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Top 10 Benghazi Facts

Surprise! If you've been paying federal taxes for the past few years, then you've been funding a Republican hit job against Hillary Clinton. The House Select Committee on Benghazi's investigations have bilked -- in total -- around $4.7 million in taxpayer dollars for their relentless, shameless, …

Watch U2 Perform 'October' for First Time in 26 Years

Bono and company open up eight-night stand at New York's Madison Square Garden with rare rendition of 1981 classic<p>U2 kicked off their eight-night …

Music

Donald Trump is the clown in charge: Sorry, GOP — you created him, now he’s the face of your party

Donald Trump is loud, dumb, confident and independently funded. He is the monster born of Fox News and the GOP<p>On Wednesday I wrote about the Republican nightmare that is Donald Trump and argued that Trump was a Frankenstein-like monster that they themselves created. It appears Reince Priebus, head …

Seeing the World Through the Eyes of Chimpanzees

Farah Pandith cites Jane Goodall as a figure who helped her learn the value of different perspectives.<p>This week, I’m sharing responses to the question, “What insight or idea has thrilled or excited you?” This installment comes from Farah Pandith, a senior fellow on the Council on Foreign Relations …

Shuddle’s New Ridesharing App Lets Teens And Tweens Book Their Own Rides With Parents’ Permission

Shuddle, a car service founded one of the co-founders of Sidecar which focuses on providing rides to busy families – including kids and seniors – is today launching a new mobile application called ShuddleMe which allows teens and tweens to schedule rides for themselves. Because of the ages of the …

Does it matter that Greece defaulted?

As embattled Greece moves closer to bankruptcy, what does it mean for other economies including Britain?<p>Greece defaulted on Tuesday evening, as it was unable to pay a €1.6bn debt due to the IMF.<p>Long, drawn-out discussions with its creditors have failed to produce any emergency cash needed to keep …

Announcing the R Consortium

The R community has grown explosively over the past few years, both in terms of the number of R users and the number of companies who rely on R as …

Nonprofits

The Problem With Ds

Why the letter grade should be banned from schools<p>“They sit there and blink. They approach sub-mediocrity,” says a former coworker when I ask her to describe her “D students.” She’s only partially joking.<p>Getting an F typically requires some combination of compulsive truancy, a keen distaste for …

Gather around, screwed millennials: You must see this

There are no jobs. We deal with the quiet frustration of our recession’s Lost Generation. A new movie gets it<p>Jennifer Phang’s indie science fiction film "Advantageous," a darling of 2015’s Sundance, came to Netflix Instant Streaming earlier this week. If you’re a millennial, you have Netflix. If …

Talib Kweli on Rachel Dolezal: 'You're Not an Ally, You're an Enemy'

"Maybe you're not as dangerous an enemy as killer cops, but you're not down with us at all," the rapper-activist says<p><i>Last week, a Washington state</i> …

Rachel Dolezal