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Jorge Ramos: Donald Trump's Wall Is Totally Useless

Donald Trump likes to remind us publicly that he is very smart and a great businessman. If that’s the case, then, why has he decided to embark on a …

Donald Trump

A Lifelong Republican Tells Paul Ryan How Obama And The Affordable Care Act Saved His Life

As Republicans inch ever precariously closer to repealing Obamacare, many of the 20 million Americans who rely on the Affordable Care Act (or those who care about basic human rights in general) have been making impassioned pleas on social media or by calling their congresspeople to save their …

Health Care

Paul Ryan Nods in Concern As Woman Asks Him About Defunding Planned Parenthood

Last week, Paul Ryan confirmed that Republicans plan to strip Planned Parenthood of its federal funding as part of their bill to repeal the …

Data show the “American Dream” is a fallacy and Americans still don’t realize it

Americans continue to kid themselves that if you work hard you can climb the ladder. But the perception and reality are moving farther apart.<p>Economists at Harvard University recently published research on actual and perceived economic mobility in the United States and four European countries. They …

Demographics

Running with Bernie

His advocates think Bernie Sanders is a moral candidate who refuses big money; his detractors describe him as a half-dotty old man. But when I knew him, he wasn't running for office -- he was running the mile; and as impressive as I find him now, he was just that good then. There's a gold medal in …

Wait, What Would Happen if Donald Trump Actually Became President?

We talked to historian and political expert Brian Balogh to get his take.<p>It's the morning of Friday, January 20, 2017, and it's Inauguration Day. Donald John Trump Sr. has his hand on a Bible, and America looks on, agape, as he swears to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United …

Donald Trump unwittingly retweets photo of murderer

US presidential hopeful believed he had received supportive tweet with picture of ‘Vietnam vet’ during controversy over McCain criticism<p>Donald Trump has been duped once again into retweeting a fake picture, this time of a “Vietnam vet” who is in fact a murderer.<p>The tycoon and US presidential …

Donald Trump

Daily News goes nuclear on Donald Trump, says he used 'a foot boo-boo to dodge Vietnam'

When Trump launched his presidential campaign last month, the New York tabloid presented Trump on its front page as a clown. But Tuesday's cover is even more brutal, mocking Trump for questioning Sen. John McCain's (R-Arizona) war record while using what it describes as weak excuses to "dodge" the …

'OITNB' star Matt McGorry shuts down people who use the hashtag #AllLivesMatter

<i>Orange is the New Black</i> star Matt McGorry isn't just an actor — he's also an activist.<p>McGorry, who often speaks about feminism and other social …

Feminism

#BernieSoBlack: Activists Call Out Bernie Sanders for 'Whitesplaining' Racial Inequality | VICE News

Bernie is not the new black. Black Lives Matter activists made this apparent when they took to Twitter over the weekend, spawning the satirical hashtag #BernieSoBlack in response to what many saw as the Democratic presidential candidate's attempt to "whitesplain" racial inequality from the perch of …

Middle-class

Want To Know More About Baltimore's Black-White Divide? Ask The Teens Who Live There.

“The media tends to focus a lot on the distress in these neighborhoods, but the fact is, many people call these neighborhoods home.”<p>As Freddie Gray's funeral was taking place in Baltimore in April, students were playing baseball at his alma mater, Carver Vocational-Technical High School. When …

Signs Of Lying: Here’s What Will And Will Not Help You Detect Lies

<b>Lying well is hard — but not in the way you might think.</b><p>We usually look for nervousness as one of the signs of lying. Like the person is worried …

How To Get People To Like You: 7 Ways From An FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

What Experts Will Never Tell You About Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

In my last infographic, I illustrated how your job fits into your personality. Over 150,000 people have seen the post. This just shows how people are …

John Boehner Tries To Hide His Failure By Launching A Bogus Attack On Women's Rights

Republicans have no ideas or plans for real problems, so they’ve invented a new problem in order to look like they’re doing something and naturally …

35 soul-crushing facts about American income inequality

The money given out in Wall Street bonuses last year was twice the amount all minimum-wage workers earned combined<p>While Hillary Clinton occasionally gives some lip service to the problem of extreme inequality, Bernie Sanders is the only candidate really hammering away at it. He has even blasted the …

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …

Self-help