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Firefly is Libertarian, and Serenity is Totally About Whistleblowing - Lucy Steigerwald

<i>Spoilers for the 2005 film</i> Serenity<i>, proceed with caution</i><p>Joss Whedon’s painfully-beloved, endlessly-missed, didn’t-even-get-a-God-damn-full-season …

Newt Gingrich wants new House Un-American Activities Committee

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is calling for the creation of a new House Committee on Un-American Activities, invoking the infamous "Red Scare"-era congressional body as a blueprint for weeding out American ISIS adherents and sympathizers.<p>"We originally created the House Un-American …

‘The woman is a disaster!’: Camille Paglia on Hillary Clinton

A wide-ranging interview with the iconoclastic professor<p>Talking to Camille Paglia is like approaching a machine gun: madness to stick your head up and ask a question, unless you want your brain blown apart by the answer, but a visceral delight to watch as she obliterates every subject in sight. …

Liberty moves north

WHO will uphold the torch of openness in the West? Not America’s next president. Donald Trump, the grievance-mongering Republican nominee, would …

Democrats should ask Clinton to step aside

Has America become so numb by the decades of lies and cynicism oozing from Clinton Inc. that it could elect Hillary Clinton as president, even after Friday's FBI announcement that it had reopened an investigation of her emails while secretary of state?<p>We'll find out soon enough.<p>It's obvious the …

Planet Money : NPR

• Podcasts ><br>• Business ><p>The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.More from Planet Money »<p>Listen on NPR One<br>• Apple Podcasts<br>• Google Podcasts<br>• RSS link<p>August 10, 2018<p>#859: You …

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Gary Johnson helped Hillary. Not by enough, but he did.

Now that the election is done, the most productive thing to do is to ask what to do next. I’m all in favor of that. (One possibility would be to give money to Foster Campbell, the Democratic Senate candidate in a runoff in Louisiana. If he won, the Senate would be 51-49.) However, there are still …

The U.S. Media Is Completely Unprepared to Cover a Trump Presidency

Donald Trump and his surrogates have shown an uncanny ability to lie in the face of objective facts. They will now have the power of the federal government to help them.<p>Saddam Hussein was allied with al-Qaeda, and helped finance the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Hussein regime had sought uranium from …

Which Costs More: Being Single or Married?

While nowadays, everyone buzzes about how expensive weddings can be, it turns out the price tag on one’s nuptials is a mere pittance compared to the cost of remaining single.<p>In The Atlantic Monthly’s “The High Price of Being Single in America,” authors Lisa Arnold and Christina Campbell argue that, …

Zoning Laws are Erasing the American Dream

Housing spply isn't being allowed to keep up with demand.<p>House prices continue to rise dramatically across the US, particularly in urban areas. The …

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

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Christopher Marlowe Officially Credited As Co-Author Of 3 Shakespeare Plays

Oxford University Press has announced that its new edition of the complete works of William Shakespeare will credit Christopher Marlowe as a co-author on the three <i>Henry VI</i> plays.<p>Despite years of controversy about the authorship of some of Shakespeare's work, this is the first time a major …

An expert explains what is broken with Obamacare — and how to fix it

Larry Levitt has been thinking about and analyzing the Affordable Care Act and its insurance marketplaces since before the ACA was law. So I reached out to him to make sense of the new data showing premiums will rise by an astonishing 22 percent next year.<p>Levitt argues, convincingly, that some of …

The Swedish Case for Limited Government

Sweden became rich when government was small. Now they're trying to undo years of big government policies.<p>Sweden punches way above its weight in …

NSA whistleblower says DNC hack was not done by Russia, but by U.S. intelligence

On Aaron Klein’s Sunday radio program, <i>“Aaron Klein Investigative Radio”</i> (broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990 …

Hillary Is the Candidate of the War Machine

There's no doubt that Hillary is the candidate of Wall Street. Even more dangerous, though, is that she is the candidate of the military-industrial complex. The idea that she is bad on the corporate issues but good on national security has it wrong. Her so-called foreign policy "experience" has …

The Death of Politics

This is not a time of radical, revolutionary politics. Not yet. Unrest, riot, dissent and chaos notwithstanding, today’s politics is reactionary. …

EXCLUSIVE - 'How is it with you, Harold? If I don't have a woman I get terrible headaches.' They gossiped about sex, wives and world affairs: The bizarre friendship between JFK and Prime Minister Macmillan revealed in new book

• Mac and Jack, as they were known, engaged in a steady flow of handwritten notes, Christmas and birthday cards, personal gifts, congratulations and …

Why I Endorse Gary Johnson (this week)

I don’t know how to write this post without unintentionally disrespecting the real victims of abuse in any form. I apologize in advance if it comes …

It’s Time for the Feds to Get Out of Indian Country

A permit to develop energy resources requires 49 steps on tribal lands and just four steps off reservations.<p>As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump court the minority vote, they have paid virtually no attention to one of the most impoverished groups—Native Americans. More than any other group, American …

The Voluntaryists vs. The NSA #2

When The Voluntaryists rescue Edward Snowden, Julian Assange offers a safe house in Ecuadorian shelter. However, the NSA has other plans to disrupt …

A modern saint and sinner

<b>Get our daily newsletter</b><p>Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks.<p>THE bearded face—eyes staring defiantly to infinity, the …

The lesson of Hillary’s secret speeches is she’s exactly who we already knew she was

“You need both a public and a private position,” Hillary Clinton apparently told the National Multi-Family Housing Council in private remarks in 2013.<p>That’s a potentially embarrassing thing for a politician to say. So much so, in fact, that even Clinton’s team thought so. That’s why Tony Carrk, one …

Lawyer: Trump will have to answer teen's rape allegations in court

Just before the <i>Washington Post</i> published video showing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump advocating for sexual assault against women, a …

Why Donald Trump brought up Sidney Blumenthal at the second debate

Seeking to rebut Hillary Clinton's attacks on him for spreading the birther lie that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, Donald Trump sought to divert the blame to another source: longtime Clinton loyalist Sidney Blumenthal. The Clinton campaign, Trump alleged, started the birther meme, and spread …

Trump & The Post-Religious Right

<i>America needs a religious right.</i> Maybe not the religious right it has; certainly not the religious right of Carson and Falwell Jr. But the Trump era …