Andrea Estell

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Armed Trump Supporters March on Portland, Beating Up Opponents and Calling for Hillary Clinton’s Arrest

Led by a fringe Republican candidate, hundreds of far-right militants swarmed into Portland, Oregon to fight ‘evil leftists.’ Cops seemed more …

Rights & Freedoms

QAnon: The Conspiracy Theorist Group That Appears At Trump Rallies

A group dubbed "QAnon" has emerged at Trump campaign events recently. They follow and try to decipher the online posts of someone named "Q", who traffics in conspiracy theories focused on people in government and media. NPR's Jeff Brady went to a Trump rally in Pennsylvania to speak with some QAnon …

Donald Trump

The NRA Says It’s in Deep Financial Trouble, May Be ‘Unable to Exist’

The National Rifle Association warns that it is in grave financial jeopardy, according to a recent court filing obtained by <i>Rolling Stone,</i> and that it …

Guns

A Neuroscientist Explains How Trump Supporters Are Easily Hoodwinked Because of This One Psychological Problem

Those who score low on political knowledge tend to overestimate their expertise even more when greater emphasis is placed on political affiliation.In …

Psychology

The Untold Story of Otto Warmbier, American Hostage

President Trump hailed him as a catalyst of the summit with Kim Jong-Un. But what happened to Warmbier—the American college student who was sent home brain-damaged from North Korea—is even more shocking than anyone knew.<p>1. Homecoming<p>On a humid morning in June 2017, in a suburb outside Cincinnati, …

North Korea

NYT’s Michelle Goldberg: No ‘Psychological’ explanation for people who know how ‘unfit’ and ‘potentially treasonous’ President Trump is

New York Times Columnist Michelle Goldberg discusses President Trump’s wild week beginning with the summit in Helsinki with Vladimir Putin and ending …

Donald Trump

Why American Spies Worry When Trump Meets Putin

Just as the Russian leader has unleashed his intelligence and security services, the American president has kneecapped and undermined his own.<p>It was going to be Donald Trump’s “easiest” meeting, at least according to Trump himself. After a week of tense exchanges with allies in Brussels and then …

The death of truth: how we gave up on facts and ended up with Trump

Trump made 2,140 false or misleading claims during his first year in office – an average of 5.9 a day<p>For decades, objectivity – or even the aim of ascertaining the best available truth – has been falling out of favour<p>Doubt is our product, since it is the best means of competing with the ‘body of …

Fake News

5 mistakes to avoid when buying a refrigerator

A refrigerator is a big, expensive purchase. Choose wisely and you'll sing your fridge's praises for a decade or more. Choose poorly and you'll be cursing it for just as long. Still, there's no need to stress out over this decision. Sure, shopping for a large appliance doesn't happen everyday. …

Judge orders U.S. to provide list of separated migrant children

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The U.S. government must provide a list by Saturday evening of the estimated 100 children under the age of 5 who were separated from their parents when entering the United States, a federal judge ordered on Friday.<p>U.S. Judge Dana Sabraw also ordered the government to explain …

Immigration

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

'We don't have to accept the carnage': Towns take a stand on gun control

Stephen Benjamin's transformation from an ordinary gun-owning Southern mayor to one who advocates limits on firearms began in the summer of 2015. That's when the Ku Klux Klan and the New Black Panther Party came to his hometown, Columbia, South Carolina, to face off over the removal of a …

Guns

America the Failed State

From Truthdig<p>(Image by Mr Fish/Truthdig) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>TORONTO -- Our "corporate coup d'etat in slow motion," as the writer …

Dan Rather had the perfect response to Trump's complaint about 'a lack of civility.'

At 86, Dan Rather has been around long enough to have serious perspective.<p>The former CBS evening news anchor has found a second life as a forceful …

Democrats are making a big mistake on immigration

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two dumb things happened in the last several days: The Trump administration separated children from their parents as they, many of them illegally, crossed the border into the United States, and the American left assumed that the subsequent outcry over this decision would fundamentally alter …

This Is Just the Beginning

Do you think that being asked to leave a restaurant, or having your meal interrupted, or being called by the public is bad? My fascism-enabling …

Why Are We So Fascinated by Cults?

