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10 essential apps for your tablet

The thing that makes tablets really useful is the apps. Unfortunately, there are literally millions of apps available. Fear not! I've done the research for you, and am bringing you the apps that every tablet owner needs to install. By the way, these apps are also great for your smartphone.<p><b>1. Don't</b> …

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Candidate or Not, Elizabeth Warren Has the Right 2016 Message

It is no secret that, should Hillary Clinton decide to mount a White House bid in 2016, she is well positioned to become the first woman president of …

Right-Wing Author Abandons Cultural Populism, Decries ‘White Trash’

Charlotte Hays, the conservative writer and director of cultural programs at the anti-feminist Independent Women’s Forum, has a new book out, titled</i> …

Yes, America Has Gotten Better About Racism, but It Really Doesn’t Matter

Because I write about race and racism in the United States, I’m often asked some variation of this question: are things better now?<p>I don’t mean to be …

10 things conservative Christians got horribly wrong

Evangelicals and their ilk have used God to justify everything from Prohibition and segregation to slavery<p>When Christians get political, they often do so because they believe that they have God on their side. This is true whether they are progressive or conservative, and throughout most of American …

Why I hate being a black man

We espouse 'black is beautiful', but the true image of blackness is ugly. If we confront our self-hatred, maybe we'll have real pride<p>Every time I sit on a crowded street car, bus, or subway train in Toronto, I know I will have an empty seat next to me. It's like a broken record. Sometimes I don't …

Typhoon Haiyan: death toll could reach 10,000

Fears 10,000 people have perished in one province alone after one of the strongest storms on record<p>The death toll from one of the strongest storms on record that ravaged the central Philippine city of Tacloban could reach 10,000 people after the extend of massive devastation became apparent and …

'Ferrari Of Space' Crashing Back To Earth — Maybe Tomorrow

Sometime Sunday or early Monday, a 2,425-pound satellite that ran out of fuel last month and began falling from its already low orbit will plunge back to Earth.<p>The European Space Agency's Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) — so sleek that it was nicknamed "the Ferrari …

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The Normalization of Violence Against Black Women

<i>Valarie (center) and Amy Carey (second right), sisters of Miriam Carey, the woman involved in the Capitol Hill shooting, address during a news</i> …

The Comments Detroit's Emergency Manager Will Wish To Take Back

Kevyn Orr has been loquacious since he was appointed Detroit’s emergency manager last spring by Gov. Rick Snyder. His descriptions of the city’s dismal state and reams of eye-opening data have been his ammunition in the decision to seek Chapter 9 bankruptcy.<p>But Orr had some Detroit watchers and …

Detroit's Bankruptcy Doesn't 'Just Happen'

On July 18, 2013, Detroit filed for bankruptcy, the largest municipality in U.S. history to do so.<p>Initially bankruptcy, both public and private, was considered unconstitutional. When Congress first passed bankruptcy legislation in 1934, the Supreme Court immediately objected.<p>Article I, section 10, …

An Aston Martin GT4 at Zolder is better than coffee

A legendary track in a legendary car.<p>With the myriad awesome in-car videos out there, some are bound to be cooler than others. Today's video of an Aston Martin GT4 fits into that category.<p>Filmed during the first lap of the FIA GT4 race at Circuit Zolder in 2011, driver Ant Scragg whirls the Aston …

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Study Shows Millennials Are More Forgetful Than Seniors

Historically, studies have equated forgetfulness with old age. Indeed, when someone misplaces something like their car keys, people generally refer to it as a "senior moment." But a new survey tells a different story.<p>A Trending Machine national poll finds that millennials aged 18 to 34 are, in …

4 In 5 US Adults Face Near-Poverty, No Work For At Least Parts Of Their Lives

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.<p>Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized …

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Universal Free College Would Be a Regressive Scandal

College graduates benefit from their educations for decades. They should bear part of the cost.<p>John Morgan/Flickr<p>In <i>Salon</i>, Mario Goetz harkens back to what he regards as the good old days of higher education in post-World War II California, when the University of California System wasn't just …

Local Anti-Drone Activism Begins: 'If They Fly in Town, We Will Shoot Them Down'

Will surveillance-state opponents start to fight at the municipal level, as anti-nuclear activists did in the 1970s and 1980s?<p>Reuters<p>Charles Krauthammer once predicted that the first American to shoot down a domestic drone would be a folk hero. Phillip Steele, a resident of Deer Trail, Colorado, …

White supremacy, meet black rage

How does black life come to have value in a white supremacist system, where the rules only apply to us?<p>Yesterday, six women in the state of Florida, five of them white, made clear that the inherent value of black life and black personhood is legally indefensible.<p>The legal sanctioning of George …

George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty and Goes Free

The jury in the George Zimmerman murder trial has found Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.<p>Zimmerman, who faced the possibility of …