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Teacher Removed In Handcuffs For Questioning Superintendent's Raise

Disturbing video taken at a Louisiana school board meeting on Monday shows a teacher being forcefully removed in handcuffs after she questioned a superintendent’s pay raise during a public comment portion.<p>The teacher, who was identified as Deyshia Hargrave in a YouTube video and by a colleague to …

Crime

“I Have Wondered if Black People Even Have Souls”

These shockingly racist juror statements don’t matter to the Supreme Court’s conservatives.<p>Barney Gattie served on the jury in Georgia that sentenced …

Social Justice

Black People Respond Worse to Marijuana Because of ‘Genetics,’ Says Lawmaker (WATCH)

Like a number of lawmakers, Kansas Rep. <b>Steve Alford</b> (R-Ulysses) wants to keep marijuana usage illegal. One of his reasons behind the stance won’t …

African-American News

Yoga for lazy people: seven moves to make you happy

You don’t even have to get off the sofa<p>• Tim Dowling’s lazy person’s guide to self-improvement<p>Lots of people tell me that while they want to practise yoga, they just can’t get off the sofa. Well, no worries. Yoga can be done by the laziest of the laziest. Just stay where you are and do this …

Yoga

Walk yourself fit: how striding out could transform your body

You walk every day without giving it a thought, but what if you could unlock a better, fitter, stronger you?<p>• Plus scroll down for step-by-step instructions<p>“Some people walk like this.” Joanna Hall, sports scientist, one-time TV fitness guru and now walking expert springs off to demonstrate a walk. …

Swimming Pools

Cats React To $500 Litter Box

Some cats are picky about damn near everything in their lives, from their food to the places they'll sleep, and unlike pretty much any dog these …

Pets

After Photos Of The World’s Saddest Dog Went Viral, Lana Has Finally Found A Home

How can people give up their pets?<p>If you call your pet a part of your family, how can you just abandon them. Lana is was the world's saddest dog. She …

Pets

Dick, the 1999 teen Watergate comedy, captures the enduring weirdness of political scandals

Just after Clinton’s impeachment, it skewered the chaos by casting two teenagers as Deep Throat.<p><i>Every weekend, we pick a movie you can stream that dovetails with current events. Old, new, blockbuster, arthouse: They’re all fair game. What you can count on is a weekend watch</i><i>that sheds new light on</i> …

Donald Trump

Are Baby Boomers A 'Generation Of Sociopaths'?

Long before millennials were dubbed the “Me Generation,” journalist Tom Wolfe used the label to describe the young baby boomers coming of age in the mid-1970s, a time of heightened focus on the self and personal development.<p>“The new alchemical dream is: changing one’s personality — remaking, …

Demographics

I’ve worn ash on my head on ESPN for 16 years. This year was different.

I guess I’m giving up silence for Lent this year.<p>That’s an odd thing to say when you make a living yapping about sports on ESPN. And odder when the show I host, “Around the Horn,” makes a game out of LOUD NOISES. (That is to say, loud, perspicacious noises from the most insightful sportswriters in …

Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

Sean Hannity opened his show tonight with a segment on… Hillary Clinton.<p>The firm run by Jared Kushner’s family reportedly received a $184 million …

The Worst Generation

Or, how I learned to stop worrying and hate the Boomers.<p>At a press gathering just after the 1992 election, David Broder, the dean of Washington reporters, commented to me that my Clintonista colleagues and I seemed so, well, so young to him. "I guess you Baby Boomers are really taking over," he …

Ronald Reagan
Civil Rights
Sociology

Andrew Sullivan: Our President’s Emotional Bait and Switch

After the terror, the smile. It suddenly beams, and the voice calms. You feel the warmth again and are momentarily overcome with gratitude and …

Donald Trump

Kansas Republicans Sour on Their Tax-Cut Experiment

The state legislature nearly reversed Governor Sam Brownback’s signature policy after a voter rebellion. His economic legacy, one GOP lawmaker says, “is going down in flames.”<p>It was only two months ago that Governor Sam Brownback was offering up the steep tax cuts he enacted in Kansas as a model …

Republicans

Frailty Proved That Bill Paxton Was an Auteur as Well as an Actor

Looking back at the crazily committed cult classic in the wake of Paxton’s untimely death.<p>Bill Paxton, who died unexpectedly Saturday at the age of 61, will always be fondly remembered as a film and television star—one of <b>James Cameron’s</b> favorite actors, a fixture of some of the most beloved movies …

TV

Trump crowds evoke our ugly legacy of racial terrorism and lynching

Too often, even those of us who talk of lynching don’t speak the names of those who died at the hands of racist terrorists. We do not know them, and …

Son of boxer Muhammad Ali reportedly detained at Florida airport and asked whether he was Muslim

Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, who was born in Philadelphia and has a US passport, was traveling with his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the late sports icon's second wife, friend and lawyer Chris Mancini told the Louisville Courier-Journal.<p>Mancini told the newspaper that both were held for questioning on the …

Boxing

A Leaked Blueprint for Trumpcare Reveals Millions Could Lose Coverage

“Not everybody is going to have health care.”<p>Before an energized crowd at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, <b>Mike Pence</b> boldly proclaimed that after seven years of futile attempts to dismantle President <b>Barack Obama’s</b> signature health-care law, the G.O.P. is the on cusp …

Health Care

How Unpopular Is Trump?

In the last couple weeks I’ve written a number of not unhappy posts on President Trump’s abysmal approval rating and its downward trend. Here’s …

James Comey

I Was a Muslim in Trump's White House

When President Obama left, I stayed on at the National Security Council in order to serve my country. I lasted eight days.<p>In 2011, I was hired, straight out of college, to work at the White House and eventually the National Security Council. My job there was to promote and protect the best of what …

Donald Trump

FLASHBACK: Bill Maher Has His Own History of Defending Sex Between Adults and Minors

Despite his self-congratulations over the downfall of former Breitbart editor <b>Milo Yiannopoulos</b>, HBO host <b>Bill Maher</b> has his own history of defending …

Bill Maher

Milo Yiannopoulos and the Church of Winning

By excusing Donald Trump’s behavior, some evangelical leaders enabled the internet provocateur’s ascent.<p>The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) takes place this week near Washington, D.C., the first such gathering since Donald Trump took office. The conference purports to be a gathering …

Hillary Clinton
North Africa
Immigration

Exclusive: Trump presser convinced NSC candidate Harward to decline

Robert Harward, the widely respected retired vice admiral who declined the Trump administration's offer, did so, according to a source, after the …

What if depression serves a purpose?

A new hypothesis sheds light on an age-old mental health issue.<p>Depression is so common — about 1 out of every 6 people experience it during their …

Selfies
Health Care