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American Capitalism’s Great Crisis

A couple of weeks ago, a poll conducted by the Harvard Institute of Politics found something startling: only 19% of Americans ages 18 to 29 …

Bernie’s greatest legacy: Suddenly, it’s OK to question capitalism!

<b>Bernie Sanders, Rich Uncle Pennybags, Hillary Clinton (Reuters/Joshua Roberts/Lucas Jackson/Jim Young/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Sanders will never be president, but he unveiled an explosive political truth: Capitalism has eaten democracy<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>April 24, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>Bernie Sanders is not …

Stop ruining the future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Climate change can seem so big it's impossible to fix.<p>Just take a second to think about what's at stake: We're talking super droughts, scarier storms, sinking islands, flooded cities and mass extinctions in the animal world.<p>If we don't do something -- a lot of somethings -- fast then we …

Fossil Fuels

Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill papers over racism | Ijeoma Oluo

I get joy from knowing that people have to look at Harriet Tubman’s proud and defiant black face every time they reach in their wallet. But it’s not enough<p><i>Update, 4.30pm EDT: According to reports, Andrew Jackson will still appear on the back of the $20 bill, with Harriet Tubman on the front</i><p>Today …

Harriet Tubman

6 Illustrations That Show What It’s Like In An Introvert’s Head

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Dear Extroverts,<p>We love your energy and excitement. But as introverts, we sometimes feel misunderstood. We wish you could visualize what’s going on inside our brains—you might be surprised! Here are six illustrations of what it’s like to be in our …

White Americans are nearly as blind to their racism as ever before

Along time ago, after a church service on a bright Sunday morning in the small town where I grew up, I heard one of the deacons tell another that he didn't believe colored people really wanted civil rights and integration. "If God had meant white people and black people to mix he would have made …

Hillary, Bill and me: on growing up in the shadow of Monica Lewinsky

Young women do understand the significance of the former secretary of state’s candidacy – but it’s the demonization of a guileless intern that has one writer reflecting on the Democrat’s complacency when misogyny hit close to home<p>Bill Clinton taught me about blow jobs. Indirectly, but: in early …

Bill Clinton

Why male athletes are pulling out of the Olympics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watching the news, Dr. William Schaffner wanted to reach into his television set and give soccer player Hope Solo this message: "You have it all backward!"<p>He heard that Solo said she wouldn't compete at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil if the games were held today because she worried she might …

Taylor Swift is everything that’s wrong with the Grammys and the music industry: Sanitized, self-congratulatory and safe

<b>Taylor Swift with her 2016 Grammy awards (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)</b><p>Swift beat out Kendrick Lamar for Album of the Year—and his performance reminded everyone why he deserved to win<p>Annie Zaleski<p>February 16, 2016 1:55pm (UTC)<p>The mainstream music industry has always struggled to both deal with and react …

Two-thirds of US students are taught climate change badly, study finds

Just 38% of US schoolchildren were taught that climate change is linked to fossil fuels, with many teachers spending less than an hour a year on the subject<p>Nearly two-thirds of schoolchildren in the US are taught lessons on climate change that do not rise to the level of a sound science education, …

What's the Difference Between Capitalism and Democratic Socialism?

As I listen to the campaign speeches of the Republican and Democratic presidential front-runners - each outlining their views for the future of America - it seems to me that it boils down to this central question:<p><b>What kind of country do we want: an America in which it's "Every person for</b> …

Complete Guide to the 2016 Candidates’ Favorite Music

There was a time when it was adventurous for a U.S. president to like George Gershwin, as Harry Truman did when he wanted a break from his usual …

Male scientists described in same demeaning way as female scientists

You know the stories about how close Nobel Prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger came to never marrying? Chances are you haven't heard them, …

Nobel Prize

Fine, just call him the N-word: All the Republicans want to do is say it. Would be more honest if they did

<b>Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz (AP/Reuters/Mel Evans/Joe Skipper/Jim Cole)</b><p>GOP candidates use every trick to slur Obama without using the word. Just tell us what you really feel, PC warriors<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>January 25, 2016 4:15pm (UTC)<p>In his final State of the Union speech, President Barack …

Oscars 2016: Mark Ruffalo attacks America's 'white privilege racism'

