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‘This Is Not of God’: When Anti-Trump Evangelicals Confront Their Brethren

LYNCHBURG, Va. — The night before Shane Claiborne came to town to preach at a Christian revival, he received a letter from the chief of police at Liberty University warning that if he set foot on the property, he would be arrested for trespassing and face up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 …

Faith

The Current

Why the Democratic Infighting in Houston Fizzled Out<p>By<p>One of the more notable early primary races in the country ended in undramatic fashion on Tuesday, with Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, a prominent Houston attorney, easily—and rather cordially—beating out Laura Moser, a writer and activist, in a …

Donald Trump

An Epic Supreme Court Decision on Employment

The 5-4 ruling in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis could weaken workplace protections—and the justices on both sides knew it.<p>False dichotomy, meretricious piety, and pay-no-attention-to-that-man-behind-the-curtain misdirection are vital arrows in the quiver of any lawyer or judge, no matter of what …

Employment

Sam Harris and the Myth of Perfectly Rational Thought

Sam Harris, one of the original members of the group dubbed the “New Atheists” (by Wired!) 12 years ago, says he doesn’t like tribalism. During his …

Jordan Peterson

The US reportedly called Kim Jong Un's bluff by demanding its nukes — and North Korea is flipping out

North Korea flipped on the US on Tuesday with a series of statements bashing President Donald Trump's administration and actions seemingly out of nowhere — but it may be because the US called its bluff.<p>Media from Pyongyang on Tuesday complained about a host of issues. They objected to the US …

North Korea

The Michael Cohen Bribery Scandal Is Now a Trump Bribery Scandal

Last night, the <i>Daily Mail</i> reported a development in the Michael Cohen saga of seismic scale. In a December 2016 meeting in Trump Tower, the British …

Corruption

The Best True Crime Shows to Watch on Netflix Right Now

It's hard to keep up with what's coming and going on Netflix each month, and despite it's highly scientific algorithm, the streaming service's …

Crime

17 Movies Streaming On Amazon Prime With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

If you're in the mood for a really good movie — like, highly rated movies on Rotten Tomatoes — then boy is this a list for you. Even better, these …

Entertainment

Controversy surrounding Cohen’s shell company comes into sharper focus

Close video<p>The Rachel Maddow Show, 5/9/18, 9:00 PM ET<p>Dubious explanations follow revelation of payments to Cohen<p>Rachel Maddow reviews the implausible …

Donald Trump

8 big announcements from Google I/O 2018

Google kicked off its annual I/O developer conference at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Here are some of the biggest announcements from the Day 1 keynote. There will be more to come over the next couple of days, so follow along on everything Google I/O on TechCrunch.<p><b>Google</b> …

Android News

Trump’s Two Biggest Scandals Converge in a Single Tweet

Stormy Daniels’s lawyer is attempting to connect the dots between the Russia probe and the Michael Cohen investigation.<p>The attorney for adult-film performer Stormy Daniels made an explosive claim on Tuesday, merging the two biggest scandals of Donald Trump’s presidency in a single tweet—and setting …

Donald Trump

AT&T confirms it paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's company

AT&T confirmed Tuesday evening that it paid President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen in 2017 for "insights into understanding the new administration."<p>The payments were revealed in a document published by Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti Tuesday afternoon.<p>Avenatti alleged that …

Time Warner

Theory: Playboy Model Who Got $1.6 Million Had Affair With Trump, Not Broidy

On May 2, Rudy Giuliani revealed that the Trump administration has been lying for months about the fact that Donald Trump reimbursed his personal …

Donald Trump

The incredibly frustrating reason there’s no Lyme disease vaccine

Your dog can get vaccinated for Lyme. You cannot.<p>Lyme has quickly become one of the most common infectious diseases in America, with many as 300,000 people infected every year. And public health officials fear the bacterial infection, which jumps from ticks to humans, will only spread farther and …

