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Harvey Weinstein's Case Proves That There Really Is a Conspiracy

As the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal continues, I can’t help but think of an old Margaret Atwood quote: "Men are afraid that women will …

Edward Yamasaki dies; WWII veteran of the 442nd RCT wrote battle memoir

HONOLULU (Tribune News Service) — An Army veteran who wrote a memoir about how eight soldiers in his Japanese-American company survived while …

For Some, Britain Proved a Port in the Storm of War

<b>LAST HOPE ISLAND</b> <b><br>Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War</b><br>By Lynne Olson<br>Illustrated. 553 pp. Random House. $30.<p>In September 1938, days before taking tea at Hitler’s Berchtesgaden hideaway to settle the fate of Czechoslovakia, Britain’s prime minister, Neville …

These photos of the Tuskegee Airmen show cool dedication in the face of wartime segregation

Photographer Toni Frissell captured these men with a mission<p>By the time World War II broke out, African Americans had already been pressing for …

Wars are not won by military genius or decisive battles

War is the most complex, physically and morally demanding enterprise we undertake. No great art or music, no cathedral or temple or mosque, no …

Inside Britain's secret underground city built during the Cold War to protect the government from nuclear attack

It read: "A formerly secret Government underground site near Corsham in Wiltshire, which was a potential relocation site for the Government in the event of a nuclear war, was declassified at the end of 2004."<p>This was the first official acknowledgement of an urban fortress lying beneath the …

Ben Carson is proving to be the bizarre and incompetent Secretary of Housing and Urban Development we expected him to be

Nothing like getting thrown out on the street with 2 kids and a $7.25-per-hour job to give you the tools to achieve<p>Since neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson was sworn in as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development on March 2, we’ve barely heard a …

Robert Reich: 5 reasons why Trump’s corporate tax cut is appallingly dumb

Don’t fall for Trump’s corporate tax giveaway scam<p>Trump wants to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, in order to “make the United States more competitive.”<p>This is truly dumb, for 5 reasons:<p>1. The White House says the United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in …

100 days of Trump: delivering for the extreme religious right

Craving political power, Religious Right leaders obliged, aligning squarely behind Trump.<p>President Trump’s first 100 days in office, judging by his own campaign promises, have been a disaster, with his administration bogged down by scandals, infighting, and ineptitude.<p>While Trump has now complained …

Donald Trump keeps provoking North Korea, while threatening to leave South Korea defenseless

Trump thinks there will be a conflict with North Korea, but won’t aid the country that would be hurt most<p>In the same week that President Donald Trump used the North Korean crisis for a cheap political stunt, the president has begun intimating that a serious confrontation with the nuclear-powered …

What made Donald Trump flip-flop on NAFTA? It would hurt the people who voted for him

Trump’s suggestion that he was working with Canada and Mexico may be wrong<p>On Thursday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he "received calls from Mexico and Canada" asking him to renegotiate NAFTA instead of backing out.<p>But, like most of Trump's spin, this story fell apart quickly. It turns out …

A federal judge is letting an Alabama school district return to segregation

<b>In this March 13, 1965 file photo, a line of police officers hold back demonstrators who attempted to march to the courthouse in Selma, Ala. (AP Photo/File)</b><p>Gardendale’s motives “assail the dignity of black schoolchildren,” but a federal judge is allowing it anyway<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>April 28, 2017 3:02pm …

Jeff Sessions recuses himself from Department of Justice investigation of Michael Flynn

The attorney general won’t stop bashing federal judges<p>Although Attorney General Sessions did not confirm a Department of Justice investigation into President Donald Trump's ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn, he did announce on Friday that he will not be involved in any federal …

Alex Jones loses custody dispute with his ex-wife, but gets to keep his “art performance”

The case attracted national attention when Jones’ attorney argued that the Infowars show was performance art<p>Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones lost his custody battle with his ex-wife on Thursday, after a 10-day trial that drew national intrigue.<p>Throughout the proceedings, Jones visibly struggled with …

“Republicans in Congress don’t want the wall”: Democrats taunt Trump as he drops funding fight for his “big beautiful wall”

As it happens, border-state Republicans don’t really want the wall<p>On the campaign trail, Donald Trump used "we're going to build a wall" as his signature campaign line. He even admitted to using the phrase as a means to rev up crowds he felt were tuning him out. Now, it appears the White House is …

“Labor is being paid first again”: American Airlines investors complain after company gives pilots and flight attendants raises

