Evan Wittenbach

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“The Daily Show” rips Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio: “They’re like the WASPs of the Latino world!”

Senior Hispanic Correspondent Al Madrigal thinks there’s a lot more to being “Latino” than being Latino<p>Jon Stewart brought Senior Hispanic Correspondent Al Madrigal onto the show Wednesday night to unpack some of the obvious pandering to Latinos he's started to observe in the 2016 races, from …

The ludicrous myth of Republican fiscal responsibility: A history lesson for the modern GOP

The GOP loves to insist that Democrats have caused a fiscal crisis. But the real story looks far different<p>Over the past three decades, the Republican party has followed a familiar strategy -- get elected to executive office by preaching fiscal responsibility, make a complete mess of things …

What Bernie Sanders thinks about the issues: a comprehensive primer

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, now a presidential candidate, is the only socialist in Congress. But "he's a 'small S' socialist," professor Garrison Nelson of the University of Vermont told me last year. "He's not, 'Let's totally revamp the government, break up the corporations, create five-year …

The best fries from every state

No longer just a side dish, great fries deserve recognition in their own right. So we consulted expert reviews and local recommendations to find the true standouts from every state.<p><i>Did we get your state right? Let us know in the comments.</i>

What Do Millennials Want?

We know all the stereotypes about millennials and politics: They aren't engaged, don't vote and are distrustful of Washington. But we also see another side to the generation — they care about issues like criminal justice, the economy and same-sex marriage.<p>A new poll of millennials from Harvard's …

The great unraveling of globalization

In late 2013, Cisco chief executive John Chambers used a portentous phrase while telling analysts that sales in emerging markets were spiraling downward, forcing the networking equipment company to cut its three- to five-year revenue growth target: “We’re the canary in the coal mine.”<p>It was meant …

Why Not Bernie? Iowa and New Hampshire Should Make a Statement and Vote Sanders Over Hillary

Why not Bernie Sanders in 2016?<p>According to ABC News, "In the past 10 presidential elections, only two candidates -- Democrat or Republican -- have ever lost in both Iowa and New Hampshire and still secured their party's nomination." Therefore, if "middle-class economics" are truly at stake in the …

Inside the Fear of Being Gay

An overlooked manifestation of OCD, sexual orientation obsession plagues sufferers with a debilitating fear of being gay. A new study differentiates …

The entire history of the world, in 1 chart

The 5-foot-long chart below has an ambitious goal: To record 4,000 years of history in a single graphic.<p>Drawn by John B. Sparks of Rand McNally and Company in 1931, the chart traces world history from the Egyptian Empire through the Assyrians, Persians, Romans and Huns through the early 20th …

White House Correspondents' Dinner: Obama's Best Zingers

President Barack Obama got some big laughs during the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington on Saturday. He took jabs at his fellow politicians, major media outlets, and even took a few shots at himself.<p>Here are some of his biggest laugh lines of the night:<p>“The fact is I feel more loose …

Immune System Drugs Melt Tumors In New Study, Leading A Cancer Revolution

The 49-year-old woman had had three melanoma growths removed from her skin, but now the disease was spreading further. A several-centimeter-sized growth under her left breast went deep into her chest wall. Some of the tissue in the tumor was dying because of lack of blood flow.<p>Doctors at Memorial …

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Everyone Likes Obama's Foreign Policy Except Americans

National security issues are likely to figure prominently in the 2016 election, and Republican candidates are already stepping up their attacks on …

The Biggest Mistake About The Big Bang

The question of where <i>all this</i> came from, as in the entire Universe, has been one of the biggest philosophical mysteries that humanity’s ever encountered. After millennia of wrestling with this question, the answer finally became accessible through scientific inquiry, culminating in the Big Bang. …

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35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>So in honor of World Book …

I spent only $4 a day on food for a week — and it was grueling

Paltrow dropped out after four days when she realized her seven limes and bundle of greens was unsustainable for an entire week.<p>I decided to craft a more realistic grocery list and give the challenge a go.<p>SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients receive a daily average of $4.17, …

