Karen Nolan

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Dino Hunters and Post-Apocalyptic Escapes

Here are your longer-form weekend reads.<p>The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of <i></i>Stumptown, grab a seat in the sun(!?), and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:<p>Private Equity: Overvalued and Overrated? (American Affairs Journal)<br>• Nathan Myhrvold, myth buster: He was the physicist who went …

The 100 Best Movies on Netflix (July 2018)

The best movies on Netflix right now are not always the easiest to find, titles coming and going with sometimes seemingly little rhyme or reason. …

Horror

Understaffed and overwhelmed, rescuers had to make life-and-death choices as wildfires raged

It was the kind of night that caused the skin on the back of David Shew’s neck to prickle.<p>Dry. And wind so strong the loose boards on his neighbor’s fence made a racket.<p>Twice, the Cal Fire chief stepped out of his house in the Napa Valley to scan the ridges for the orange glow he …

The Vietnam War’s John Musgrave on Fighting, Coming Home, and “Thank You for Your Service”

One of the primary voices in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s examination of the conflict reflects on his story, and shows why so many viewers have found it so compelling.<p>In writing my preview of <b>Ken Burns</b> and <b>Lynn Novick’s</b> epic 10-part documentary <i>The Vietnam War,</i> which is now airing on PBS and streaming …

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How a prized daughter of the Westboro Baptist Church came to question its beliefs.<p>On December 1, 2009, to commemorate World <i>AIDS</i> Day, Twitter announced a promotion: if users employed the hashtag #red, their tweets would appear highlighted in red. Megan Phelps-Roper, a twenty-three-year-old legal …

Read YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki's Response to the Controversial Google Anti-Diversity Memo

Yesterday, after reading the news, my daughter asked me a question. “Mom, is it true that there are biological reasons why there are fewer women in …

Donald Trump's behavior is abnormal

I had written half of a relatively silly column when I stopped and read these words online:<p>"The predators and criminal aliens who poison our communities with drugs and prey on innocent young people — these beautiful, beautiful, innocent young people — will find no safe haven anywhere in our country.<p>…

Donald Trump

The Historical Significance of 'Cosmopolitan' as an Insult

Stephen Miller hurled it at CNN's Jim Acosta today inside the White House.<p>Anyone who attended one of the president*<i>'s</i> campaign rallies learned two things: 1) that it is possible to get sick of hearing "You Can't Always Get What You Want," and 2) that of all the warm-up acts, Stephen Miller was the …

Bill Browder's Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee

“I hope that my story will help you understand the methods of Russian operatives in Washington and how they use U.S. enablers to achieve major foreign policy goals without disclosing those interests,” Browder writes.<p><i>The financier Bill Browder has emerged as an unlikely central player in the ongoing</i> …

Russia

This is what you get when you elect Republicans

This has been quite a week in Washington, a week full of terror, intrigue, suspense, backstabbing and outright chaos. While we might not have been able to predict the particular contours of the catastrophe that complete GOP rule has been, we should have known it would turn out something like …

The Benefit of the Doubt Is Gone

Invoking the Clintonian precedent as a <i>moral justification</i> for Team Trump’s actions is ludicrous.<p>EDITOR’S NOTE: <i>The following is Jonah Goldberg’s</i> …

Who cares what’s wrong with Donald Trump? What’s wrong with us?

So here we are, six months later. How time has trudged.<p>But the calendar does not lie. On Thursday, we will be half a year through the Trump Era. And, …

Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "...to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!"

New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>Replying to @<b>realDonaldTrump</b><p>0 replies 1 retweet 6 likes<p>New conversation<p>End of conversation

Junkie Running Dry

Of course Trump needs the media.<p>Some people simply cannot handle the fact that Donald Trump was elected president.<p>One of those people is Donald Trump.<p>…

Rachel Maddow: The Rolling Stone Interview

Rachel Maddow sprints onto the set of <i>The Rachel Maddow Show,</i> brain on fire, and slides into her chair. It’s two minutes before airtime at MSNBC’s …

Donald Trump

7 Wonderful (And Easy) Indian Dishes You Can Make At Home

Homemade Indian food? Yes, you can! From Chicken Tikka Masala to Homemade Naan, these Indian recipes are all spice-packed, easy to make, and surprisingly family-friendly.<p>1. Chicken Tikka Masala<p>Chicken tikka masala is a dish of marinated and broiled chunks of chicken in a creamy, spice-infused …

Grenfell Tower: candlelit vigil for victims after grief turned to anger at earlier protests

• <b>Protesters gather at foot of Grenfell Tower​</b>• <b><br>Central London protesters march on Downing Street</b>• <b><br>Theresa May goes to church to meet families of lost – and is greeted by angry protesters</b>• <b><br>Number 10 promises £5million relief fund for victims</b>• <b><br>30 confirmed killed, but death toll could rise above 100</b>• <b><br>24 still</b> …

The Psychology Behind Donald Trump's Unwavering Support

There’s no doubt that Donald Trump has said many things that would have been political suicide for any other Republican candidate. And almost every …

Psychology

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Surreal Post-Election Life

When I walk into the Chappaqua dining room in which Hillary Clinton is spending her days working on her new book, I am greeted by a vision from the …

My Grandmother’s Desperate Choice

As a child, I knew only that my grandmother had died when my mom was still a baby. The one time I asked what had happened to her, a bolt of panic flashed across my mother’s face. “A household accident,” was all she said.<p>I was twelve years old when she finally told me the truth. Some friends and I …

Living Rooms

The Hot New Millennial Housing Trend Is a Repeat of the Middle Ages

Communal living is hardly a departure from tradition—it's a return to how humans have been making their homes for thousands of years.<p>For most of human history, people were hunter-gatherers. They lived in large camps, depending on one another for food, childcare, and everything else—all without …

Most American Christians Believe They’re Victims of Discrimination

They say religious discrimination against Christians is as big a problem as discrimination against other groups.<p>Many, many Christians believe they are subject to religious discrimination in the United States. A new report from the Public Religion Research Institute and Brookings offers evidence: …

This Nasty Medieval Remedy Kills MRSA

Why would scientists revive a thousand-year-old medical recipe for a foul-smelling concoction? They suspected it could have a very real benefit, and …

Unconventional Wisdom

In 1978, a 27-year-old Harvard graduate, who was working for the federal government in Washington, DC, began displaying unusual behavior out of the …

Immune System

Europe’s Famed Bog Bodies Are Starting to Reveal Their Secrets

If you’re looking for the middle of nowhere, the Bjaeldskovdal bog is a good place to start. It lies six miles outside the small town of Silkeborg in …

Dismal Voucher Results Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins

The confirmation of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education was a signal moment for the school choice movement. For the first time, the nation’s highest education official is someone fully committed to making school vouchers and other market-oriented policies the centerpiece of education reform.<p>But …

Education

Bombing in '67 rocked, united Circleville

CIRCLEVILLE — So the story goes, Lee Holbrook didn't much care for his wife working at the downtown drugstore.<p>It was 1967, and Phyllis Holbrook was …