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Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?

When the drugs came, they hit all at once. It was the 80s, and by the time one in 10 people had slipped into the depths of heroin use – bankers, university students, carpenters, socialites, miners – Portugal was in a state of panic.<p>Álvaro Pereira was working as a family doctor in Olhão in southern …

Drug Addiction

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

To Resist Blockchain's Allure, Steer Clear Of The Hype

Let’s face it, things don’t always work out as expected. Take the internet, which was originally held up as a shining beacon of enlightenment fostering an open exchange of ideas. Research today finds social media sites like Facebook are circumscribing our lives within ever-narrowing circles as we …

Blockchain

The White House’s latest fallback: Who cares if Trump colluded with Russia?

At first, it was all so simple. The Trump White House said there were “no contacts” — zero, zilch — between Trump’s campaign and Russia. But in time this elegant defense encountered a formidable opponent: reality.<p>And so for a year now, Trump and his advisers, facing mounting evidence of their …

Donald Trump

The moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican Party

The parallels between the Republican Party positions on taxes and climate change are striking. Both are morally appalling and reject the available evidence and expert opinion.<p>The Initiative on Global Markets’ panel of economic experts was recently asked about the Republican tax plan. Among the …

Economics

Hope Hicks: A witness to Trump's rise

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It took Hope Hicks seven years to go from college graduate to White House communications director.<p>She spent about five of those years working for the Trumps, developing a strong relationship with the future US President and his family, and now stands as one of President Donald …

Donald Trump

Trump straddle: Won't stump for Moore, yet blasts Dem foe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Playing all sides in the Alabama Senate race, President Donald Trump made it known Monday he won't set foot in the state on behalf …

Donald Trump

Trump White House ethics lawyer exits

The ranks of former White House ethics lawyers available to comment on the ongoing controversies engulfing President Donald Trump's administration has just grown by one — an attorney who's certain to offer a much different perspective than the most prominent figures now ensconced as seemingly …

Donald Trump

Jared Kushner’s Vast Duties, and Visibility in White House, Shrink

WASHINGTON — At a senior staff meeting early in President Trump’s tenure, Reince Priebus, then the White House chief of staff, posed a simple question to Jared Kushner: What would his newly created Office of American Innovation do?<p>Mr. Kushner brushed him off, according to people privy to the …

Donald Trump

As he investigates Trump's aides, Robert Mueller's record shows surprising flaws

When he was named special counsel in May, Robert S. Mueller III was hailed as the ideal lawman — deeply experienced, strait-laced and nonpartisan — to investigate whether President Trump's campaign had helped with Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.<p>The accolades squared with …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump and the Success of the Narcissistic Sociopath

Psychological studies and evolutionary biology show that an overconfidence and brash leadership style is both dangerous—and can work.<p>While the rest …

Ask An Adult: Why Do People In Relationships Cheat?

Relationships<p>by Aimee Jakes | 13 06 2017<p>Why, why WHY?<p>Anyone who has been cheated on will tell you it is the equivalent of someone bagging up all of …

Amelia Earhart Mystery: Lost Pilot Spent Days In Prison Before Being Killed In Saipan, Says New Evidence

A man’s newly-shared story provides new information backing the theory that Amelia Earhart was taken prisoner and executed on Saipan after …

Teacher arrested after students say she used cocaine in classroom

An Indiana high school teacher was arrested on drug charges Wednesday after her students said they saw her using cocaine in her classroom.<p>Lake Central High School junior Will Rogers told WGN9 he shot video of the incident through a classroom window.<p>"She’s in the corner, hiding with a chair and a …

Crime

Jordan Peele Compared Tiger Woods’ Golf Outing With Donald Trump To The Scariest Part Of ‘Get Out’

Donald Trump has spent a lot of time golfing during his presidency and his Thanksgiving weekend kicked off with a game of golf with one of the game’s best, Tiger Woods. In a tweet sent out on Friday morning, Trump made it seem like he was going to keep busy while also having a golf game right in …

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs bill targeting U.S. and foreign media

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill allowing Russia to register international media outlets as foreign agents — a move largely seen as retaliation against the U.S. for similar crackdowns on Kremlin-funded media outlets.<p>Putin signed the bill into law Saturday after the upper …

Russia

Tom Arnold says he knows stuff about Trump… BAD stuff…

So here’s the latest thing that is going to take down Trump forever and save the Republic for liberal socialist schemes – it’s the unstoppable Tom …

How Trump is slowly destroying America's national security agencies

The Guardian has reported that John Le Carré, the famed British spy novelist, recently said of the Trump presidency: “Something truly, seriously bad is happening and we have to be awake to that.” Chillingly, he expressed alarm about the “toxic” parallels between the rise of Donald Trump and hard …

Donald Trump

Is There a Russian Mole Inside the NSA? The CIA? Both?

The latest Shadow Brokers hack exposed classified intel that could only have come from within the NSA, setting the stage for a Cold War ritual—the …

National Security

Gaslighting: How A Flicker Of Self-Doubt Warps Our Response To Sexual Harassment

When I was 16, I was sitting with my best friend in a park by the Connecticut River on a tumble of rocks. We hadn't seen anyone in the hour we'd been there. We were midconversation when my friend whispered, "There's a naked man over there." Sure enough, there was. A man, maybe in his 40s or 50s, …

Sexual Harassment

How a powerful senator schooled Betsy DeVos

A furious Sen. Lamar Alexander saw the Education Department going off track in its enforcement of a law he helped write, and he didn’t hesitate to intervene.<p>Several months ago, Sen. Lamar Alexander phoned Education Secretary Betsy DeVos with a message: Back off.<p>Alexander, chairman of the Senate …

Education

Week 27: Did Flynn Flip and Did Trump Flip Out?

When defense lawyers stop talking to each other, one side often has reason to worry a deal has been cut.<p>Surging like meltwater from a glacial lake, the Trump Tower scandal investigation threatened to turn into an outburst flood this week as Michael Flynn’s legal team signaled that its client had …

Donald Trump

Michael Flynn is the key to the Russia scandal — and he may have just flipped on Trump

Michael Flynn, who served as President Trump’s national security adviser for just 24 days before being cut loose, may be the key figure to unraveling the entire Russia scandal. If that’s true, the president just got some very, very bad news in the form of a New York Times report:<p>Lawyers for Michael …

Donald Trump

"A deranged animal": Trump’s newest lie about Obama is causing fury inside and outside the military

Trump says he loves the military. His latest assault on Obama shows that he doesn’t.<p>President Trump lies so often, and on such an astonishingly wide array of topics, that it’s rare for any single one of them to spark as much raw fury as his baseless accusation that Barack Obama and other previous …

Trump exploits John Kelly’s dead son to back up his Obama falsehoods

Trump uses his chief of staff’s grief to claim Obama didn’t call parents of fallen soldiers<p>President Donald Trump used the deceased son of his own chief of staff, retired Marine Corps. Gen. John F. Kelly, to score a political point in the ongoing controversy over his inaccurate claim that President …

'Disrespectful lie': Anger grows over Trump's claims about past presidents and fallen troops

Anger sparked by President Trump’s false claims on Monday that Barack Obama and other past presidents did not reach out to families of fallen American troops swelled into the night.<p>Near midnight Monday, former U.S. attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr., who in 2009 accompanied Obama to Dover Air …

Donald Trump

John McCain just delivered a total and complete takedown of Trumpism

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Monday night in Philadelphia, John McCain offered a total and complete rejection of the world view offered by the leader of his party.<p>Here's the key paragraph:<p><i>"To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the</i> …

Political Science