Scott Walker, forever tarnished: Republican governors have tanked the GOP brand

Walker, Christie and Jindal were supposed to show off GOP’s deep bench. They highlighted incompetence instead<p>What do Scott Walker, Chris Christie and Bobby Jindal all have in common? They're all sitting governors who'd like to be president, sure. But what else?<p>How about being embarrassingly bad at …

Bill O’Reilly’s inequality disaster: Fox News’ loudest pundit makes a complete fool of himself on taxes

Fox’s resident war hero has literally the worst possible take on income inequality<p>It’s pat at this point to observe that income inequality will be a defining issue of the 2016 race. Everyone is wondering just how far Hillary Clinton will shift to the left on economic policy to keep the Elizabeth …

5 worst right-wing moments of the week — Chris Christie is very sad he only makes $700,000 a year

We are playing the world’s smallest violin for Christie, who says that he is “not wealthy,” pays too much in taxes<p><b>1. Bill O’Reilly rails absurdly about how it’s open season on White Christian males. Even John Stossel can’t sway him with facts.</b><p>Bill O’Reilly sees no pattern in the numerous incidents …

“He’s filling the government with Muslims”: Hanging out with Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul inside New Hampshire’s wacky GOP 2016 cattle call

Nineteen potential presidential candidates convened in New Hampshire this weekend. Here’s how it all went down<p>New Hampshire voters are famously spoiled. If any given person only gets to talk to a candidate two times before primary day, it's considered an insult, a snub. Most people would tire of …

This brilliant sci-fi film is one of the best movies you'll see all year

So many science fiction films have tried, and some have succeeded, in creating a unique dystopian vision of the future. Where "Ex Machina" stands out from the rest, however, is in the way that it portrays a future that sometimes seems hellish, but only sometimes feels like a nightmare.<p>One of the …

The Diplomat Who Wouldn’t Lie

Robert White was the rare official who chose to lose his job to keep his integrity.<p>“An ambassador is a gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.” It was an English poet, as well as diplomat, Sir Henry Wooten, who coined this aphorism, over four hundred years ago. Through the ages, …

She drives us crazy: Amnesia, déjà-vu, fatigue and other symptoms of Hillary-related madness

Wait, wasn’t she president already? Decoding the passionate, conflicted and deeply strange launch of Hillary 2.0<p>Maybe you’ve heard about this: Hillary Clinton, who used to be secretary of state and before that a senator from New York and is (of all things) married to a former president, is going to …

The Ivy League’s favorite war criminal: Why the atrocities of Henry Kissinger should be mandatory reading

In an appearance at Yale last week, the Nixon official’s horrific record was casually glossed over. But why?<p>Ex-government officials have always occupied a particular sweet spot for members the Ivy League. Regardless of what one did while in power, regardless of how disreputable or immoral or even …

Man makes mockery of Bloodborne by beating it with a Rock Band guitar controller

<i>Bloodborne</i> is a difficult video game, people will tell you. You'll die a lot, they'll say. It may make you want to snap your controller in half, they'll warn you.<p>Those people aren't necessarily wrong, but Twitch streamer Benjamin "bearzly" Gwin ignores their words. He's made a name for himself …

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“This man knows as much about Jesus as I do about fixing cars”: Homophobic repair shop gets destroyed by Yelp reviewers

“No real Christian would deny someone service due to their background — it’s opposed to what the Bible says”<p>The owner of a Michigan auto repair shop who declared on Facebook that he would be discriminating against homosexuals "in the name of freedom" -- then repeated the claim in an interview with …

“The Ron Paul of the left”: Why Bernie Sanders is the cranky socialist 2016 needs

Sanders can’t win. Not by a long shot. But he’s willing to say the things nobody else will say. America needs that<p>Liberal Democrats might be a little surprised, pleasantly so, by the nascent Hillary Clinton campaign’s flashes of progressivism. At least in the early going, she’s deploying something …

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When Science Gets Ahead Of Itself

Ah, I remember it like it was just last spring. The flurry of rumors, the initial shock, the charge of surprise, the sheer delight before a major scientific discovery. Yes, I remember it like it was last spring because — it was.<p>And now it's all dust.<p>On March 17, researchers from the BICEP2 …

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