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The Best of the Beast, Sept 15-21: Kanye West and Alexander the Great’s Tomb

Kanye makes an ass of himself again, the hunt for Alexander the Great’s tomb and Whole Food’s anti-GMO swindle. Here’s our best work from this</b> …

Tales of Old New York: When Brooklyn Was Brooklyn

Michael Daly on the borough he calls home<p>Michael Daly is a veteran of the <i>New York Daily News</i> and has lived in Brooklyn all his adult life. Here are …

Don't Blame 'Football Culture' For Ray Rice And Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston will sit on the sidelines Saturday, a light punishment from the incompetent institution that once failed to investigate sexual assault …

The Fear That Killed Eight Ebola Workers

They were sent in to help educate villagers about how to ward off the lethal virus. Then fear took over and the machetes came out.<p>At the time of …

GOP Rejects Obama’s ‘Creative’ Iran Nuclear Compromises

The administration is preparing to let Iran 'disconnect' its nuclear centrifuges rather than actually dismantling them. Republican senators are …

‘The Fappening’ Continues: Nudes of Kim Kardashian, Mary-Kate Olsen, and More Celebs Leak Online

The gross invasion of celebrity privacy continues, as delusional online pervs claim that these presumably hacked photos are “good” for their targets. …

White Supremacist Runs For Senate in Kentucky

rite-in candidate Robert Randsdell is a white supremacist and has no chance of winning his race for the Senate in Kentucky. So why is he running? To …

Who Gets to Decide When We Go to War?

The Constitution’s framers went to considerable trouble to insure that it would be hard to take the country to war. Two centuries later, it’s easier …

Obama Taps Star General to Build Syrian Rebel Army to Fight ISIS

Gen. Michael Nagata is promising to build a new force to destroy ISIS, but lawmakers worry he has been given an impossible mission.<p>As lawmakers …

Will US Health Care Follow in China’s Bloody Footsteps?

Patient violence against doctors in China is shockingly common, and it’s increasing as more citizens get insured. Could the US see this kind of …

Inside the Mind of an ISIS Jihadi

An FBI profiler and other experts talk about the psychopaths and the deluded young Westerners who join the savage army of the so-called …

Colin Farrell Officially Confirmed For ‘True Detective’ Season 2: ‘I’m So Excited’

The brooding Irish actor will star in the second season of Nic Pizzolatto’s potboiler phenomenon set in Los Angeles.<p>Colin Farrell has finally …

Iowa Frontrunner Mike Huckabee Talks to The Daily Beast

Mike Huckabee is an exceptional political talent with an early lead in the GOP’s 2016 primary. But can he sell voters on his vision of the …

Obama Administration and Sotloff Family Battle Over Blame for Journalist’s Kidnapping

New allegations are being traded in an increasingly nasty fight about who really handed over Steven Sotloff to ISIS—and whether the president’s plan …

2016 Dark Horse Martin O'Malley Is Boosting Iowa Democrats (and Himself)

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is giving his time and money to long-shot candidates in the Hawkeye State—and in so doing meeting key Democratic …

The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl

Otto Muehl led a group of Viennese artists who disrupted taboos, embraced free sex...and taught this author, one fateful day in 1970, that it’s not …

Five Awful GOP Governors Who Need to Go

Yes, keeping the Senate is the Democrats’ main job. But even if they fail at that, beating this quintet would make for a huge silver lining.<p>Senate, …

'The Fappening 2': Amber Heard, Rihanna, and More Celebs Targeted in Latest Nude Hacking Spree

The young actress—and Johnny Depp paramour—has become the biggest target in the hacking, with 54 photos of Heard making their way online.<p>They’re …

This Is Obama’s U.N. Plan to Choke Off ISIS’s Recruits

The White House wants to turn foreigners fighting for ISIS and other militant groups into global pariahs. But their plan to enforce that relies more …

Caught: Female Assassin Who Allegedly Murdered Five American Nuns

With the arrest of one of Liberian warlord Charles Taylor’s alleged female assassins, the 22-year-old murder of American nuns might finally be …

Senators: Take Gaza Away From Hamas

Many Israeli politicians have begun pushing for slow-motion regime change in Gaza. Perhaps it’s a coincidence that the vast majority of the U.S. …

Who the U.S. Should Really Hit in ISIS

Washington has put airstrikes at the heart of its campaign, but the tactics used against al Qaeda won’t work now. Instead we must decimate the …

In Defense of Nude Selfies: Don’t Shame ‘The Fappening’ Victims

Why take sexy photos on your camera? For the same reason you have sex: It’s fun. The first thing humans do when we have access to a new technology is …

Pakistan’s New Top Spy Once Suggested Peace With India

Pakistan’s new spy chief is set to take over an intelligence agency that specializes in thuggery and the sponsorship of terrorists.<p>The appointment of …

How ISIS Ripped Off ‘Natural Born Killers'

The butchers of the so-called Islamic State are stealing Hollywood techniques to make their propaganda films.<p>The propagandists of the self-styled …

Online Shaming Gives Creeps the Spotlight They Deserve

Women are coming together online to shame men who harass and abuse them. But can online embarrassment spark a real change in behavior?<p>When Lucky …

Here Come the Smart Guns: Will New Jersey Soon Have to Sell Safer Guns?

An obscure law and a new generation of smart guns may soon force the hand of gun-control opponents.<p>Seventeen-year-old Kai Kloepfer wants to sell you …

CDC’s Worst Case Scenario: 1.4 Million Ebola Cases

A new CDC report says there are likely 2.5 times as many Ebola cases as are being reported, and that the disease could reach 1.4 million people by …

It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral

A recent study comparing views on morality of religious and non-religious people found something surprising: Religion doesn’t make our everyday lives …

Obama: The Most Secretive President?

A presidential administration expected to be more open and transparent than preceding ones has become focused on keeping secrets and preventing …