to police corrupt executive-branch officials — Congress should use it.<p>For our recent “Tricky Hillary” issue …

Corruption

Is Obama Enabling the Next President to Launch Illegal Wars?

If his administration gets its way, it would be even easier for future commanders in chief to take military action without approval from Congress.<p>President Obama has been emphatically warning Americans about the dangers of a Trump presidency. But these warnings divert attention from a much darker …

Political Science

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The Neuroscience Behind Bad Decisions

Irrationality may be a consequence of the brain’s ravenous energy needs.<p>Humans often make bad decisions. If you like Snickers more than Milky Way, it …

Why your smart friends can seem like such slackers

In this study, the researchers took 30 students whose responses indicated they had a high need for thinking in their daily lives, as well as 30 who …

Too much activity in certain areas of the brain is bad for memory and attention

Neurons in the brain interact by sending each other chemical messages, so-called neurotransmitters. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the most common …

What is bipolar disorder? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Masuma Rahim

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p><i>“When you are high, it is tremendous. Shyness goes, the right words and gestures are suddenly there, the power to seduce and captivate others a felt</i> …

Mental Health

We're a disparate group of Australians doing the work our government won't | Shira Sebban

When I heard that a woman who attempted to seek asylum in Australia but had her boat returned to Vietnam was about to be sent to jail, leaving her kids with no parent and facing life in an orphanage, I started a crowd fund<p>The four children of a Vietnamese woman, who will be sent to jail for trying …

Start working smart with these amazing productivity tools

We live in a world where hard work, when not coupled with smart work, is of no use. And, thanks to technology we’ve got so much at our hands that can …

In Louisiana, Private Disaster Relief Outperforms the Government

One of the greatest stories of the Louisiana flooding is how the people and free markets are playing a better role in the recovery than the …

Real Men Take Responsibility | Valet.

Whether you're an Olympic athlete, a presidential candidate or just a regular guy like the rest of us, you're bound to make a mistake. To screw …

Under New Philippine President, Nearly 1,800 Have Died In Extrajudicial Killings

<i>Editor's Note: The photos in this story may be distressing to some viewers.</i><p>Rodrigo Duterte, the new president of the Philippines, campaigned as a tough-on-crime candidate, threatening death for drug dealers.<p>And in the seven weeks since he took office, nearly 1,800 alleged criminals have died — at …

America’s prison problem: The conversation we need to be having about our broken criminal justice system

<b>(AP/Eric Risberg)</b><p>The DOJ’s move against private prisons ignores the strongest triggers of poverty and incarceration<p>Carrie Sheffield<p>August 22, 2016 11:58am (UTC)<p>While the issues of criminal justice and prison reform garner bipartisan steam, the Obama administration’s decision last week to draw down …