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Republican Is Not a Synonym for Racist

Conservatives must reckon with their policies’ discriminatory effects. That would be more likely if liberals stopped carelessly crying bigot.<p>Is American conservatism inherently bigoted? Many conservatives would be enraged by the question. Many liberals suspect the answer is yes.<p>These different …

Racism

David Cassidy Dies at 67, Family Releases Heartbreaking Statements

Actor and musician David Cassidy died Tuesday of organ failure at the age of 67, his family confirmed.<p>In a statement to People magazine, Cassidy’s …

Entertainment

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

Got .2 Million? This Fleetwood Mac Star’s Hawai‘i Home is on the Market

Got $6.2 Million? This Fleetwood Mac Star’s Hawai‘i Home is on the Market<p>Rocker John McVie crafted a stunning Diamond Head home over the past …

Real Estate

Hawaii World War II

<i>PHOTO: The battleship USS Missouri and USS Arizona Memorial are two of the four historic sites at Pearl Harbor. All photos courtesy of Hawaii Tourism</i> …

Military History

John Oliver's video of Charlie Rose innuendos is extra creepy after sexual harassment claims

Talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose was the latest to come under fire over sexual harassment allegations. <i>The Washington Post</i> dropped the …

Feminism

Drink a Lot of Coffee? Science Just Gave You a Really Good Reason to Feel Great About It

Live longer, avoid heart disease, feel invigorated: What's not to like?<p>Is coffee good for you? Well, if you're reading this article with your phone in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other, we have some fantastic scientific news for you about the potential health benefits of coffee.<p>Researchers …

Research

Where Do Tech Billionaires Spend Their Vacations? In Their Multi-Million Dollar Estates In Hawaii Of Course!

Every year, the beautiful islands of Hawaii are visited by millions of visitors for its rich cultural traditions, beaches and native cuisines. So …

Mark Zuckerberg

This Woman Gets Death Threats For Her Opinions But She Isn't Going To Stop Expressing Them

Yassmin Abdel-Magied has done what the trolls have been longing for and left Australia. She talks to BuzzFeed News about finding acceptance and solidarity in Britain and why she'll never choose the easy option of keeping quiet.<p>Dressed in an audacious '90s-style jacket and wearing a warm smile, …

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Hidden camera tells true story of how veteran died after calling for help, gasping for air

<i>UPDATE: This story has been viewed by millions since it was originally published last week.</i> <i>11Alive has uncovered NEW claims and video involving Mr.</i> …

Crime

Police Report reveals Lil Peep overdosed on Heroin Full details inside

We finally are now getting real information on what happened the night rap star Lil Peep was found dead on his tour bus. According to the police …

Rap & Hip-Hop

A Rap on Race: Margaret Mead and James Baldwin’s Rare Conversation on Forgiveness and the Difference Between Guilt and Responsibility

“We’ve got to be as clear-headed about human beings as possible, because we are still each other’s only hope.”<p>On the evening of August 26, 1971, <b>Margaret Mead</b> (December 16, 1901–November 15, 1978) and <b>James Baldwin</b> (August 2, 1924–December 1, 1987) sat together on a stage in New York City for a …

Race Relations

Walt Whitman on Beethoven and Music as the Profoundest Expression of Nature

In praise of the “dainty abandon” that awakens us to wonder and carries us outside ourselves.<p><i>“Feeling, life, motion and emotion constitute its import,”</i> philosopher Susanne Langer wrote of music, which she defined as “a highly articulated sensuous object.”<p>Although many great writers have …

Poetry

Sugar industry withheld research effects of sucrose 50 years ago, study claims

Researchers say negative health impacts of sucrose could have been combated sooner had research been released – but industry bodies dispute the findings<p>Sugar’s demise from childhood staple to public enemy can be seen everywhere. Chocolate bars are shrinking, sugary drinks are set to be taxed and …

Research

Sexual harassment in DC vs La La Land

While reading the Morning Jolt today I noticed that National Review’s Jim Geraghty is delving into some of the same questions we’ve been asking about …

