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Every Ad Is a Tide Ad: Inside Saatchi and P&G’s Clever Super Bowl Takeover Starring David Harbour

It’s an early evening in January, and David Harbour is already in his pajamas, lying on a mattress without sheets in a country club just outside of …

America's shameful history of voter suppression

Voter fraud is more rare than being struck by lightning, yet the fear-mongering persists. Don’t blame Donald Trump – blame America’s democratic model<p>When Kris Kobach was first running for office in Kansas in 2010, he claimed he’d found evidence that thousands of Kansans were assuming the identities …

White Nostalgia Didn't Start With Trump — Just Look At Classic Rock

For more than a year, Donald Trump has harped on white nostalgia.<p>A hearkening back to a rosy, but ambiguous, time in American history with his Make America Great Again slogan propelled his presidential run. It was a message, though, largely not embraced in minority communities, given that blacks, …

Chicagoans See Fed Role In Fighting Crime Wave — But Not On Streets

There's no question the tragic and intransigent problem of gun violence weighs heavily on Chicago residents, but for some there's resignation as well.<p>"This is nothing new in Chicago," says Keith Muhammed, while waiting at a bus stop on Chicago's west side.<p>He's right, but it has been getting worse: …

Everyone Is Vulnerable To Conflicts Of Interest. Including Donald Trump.

“The president can’t have a conflict of interest,” Donald Trump told The New York Times in November. He appears to have meant that in the legal sense …

There's a proven way to get more people to vote, but the US won't do it

For such an advanced democracy, many Americans just don't vote. In recent elections, turnout has ranged from about 50% to 60% of the voting-age population.<p>But there's a simple change that the US could make to boost turnout dramatically, something that has worked in at least 26 other democracies.<p>We …

Adam Driver's dark side revealed in new 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer. And where's Luke?

"The Force – it's calling to you," an unseen female voice intones in the new "Star Wars" trailer that debuted at halftime during tonight's Monday Night Football game. "Just let it in."<p>Millions of "Star Wars" fans anxiously awaiting the release of "Episode VII: The Force Awakens" don't need any …

Is There A 'War On Police'? The Statistics Say No

The ambush-style murder of Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth at a gas station in suburban Houston on Aug. 29 has added new urgency to warnings about a growing "war on cops" in America. After the arrest of the suspect, an African-American man named Shannon J. Miles, the local district attorney called …

An Alternative Vaccination Schedule Actually Presents More Risks Than Benefits

Reporter Tara Haelle discusses the idea of spacing out a child's vaccination schedule, which was raised in Thursday's GOP presidential debate. She explains where the idea came from.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>Late into the Republican presidential debate last night, an issue that's already lit up …

Dead Weather Guitarist Describes ‘Let Me Through’ Technique

The Dead Weather have shared another of their zany instructional videos detailing the construction of their new LP, <i>Dodge and Burn.</i> In their newest …