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This is our new Constitution: How we fix gun rights, the Supreme Court, inequality — and foster true democracy

<b>(Reuters/Joe Burbank/Brendan McDermid/AP/Jason Decrow/photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Freedom, fairness, equality: Here is how we get there, while fixing problems caused by gun nuts, right-wing judges<p>Andrew Burstein • Nancy Isenberg<p>October 5, 2014 10:58am (UTC)<p>We talk a lot about inequality these days. …

Beyond Ferguson: 5 glaring signs that we’re not living in a post-racial society

<b>Protesters at Meridian Hill Park, also known as Malcom X Park, Aug. 14, 2014 in Washington, to protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Mo. (AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>Privileged pundits love to insist that race is no longer a factor in American life. The numbers say they’re …

Robots could murder us out of kindness, says futurist

<i>-What have you done for society lately, huh? Nothing. It's not your fault. You're just past it. You should accept it. You just sit on the sofa all day, eating Kettles New York Cheddar chips and watching "Frasier" reruns.</i><p><i>-You're strangling me.</i><p><i>-It's for your own good. Well, for the good of us all,</i> …

Singularity

“Everything people thought was wrong then is wrong now in spades”

<b>Donald Trump, Mitt Romney, Lloyd Blankfein (lev radin via Shutterstock/Reuters/Steve Marcus/Jim Young/Salon)</b><p>Sure, rich people have always controlled our politics — but never quite like this, a leading expert explains<p>Elias Isquith<p>August 22, 2014 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Harvard professor and political activist …

Athletes, assaults and inaction

<i>Editor's note: The following story contains descriptions and links to documents with language that might be offensive to some readers.</i><p>A women's …

White House cybersecurity chief is proud to know nothing about cybersecurity

Even if their intentions are good, there's a reason that we don't let amateurs do brain surgery or design housing complexes. That logic doesn't seem to apply at the highest levels of government, however, after Michael Daniel boasted that about his lack of knowledge in his specialist field. In an …

Kevin Sorbo’s insane, racist Ferguson rant: Calls protesters “losers” and “animals”

<b>(Richard Shotwell/invision/ap)</b><p>Writing trolly things is one way to stay relevant …<p>Prachi Gupta<p>August 21, 2014 5:15pm (UTC)<p>Kevin Sorbo has a few thoughts on Ferguson, and they are very, very, very bad. (I guess that's how a B-list actor manages to stay relevant these days?) The former "Hercules" star …

Revved Up

How Al Sharpton became Obama’s go-to man on race.<p>A few days after 18-year-old Mike Brown was gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri, White House officials enlisted an unusual source for on-the-ground intelligence amid the chaos and tear gas: the Rev. Al Sharpton, a fiery activist who became a household …

Millennials Latest College Funding Strategy

Would you rather get cash for college or a silver spoon? One of four new ads for Virginia’s 529 college savings plans debuting next month on YouTube and Facebook (and tv) is set at a baby shower. The coveted gift: a check made out to baby’s college savings account.<p>The ads are meant to appeal to …

5 disturbing stats on black-white inequality

The protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have laid bare America's ongoing racial divide.<p>One source of that tension is the large financial gap between black and white Americans.<p>The figures are staggering.<p>A typical black household has accumulated less than one-tenth of the wealth of a typical white one. …

Feedly's Slider Makes it Easier to Read Your RSS

Feedly was one of the big beneficiaries from the demise of Google Reader last year, with RSS certainly showing no signs of dying any time soon.<p>Indeed, Feedly is continuing to evolve into more than a simple RSS reader – it wants to be a destination for consuming content, with beautifully designed …

Someone Might Have Solved The Silent Hills' Teaser's Biggest Puzzle

It didn't take long for people to "beat" the <i>Silent Hills</i> teaser—but nobody understood <i>how</i> exactly they did it. There were theories, sure, but nothing …

Mathematics

Scientists Have Figured Out How Lizards Regrow Their Tails, And That's Good News For Humans

When a lizard loses its tail, it grows back. But how?<p>Scientists have taken a big step closer to answering that question by pinpointing the genes responsible for tail regeneration. And the finding may yield important clues about how to regenerate limbs in humans.<p>For the study, the researchers took a …