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15 Life-Changing Home Hacks Using Things You Probably Already Own

Light a candle with spaghetti, fold shirts with a box, and open a beer with a lighter.

Cleaning

The Last Time I Was Called ‘an Enemy of the People’

I remember the last time I was thought of as the “enemy of the people,” or at least the last time a U.S. administration thought so. It was 2003 …

U.S. Dept. of State

12 Easy Fall Crockpot Recipes That Will Have You Begging for Seconds

It’s no secret that fall is the time of year when cooking becomes more of a welcome endeavor. Once summer’s temperatures have subsided and ovens are …

Slow Cookers

The White Strategy

In the aftermath of the 2012 election, when just about everyone assumed Mitt Romney lost because he didn’t win enough Hispanic votes, the election analyst Sean Trende produced a dissenting take. A close look at the results across the Midwest and Appalachia revealed a large population of what Trende …

Historian Explains How Trump Embodies 'the Worst Things' in US History — And Why His Supporters Will Soon 'Feel Like Chumps'

"George Wallace is constantly in my mind when I think about Donald Trump."One possible explanation for Donald Trump’s cult-like allure lies in the …

How the West became a self-obsessed culture

A new book explores the history of individualism in the West.<p>America has a narcissism problem.<p>This was the conclusion of a recent study published in the journal <i>Psychological Science</i>, in which researchers polled just under 3,000 Americans across 50 states and found that many of them have an outsize …

In lost interview, Stanley Kubrick explains the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Fifty years since it was first screened, <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> continues to cause confusion and debate. Stanley Kubrick’s epic film reimagined what …

Stanley Kubrick

It Is Happening Here, Trump Is Already Early-Stage Mussolini

Is there a moment when a fanatical leader can be stopped before he takes a nation into the abyss? A moment when those with the moral determination to …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Evangelical Historian Explains How Christians Came to Put Trump Ahead of Jesus

“How do we reconcile the white evangelical politics of fear with the scriptural command to ‘fear not’?”John Fea is an evangelical Christian and a …

Trump Isn't The Problem, He's the Manifestation of America's Id

We are now officially "a nation that tears children from their parents and puts them in cages." We are also a nation that took years to notice our …

Assange and Truth: the Deeper (Harder) Issue

Photo by thierry ehrmann | CC BY 2.0When Harold Pinter got the Nobel Prize (2005), he described “a vast tapestry of lies upon which we feed”. He …

‘I Want to Hate …’

In Trump’s America people are understandably experiencing news fatigue. There are torrents of it on multiple streams. There is outrage after outrage. It is often overwhelming.<p>That’s the plan, I suspect. Trump is operating on the Doctrine of Inundation. He floods the airwaves until you simply give …

Donald Trump

Here are 4 of the biggest quacks plaguing America with false claims about science

It may be easy to draw a caricature of a “quack” as a cross between the ShamWow pitchman and an alchemist, but they’re really not so easy to spot. …

President Trump Thinks He Is a King

The president believes he is above the law. That’s the takeaway from the confidential 20-page memo sent by President Trump’s lawyers to the special counsel, Robert Mueller, published over the weekend by The Times. And it’s the same sentiment that Rudy Giuliani expressed on Sunday when he suggested …

Donald Trump

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.

A Life Wasted

Brassaï <b>Cat</b> 1945<p>What’s happening to John McCain is tragic. It’s not something one should ever wish upon another human being. Nor is it decent, let …

War

The thinking error at the root of science denial

Currently, there are three important issues on which there is scientific consensus but controversy among laypeople: climate change, biological …

White fear elected Trump: Political scientist Diana Mutz on the “status threat” hypothesis

<b>Supporters of President Donald Trump rally for him. (Getty/David McNew)</b><p>“Economic anxiety” had nothing to do with the 2016 election, study finds. White people felt they were under threat<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>May 7, 2018 9:00am (UTC)<p>Bad ideas have a life all their own. Speaking last Saturday at a rally in …

An Analysis of Trump Supporters Has Identified 5 Key Traits

The lightning-fast ascent and political invincibility of Donald Trump has left many experts baffled and wondering, “How did we get here?” Any …

Violence, Revolution, and Structural Change in Latin America (Revised and expanded)

<i>From our classic essays archives.</i> <br>Reposted by reader demand • Revised and expanded by Patrice Greanville <b><br>Originally posted on June 6, 2013</b><p>Well, plus …

Political Science

John Steppling

The Great Lie of Conservatism

The philosophical foundation of conservatism is a template for exploitation, argues Drew Magary, and it's time to stop treating it as half our country's guiding principles.<p>They’re all dead now. All the unofficial fathers of modern conservatism: William F. Buckley, Russell Kirk, Milton Friedman, …

Conservatism

“Should We Be Worried?”: Tech Geniuses Fret That A.I. Is Gonna Kill Us All—Soonish

According to one author, our civilization has only 730 years left. Sorry. But you’ve been warned.<p>Earlier this week, I attended a dinner party hosted by the Edge Foundation, an association that fosters conversation between science and tech intellectuals, in which I found myself seated among a group …

Why Trump’s admission that he made stuff up to Justin Trudeau is particularly bad

By Aaron Blake<p>Aaron Blake<p>Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In a fundraising speech Wednesday, President Trump admitted once and for all that he just makes stuff up. The man who has racked up more than 2,000 false and misleading claims as president said he insisted to …

Justin Trudeau

The screen time debate is pitting parents against each other

As the backlash against smartphones builds, and science lags, parents are waging a fraught battle with their kids and other parents<p>Before the smartphone backlash, before apps were likened to cigarettes for kids or Facebook co-founder Sean Parker mused that “God knows what it’s doing to our …

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.<p>“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote.<p><i>To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone</i> …

Social Media

morrisberman.blogspot.com/2018/03/326.html<p>Mar 9, 2018 - A few <i>of</i> the pages <i>are</i> actually going to have text on <i>them</i>. ....</i> …

Japan

It’s taken thousands of years, but Western science is finally catching up to indigenous knowledge

Our knowledge of what the denizens of the animal kingdom are up to, especially when humans aren’t around, has steadily increased over the last 50 years. For example, we know now that animals use tools in their daily lives. Chimps use twigs to fish for termites; sea otters break open shellfish on …

Calling the Trump Era by Its Proper Name

Four terms that may capture the moment, each implying a different danger<p>Donald Trump’s first official State of the Union address—which seems as if it happened back in the 19th century, but in reality is five days in the past—highlighted something that was implicit in his campaign and increasingly …

Political Science