Bob Adamcik

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I was a real Republican, before the 'wingnuts' took over my party

Trump is a danger to our nation and a disgrace to the Republican Party, but GOP leaders have decided they want to keep inflicting him on America.<p>About the same time the Trump administration had perfected its cruelty against families and children, the Hamilton County Republican Party in Cincinnati …

Republicans

Here’s What Happened the Last Time the Left Got Nasty

History shows why Democrats shouldn’t take the low road.<p>This is definitely becoming a thing.<p>On Monday, a toddler-bearing mother confronted EPA chief Scott Pruitt at a Washington, D.C., teahouse and demanded he resign over allegations that he’s been using his office to line his pockets. And last …

Vietnam War

The Diplomat Who Quit the Trump Administration

For John Feeley, the Ambassador to Panama, moral failings at home seemed to compound tactical failings abroad.<p>John Feeley, the Ambassador to Panama and a former Marine helicopter pilot, is not averse to strong language, but he was nevertheless startled by his first encounter with President Donald …

With Donald Trump’s decision to shred the Iran nuclear agreement, announced last Tuesday, it’s time for the rest of us to start thinking about what a Third Gulf War would mean...

It’s already long forgotten here, but the theocratic regime in Iran was really our baby. After all, in 1953, the CIA and British intelligence …

‘Americans are Being Held Hostage and Terrorized by the Fringes’

An exit interview with the American Enterprise Institute’s Arthur Brooks.<p>Arthur Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute, the center-right Washington think tank that has, amid a decade of turmoil inside the Republican Party, remained a sober, respected voice on matters of …

Political Science

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

Two black men arrested at Starbucks settle with Philadelphia for $2

The two black men whose arrest at a Philadelphia Starbucks last month set off a wave of protests against the coffee giant for discrimination have reached a settlement with the city, the mayor's office said Wednesday.<p>They will each be paid $1.<p>In addition, Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, both 23, …

Justice

Reddit's List of the Most Disturbing Movies of All Time Will Freak You the F*ck Out

In early May, Reddit user Ladyberries posed an interesting question for other people on the site: "What are movies that genuinely disturbed you that don't have rape, violence, cannibalism, or gross images?" Sure, it's easy to get scares out of audiences when blood is being splashed all over the …

Horror

My teen years were spent in radical right-wing groups. The paranoia was intoxicating.

It’s hard to recognize myself when I look back at that time of my life.<p>We called ourselves “the Constitution Defenders” and we wore anything that looked military: camouflage, civil war uniforms, tricorn hats. There were about a dozen of us, teenagers and even younger, and we met on Sundays after …

How To (Legally) Download Or Stream Movies For Free

It's easy to find movies to download or stream; even for law-abiding popcorn munchers! If you're flying straight and narrow or want to support and …

Alex Gibney: ‘Every business Trump touched withered and died’

The documentary-maker on his new Netflix series, Trump’s ‘trail of slime’ and how tennis keeps him sane<p>Alex Gibney was born in New York City in 1953 and educated at Yale and UCLA film school. He was 52 when he scored his first major success as a documentary film-maker with <i>Enron: The Smartest Guys</i> …

New York City

The queen of rock'n'roll: Remembering Janis Joplin

Texan girl, blues queen and music pioneer: The iconic figure of the hippie and women's liberation movement in the late 1960s was born 75 years ago, …

Here’s What The Trumpists Don’t Understand About American Greatness

Consider what the state of our nation would be without the accumulated protections over a century of progressive legislation.<p>The case for Donald …

Republicans Are Throwing Away Their Shot at Tax Reform

There’s a manifest need to lower corporate tax rates—but instead of building consensus, the GOP is pursuing a bill that’s likely to be rolled back even if it passes.<p>America badly needs corporate tax reform.<p>The United States pretends to tax corporations heavily. But those heavy tax rates are …

GOP Tax Bill Is The End Of All Economic Sanity In Washington

No doubt many of you read the above headline and immediately started to tweet that the GOP tax bill can’t be the end of economic sanity in Washington because there never was any to begin with.<p>I have two responses.<p>First…please do tweet that, and link to this post when you do.<p>Second…you’re wrong. If …