Fellow nominee Brie Larson joins previous winner Reese Witherspoon and 2012 nominee Viola Davis to support ongoing conversation over diversity<p>Related: Mark Ruffalo on Spotlight: ‘The whole of Boston was complicit. Everybody looked the other way’<p>Two actors whose films are expected to challenge for …

Here Are The Musicians With The Most Vulgar Lyrics, According To The Data

Swearing. If it’s good enough for Martin Scorsese, it should be good enough for you. There are a lot of musicians who use words that have been deemed “uncouth” or “vulgar,” but, the question is, can we quantify that? The website Musixmatch did, and so now we have an answer.<p>Well, we have <i>an</i> answer, …

Why I Do Not Want to Grow Up In Donald Trump's America

At the beginning of this election cycle, I didn't know a lot about the American Horror Story known as Donald John Trump Sr. I knew that he was a filthy-rich businessman and that he was quite obnoxious, but that's about it. When he announced his candidacy in June, I wasn't paying much attention to …

Donald Trump

The Myth of American Exceptionalism and the Uniqueness of America

There is a recurring theme throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, particularly on the Republican side: "Be afraid -- be very afraid."<p>It is enough to conclude American greatness lies in our historical rearview mirror. It is somewhat counterintuitive if one also accepts the myth of "American …

This gas is worse for the climate than carbon dioxide — and it's leaking all over the place

Think of it as undoing in a matter of years what was 150 years in the making — a world economy based upon the burning of coal, oil, and natural gas to light our homes, propel our transportation, and produce the goods we consume.<p>A key element to weaning nations off of the dirtiest fossil fuel — coal …

Doctor: Trump Would Be 'Healthiest Individual Ever Elected' President

Donald Trump's personal physician released a statement on the GOP presidential candidate's medical history on Monday, declaring that the real estate magnate would "be the healthiest" president ever.<p>"If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to …

The 30 best albums of 2015

It’s been real, 2015. This year has given us instant rap classics, expertly crafted bubblegum pop, the return of an R&B music icon and surprise …

Albums

Islamic State group targets gays with brutal public killings

REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) — Before a crowd of men on a street in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the masked Islamic State group judge read out the sentence …

A Forgotten Presidential Candidate From 1904

Despite what you read in some history books — such as the Biographical Dictionary of Congressional Women — Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) was not in 1972 the first African-American candidate to run for president of the United States.<p>In 1904, George Edwin Taylor — often forgotten in the discussion of …

Black History

The People Who Want to Close the Door on Syrian Refugees Are No Different From Those Who Closed the Doors to Me and My Family in 1939

In August 1939, two weeks before the start of World War II in Europe, I was admitted to England as an infant refugee. My parents and I got out of Germany, where I was born, at the last moment. Three months earlier, my older sister, then age 10, had been admitted to England along with about 10,000 …

Video Debunks Trump's Claim That Thousands of American Muslims Celebrated 9/11

Donald Trump has refused to back down from his assertion that he saw “thousands and thousands” of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating in the wake of …

Scientist says huge clumps of dark matter may lie just beyond the Moon

The physicist predicts densities of up to 1 billion times greater than normal.<p>There are few fields like theoretical astrophysics, where public …

Republicans just don’t get Stephen Colbert: Why the Fox News-watching, climate-change denying crowd can’t understand complex satire

Colbert’s ratings are down. Republicans are crowing they won’t watch him. Indeed, they are afraid to be challenged<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>November 23, 2015 10:28pm (UTC)<p><b></b>When it was first announced that Stephen Colbert would take over for David Letterman as host of “The Late Show”—both the right and the …

Hip-Hop

Expanding Hip-Hop's Palette By Coloring Outside The Lines<p>Atlanta crooner 6lack's 'East Atlanta Love Letter' fills in the blank spaces between observant rap and confessional R&B.<p>Aaron Williams 09.06.18 9 hours ago<p>The Best R&B Songs To Usher In The End The Summer<p>Cherise Johnson 09.05.18 1 day …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Same old story: women paired with younger men remains a cinematic rarity

Photograph: Bruce McBrooom/Channel 5<p>Clint Eastwood and Rene Russo in In the Line of Fire. Their 24-year age discrepancy is not that unusual in Hollywood films.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/fc117af54648f36a0e6ef61fe5835c5ac7419898/0_84_2400_1440/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Picture Perfect/Rex …