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What’s Really at Stake in the Battle for “Ideological Diversity” at Elite Media Outlets

Over the past two weeks, the elite media Twittersphere has erupted with <i>extremely intense opinions</i> about The Atlantic’s hiring and then reverse-hiring …

Political Science

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Plant-Based Diet

Fascism Runs in My American Family

The diehard Trump supporters aren't being fooled. The Moore voters aren't pinching their noses. A large portion of Americans actually agree with the …

7 Steps to Stop Putin’s Special War on the West

President Donald Trump’s bizarre weekend highlights just how deeply the Kremlin has burrowed into Western politics, nowhere more than the United …

Russia

Okay, this made me laugh. https://t.co/sUICh1QaCV

Commonly Misused Phrases That Will Make You Sound Unprofessional

There’s a good chance you’ve said at least one of these phrases wrong to your boss – so it’s about time to learn how to get them right.

The Civil War Was Not a Mistake

John Kelly’s account of its causes reflects a widely shared—and incorrect—understanding of the conflict.<p>When White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told the Fox News host Laura Ingraham that the Civil War was caused by the “lack of an ability to compromise,” that the war was fought by “men and women …

Two Wounded Warriors

Senator John McCain and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly offered starkly different visions of service—and of America.<p>It was a week of powerful speeches. The least memorable, oddly, was delivered by the most naturally gifted speaker, former President Barack Obama, at a campaign rally in …

The Monuments We Need

In the wake of the violence at August’s white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville, Va., Confederate monuments have entered the national …

Black History

A caesar salad made with zucchini.

<i>This post originally appeared in Genius Recipes on Food52.</i><p>Caesar purists, stay calm. This salad from the historic <b>Blackberry Farm</b> resort in Walland, …

Digestive Enzymes – The Hidden Dangers

Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 45 seconds If you are taking digestive enzymes, you may have noticed two things: first, you digest better when …

Wellness

The Resegregation of Jefferson County

<b>I</b>n 2013, a flier began making the rounds in Gardendale, Ala., a suburb of Birmingham. On it, a blond white girl wearing a red backpack and knee-high socks peered innocently at a question hanging above her head: “Which path will Gardendale choose?” Beside her was a list of communities in Jefferson …

Education

Eclipsing Dreams of Better Lives

Yes, I recently went to Casper, Wyo., to see the total eclipse, but this column isn’t about that. It’s prompted by something else I saw in Casper after the sun reappeared.<p>A few hundred yards from the hillside where we watched the eclipse is a museum called the National Historic Trails Interpretive …

Immigration

Don’t Take the Bible Literally

The recent translation of a fourth-century document by African-born Italian bishop Fortunatianus of Aquileia has resulted in a lot of internet (and …

Theology

How to Donate Money and Other Aid to Communities of Color in Houston

A list of charities and organizations working to keep immigrant, Black, Latinx and other populations safe after Hurricane Harvey.

Extreme Weather

The Ugly Side of Antifa

Y esterday, at the anti-Alt-Right rally in Berkeley, I watched groups of masked Antifa members in Black Bloc formation swarm individuals who were …

Cure Yourself of Tree Blindness

For several years, I’ve led tree walks in Washington, D.C. I start by asking participants who they are and why they want to spend precious hours looking at trees. My students are nearly all highly educated, successful people who work impressive jobs, speak multiple languages and effortlessly …

Native Americans

Trump and Pruitt, Making America Polluted Again

Efforts to kill Obamacare have failed, at least for now. Tax “reform” — which really means big tax cuts for the rich — faces doubtful prospects. Indeed, these prospects may have become even more doubtful thanks to Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin: Her now infamous Instagram …

Donald Trump

A Pardon for Arpaio Would Put Trump in Uncharted Territory

CHICAGO — <i>Note: Friday night, after this Op-Ed was published, it was announced that President Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio.</i><p>At his rally in Phoenix on Tuesday, President Trump strongly implied that he would pardon Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., who was found guilty in July of …

Donald Trump

Tips for Aspiring Op-Ed Writers

<i>As a summertime service for readers of the editorial pages who may wish someday to write for them, here’s a list of things I’ve learned over the years as an editor, op-ed writer and columnist.</i><p>1) A wise editor once observed that the easiest decision a reader can make is to stop reading. This means …

Creative Writing

With Trump, the abnormal is the new normal

You hear it constantly these days: “This can't go on.” “Something's got to give.” The hope that impeachment is around the corner is an unspoken …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump's Telling Change to the Oval Office

The president is returning to a freshly renovated White House—and it includes an unusual display.<p>Here’s a little quiz. Take a look at the picture of the photo above, which shows the newly redecorated Oval Office that is occupied by Donald Trump. What’s unusual in this scene?<p>As a helpful hint, …

Clap Back: James Clapper On Why He Felt Compelled To Question President Trump's Fitness to Serve

After more than 50 years in service of eight White House administrations, James Clapper was one of the least likely figures to publicly question a …

The Paradox of Purpose and Its Relationship to Extremism

63<p>SHARES<p>A sense of purpose is a source of strength.<p>It was for the Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl when he was sent to the Auschwitz concentration …

Breaking: Sebastian Gorka Resigns From Trump Administration

Sebastian Gorka is resigning his post as Deputy Assistant to President Trump, multiple sources familiar with the situation have told The …

White Christians Who Voted for Trump: Fix This. Now.

We Christians like to talk about Hell a lot, so let’s talk about Hell a little. Hell began in the very first few daylight hours after Donald Trump’s …

Faith

Raising Our Daughters In the Age of Charlottesville

Dear Ivanka Trump,<p>I'm the proud mother of a three-year-old girl named Nylah. My daughter is confident, playful, expressive. Probably like your daughter Arabella, Nylah loves to read, play with her dollhouse, and play make believe. Her imagination runs wild. There's currently a zoo in our pantry, a …

Special Counsel Examines Possible Role Flynn Played in Seeking Clinton Emails From Hackers

Mueller probe of potential link between Trump campaign and Russia follows trail of GOP operative’s correspondence<p>WASHINGTON—Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining what role, if any, former national security adviser Mike Flynn may have played in a private effort to obtain Hillary Clinton’s …

Wall Street