In March, I sent an announcement around to friends and colleagues: watch out for my new novel, <i>Buddhism for Western Children</i>. It’s a spiraling story of a powerful, manipulative guru versus a boy who must escape to recover his will, I wrote, and it profiles Western lust for Eastern spiritual mystique …

Books

The Best Charter School Cannot Hold a Candle to the Worst Public School

How to Deep Clean Your Gas Grill, According to an Expert

For many of us, summer is synonymous with grilling. What isn’t always inherent in that: cleaning said grill. This decrustifying process may not be …

Recipe: Salt and Vinegar Cucumbers — Recipes from The Kitchn

When you're in need of something crisp and refreshing alongside whatever you're serving — be it grilled shrimp or a roast chicken — let this be your …

Recipes

Iceland is a gun-loving country with no shooting murders since 2007

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Like many of his countrymen, Olaf Garðar Garðarsson is eager to get his hands on a rifle.<p>But he can't just walk into a store and buy one. Instead, he is sitting through a mandatory four-hour lecture on the history and physics of the firearm.<p>This is Iceland — the gun-loving …

Guns

Rural counties' response to state firearm laws: 'Gun sanctuaries'

A new push for gun control in Springfield, Illinois’ capitol, had David Campbell feeling angry and powerless.<p>“It’s time to take stand,” he told himself.<p>Campbell, a small print shop owner who is a member of the Effingham County Board in rural southern Illinois, was upset that Chicago-area lawmakers …

Can you ever change a violent psychopath’s mind?

To make our streets safer, efforts are underway to devise new treatments for repeatedly violent offenders.<p>For the purposes of this article, imagine this scenario. It’s a Saturday night in a busy city-centre pub. Feeling bored, Tony picks up the empty beer bottle on the table in front of him and …

Psychology

The Secret Service has known keys to preventing school shootings since 2002, but few schools use their research

• <b>Shooter attacks in schools are an issue that the US Department of Education and the US Secret Service studied back in 2002 to find ways to prevent future school shootings.</b>• <b><br>Two months after the Columbine tragedy in 1999, experts</b> <b>researched 37 school shootings involving 41 attackers that took place</b> …

Secret Service

I work at one of America's underfunded schools. It's falling apart

An Oklahoma teacher’s account of her school district, from the classrooms without desks and supplies to the professors who hold office hours in their cars<p>In my Oklahoma high school classroom, it is not easy to tell where federal funding ends and state funding begins – in fact, most teachers don’t …

Ensuring Rural Students Succeed

Raised in rural central Illinois, my adjustment from rurality to a university campus packed with national and international diversity was …

NRA supporters can’t debate the facts on assault weapons, so they use this dumb argument

But they might have finally met their match.<p>If you’re ever feeling particularly masochistic, here’s an experiment for you to try. Open up Twitter, …

Lives interrupted: Hurricanes left kids scrambling for normal

At first glance, there’s not a lot that connects Aransas County in Southeastern Texas to two mountainous towns in central Puerto Rico, more than 2,000 miles away. But that was before Hurricanes Harvey and Maria tore through last August and September, leaving chaos in their wake.<p>Now, teenagers in …

Puerto Rico

It’s Time for Trump Voters to Face the Bitter Truth

Republicans elected a president who promised to take on D.C.—instead, Trump has presided over an extraordinary auction of access and influence.<p>Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” while running for office. Voters gave him the opportunity to follow through when they propelled him to the White …

Donald Trump

Trump and His Aides Have No Idea What They're Talking About

A procession of contradictory statements leaves the public no closer to understanding the president’s deal with Stormy Daniels, but clearly shows the White House’s dishonesty.<p>As yet another bizarre week comes to a close for the president, no one seems to know the reality of what happened between …

Donald Trump