Jeff Cordes

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Where Is Barack Obama?

The former president’s reticence in the Trump era is only hurting his party.<p>At a moment when many of his former voters believe that America is facing a genuine democratic crisis, former President Barack Obama has been largely silent about what is happening in American politics. Other than a handful …

Political Science

The past year of research has made it very clear: Trump won because of racial resentment

Another study produces the same findings we’ve seen over and over again.<p>More than a year after President Donald Trump won the election, there are still some questions about what drove him to victory: Was it genuine anxiety about the state of the economy? Or was it racism and racial resentment?<p>Over …

Donald Trump

Star Wars, explained - Vox

Just why is this franchise so popular? We've got some theories.<p>I don't need to tell you what <i>Star Wars</i> is. You already know.<p>Consider this: Can you picture an Ewok? Sure you can; Ewoks are tiny and fuzzy and teddy bear-like. You might even be able to tell me they appear in <i>Return of the Jedi</i> and live …

Star Wars

The most adorable small town in each state

Escape the crowds and enjoy a much slower pace of life in these adorable small towns. We’ve chosen a hidden treasure for each state and, although …

Why incompetent people often think they’re actually the best

There’s a psychological phenomenon behind it: the Dunning-Kruger effect.<p>Maybe you’ve experienced this at school or work before: Dealing with someone who thinks he’s much better at his job than he really is. This can not only be really annoying, but it can lead to disaster as a group project is made …

Psychology

The Republican tax bill is far, far, far worse than it had to be

There's a better way to do basically everything the Republican tax bill is trying to do.<p>Republicans had a decade at least to come up with a comprehensive tax reform plan that achieves their goals without raising taxes on the middle class. They failed.<p>The Senate plan causes about 13 million fewer …

Orrin Hatch

We Used to Wait Meaning

These are speedy times. Between smart phones, iPads, Google Maps and Shmoop.com, it might feel like all the information you need is at your …

The Threat to American Elections You Don’t Know About But Should

Over the past several months, we’ve heard a lot about the Russian government’s interference in our 2016 election, and rightly so. But we’ve heard …

Government

Debunking What the Health, the buzzy new documentary that wants you to be vegan

The film on Netflix mischaracterizes what we know about food and disease.<p>There’s a sensational documentary out on Netflix that seems to have a lot of people talking about going vegan.<p>In the spirit of so many food documentaries and diet books that have come before,<i>What the Health</i>promises us there is …

Holistic Medicine

56 Ways to Lose Weight Forever, According to Science

Losing weight is hard. Losing weight and then keeping it off is even harder. Case in point: 74% of adults in the United States are overweight or …

These 2 questions can help liberals understand how Donald Trump got elected

To understand Trump, we must understand that voters don’t vote their self-interest. They vote their values<p>Progressives are stumped. They keep asking the same two questions over and over again on social media, TV, and radio: <b><br>1. Why don’t Trump supporters turn against Trump even though he is doing</b> …

Affordable Care Act

When the internet should mind its own business

The minute Patton Oswalt announced his engagement last week, everyone pretty much knew what was coming.<p>The internet commenters would not …

This old bill could be the secret to affordable universal health care

One by one, Democrats are moving on from the Affordable Care Act. And increasingly, they're embracing a full transition to a single payer system as an answer.<p>Bernie Sanders has been touting a Medicare-for-all plan for decades, of course, and gave the issue new prominence in last year's presidential …

Health Care

Dow Chemical Donates $1 Million to Trump, Asks Administration to Ignore Pesticide Study

The fact that C.E.O. Andrew Liveris is a close adviser to Donald Trump can’t hurt.<p>Chlorpyrifos, diazinon, and malathion are a group of pesticides that are a big money-maker for Dow Chemical, with the company selling approximately 5 million pounds of chlorpyrifos in the U.S. each year, according to …

Donald Trump’s New Slogan Isn’t About the Climate. It’s About Gender

Let’s talk about President Donald Trump’s “Pittsburgh not Paris” slogan. It may seem like an ill-conceived line about manufacturing. But it goes …

