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Ben Carson: A Whale of a Tale at Yale

GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson has had a lot to say about the "liberal media," and feels the vetting he has experienced is because he is a threat to the "secular progressive movement in this country." No one can accuse the conservative Wall Street Journal of being part of the left, yet even …

Sheriffs Join Hate Group on Southern Border

This Friday, sheriffs from around the country will converge in McAllen, Texas, for a two-day border event led by the largest anti-immigrant hate group in the United States, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). These sheriffs will be neglecting their public duties to collude with …

Immigration

Wage Theft Comes to America: The Facts That Drive the Sanders Revolt

<i>(From Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice, Labor Institute Press, 2015)</i><p>In Denmark, companies like McDonald's and Burger King pay workers $20 an hour plus benefits, and don't bat an eye. These same companies, which are actually based in the U.S., pay American workers less …

Income Inequality

Who Will Investigate the Investigators?

We are currently trying to understand the cause of what must be the worst terrorist attacks in American history. To get to the bottom of this threat to our national security, the Congress has gotten serious with 32 congressional hearings, 11 published reports, and 70,000 pages of documents provided …

The Banking Industry's Transparent Attempt to Weaken the CFPB

You'll never guess who's going around Washington, trolling the halls of Congress, talking about the importance of protecting the long-term health of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.<p>The banking industry.<p>That's right: After years of trying to kill, then delay, and then defang the agency, the …

A Possible Coup in Saudi Arabia Signals the End of US Dominance in the Mideast

If Saudi Arabia didn't already have enough worries in a fast-changing Middle East, yet another crisis hit home for the desert kingdom: alleged hospitalization of King Salman, thought to have Alzheimer's disease or some form of dementia. He only assumed the throne in January.<p>While the 79-year-old …

A Tale Of Two States: How Liberal Governance Has Achieved Where Conservative Governance Failed!

Two neighboring states, Minnesota and Wisconsin share a common border, blistery winters and "until recently a liberal populist tradition stretching back a century," according to a New York Times article. Today the states are microcosms of two entirely distinct governing philosophies - one …

The slow death of high school soccer – and why it could cost Jürgen Klinsmann

US men’s soccer had a tough weekend as their under-23 squad failed to clinch a spot for next year’s Olympics and the senior team suffered a heartbreaking loss against Mexico in the Concacaf Cup. Questions are being raised, and Jürgen Klinsmann’s tenure is under scrutiny. Many blame the style of …

High School

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

The Brain

June 2015

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Q&A: Vince Gilligan on Reviving Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul

Walter White may be no more, but as of Feb. 8, Saul Goodman lives. Sort of. In the <i>Breaking Bad</i> prequel <i>Better Call Saul</i>, we rediscover Walter’s …

Highlights From A Never-Before-Published Interview With Henri Matisse

Design Observer has published an illuminating, long-lost interview with French artist Henri Matisse. Read some highlights here.<p>In August of 1946, after the end of World War II, an art-obsessed American soldier named Jerome Seckler interviewed legendary French painter Henri Matisse. At the time, …

8 great games to unleash your inner superhero

Comic books are insanely great, and so are video games. Put them together and what do you get? Well, aside from one of the most ardent combined fanbases in existence, the answer is some damn fine games.<p>Having recently reinvigorated my love for both mediums (a.k.a. lost several full days playing …

Comic Books

The new clash over cannabis

Rising tensions between states over pot put pressure on Obama to act.<p>The Obama administration and many congressional Republicans have been loath to go anywhere near the experiment with marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states. But pressure is mounting on Washington to take a stand on …

In Music, Uniformity Sells

More evidence that, historically, albums featuring less complex instrumentation have enjoyed greater popularity<p>Even unapologetic Top 40 hit-lovers would have a hard time denying the claim that popular music, on the whole, tends to sound pretty repetitive. This assertion feels so intuitive, that …

Folk-Rock

Getty’s Images

Until recently, San Francisco-based photographer Alexander Getty was flying under the radar in the art world—in fact, he was shooting homes for Airbnb. That’s surprising for a guy with such a recognizable last name. He is in fact part of the famous Getty clan—the grandson of the British-American …

Winter solstice 2014: celebrations at Stonehenge – in pictures

Modern-day Druids, pagans and other revellers gather at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain to celebrate the first day of winter – otherwise known as the winter solstice, which is the shortest day and the longest night of the year

Joe Cocker, Rock Legend, in Pictures

Instagram is now worth 49 times what Facebook paid for it

Many baulked when Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg agreed to drop $1 billion on Instagram in April 2012. "That's $33 per user," said some; "there's no business model!" screamed others. Less than three years later and Citigroup now says Instagram is worth $35 billion. That's almost <i>49 times</i> higher than …

Remembering the Seattle Metropolitans, America's first Stanley Cup champion

Welcome back to Lost Franchises where we remember the teams that no longer exist. Today we take a look at the Seattle Metropolitans, a team that won a Stanley Cup in an era that pre-dated the NHL.<p>When it comes to expansion or relocation, Seattle is one of the most talked about cities to be the …

CABINET // Whitewood under Siege

Winter 2013–2014<p>Whitewood under Siege<p>Jacob Hodes<p>CHEP depot at Port Adelaide, Australia. Photo copyright Laszlo Bilki.<p>There are approximately two …

Minimum wage boost for 4 million Germans

Good news for nearly four million German workers: Lawmakers passed a bill Thursday to introduce the country's first national minimum wage.<p>Starting January 1, 2015, employers across all sectors of Europe's biggest economy will have to pay at least 8.50 euros per hour.<p>That's worth $11.50 at current …

25 of the best World Cup photos ever – in pictures

First published on Sat 5 Jul 2014 04.59 EDT

USA World Cup 2014 chances have been boosted by Jurgen Klinsmann's mind games

USA in positive mood ahead of clash with Belgium on Tuesday that will put winner through to World Cup quarter-finals<p><b>Belgium vs USA: live!</b><p>Not long after making the spectacular claim that Clint Dempsey “hasn’t made s---”, Jürgen Klinsmann, the <b>USA</b> manager, handed him the captain’s armband.<p>That was the …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

How Ronald Reagan Changed Bruce Springsteen’s Politics

B <i>orn in the U.S.A.</i>, which turns 30 this week, is Bruce Springsteen’s best-selling album to date, and that should come as no surprise. Its songs—“I’m On Fire,” “Glory Days,” “Darlington County” and others—are FM radio staples, their foursquare drum, piano, base and guitar parts perfectly at home in …