Kurt Schmidlein

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The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.<p><i>And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and</i> …

Kids who see guns in movies are more likely to pull the trigger in real life

Violence in movies is on the rise. As much as we’d like to believe that it doesn’t matter much, when it comes to our kids, it does.<p>New research published in JAMA Pediatrics, shows that kids who watched a short movie with guns were more likely to pull the trigger on a real (unloaded) gun following …

The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

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Democrats Are Overperforming In Special Elections Almost Everywhere

That bodes well for them in 2018.<p>Republican Greg Gianforte’s 6 percentage point win in last month’s Montana special election was just ambiguous …

Why Everything We Know About Salt May Be Wrong

The salt equation taught to doctors for more than 200 years is not hard to understand.<p>The body relies on this essential mineral for a variety of functions, including blood pressure and the transmission of nerve impulses. Sodium levels in the blood must be carefully maintained.<p>If you eat a lot of …

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Toddlers’ screen time linked to slower speech development, study finds

Hand-held screens might delay a child’s ability to form words, based on new research being presented this week at the annual Pediatric Academic …

Nearly 100 days into his presidency, 96 percent of Trump voters would back him again

President Trump continues to have record-low approval ratings with the general public, but he is maintaining his core base of supporters, finds a</i> …

Yikes! New Behind-the-Scenes Book Brutalizes the Clinton Campaign

There is a critical scene in <i>Shattered</i><i>,</i> the new behind-the-scenes campaign diary by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, in which staffers in the Hillary …

Government

<b>Exclusive:</b> GCHQ is said to have alerted US agencies after becoming aware of contacts in 2015<p>Britain’s spy agencies played a crucial role in alerting their counterparts in Washington to contacts between members of Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives, the Guardian has …

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Lonely People Report More Severe Cold Symptoms, Study Finds

Your sniffles may feel worse if you're lonely.<p>A study published Thursday in <i>Health Psychology</i> found that among people who fell ill after being exposed to a cold virus, those who were lonely were more likely to report severe runny nose, sneezing, sore throat and other symptoms. That adds to the …

Alzheimer's could be caused by excess sugar: new study finds 'molecular link'

People who eat diets high in sugar could be at greater risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.<p>For the first time, scientists have established a "tipping point" link between blood sugar glucose and the degenerative neurological condition.<p>Researchers from the University of Bath found …

Dementia

Trump Is Beating Previous Presidents At Being Unpopular

His approval rating is well below those of other presidents at the same point in their presidencies.<p>President Trump reached a new low on …

Welcome to Pleistocene Park

In Arctic Siberia, Russian scientists are trying to stave off catastrophic climate change—by resurrecting an Ice Age biome complete with lab-grown woolly mammoths.<p>Nikita Zimov’s nickname for the vehicle seemed odd at first. It didn’t look like a baby mammoth. It looked like a small tank, with …

Nature

McDonald’s confirms on Twitter that Trump has tiny hands

The McDonald’s corporate Twitter feed is a sleepy affair. It’s used mostly to communicate menu changes, and to answer people’s gripes about their meals, or how they desperately want the McRib to come back (it’s not, by the way. Get over it).<p>But today, it changed tone a little, as you can see …

Here’s how Fox Business covered the CBO report that 24 million people would lose their insurance

On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office released its assessment of the American Health Care Act, the GOP replacement to Obamacare. The nonpartisan budget agency projected that under theRepublican plan, 24 million people would lose insurance coverage by 2026.<p>Many outlets are leading their …

Report warns of catastrophic consequences and blames manufacturers for ‘systematic denial of harms’ and ‘unethical marketing tactics’<p>The idea that pesticides are essential to feed a fast-growing global population is a myth, according to UN food and pollution experts.<p>A new report, being presented to …

Agriculture

Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War

What lay behind Russia’s interference in the 2016 election—and what lies ahead?<p>1. Soft Targets<p>On April 12, 1982, Yuri Andropov, the chairman of the K.G.B., ordered foreign-intelligence operatives to carry out “active measures”—<i>aktivniye meropriyatiya</i>—against the reëlection campaign of President …

The Strange Case Of The Russian Diplomat Who Got His Head Smashed In On Election Day

How did Sergei Krivov die? And why did the NYPD close the case?<p>NEW YORK — He was found just before 7 a.m. on Election Day, lying on the floor of the Russian Consulate on the Upper East Side.<p>The man was unconscious and unresponsive, with an unidentified head wound — “blunt force trauma,” in cop …

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Pollution Has Worked Its Way Down To The World's Deepest Waters

The Mariana Trench in the northern Pacific is the deepest part of the world's oceans. You might think a place that remote would be untouched by human activity.<p>But the Mariana Trench is polluted.<p>At its deepest — about 7 miles down — the water in the trench is near freezing. The pressure would crush …

Newcastle University

Potentially dangerous chemicals found in fast-food wrappers, researchers say

For more than three decades, fast-food chains have relied on the chemical industry to keep grease and oil from soaking through burger wrappers, french fry cartons and pizza boxes.<p>Few questioned the safety of the specially coated food packaging until the early 2000s, when lawsuits uncovered the …

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Taxpayers spent nearly $100,000 on Eric Trump's business trip to Uruguay

A business trip to Uruguay taken in January by Eric Trump, the third child of President Donald Trump, cost taxpayers $97,830 in hotel bills for the …

Why people are deleting Uber from their phones after Trump’s executive order

#DeleteUber took off on social media on Saturday and Sunday. Here’s why.<p>On Saturday night, thousands of protesters around the country flooded airports to speak out against President Donald Trump’s newly signed executive order barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.<p>The New York Taxi …

Trump Dismisses Emoluments Clause Lawsuit: 'Totally Without Merit' (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump said Monday morning that a lawsuit alleging he violated the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution is “totally without …

Trump resigned from 400 business entities before taking presidential oath

Eric Trump has replaced his father, President Donald Trump, as the head of Trump International Hotels Management LLC, Florida public records show. …

Hackers downloaded US government climate data and stored it on European servers as Trump was being inaugurated

As Donald Trump was sworn into office as the new president of the US on Jan. 20, a group of around 60 programmers and scientists were gathered in the Department of Information Studies building at the University of California-Los Angeles, harvesting government data.<p>A spreadsheet detailed their …

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