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Trump trillion-dollar-plus deficits are putting America on a path to fiscal ruin

Though no one in Washington will admit it, our nation's finances are in deep trouble. Spending is up, revenue is down, and this will only get worse.<p>It became very clear this month that neither the Trump White House nor its allies on Capitol Hill want you to know that the federal budget is already …

Economics

America is slouching toward autocracy

In their book, “How Democracies Die,” political scientists Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt write: “How do elected authoritarians shatter the democratic institutions that are supposed to constrain them? Some do it in one fell swoop. But more often the assault on democracy begins slowly. . . . The …

Donald Trump

Why is Donald Trump attacking the US intelligence community?

If you think for a moment that your McCarthy-era tactics will suppress the voices of criticism, you are sadly mistaken Adm William H McRaven<p>For two years, Donald Trump has attacked the US intelligence community as a whole and individually on topics as various as the Iraq war, Hillary Clinton, …

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John Brennan: President Trump’s Claims of No Collusion Are Hogwash

When Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia’s internal security service, told me during an early August 2016 phone call that Russia wasn’t interfering in our presidential election, I knew he was lying. Over the previous several years I had grown weary of Mr. Bortnikov’s denials of Russia’s perfidy …

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Report Details Sexual Abuse By More Than 300 Priests In Pennsylvania’s Catholic Church

<b>(CNN) — [Breaking news update, published at 2:33 p.m. ET]</b>A new grand jury report says that internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in …

Russians Have Penetrated Florida Election Systems, Says US Senator

U.S. intelligence officials have said Russian election interference efforts are continuing and now target the November 6 elections.<p><b>Florida:</b> Russian …

Florida

Letter: Utah members of Congress show mind-boggling hypocrisy

How dare you, Sen. Orrin Hatch! Your hypocrisy is mind-boggling. You accuse Democrats of being “dumbass partisans” because they want to thoroughly …

Donald Trump

'A propagandist for profit, peddling lies every night': CNN correspondent Jim Acosta goes in on Fox News host Sean Hannity

Jim Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent who is a frequent target of President Donald Trump and his supporters, criticized the Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday night.<p>"Hannity is a propagandist for profit, peddling lies every night," Acosta said on Twitter. "He says he's just a talk …

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To My Children: I Should Have Told You This Sooner

As I wait for the phone to ring, I need to tell you something.<p>I should have done it sooner. Not because a regular scan and then a specialized scan …

Parenting

How To Fix Stagnant Wages: Dump The World's Dumbest Idea

We’re all drunks looking under the lamppost.”<br>—Aviv Nevo, professor of economics, University of Pennsylvania, speaking at the European Central Bank’s annual gathering of leading economists in Sintra, Portugal.<p>Today’s <i>New York Times</i> tells us that wages should be rising, since we live in a world in …

Economics

Trump is a 'coward who is afraid of real conflict': Ex-Trump supporter explains why Trump is distracting us

On Monday, former Republican Max Boot called out President Donald Trump for “wagging the dog” and said the president’s attempt to distract the …

Donald Trump

Calling my fellow Republicans: Trump is clearly unfit to remain in office

President Trump’s disgraceful performance in Helsinki, Finland, and in the days since is an indication that he is not fit to remain in office. Trump’s 2016 “America First” platform might be more aptly named “Russia First” after the disaster that occurred last week.<p>Trump’s turn toward Russia is …

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This Tiny Houseboat is a Solar-Powered, Off-Grid Dream

Le Koroc is a floating paradise designed for enjoying summer lake life in Canada with minimal impact on the environment—handcrafted from the ground …

These 6 Traits Reveal Why We Love Great Communicators So Much

It's not just about holding a conversation. Your communication skills can reveal how reliable, concise and honest you are.<p>You always hear about how important communication is to the success of small businesses. It may sound simple, but being a strong communicator is nuanced.<p>PayScale recently …

This sweet and spicy rub makes the tastiest pork tenderloin

Cooked properly, pork tenderloin in one of the juiciest, most flavorful cuts of meat you’ll ever eat – and it’s simple and cost effective. So how do …

Madeleine Albright: ‘The things that are happening are genuinely, seriously bad’

Trump is actually really smart – evil smart, is what I think<p>Madeleine Albright has both made and lived a lot of history. When she talks about a resurgence of fascism, she says it as someone who was born into the age of dictators. She was a small girl when her family fled Czechoslovakia after the …

Political Science

America's Best Swimming Holes

There is something quintessentially American about a good swimming hole. Pure, unplugged, communal—all these peaceful oases require are some good friends and perhaps a few beers. Here are some of the best stretches of freshwater the country has to offer. Bring your suit.<p><b>Johnson’s</b> …

17 Healthy Ways to Cook With Potatoes

Thanks to things like French fries and chips, potatoes have gotten a saturated, sodium-filled, not-so-healthy reputation. But the truth is, taters …

Why does every woman I know say she’s exhausted?

In a few short years, it seems like every woman I know, and many of the ones I treat, have gone from saying, “I’m so busy” to “I’m so tired.” And …

Wellness Real Estate Has Blossomed into a $134 Billion Industry Worldwide — And It’s Growing Fast

It’s the non-stop pace of our digital lives. An increasingly isolated and aging population. Rising chronic illness. Climate change. Given the …

Mediterranean Salad with Roasted Beets and Fennel in a Creamy Vinaigrette | Sigrun's Sustainable Kitchen

Sigrun's Sustainable Kitchen — Real Food for Real People<p>Post ID: 711<p>Please follow and like us:<p>Author:<p>Filed Under: Salads, …

Russia is preparing for war, British military experts warn

Russia is preparing for war, a top Defence Minister warned senior military officers on Wednesday.<p>Tory Mark Lancaster insisted the Kremlin was getting …

This has been the president of the United States over the last two weeks

WASHINGTON — Here’s a thought experiment: What if the leader of a foreign country had taken these actions or made the following statements:<p>And that’s all in just the last two weeks.<p>Forget ideology or party — what would you think of that foreign leader? What about his government? Is it promoting …

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Trail Creek

Magnificent mountain views take center stage on this Livingston, Montana, property.<p>Located in Livingston, Mont., this property includes two …

There Is No Affordable Housing in America

A new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition confirms something that anyone who lives in a city and is not a millionaire should know …

John McCain holds nothing back as he blasts Trump's call to readmit Russia to G7 meeting

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) blasted President Donald Trump for wishing Russia was readmitted to the Group of Seven (G-7) nations.<p>“Vladimir Putin chose to …

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

This Harvard Scientist Says Being a Rebel and Breaking The Rules Makes You a Better Leader (Try Any of These 8 Things)

If that's how you want to roll, here are eight things you'll want to do to lead like a rebel.<p>Harvard behavioral scientist, Francesca Gino, knew she was onto something when she read a cookbook where the author, an Italian chef, broke every rule of Italian culinary tradition by filling the book with …

Ice Cream

I’m a Four-Star General. I’m Worried About America’s Decaying Relationship With Europe.

A significant and growing chasm has opened between the U.S. and Europe, endangering our most fundamental global alliance. Europe’s growing mistrust …

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef Recipe

"I got this recipe from a friend and it is wonderful. My kids love it. It tastes like you got it at a Chinese restaurant and the slow cooker does …