Public Health

More than 30,000 nursing home eviction notices to be sent in Louisiana Thursday

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's Department of Health will begin sending nursing home eviction notices Thursday to more than 30,000 residents who could lose Medicaid under the budget passed by the state House of Representatives.<p>"The Louisiana Department of Health is beginning the process of notifying all …

Health Care

18 Highly Successful People on the One Song That Gets Them Hyped

From Kendrick to Coltrane.<p>There’s something oddly intoxicating about a good pump up jam.<p>All those Prince hits, those Hall and Oates tunes, those …

Success

President Trump has made 3,001 false or misleading claims so far

In the 466 days since he took the oath of office, President Trump has made 3,001 false or misleading claims, according to The Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president.<p>That’s an average of nearly 6.5 claims a day.<p>When we first …

Donald Trump

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Joanna Gaines' Biscuit Recipe Is The Star Of Her 'Magnolia Table' Cookbook

"Chip thinks they are nothing less than heaven on earth."<p>Being a Southerner is a prerequisite for becoming a biscuit expert. Southern I am not, but I have been to something called Biscuit Fest (twice), where I listened to Southern food writers talk about biscuits for days on end, and I tasted more …

Baking

Trump's budget chief made a stunning comment that confirmed everyone's worst perceptions of lobbying's influence in Washington

Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director and controversial interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, encouraged a large gathering of banking industry executives on Tuesday to use campaign donations to influence lawmakers and added that, as a congressman, he would only meet …

The White House

21 Books You Don’t Have to Read

And 21 you should read instead (technically 20 books—Adventures of Huckleberry Finn did not fare well).<p>We've been told all our lives that we can only call ourselves well-read once we've read the Great Books. We tried. We got halfway through <i>Infinite Jest</i> and halfway through the SparkNotes on</i> …

Literature

If your computer has slowed, you might be mining crypto coins for someone else — here's how to stop it

Good news: Virtually all traditional types of malware declined in the past few months. Not so good: mainly because hackers are more interested in using your computer to help them mine cryptocurrencies.<p>It's likely you, or your employer, aren't even aware it's happening. Malware miners latch onto …

Android Phones

Donald Trump Takes Out Paul Ryan, and ‘It’s Going to Be a Civil War’

Everything Trump touches dies, and the speaker’s legacy is no exception.<p>The news that Paul Ryan is retiring from Congress was received by grim-faced …

The Sam Harris debate

Ezra and Sam Harris debate race, IQ, identity politics, and much more.<p>There’s a lot of backstory to this podcast, which is covered in more detail in this piece.<p>The short version is that Sam Harris, host of the <i>Waking Up</i> podcast, and I have been going back and forth over an interview Harris did with</i> …

Universal Basic Income

Elon Musk Urges People to Watch Chris Paine's A.I. Movie While It's Free

"Do You Trust This Computer?" is now available to stream.<p>Elon Musk is concerned about the future of humanity. The tech entrepreneur shared a link …

The Pentagon Is Planning a Three-Front ‘Long War’ Against China and Russia

(Photo: Royal Navy Media Archive / Flickr)Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now.Who’s even paying attention, given …

Geopolitics

The states where the most (and least) stressed people live

Bet you didn’t know April was Stress Awareness Month?<p>A 2017 survey of 2,000 American workers found that the majority of workers are stressed on any …

Seth Abramson's epic Twitter thread explaining Trump remaining legal and political strategy

Seth Abramson is an attorney and professor at the University of New Hampshire. He regularly shares his thoughts on the Trump-Russia scandal using his …

Ranking: Every Steven Spielberg Movie from Worst to Best

<i>Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or some other critical pop-culture collection in the abstract.</i> …

Movies

John Bolton Is Misunderstood

The actual track record of Trump’s next national-security adviser offers cause for cautious optimism.<p>Over the past few days, many have tried to distill John Bolton’s worldview, to get a sense of how he might shape the foreign policy of the Trump administration as he takes up the post of …