Ben Kaplan

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The Hill

States across America are taking matters into their own hands and beefing up the security of their election and voter systems in an attempt to guard …

Tax Sells? Sanders, Clinton both pitching tax hikes in Dem primary

Benjamin Franklin is credited with the observation that nothing is certain “except death and taxes.”<p>Bernie Sanders would probably agree, and then some. In an election season marked by populist anger, his plan to raise at least $19.58 trillion in higher taxes over 10 years -- almost 20 times the tax …

Clinton gag gifts her GOP rivals with copies of her memoir

Hillary Clinton got fed up with her Republican rivals criticizing her record as secretary of state, so she had a solution — send each of them a copy of her book.<p>“I’m trying to be a good fellow candidate and give them some help,” the Democratic front-runner said during a rally in Iowa. Apparently …

Government

Early men and women were equal, say scientists

Study shows that modern hunter-gatherer tribes operate on egalitarian basis, suggesting inequality was an aberration that came with the advent of agriculture<p>Our prehistoric forebears are often portrayed as spear-wielding savages, but the earliest human societies are likely to have been founded on …

Anthropology

Historian Reveals What May Be the ‘Most Important Date in American History’ — and It’s Likely Not What You’re Thinking

When considering which date is the most important in American history, July 4, 1776, likely comes to mind, though there’s one history professor who says that another day is well worth considering, as it typically flies under the radar.<p>Prager University<p>Richard McMillan, an instructor at Pierce …

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