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‘F*ck You, I Like Guns.’

America, can we talk? Let’s just cut the shit for once and actually talk about what’s going on without blustering and pretending we’re actually doing …

Guns

Going Back To Motorcycle Riding School

<i>This article was originally published in the October 2002 issue of Motorcycle Cruiser.</i><p>“Incompetents invariably make trouble for people other than …

Motorcycles

Change mindset on electric motorcycles

If riders want to adopt the coming era of electric motorcycles they will have to develop a totally different mindset to how they ride and …

Electric Vehicles

You’re Wrong! I’m Right!

We live in two Americas.<p>In one America, a mentally unstable president selected partly by Russia lies daily and stirs up bigotry that tears our social fabric.<p>In another America, a can-do president tries to make America great again as lying journalists stir up hatred that tears our social fabric.<p>The …

Political Science

3 Motorcycle Myths That Won’t Die

I used to write for a Harley-Davidson magazine whose editor secured me the long-term loan of a Heritage Softail from H-D’s press fleet. I rode the …

Motorcycles

What’s Hot And What’s Not For Motorcyclists In 2018

Wondering what the moto landscape holds for 2018? Here are a few picks for what’s in and what’s out for the new year. Share your own picks in the …

Motorcycles

Deaths From Gun Violence: How The U.S. Compares To The Rest Of The World

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>This story was originally published in October and has been republished with updates in the wake of the shooting Wednesday in Florida.</i><p>It was the deadliest school shooting since a gunman took 26 lives at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Conn. On Wednesday, a shooter killed at least 17 …

Guns

I Am A Gun Owner, And Here’s What I Have To Say About Gun Laws

I’m a gun owner. I have two pistols, a rifle, a shotgun…and a (now-expired) concealed carry permit. I’ve been shooting since I was a kid.<p>Why? Well, …

Guns
Political Science

A huge 2018 story: More than 500 women are running for major office

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — No matter which party ultimately triumphs in the November midterm elections, here is one thing we know for sure about 2018: It will be the Year …

Donald Trump

New York Times Refers To Former President Of Planned Parenthood As ‘Deeply Evil Woman’

Maybe don’t?<p>The <i>New York Times</i> recently profiled former president of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards, framing the story in a deeply misguided way. “Depending on whom you ask,” the publication tweeted, “Cecile Richards is a national ‘hero’ or a ‘deeply evil woman.’”<p>They’re quoting Christian …

Feminism

Record Number of Women Running for Office

NBC News: “They’re on track to break almost every record on the books. As of last week, 325 women were non-incumbent candidates for the United States …

Elections

Freezy riders: Motorcyclists stay cool to race frozen lakes

NORTHVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — They kick-start their bikes during cold snaps, hit highway speeds on ice and take tight turns on studded tires, leaving crystalline clouds in their wake.<p>Call them freezy riders, motorcycle racers who seem to defy physics — and maybe common sense — by buzzing around slick …

Motorcycles

Triumph's Moto2 765 ridden!

In 2019 Moto2 will be powered by three-cylinder 765cc Triumph engines. It’s out with Honda's peaky CBR600RR screamers and in with the angry rasp of …

MotoGP

Harley-Davidson Announces New Team for 2018 American Flat Track Season

The Harley-Davidson XG750R also received some updates.<p>Matt Polito/Harley-Davidson<p>With an American Flat Track season coming up that’s promising to be …

Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson XG750R Dirt Tracker Grows New Muscle

Harley-Davidson’s 104-year history of factory support of the uniquely American sport of dirt-track racing will continue in 2018 with a developed …

Motorcycles

Income Inequality Has Reached an Insane Level, Just in Time for Davos

Three American billionaires own as much wealth as 160 million people combined.<p>"We can have democracy in this country," former US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once said, "or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." It seems we're determined to put …

Income Inequality

Who are the fairest of them all? Europeans, actually

Over the last 40 years, inequality has surged in the US but remained static in Europe<p>Inequality is on the rise across the world, but it’s not increasing everywhere at the same pace. In many ways Europe stands out as a positive exception. Despite all the criticism thrown at the EU, it is a global …

Economics

What's the Cheapest Way to Sharpen Your Track Skills?

<b>In Europe,</b> it’s common to see adult riders circling a kart track on tiny motorcycles. If you’re accustomed to watching MotoGP, the scale seems all …

Apple partners with Malala Yousafzai to fund girls' education

Activist Malala Yousafzai's charity is getting a major investment from Apple.<p>Apple's support will allow the Malala Fund to double the number of grants to fund the secondary education for girls in India and Latin America, the company announced Sunday. The initial goal is to help more than 100,000 …

CNN

21 Epigrams Every Man Should Live By | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Ryan Holiday.</i><p>As long as man has been alive, he has been collecting little sayings about how to live. We …

Motivation

Citizens United vs. United Citizens: The Showdown of the Century

When the US Supreme Court decided in favor of the plaintiff in the Citizens United case on January 21, 2010, did the five justices who supported it …

Watch Two of the Fastest Production Bikes in the World Go Head to Head

Last year, Zack and Ari went to Northern California to get a story for about two of the most technologically advanced and fastest motorcycles for …

Donald Trump

Yamaha commit to three-wheelers

Yamaha have purchased Brudeli, manufacturers of the Leanster 654L and 625L, in a bid to strengthen their three-wheeled portfolio. We know what you’re …

Changing These 4 Beliefs Will Make You Surprisingly Happy

<b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Self-help

'Smart' Marquez 'studies where to take risks'

Andrea Dovizioso: 'Marc is one of the smartest riders in MotoGP'. Jorge Lorenzo: 'Marquez studies where to push, to reduce the risk of injury'

Motorsport

STUDY: Watching Only Fox News Makes You Less Informed Than Watching No News At All

Media outlets such as Fox News and MSNBC have a negative impact on people's current events knowledge while NPR and Sunday morning political talk shows are the most informative sources of news, according to Fairleigh Dickinson University's newest PublicMind survey.<p>Researchers asked 1,185 random …

MSNBC

Dear Politicians — I Don't Care About Your Religion, I Care About My Rights

Whether it's "thoughts and prayers," "God's will," or "the natural order of things," politicians of faith have a tendency to lean on religious …

Rights & Freedoms

The cure for income inequality lies in the voting booth

A recent Deutsche Bank note on inequality confirmed what millions of American already know: Despite a soaring stock market and reassuringly low …