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Trump May Be The Most Fiscally Reckless President In American History

I have no doubt that your first response to the headline above is some combination of “Duh!,” “You just realizing this now?” and “This is what we get from someone whose Twitter handle is @thebudgetguy?”<p>You need to chill. I first posted about Trump’s federal budget follies more than two years ago …

Donald Trump

There's so much plastic in the ocean, you're probably eating it in seafood

The next time you purchase a case of 12-ounce water bottles consider this:<p>By 2050, plastic in the ocean will likely outweigh all the fish in ocean.<p>Scientists of the World Economic Forum last year estimated there are 5.25 trillion particles weighing 270,000 tons currently floating in the oceans. …

Tick and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, C.D.C. Finds

Farewell, carefree days of summer.<p>The number of people getting diseases transmitted by mosquito, tick and flea bites has more than tripled in the United States in recent years, federal health officials reported on Tuesday. Since 2004, at least nine such diseases have been discovered or newly …

Public Health

The 15 Best Minimalist Trainer Brands

Less is always more in the sneaker game. These are the 15 men's trainer brands producing the very best minimalist kicks at every price point, from …

‘Partisan’ Gerrymandering Is Still About Race

by Olga Pierce and Kate Rabinowitz The Wisconsin voting rights case before the Supreme Court has been cast as the definitive test of whether partisan …

Trump's 'election integrity' group is waging war on the right to vote

The Trump presidency is opening up a new battlefront in the intense and controversial war over American voting rights. After a decade of wrangling between Democrats who have sought to expand voting opportunities and Republicans who have invoked the specter of voter fraud to restrict them, the focus …

Government

Skip the Injections and Get These Plumping Lip Masks Instead

Do you long for a set of luscious lips like Georgia May Jagger? Relax. You don’t need genes from a father who’s famous for his smoochers to get a set …

As president, Trump’s legacy of lawsuits and minimal briefings isn’t helping

As President Trump manages his latest crises, he is turning to strategies from his tumultuous business career: Rely on family and a few trusted advisers, demand absolute loyalty from those beyond the inner circle, threaten opponents with legal action, and insist on bare-bonebriefings.<p>But the …

Donald Trump

The 18 apps you should use every day to be more productive

That's why we've assembled a list of apps that will make you more productive, and take away some of the stress from your life.<p>From fan favorites to cutting-edge newcomers, these apps help you sketch out an idea, take detailed notes, or stay in touch with your team.<p>Whatever your day consists of, …

The Conversation

Readers respond to our April 2016 cover story.<p>The Obama Doctrine<p><i>In April, Jeffrey Goldberg reported on the president’s foreign policy. John Bew called the article “a masterpiece of journalism” in</i> New Statesman<i>, while former U.S. Representative Barney Frank said Goldberg’s interviews with Obama</i> …

These Are the 10 Cities Where the Middle Class Is Vanishing the Fastest

Most Americans are aware that the U.S. middle class is under siege, even if they aren’t familiar with the statistics that prove it.<p>Economists have …

25 apps for digital nomads

IN THE PAST 3 YEARS, I have already run my business from Lebanon, Indonesia, Morocco, Iran, Kenya, and South Africa. Always on the hunt after a …

Ben Carson’s great betrayal: How he ignores history in favor of the Republican Party

The Republican presidential candidate propounds a pernicious view of America. Here’s what’s at stake<p>The Black Freedom Struggle began in America when the first Africans were brought to Florida in 1581. It continued onward through emancipation and reconstruction as black Americans “built a nation …

Will Windows 10 prove a winner for Microsoft?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1183000/1183044_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524677025_6fce3531877138c990e91620ead735d2<p><b>The world's most used operating system has made it into double figures.</b><p>Windows 10 is destined to change the way millions of us interact with our …

Guantánamo torturer led brutal Chicago regime of shackling and confession

A Chicago detective who led one of the most shocking acts of torture ever conducted at Guantánamo Bay was responsible for implementing a disturbingly similar, years-long regime of brutality to elicit murder confessions from minority Americans.<p>Bad lieutenant: American police brutality, exported from …

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Restricting abortion high on the agenda for Republican-controlled Congress

For those who dream of a United States in which women are not allowed to have an abortion, 2015 seems to be starting on a good note.<p>Both houses of Congress are now run by Republicans, who come in with a spate of bills aimed at limiting access to abortion and crippling the constitutional rights …

Feminism

Next battle in the war on science

The GOP Congress is ready to attack science agency funding in 2015.<p>The war over science is heating up on Capitol Hill.<p>GOP House members have had little success reining in research agencies so far, but, emboldened by their growing majorities, they’re hoping for better luck next year. They plan to …

The Great Police Violence Cover-Up

It’s a federal law, but most departments refuse to divulge data on cop shootings.<p>“I <i>have a 20-year-old son, and I have a 12-year-old son, and I’m so afraid for them. … This is about a war machine. It is us against the [expletive] machine!”</i><p>—Rapper Killer Mike<p>Perhaps the saddest thing is: We don’t …

Burning Ferguson

One street has boutiques. Another has dollar stores. Guess which one the police protected?<p>On November 24, hours before the grand jury decision in the case of Darren Wilson was announced, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon reassured St. Louis that all would be well. “Together, we are all focused on making …