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Presidential historian Gil Troy: Donald Trump has committed “a crime against the American people”

Scholar Gil Troy says it’s not too late for Trump to change — but history will judge his enablers harshly<p>Donald Trump is president of the United States by title and law. He is not president of all Americans. Trump cares only about his voters and the most enthusiastic part of his "base." He is a …

Donald Trump

The demise of the nation state

What is happening to national politics? Every day in the US, events further exceed the imaginations of absurdist novelists and comedians; politics in the UK still shows few signs of recovery after the “national nervous breakdown” of Brexit. France “narrowly escaped a heart attack” in last year’s …

Geopolitics

Gun Culture Is My Culture. And I Fear for What It Has Become.

Two weeks before Christmas, I had a 9-millimeter pistol concealed in my waistband and a rifle with two 30-round magazines in the passenger seat beside me. I was driving down from the mountains to meet a fellow I didn’t know at a Cracker Barrel off I-40 in the North Carolina foothills. He was …

Guns

Gangster’s paradise: how organised crime took over Russia

Under Vladmir Putin, gangsterism on the streets has given way to kleptocracy in the state.<p>By Mark Galeotti<p>I was in Moscow in 1988, during the final years of the Soviet Union. The system was sliding towards shabby oblivion, even if no one knew at the time how soon the end would come. While carrying …

Russia

7 tips to keep your brain as sharp as your body

When it comes to our hearts, even the non-medical types among us pretty much know what we need to be doing. In a nutshell: exercising and eating right.<p>But when it comes to our brains, guidelines tend to be foggier. Besides, we figure, since we’re probably as smart as we’ll ever be, what can we …

6 key takeaways from the GOP memo alleging FBI bias in the Russia investigation

Republicans claim that when the FBI got a secret court order to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page during the election, it relied “extensively” on information from a politically motivated British ex-spy who was being funded by Democrats to find dirt on Donald Trump. And it didn't …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

Donald Trump

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

VIDEO: 800 hp F10-gen BMW M5 Autobahn drive

When BMW developed the new F90-generation M5, M Division engineers felt that 600 hp would be too much for just the rear wheels. So they went ahead …

BMW

10 shocking things that happen to your body when you're vitamin D deficient

When it comes to our health, we all try our best to manage the essentials, but it happens to all of us — you walk out of your house or apartment on …

Wellness

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

Donald Trump

After Green Beret Is Sentenced to Night in Jail, Security Camera Catches Judge Going Into Cell

A North Carolina judge sentenced a Green Beret veteran to spend a night in jail. But when he remembered his own story and all he had gone through, he …

What Is Kirsten Gillibrand Up To?

During her decade in national politics, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been profiled, ad nauseam, by any number of <i>very</i> important publications: The New …

Kirsten Gillibrand

Baked Apples with Rum and Cinnamon

These are so satisfying and don't break the calorie bank if eaten without the ice cream. They can also be made without the rum. I have suggested rum …

Food

What most bosses get wrong about millennials

The best leaders don’t go to great lengths to retain their top young employees – and it’s a strategy that leads to long-term success, writes Sydney Finkelstein.<p>Companies today are disappointing younger workers. Many have tried in superficial ways to make themselves attractive to millennials, for …

Leadership

Wolfgang Puck's Pizza Dough Recipe

Chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck is famous for creating a lot of great food, but one item for which he is particularly well known is his delicious …

21 Homemade Recipes You Can Realistically Cook For Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Even as someone who writes about food all day, I completely get that the struggle to cook at home is real. By the time I get home from a long day, I'm ready to put on sweatpants and satisfy my ravenous hunger immediately, which means I'm not about that elaborate-recipe life. I've definitely spent a …

Healthy Eating

Memorial Day Cookout: 16 Recipes for a Foolproof Feast

It seemed like Memorial Day would never come, but the unofficial start of summer is finally here! Celebrate with a foolproof feast. Whether your hosting a backyard BBQ or taking a dish to a potluck, these grilling recipes, summery salads and simple sweets have you covered.<p><b>1. Raspberry Lemonade</b><p>Made …

Cooking

7 Healthier Recipes for Your Memorial Day Cookout

Whether you’re a host or guest at the festivities, offering up some healthier dishes is always a good idea—there’s a high chance you won’t be the …

Healthy Eating

Double Chocolate Banana Bread That Vegans and Omnivores Alike Will Adore

<i>The following post was originally featured on Always Order Dessert and written by Alejandra Ramos, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.</i><p>I'll be honest: vegan baking is usually not my go-to. I love baking with butter. I love baking with eggs. I love baking with milk (or cream!). I use them liberally …

Pages From Trump’s Tax Returns Raise a Decade’s Worth of Questions

Like or loathe Donald J. Trump, you have to give him this: He’s done more to shine a spotlight on the loopholes and fundamental unfairness of the tax code than any other American president.<p>In doing so, he’s made a powerful case for tax reform, though perhaps not quite along the lines he has in mind.<p>…

Donald Trump

Doctors confirm 200-year-old diagnosis

<b>Doctors have confirmed a diagnosis made more than 200 years ago by one of medicine's most influential surgeons.</b><p>John Hunter had diagnosed a patient in 1786 with a "tumour as hard as bone".<p>Royal Marsden Hospital doctors analysed patient samples and case notes, which were preserved at the museum named …

Tumors

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

Apps

With electoral college vote, Trump’s win is official

Donald Trump clinched the presidency Monday as members of the electoral college cast ballots declaring him the victor, a perfunctory conclusion to the most stunning presidential contest in modern history.<p>Trump became the winner Monday afternoon after electors from Texas cast ballots and put him …

Government

Trump aides ask of Russian meddling: Does it matter?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's top aides on Sunday said the president-elect isn't ready to accept the finding by intelligence officials that Moscow hacked Democratic emails in a bid to elevate Trump. Even if it's true, they said, Trump still won the White House fair and square.<p>The pushback came a …

Donald Trump
Political Science

Will Donald Trump destroy America?

With Democrats defeated and Republicans scared to step out of line, Donald Trump’s control over the three branches of the US government means this horror show hasn’t yet begun<p>Always quick to get to the point, social media came up with an instant distillation of the global response to the …

Donald Trump

Let Us Remember Eagle, The Car Brand Made Of Four Other Brands From Three Different Countries

Sometimes, what makes something interesting is its absence. The Headless Horseman, for example, would just be another boring colonial equestrian if …

Classic Cars

Travel Fees We Hate and How to Avoid Them

Sadly fees seem to be a growing trend in the travel industry and it really annoys me. It seems almost impossible to complete a trip without getting …

Aer Lingus