La La Land

Mauna Loa: The World’s Largest Volcano

Covering an astounding 5,200 km2 (2,000 sq. mi.) Mauna Loa is not only the world’s largest volcano, but is actually the largest mountain by area and …

National Parks

Hawaiian Volcanoes

Here’s a look at three of the most interesting volcanoes on the island. I didn’t bother doing them all as unfortunately none of the island is in …

Hawaii

Undiscovered Hawaii: Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau

Hawaii is one of the world’s great tourist destinations, with millions of people from around the world streaming into the islands each year. While …

Hawaii

Cop who shot at stolen car full of black teens sentenced

Maco Proano fired 16 shots, wounding two of the teens, authorities said; he was sentenced on civil rights charges

Crime

Charlie Rose Ousted by CBS and PBS After Harassment Allegations

CBS fired Charlie Rose on Tuesday, a day after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. Not long afterward, PBS canceled distribution of his self-titled nightly interview program.<p>David Rhodes, the president of CBS News, told staff members in an internal email that Mr. Rose, a host of “CBS …

Charlie Rose

How colonial violence came home: the ugly truth of the first world war

"But in order to grasp the current homecoming of white supremacism in the west, we need an even deeper history. [...] Such a history would show that …

World War I

Dan Loeb Lectured Black City Official on Black Students' Plight

Dan Loeb, the hedge fund manager and an advocate for charter schools, lectured New York City Deputy Mayor Richard Buery, one of the city’s …

Education

Charlie Rose suspended by CBS after 8 women accuse him of sexual harassment

Charlie Rose was suspended by CBS on Monday after eight women accused him of sexual harassment, with allegations including groping, unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate phone calls.<p>The Washington Post broke the news about Rose, a co-host on "CBS This Morning," a "60 Minutes" correspondent and …

Feminism

Today in Entertainment: Lena Dunham accused of 'hipster racism'; Celebrities react to the death of Charles Manson

Here's what's new and interesting in entertainment and the arts:<p>Lena Dunham accused of 'hipster racism' after she initially defended 'Girls' writer<br>• 'Good riddance': Celebrities react to the death of Charles Manson<br>• Diana Ross marks lifetime achievement honor at American Music Awards with retrospective …

Kendrick Lamar

It's the End of an Era for California's Outlaw Weed Farmers

With the legalization of recreational marijuana on the horizon, the clandestine farming communities of Northern California are set to face a reckoning.<p>Like the Gold Rush that drew miners in covered wagons to the West Coast, the Green Rush has long seduced growers and trimmers to Northern …

Cannabis

Country music legend Mel Tillis has died at 85

NASHVILLE — Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry member Mel Tillis died early Sunday morning at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fla., according to his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs. The suspected cause of death is respiratory failure.<p>The singer, songwriter, comedian and …

Entertainment

Sale of Migrants as Slaves in Libya Causes Outrage in Africa and Paris

CAIRO — A CNN report about the sale of African migrants as slaves in the North African nation of Libya has incited outrage in recent days, prompting a protest in central Paris, condemnation by the African Union and an official investigation.<p>Hundreds of protesters, mostly young black people, …

North Africa

NPR Music 10: 2016

<b>January 8, 2016</b><p>David Bowie releases <i>Blackstar</i><p>Try to imagine hearing the songs on this album in the days — just two of them — before we knew it would be Bowie's last. Listen to the strain in his voice during the first half of the title track; hear him squeeze out an incantation to powers that guide …

Kendrick Lamar

Charles Manson, leader of murderous '60s cult, dead at 83

<b>(CNN) —</b> Charles Manson, the wild-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorized Los Angeles and shocked the nation, died Sunday of natural causes, according to the California Department of Corrections. He was 83.<p>The diminutive and charismatic Manson orchestrated a …

Crime

World Philosophy Day: Is Western philosophy racist and xenophobic?

Should we take a more critical look at some of the views of the world's most famous thinkers?<p>On World Philosophy Day, the ideas of groundbreaking …

German Philosophy