Jason Stackhouse

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Trump's Trip Was a Catastrophe for U.S.-Europe Relations

Angela Merkel has served formal notice that she will lead the German wandering away from the American alliance.<p>Seven years after the end of the Second World War, on the 10th of March 1952, the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and the newly established Federal Republic …

Europe

It’s not yet clear if Trump’s presidency has suffered a mortal injury, but its credibility has taken a big hit<p>Republicans are not much given to quoting Lenin, but they might be in a mood to sympathise with his supposed observation that “there are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades …

Donald Trump

The plan by the secretary of education represents the Trump administration’s multi-part assault on public education and the non-rich<p>When Donald Trump appointed Betsy DeVos secretary of education, America’s school-going people worried it was only a matter of time before she brought back debtors’ …

Education

The Chicken Katsu Recipe Every Kid (and Adult) Will Love

Chicken katsu is the cutlet for everyone, at any time.<p>Every Sunday night, my wife and I take our son, Marlon, to the sushi spot down the block from our apartment. But he never gets sushi. Instead, he always asks the waitress for his usual: “Cranberry juice on the rocks and chicken katsu, please.”<p>I …

Recipes

Humans Accidentally Made a Space Cocoon For Ourselves Out of Radio Waves

Praise be to the radio-induced space bubble.<p>Humans have accidentally created a protective bubble around Earth by using very low frequency (VLF) radio transmissions to contact submarines in the ocean. It sounds nuts, but according to recent research published in <i>Space Science Reviews</i>, underwater …

If Trump gets away with this, America will be seen as a failing state

We have the tin-pot leader whose vanity knows no bounds. We have the rapacious family feathering their nests without regard for the law or common decency. We have utter disregard for values at home and abroad, the disdain for democracy, the hunger for constraining a free press, the admiration for …

Kenny Rogers prepares to hang up his microphone

<b>It's funny the things you covet most when you are a child - for country music superstar Kenny Rogers it was water sprinklers.</b><p>Growing up in poverty on a federal housing estate in Houston, Texas, on his walks to and from school he'd go past wealthy houses, and be amazed by the big jets automatically …

GOP-Backed Measure Would Let Coal Companies Transfer Cost Of Sick Miners To U.S. Taxpayers

And it could cause a government shutdown in the process.<p>WASHINGTON ― Profitable coal companies may get a bailout in the government spending bill that lawmakers are trying to pass next week, and it could place Congress at the brink of a shutdown.<p>Under a new measure being floated in the House, …

Is 100% renewable energy realistic? Here’s what we know.

Reasons for skepticism, reasons for optimism, and some tentative conclusions.<p>The world has agreed to a set of shared targets on climate change. Those targets require deep (80 to 100 percent) decarbonization, relatively quickly.<p>What’s the best way to get fully decarbonized? In my previous post, I …

Fossil Fuels

From the offshore Santa Monica freeway to a mini Las Vegas with pyramids and the Parthenon, Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell look at the LA that never happened

Los Angeles

Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump?

They’ve been squaring off for years. Now New York’s attorney general is emerging as the leader of the Trump resistance.<p>“I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.”<p>It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald …

Officers ‘just following orders’, confused children, fearful parents: with Trump’s vile ban, Islamophobia has finally burst its banks<p>Within minutes of Donald Trump signing his executive order banning the entry of nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, the horror stories started coming …

Religion

Clintonian-centrism was defeated in November, but attempts to repeal Obamacare show the Republicans are weak and divided. Now is the time for the left to craft a populist alternative<p>Donald Trump is now the most powerful man on Earth. You would expect the American left to be despondent; it’s not. …

Political Science

As Republicans prepare to defund Planned Parenthood nationally, those left to provide contraception and other services in states which have already done so say women of color and from low-income groups will surely be hit the hardest<p>In the remote western plains of Texas, the Midland-Odessa region is …

Planned Parenthood

The 9 advanced economies with the best quality of life in the world

It measures 109 countries for inclusive development and the results are derived by looking at 12 key performance indicators of inclusive development under three pillars:<p>Within these pillars, WEF gets a score from looking at each country's ranking in:<p>Out of the 109 countries measured, 30 are …

Congressional Democrats, including Bernie Sanders, urged liberal groups to mobilize in last-ditch attempt to save polarizing healthcare law from Republicans<p>The Affordable Care Act, which ushered in the most significant changes to the US healthcare system in half a century, has been placed on life …

Health Care

Threats by Rex Tillerson, would-be secretary of state, to stop access to islands are ‘mish-mash of naivety and shortsightedness’, says China Daily<p>The US risks a “large-scale war” with China if it attempts to blockade islands in the South China Sea, Chinese state media has said, adding that if …

China

You Might Not Be Able To Make It Through The ‘Raw’ Trailer Without Fainting

I’ve been hundreds to if not thousands of movies in my life, but I’m apparently going to the theater at the wrong time, because I’ve never seen anyone poop and vomit in the aisle, or pass out from sheer terror. Those reactions could both apply to <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i>, but the fainting actually …

Horror

The 1987 TV Miniseries That Predicted a Russian Takeover of America

Long since forgotten, ‘Amerika’ was a commercial and artistic flop. Watching it today makes for uncomfortable viewing.<p>If the election of an American president abetted by Russian interference seems stranger than fiction, you're almost right. Exactly 30 years ago, in the midst of the Cold War, ABC …

Political Science

Obama’s Energy Legacy in the West Could Outlast the Trump Administration

<i>This story originally appeared on High Country News and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Eight years ago, President-elect Barack Obama …

Fossil Fuels

Trade war is Wall Street's top Trump fear

Wall Street loves Donald Trump's pledge to slash taxes, roll back regulation and unleash infrastructure spending. But investors fear that his anti-trade campaign talk could translate into damaging protectionist policies.<p>Trump's stance on trade is easily the market's No. 1 concern about the incoming …

Here’s What America Needs to Know About Trump and Russia

My time as the Pentagon’s Russia-watcher suggests we need much more disclosure, and soon.<p>This weekend, we finally learned the CIA’s professional conclusion about Russia’s involvement in our presidential elections: Russia hacked both the Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign, and the goal was to …

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13 Photos Of Abandoned Mansions That May Make Your Heart Stop

Photographer Mirna Pavlovic's work explores forgotten palaces across Europe.<p>Today in abandoned buildings porn we bring you: Photos of abandoned European palaces.<p>Photographer Mirna Pavlovic is fascinated by "reclaiming places deemed inaccessible and forbidden," so it's unsurprising her fascination …

Italy

A compelling documentary begins with a lighthearted inquiry into the world of ‘competitive tickling’ and ends up somewhere much darker<p>A film that starts out as a whimsical little human-interest story, and evolves into a nerve-jangling conspiracy thriller. This supremely entertaining documentary …

Homophobia

Breakthrough Tech: Scientists Use Swarms of Nanorobots to Precisely Target Cancer Cells

Nanotechnology has always been something more out of the future than the present. It’s very promising tech with a variety of exciting applications …

Nanotech

This is what would happen if Trump quit the presidential race

What happens if Donald Trump calls it quits and exits the 2016 presidential race?<p>That's a burning question on the minds of many, according to Google Trends.<p>As Trump's numbers continue to sag and turmoil plagues his campaign, the internet-search giant recorded a spike in interest in the search term …

Warren Buffett brilliantly explains how bubbles are formed

Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's CEO, has said cryptocurrencies "definitely will come to a bad ending."<p>He was speaking in January on what's probably the highest profile financial-bubble suspect right now.<p>When he publishes his annual letter to shareholders on Saturday, readers will be checking …