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Why Paralyzed Politics Are Making America More Unequal

The Senate has even more to answer for than we thought<p>One obvious problem for 21st-century America: the seeming zero-sum paralysis of our national-level governing system, illustrated most recently by the spectacle of the Congressional-Executive / Republican-Democratic tussling over the Iran …

Income Inequality

From Selma to Black Power

Only a few miles away from where the legendary march began, a new phase of civil-rights activism gathered momentum.<p>Anyone who was not a diehard white supremacist could see the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 for what it was: a myth in motion, advancing east through the Alabama countryside at …

Black History

Penises on the fashion catwalk – a flesh flash too far?

The sight of men’s genitals at the Rick Owens menswear show in Paris on Thursday caused a bit of a stir on the front row<p>Exposed nipples? Naked bottoms? Bare breasts? The insouciant editors who sit in the front row of fashion shows have seen the lot at womenswear shows – and will barely raise an …

Is Racial Segregation Legal, If It's Not Deliberate?

Disparate-impact claims have a long record of opening doors in employment, education, voting, and housing. Conservatives want to bury them.<p>The year was 1965. The ink on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was hardly dry. Duke Power Company executives at the Dan River Steam Station near Draper, North …

Civil Rights

Watch Nicki Minaj’s Breakup-Inspired ‘Pinkprint Movie’

Call it “December Rain”: Nicki Minaj has unveiled her epic, 16-minute <i>The Pinkprint Film</i> music video, which weaves together a trio of tracks from her …

Bill aims to get inspectors out of home kitchens, after residents complain

Virginians who try to sell homemade food from their kitchens are feeling the heat from state and local inspectors.<p>"I have to turn down my neighbors when they ask if they can buy pesto I make from my own basil plants," says Bernadette Barber, a farmer in Lancaster, Va.<p>And this isn't just a rural …

Black-on-Black Racism: The Hazards of Implicit Bias

How the politics of respectability twists society<p>In his year-end press conference, President Obama was asked about the state of black America. He responded by saying blacks are “better off than they were,” but juxtaposed that with the lingering issues evinced in the recent tragic police encounters …

Kansas academic petitions judge to keep Koch brothers correspondence sealed

An academic at the University of Kansas has petitioned a judge to prevent his correspondence with his benefactors, foundations set up by the billionaire Koch brothers, from being made public under freedom of information laws.<p>Dr Arthur Hall, founder and director of the Center for Applied Economics …

Exploding the Myths About Health Care in America

I don't agree with Romney and Obama health care adviser Jonathan Gruber that Americans are stupid, but there is abundant evidence that we're incredibly gullible. And we're paying a big price for it. For the latest evidence, check out the documentary <i>Remote Area Medical</i>, which opens in select …

New Report: Adam Lanza “Did Not Just ‘Snap'”

Doctors at Yale offered Adam Lanza treatment for what they identified as profound emotional disabilities six years before he went to Sandy Hook …

Mental Health

Takeaways from the GOP romp

Even optimistic Republican operatives didn’t anticipate this.<p>The GOP seized control of the Senate, won House seats no one saw coming and expanded its footprint in governors' mansions.<p>Here are our takeaways from the night:<p><b>The Republican takeover of the South is finally complete.</b><p>Arkansas was a last …

25 Things That Are Worth the Money

View Gallery<p>25 photos<p>PeopleImages / Getty Images<p>It’s always tempting to look for the best deal, but some things are simply worth splurging on — even …

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2015’s Hits and Highlights

Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire

The enormity of the Koch fortune is no mystery. Brothers Charles and David are each worth more than $40 billion. The electoral influence of the Koch …

US Veterans Send Fox News An Open Letter About 'Boobs On The Ground' Joke

During Wednesday's broadcast of "The Five," co-hosts Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld ridiculed Maj. Mariam Al Mansouri, the first female UAE pilot and F-16 squadron commander leading airstrikes against ISIS.<p>"Problem is, after she bombed it, she couldn't park it," Gutfeld said. "Would that be …

U.S. Army

Caroline de Maigret on the One Thing That Makes You Look Like a Parisian

We chat with Caroline de Maigret—Parisian It girl, hair icon and Lancome muse—about the secrets to her effortless style and why fashion is feminist.<p>Harper's BAZAAR: There's a cultural obsession with being Parisian—what inspired you to want to add to that conversation and write your own</b> …

You'll Want to Copy All These NYFW Street-Style Looks

They don't call it the concrete catwalk for nothing.<p>Hit the pavement any day during New York Fashion Week, and you'll understand why they call it the concrete catwalk. Want in on all the off-runway action? You're in luck—we've dispatched Tyler Joe of <i>Not Your Average Joe</i> to the swarming-with-style …

New York's Evans Bank accused of denying loans to African-Americans

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state’s attorney general on Tuesday accused regional bank Evans Bancorp of illegally discriminating against African-Americans in Buffalo by denying them mortgages.<p>According to the lawsuit, Evans Bank deliberately disqualified African-Americans from its mortgage …

Exploring Sudan: a desert journey in pictures

To the wider world the North African nation of Sudan is often seen as a place of untold horror. A burning and featureless desert where war, genocide and misery are the norm. And although some aspects of this image are grounded in truth, for the most part the popular impression couldn’t be more off …

Ancient History

Rocky Mountain National Park

<b>Location: Colorado<br>Established: January 26, 1915<br>Size: 265,873 acres</b><p>Nowhere else in the United States can a visitor see so much alpine country with such ease. A mere two-hour drive from Denver, Trail Ridge Road takes visitors into the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park, traversing a ridge above …

Congresswoman Waters Urges Blacks to Vote in This Year’s Midterms

Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters urged African Americans on Saturday to get out to the polls in November for the sake of President Barack …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …