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Trump and Putin: Two Bullshit Artists Enter Helsinki, One Comes Out Victorious

The American president walked out to the podium and sided consistently and passionately with the Russian president against America's interests.<p>At …

Donald Trump

Uncomfortable Questions in the Wake of Russia Indictment 2.0 and Trump’s Press Conference With Putin

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his Justice Department/FBI team deserve congratulations for doing their job of figuring out in concrete detail …

Donald Trump

Mitch Landrieu’s Speech on the Removal of Confederate Monuments in New Orleans

<i>This is the full text of the remarks delivered last week by the mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu, upon his removal of the last of the city’s several Confederate monuments.</i><p>Thank you for coming.<p>The soul of our beloved City is deeply rooted in a history that has evolved over thousands of years; …

‘Evil Has Won’

BERLIN — Klaus Scharioth, who served as Germany’s ambassador to the United States during both George W. Bush’s and Barack Obama’s administrations, was born in 1946, the year after Germany’s surrender in World War II. His earliest impressions of America were of a magnanimous, generous country.<p>“It …

Geopolitics

Complicating the Narratives

But could that complexity be artificially induced? Was there a way to cultivate better conversations?To find out, the researchers started giving the …

Critical Thinking

What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?

On June 14, 2016, the Washington <i>Post</i> reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Goes Rogue

In half a week, between Quebec and Singapore, Trump showed that the liberal order is hateful to him, and that he wants out.<p>When President Trump walked out early from the meeting of the Group of Seven in Charlevoix, Quebec, on June 9th, he left the group’s collective statement without an American …

Political Science

We all know about Trump's war on facts, but the more vicious war is on basic notions of right and wrong

To anyone who had eyes to see and a half-working moral compass in 1991, the Handycam video of Rodney King’s beating by four LAPD cops showed brutality, sadism and torture.<p>The primitive violence insulted the heart.<p>But then came patronizing attorneys, media exploitation of racism, weird language and …

Los Angeles

The Republican Court and the Era of Minority Rule

Democrats have won the national vote in six of the last seven presidential elections, which, with the retirement of Anthony Kennedy, will have …

Government

50-State Food System Scorecard

<b>SCORECARD STORY:</b> In Illinois, just 18 percent of farmers have been farming for less than 10 years. Learn more about how the Chillinois Young Farmers …

Who’s Really Crossing the U.S. Border, and Why They’re Coming

Over the past week, the separation of 2,000 children from their parents along the U.S. border has forced immigration into the national spotlight. …

Immigration

Donald Trump, the Insecure Pledge in the Dictatorship Fraternity

The authoritarian impulses would be sad, if they also weren’t so horrifying.<p><i>“He is the strong head. Don’t let anyone think anything different. He</i> …

Don’t Forget to Water the Logs: Mushrooms Are in for Home Gardens

Shade-loving fungi are sprouting amid a trend for pricey ‘functional’ foods that promise health benefits<p>Gregg Hutson’s shady backyard would be a wet blanket for most gardeners. Not for Mr. Hutson, who grows mushrooms at his home in Takoma Park, Md. “It’s pretty spongy,” says the 43-year old …

Mushrooms

The Future of the Local Food Movement Looks a Lot Like Hudson Valley Harvest

Field camper Naomi Haber (left) and sauerkraut maker Kimberly DeLanghe (right) pack sauerkraut at Hawthorne Valley Farm in Ghent, NY. Photo credit: …

There are ‘nuggets of truth’ to what Trump says about trade

President Trump has managed to enrage most of America's closest allies by hitting them with name-calling, Twitter outbursts and steep tariffs on their steel and aluminum. In the past 24 hours, he has escalated his hardball tactics further, telling Canada and the European Union that if they don't …

Seymour Hersh Looks Back | On The Media

Sucking carbon dioxide from air is cheaper than scientists thought

NEWS<p>Estimated cost of geoengineering technology to fight climate change has plunged since a 2011 analysis.<p>Search for this author in:<p>Pub …

Google Scholar

National Changes Across Rural America Shape the Adirondacks

One of the most striking maps coming out of the 2016 Presidential election is the red-blue county map. Despite Clinton winning the popular vote by 3 …

Victoria Guida

Re-upping something I wrote on TPP a while ago, since it is suddenly relevant again.<p>(WARNING: Long post.)<p>So, I’m going to try to explain …

One of the biggest fights in food is about to become a civil war

Phillip Kerrigan / Flickr<p>How the bitter debate over a producer-funded organic "checkoff" program reveals a movement's growing pains—and the fault …

Trump has put America in the worst of all possible worlds

In retrospect, the era of American hegemony — the moment of the “sole superpower,” when the United States was the “essential” country — was remarkably brief. It began in 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, probably peaked just before 9/11, and for the past decade — under Presidents George …

Geopolitics

Mueller Is Asking Questions About Trump’s Inaugural Fund. There’s a Lot to Investigate There.

Robert Mueller has questioned witnesses about millions of dollars in donations to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, according to a new …

John Bolton and Mike Pompeo Are Headed for a Clash

They may seem like kindred spirits, but their personal interests are totally different. That makes them destined for rivalry.<p>President Trump hopes he has seen the back of the Axis of Adults.<p>He has replaced two key members of his national security team, his secretary of state and national security …

Why Mueller Has to Expose Trump’s Crooked Business Empire

President Trump has made it perfectly plain that he views any scrutiny of his finances as a mortal threat. Trump “was especially disturbed after …

Why Trump won and could win again | Robert Wright & Musa al-Gharbi [The Wright Show]

National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

A recent amendment to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 requires the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) to establish the national mandatory …

How Old Is My House?

A mystery awaits! Learn how to scour paper records and decode subtle clues to uncover your home's true age.<p>Photo: shutterstock.com<p>Nothing satisfies …

Uprooting FDR’s “Great Wall of Trees” - United States of Climate Change

A shelterbelt is removed on a farmstead along Highway 20, east of Orchard, Nebraska.<p>Surely the end was nigh. Up and down the Great Plains, from the …

Amazon’s Critics Get New Life With Trump’s Attacks on the Company

One of Amazon’s antagonists seized the moment last month with an unusual newspaper advertisement addressed to President Trump. The ad, from a nonprofit that advocates less government, attacked a Defense Department technology contract that Amazon intends to bid on, calling it a lucrative handout for …