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“These pseudo-religious people who I find laughable”: Jesse Ventura talks Republicans, Nazis and running for president

Former WWE wrestler and Minnesota governor tells Salon about the next war — and his stealth plan to win in ’16<p>For former WWE star and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, the year 2014 has been busy indeed. In the 10 months or so since he last spoke with Salon, the political iconoclast and host of …

Robert Reich: College gets you nowhere

The former secretary of labor examines why a degree no longer guarantees a well-playing job<p>This is the time of year when high school seniors apply to college, and when I get lots of mail about whether college is worth the cost.<p>The answer is unequivocally yes, but with one big qualification. I’ll …

6 worst right-wing moments of the week — Fox News’ demented immigration tantrum

Nearly everyone on Fox lost their minds this past week, while others reacted badly to Bill Cosby allegations<p><b>1. CNN’s Don Lemon offers advice to Cosby rape accuser on how not to be raped.</b><p>CNN anchor Don Lemon scored an interview with one of the growing number of women to have come forward and accuse …

The death of working-class politics: How the wealthy conquered Congress and abandoned blue-collar America

As Congress gets richer and richer, research proves that it’s leaving the rest of us behind<p>Congress is rich. The average net worth in Congress is a bit more than $6 million, while the median net worth is $1 million. To put that in context, $4 million in net worth is enough to put someone in the top …

CVS and Rite Aid Apple Pay blockade official as iOS and Android users unite in rare showing to fight NFC ban

The <i>NYT</i> reports that Rite Aid has joined CVS in disabling Apple Pay as a payment method in its stores. Like CVS, Rite Aid is a member of the Merchant Customer eXchange (MCX) consortium promoting a rival mobile payment service, CurrentC.<p>Consumers are responding by threatening to boycott stores which …

EXCLUSIVE: Russell Brand unloads on Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, sad Obama fans and more

Brand tells Salon about his evil admiration for Fox liars, how he discovered Chomsky, and his radical “Revolution”<p>Russell Brand hates "Morning Joe" and Sean Hannity as much as you do. No one will confuse his new book "Revolution" with books by Thomas Piketty, Noam Chomsky or David Graeber. But …

Labor Secretary: 'We Suck' On The Minimum Wage

Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Thursday the United States' current federal minimum wage is an international embarrassment, specifically calling out New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) for fighting attempts to raise the wage floor.<p>Speaking at a breakfast hosted by Bloomberg News, Perez noted the …

This may be the worst race-baiting campaign ad since Willie Horton

<b>The NRCC's Nikko Jenkins ad (National Republican Campaign Committee)</b><p>Fighting to save an embattled congressman, GOP tries to spook voters with menacing images of a black convict<p>Luke Brinker<p>October 17, 2014 2:10pm (UTC)<p>The National Republican Campaign Committee unveiled a race-baiting ad Friday …

Bill O'Reilly And Jon Stewart Had An Epic Showdown Over White Privilege

Things got heated. The two television personalities, who have tussled on each other's shows in the past, repeatedly shouted over each other and shot snide remarks back and forth for most of the 12-minute segment. Later on, O'Reilly turned to Stewart's "Daily Show" studio audience to engage it …

Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google

According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google.<p>Snowden conducted a remote interview today as part of the New Yorker Festival, where he was asked a couple of variants on the question of what …

Atheism, Islam and liberalism: This is what we are really fighting about

The debate raging in American culture boils down to an even simpler divide than you think<p>Here’s a news flash: None of these heated public debates about atheism and religion, or about how Western “liberals” should think about Islam, ever reach a satisfactory conclusion. There are many reasons for …

“It breaks my heart”: How a SWAT team upended my baby’s life — and got away with it

A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old’s chest — and just got off scot-free. But here’s why it gets even worse<p>My son will be 2 years old next week. He’s recovering from a total of eight surgeries, one of which was to reattach his nose to his face.<p>For those who don't know, it’s been over five …

EXCLUSIVE: Elizabeth Warren on Barack Obama: “They protected Wall Street. Not families who were losing their homes. Not people who lost their jobs. And it happened over and over and over”

“There has not been nearly enough change,” she tells Salon, taking on Obama failures, lobbyists, tuition. So 2016?<p>Senator Elizabeth Warren scarcely requires an introduction. She is the single most exciting Democrat currently on the national stage.<p>Her differentness from the rest of the political …

Developer Nails Why iOS 8 Adoption Is So Slow

iPhone and iPad users are hesitant to update to iOS 8 after an error-prone release required users to have 5GB of space to download it and a botched update turned some people's phones into bricks.<p>Adoption has increased by just 1% in the past two weeks.<p>Andrew Clark, an app developer based in …

Timeline: The Evolution Of Sneakers

Footwear has come a long way since 40,000 years ago.<p>There’s not a lot of wonder attached to the average sneaker, but imagine life without it. That’s the job of Steven Johnson. He hosts the show <i>How We Got to Now</i>, premiering on PBS and BBC Two on October 15. Johnson traces how mundane discoveries …

Cornel West: “The state of Black America in the age of Obama has been one of desperation, confusion and capitulation”

The leading scholar indicts the president — and Black leadership and the media for not calling out his failures<p>The great irony of our time is that in the age of Obama the grand Black prophetic tradition is weak and feeble. Obama’s Black face of the American empire has made it more difficult for …

Income inequality’s sick joke: A rising tide only lifts luxury yachts

New research reveals a startling truth about inequality: When the rich get richer, everyone else loses big<p>For a long time, the right has argued that we shouldn’t worry about inequality because the true concern is the reduction of poverty. Conservatives also maintained that higher levels of …

How satanists exposed the Christian right’s core hypocrisy

Evangelicals fancy themselves champions of “religious freedom” — except when its exercise challenges their beliefs<p>One of the favorite myths that Christian conservatives like to tell about themselves is that they are champions protecting “religious freedom” from the supposed oppressions of a secular …