United Steelworkers

Rick Perry loses his cool when confronted by Sen. Franken on climate science

When told “humans are entirely the cause” of recent warming, Perry said, “I don’t buy it.”<p>After a week full of misleading and inaccurate statements, …

How To Stop Snoring, In One Simple Chart

You may not know if you snore at night, but your partner sure does.<p>And while their complaints are rarely phrased kindly or well-received, they shouldn't be ignored. Snoring can be a sign that you're suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, and left undiagnosed and untreated, it can lead to high …

Sleep

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How the health care bill could change the health care system.<p>The American Health Care Act — Republicans’ proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare — passed the House in a close vote Thursday afternoon.<p>The bill would likely cause millions to lose health insurance coverage. We don’t know how many …

Health Care

Are You Proud to Be an American Today?

The Rose Garden's dumbest moment on record.<p>It used to be the young bucks and their T-bones, or the welfare queen with her Cadillac, who were leeching off good, hard-working Real Americans. It turns out Ronald Reagan was modest. On Thursday, in a speech that was such a towering pile of complete …

H. R. McMaster

On Kathy Griffin, Performative Outrage, and the Relativity of Shame

Stop pretending to be outraged by her gross video.<p><i>Thigh-High Politics is an op-ed column by</i> Teen Vogue <i>writer Lauren Duca that breaks down the news, provides resources for the resistance, and just generally refuses to accept toxic nonsense.</i><p>Earlier this week, Kathy Griffin released a mind-numbingly …

Donald Trump

The Most Commonly Misspelled Words, by State

America the beautyful.<p>That fact in and of itself isn’t surprising. What is surprising, however, is that each state in America is <i>uniquely</i> bad at …

West Virginia

Hillary Clinton: 'I take responsibility for every decision I made, but that's not why I lost'

<b>Video by MSNBC</b><p>"Weaponized information" was one of the key factors that swung the U.S. election, former presidential candidate and Secretary of State</b> …

Democrats are falling for fake news about Russia

Why liberal conspiracy theories are flourishing in the age of Trump.<p>President Donald Trump is about to resign as a result of the Russia scandal. Bernie Sanders and Sean Hannity are Russian agents. The Russians have paid off House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz to the tune of $10 million, using …

Keith Olbermann

Trump’s staff are a bunch of special snowflakes who deserve no pity

Officials say they feel “under siege.” They knew what they were signing up for<p>Every single person who works for Donald Trump knew what they were signing up for when they accepted the job. Every White House staffer willingly, and in most cases enthusiastically, joined an effort to help Trump in his …

Donald Trump

The original Ghost in the Shell is iconic anime, and a rich philosophical text

The new live-action film bombed because it has the franchise’s shell but not its ghost.<p>In preparation for the new live-action <i>Ghost in the Shell</i>movie<i>,</i> I recently returned to the 1995 anime film on which it’s based, and I couldn’t help but think of two things: <i>The Matrix</i>, and philosopher Daniel …

Anime

Sean Spicer called ProPublica a “left-wing blog.” ProPublica came back with the receipts.

Read the epic tweetstorm.<p>White House spokesperson Sean Spicer tried to pick another fight with the media on Monday — and the media fought back. When Spicer called ProPublica, a nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative journalism outlet, a “left-wing blog,” the organization took the fight to …

Sean Spicer

6 reasons the Trump presidency is in shambles

"Dysfunction begets more dysfunction."<p>Bullshitting is easy, but governing is hard: Trump’s bluster and bombast, so effective on the campaign trail, has backfired spectacularly in office.<p>As Vox’s Ezra Klein noted this week, Trump is failing on almost every front. His health care bill died — killed …

Political Science

Vice President Pence’s “never dine alone with a woman” rule isn’t honorable. It’s probably illegal.

An employment lawyer weighs in.<p><i>The wave of sexual-harassment scandals has led some commentators</i> <i>to suggest</i> <i>that the “Mike Pence rule” deserves a second look. In March, law professor Joanna Grossman explained why the rule is not just bad business practice: It may be illegal:</i><p>“I don’t work with women. …

Mike Pence

11 Terrifying Abandoned Places in the U.S.

If there is one thing <b>cities, towns and villages</b> of all sizes and cultures have in common it is people. When they are missing – whether you know the …

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