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That GOP 'Middle Class' Tax Cut Might Be A Big Fat Trojan Horse For The Rich

The middle class and the poor are already paying less in federal taxes than they have in decades.<p>WASHINGTON ― If taxpayers are looking for someone to blame for federal deficits and the state of the U.S. tax code as the filing deadline approaches, a good place to start might be the mirror.<p>For …

The Republican Waterloo

Conservatives once warned that Obamacare would produce the Democratic Waterloo. Their inability to accept the principle of universal coverage has, instead, led to their own defeat.<p>Seven years and three days ago, the House of Representatives grumblingly voted to approve the Senate’s version of the …

Health Care

This Is the Best Netflix Documentary for Design Lovers to Binge Watch

"Abstract: The Art of Design" gives the industry a new edge rarely witnessed in design documentaries.<p>"You're looking for a moment when you feel you're as close to the soul as possible. That's what good design is."<p>So declares the trailer for "Abstract: The Art of Design," a new Netflix series that …

Documentaries

The Moral Obligations You Have In Old Age

Recently I took a philosophy mini-course called "Conscientious Citizenship," which explored our moral obligations largely through the heroic image of Socrates, who accepted a death sentence as a matter of principle and loyalty to his nation.<p>Although several of us questioned Socrates' presumed …

Rescues and worry after Matthew inundates North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When Hurricane Matthew dumped torrential rains on North Carolina, thousands of people found themselves suddenly trapped in …

Hardscaping 101: Design Guide for Fences (Height, Styles, and Cost)

Wondering where to start when it comes to fencing? If you’re planning to build, design, or install a fence, start with our Fence Design Guide:<p>We’ve …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

The Activists: The University of Missouri Football Team

NCAA athletes generate huge sums for universities and get very little in return. But when they organize, they can become a seriously powerful voice.<p>An old business adage holds that if you owe the bank $1,000, they own you—but if you owe a <i>million</i> dollars, you own the bank. When it comes to big-time …

Northwestern University

Massive 'Mortality Event' Kills 30 Whales in Alaska

Scientists are deeply troubled and puzzled by the sudden deaths of 30 large whales that washed up on the coast of Alaska, calling the incident an …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

The 100

You're not the only one who can fly first class; now your dog or cat can too

Love to fly first class? Now your cat or dog can come along in its own personal cabin rather than being placed under a seat as carry-on.<p>American Airlines has started offering what it's calling First Class Pet Cabins on its fleet of A321T aircraft. The cabins are available on selected flights …