Some shareholders say they are frustrated that corporate profits went to actual workers before them<p>On the same day that United Airlines reached a settlement with Dr. David Dao, the passenger recently physically dragged off of one of their overbooked flight, Wall Street investors in American …

“SportsCenter” anchor suggests ESPN’s massive layoffs due to network’s liberal programming

Conservatives have long complained that the sports network blatantly pushes a liberal agenda<p>Longtime ESPN anchor Linda Cohn argued that her network's alleged liberal bent scared off some of its viewers and subscribers, leading to this week's "bloodbath" in Bristol.<p>During a radio interview on 77 …

Donald Trump will finally get to play a role in JFK conspiracy lore

Will Trump release long-secret government files about the Kennedy assassination?<p>Perhaps it's fitting that Donald Trump, the man who became the president thanks to the help of conspiracy radio hosts like Alex Jones and Michael Savage, now has the power to reveal thousands of documents related to the …

Sam Brownback pushed for concealed carry in Kansas — now the governor wants to spend $24 million to ban concealed weapons from hospitals

Brownback’s 2013 law allowing concealed weapons in the state’s psychiatric hospitals takes effect July 1<p>It's one of those strange coincidences that periodically crops up in American politics: In the same week that President Donald Trump fired Surgeon General Vivek Murthy in what is widely believed …

20 percent of Republicans are completely okay with the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia

CNN/ORC poll shows that almost a quarter of GOP voters believe improper Russia contacts are “not a problem at all”<p>If President Donald Trump's campaign did indeed collude with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton in the election, he may still have enough supporters to win any primary challenges in …

​3 Sleeve-Busting Biceps Moves

Use these old-school moves to spark new growth<p>Though the biceps are a two-headed muscle, most guys have a single-minded focus when it comes to training them: grow mutha*****, grow! With all the curling that goes on in most gyms, you'd think every gym rat would have prize-winning biceps. But in …

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Charlize Theron kicks ass and takes names in the NSFW 'Atomic Blonde' trailer

2017 is shaping up to be the year of Charlize Theron, Action Star.<p>Following her deliciously devious turn in <i>The Fate of the Furious</i>, Theron will get …

Atomic Blonde

Mildred Loving's Grandson Says She Wasn't Black

Mark Loving, the grandson of Mildred Loving, says his grandmother is being "racially profiled" in the upcoming film <i>Loving</i>.<p>Richard Loving and Mildred …

Twitter’s Democrats Lack Originality: Impeaching Trump Will Never Happen

Mobilize and fight—but know what you’re talking about<p>For all of its blessings, social media is also a dumping ground for pure balderdash. Not a day …

When the black justice movement got too powerful, the FBI got scared and got ugly

In the 1970s, the surveillance and intimidation was no joke<p>On a sunny January day in 1969, a gun battle broke out during a meeting of the Black …

Trump and terrorism: Why is the White House ignoring the real danger of homegrown extremism?

Ask the FBI — the biggest danger comes from white supremacists, “sovereign citizens” and other homegrown nuts<p>The brouhaha between the Trump administration and the press has continued all week, with President Trump complaining publicly that the media is refusing to cover terrorist attacks for …

A history of sanctuary cities: How Black Americans protected fugitive slaves

Frederick Douglass called on free and enslaved people to defy state and federal laws that protected slavery<p>Barbara Krauthamer<p>February 9, 2017 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Over the past few days, the national climate has grown increasingly tense over the …

Prejudice is as contagious as illness: How kids can catch our social biases

The nonverbal messages we send, sometimes unconsciously, can play a surprisingly large role<p>While on the campaign trail, Donald Trump was criticized for an incident in which he performed an exaggerated and unflattering impression of journalist Serge Kovaleski, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist …

WATCH: Reince Priebus says President Trump’s Holocaust remarks intentionally left out Jews because “everyone’s suffering”

Priebus brushed off the criticism for President Trump’s statement by saying everyone was affected by Nazism<p>Facing mounting criticism for omitting a reference to Jews and anti-semitism in a statement honoring Holocaust Remembrance Day, Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, doubled down on …

White nationalists are overjoyed about President Trump’s Muslim ban: “I feel like crying”

“By the end of the month, we should have the rails laid, the camps built, and the gas flowing like Febreze”<p>White nationalists are “ecstatic” and “feel like crying” with joy over President Donald Trump’s executive order banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United …