Why millions of Americans believe things that aren’t true

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’ll bet that’s true,” before you had all the facts? Most people probably have at some point.<p>Where people differ is in how often they do so. A 2016 survey that my colleague Brian Weeks and I conducted found that 50.3% of all Americans agreed with the statement, …

Psychology

Climate change and overfishing set a deadly trap for young penguins

Human influence on their habitats sends penguins mixed signals<p>The sight of beetles, moths and other aerial insects buzzing around a streetlight is a hallmark of modern life. It’s also what you might call an ecological or evolutionary trap.<p>The light attracts the insects by mimicking the way …

In China’s ‘underground Great Wall,’ tunnels go dry and Uyghurs fear for their culture

Tahir Tomur steps out of his car and looks in astonishment at the side of a dusty street, where a hole the size of a large sewer grate has been piled full of dirt and refuse.<p>"Oh my God, they've covered it," he says. "This is a <i>karez</i>!"<p>A few dozen metres away, he finds another similar hole stuffed …

AP-NORC poll: Americans want local leaders to fight warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans want their local officials to take on the challenge of battling global warming now that President Donald Trump is …

Ancient bristlecone pine forests are being overwhelmed by climate change

For thousands of years, wind-whipped, twisted bristlecone pines have been clinging to existence on the arid, stony crests of eastern California’s White Mountains, in conditions inhospitable to most other life.<p>Their growth rings provide a year-by-year account of the struggle to survive: It’s a …

Chicago heat wave sets record high for 5th day in row

Chicago hit a record high temperature for the fifth day in a row Sunday as the thermometer rose to 93 degrees, beating the old record of 91 set in 1891, according to the National Weather Service.<p>O’Hare hit 92 a little before 2:20 p.m. Sunday, and temperatures continued to rise until hitting 93 at …

Canada's Trudeau issues rallying cry for climate fight and takes a dig at the US

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered a rallying cry Thursday for the fight against climate change and an implicit rebuke to President Donald Trump, who has announced his intention to pull the US from the Paris agreement to slow global warming.<p>"There is no country on the …

Canada

Climate remains a rift amid Trump-Macron friendship

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> During talks that lasted just under an hour Monday, President Donald Trump and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, exchanged compliments and affirmations of a friendship forged through white-knuckled handshakes and an intimate dinner atop the Eiffel Tower.<p>But Macron also …

Richard Branson: Hurricanes are the 'start of things to come'

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Virgin Group founder Richard Branson rode out Hurricane Irma in his wine cellar on his private island in the British Virgin Islands.<p>Tuesday, as many of the same islands braced for the impact of Hurricane Maria, he appeared on CNN's "New Day" with a message: "Climate change is real."<p>…

I’m a TV weatherman. Here's what happened when I discussed climate change on air.

Broadcast meteorologists are starting to talk more about the issue during their forecasts.<p>My former colleagues in the broadcast meteorology field have certainly had a busy past year. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria devastated the Texas coastline, Florida, and Puerto Rico, where thousands still …

Climate Change

The Real Unknown of Climate Change: Our Behavior

As Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Texas coast, few people in that state seemed to understand the nature of the looming danger.<p>The bulletins warned of rain falling in feet, not inches. Experts pleaded with the public to wake up. J. Marshall Shepherd, head of atmospheric sciences at the University …

Climate Change

Inside India’s race to cool 1.3 billion people in a warming world

How do you cool 7.5 billion people on a warming planet?<p>When Rutam Vora was growing up in Vadodara, a city of about 2 million people near the western coast of India, his parents kept cool each summer by drenching bedsheets in water and hanging them in the windows of their house. When the scorching …

The science of getting people to change their minds

How do we get others to change their minds? That is the question many of us are asking in this polarizing social and political climate, where the …

Pitch Perfect: A History Of Vocal Groups

Long before there were musical instruments, the human voice was used to make beautiful music, whether on its own or as part of the countless vocal …

Universal Music

The Pros and Cons of Film’s Greatest Summer Camps

Which celluloid warm-weather retreat reigns supreme? We looked back on Meatballs, Moonrise Kingdom, Wet Hot American Summer, and more classic camp movies to find out.

Bill Murray