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Carbon in Atmosphere Is Rising, Even as Emissions Stabilize

CAPE GRIM, Tasmania — On the best days, the wind howling across this rugged promontory has not touched land for thousands of miles, and the arriving air seems as if it should be the cleanest in the world.<p>But on a cliff above the sea, inside a low-slung government building, a bank of sophisticated …

Climate Change

The Supreme Court Partially Unblocked Trump's Travel Ban

The Supreme Court announced Monday it will review the president’s controversial executive order next term. But in the meantime, the administration can enforce some of its provisions.<p><i>Updated at 2:57 p.m. ET</i><p>The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a series of lower-court rulings blocking the Trump …

Immigration

An MIT Scientist Claims That This Pill Is the Fountain of Youth

I recently received in the mail a small cardboard box, solidly constructed and colored a subtle metallic gray, from the future. ELYSIUM HEALTH was …

Donald Trump will not be president: History, polling data and demographics all point to a single result

You won’t have to move to Canada. Trump is more likely to lose in a historic rout than he is to win the White House<p>The GOP nomination is within Donald Trump’s grasp.<p>Trump’s decisive victory in the Indiana primary on Tuesday night drove his two final challengers to withdraw from the race. Whatever …

Indian trucker was killed over rumor that he was carrying beef

Some 2,000 people took to the streets Monday in an Indian-controlled area of Kashmir to protest the killing of a teenage Muslim truck driver who was burned to death in the cab of his truck, apparently because he was wrongly suspected of transporting beef.<p>It was the third instance in recent weeks in …

Court sides with U.S. government over NSA metadata collection program

<i>WASHINGTON (Reuters, Lawrence Hurley)</i> – A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a judge’s ruling that would have blocked the National Security Agency from collecting phone metadata under a controversial program that has since been amended by Congress.<p>The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of …

Can the Supreme Court Force Congress to Own the War on ISIS?

Judicial intervention may be the only way left to break the political impasse on authorizing Obama’s use of force.<p>The biggest casualty in the struggle against the Islamic State so far has been the American Constitution. One year into the battle, the president and Congress threaten to destroy all …

Political Science

With the Rise of $uperPacs and Voter ID, Can '16 Be More About Democracy?

<b>LISTEN HERE:</b><p>By Mark Green<p><i>Shrum vs. Lowry: as billionaires "bid" for President and key swing states disenfranchise millions of minorities and millennials, can the process of Democracy grab more attention than Trump's Hair and Wall? Then: Does Donald vs. Jeb = insults vs. results?</i><p><b>Democracy I: Money</b> …

Poll: Low marks for grading teachers based on kids' tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on …

The Freshman Year English Teacher Who Showed Me A New Way to Read

I'll never forget the first day of freshman year English. Since it was our first day of high school, most of the teachers spent the class period introducing themselves, their respective subjects, and making sure that we were acquainted and comfortable with our new surroundings. They were careful …

These Are the States Where People Live Longest

<i>This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247WallSt.com.</i><p>The United States has a health …

Do conservatives die sooner than liberals? New study weighs in

If you're dead serious about politics, consider this: A new paper finds that people with conservative ideologies were more likely to die in the study period than their liberal peers.<p>The findings, published by the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, offer a new view into the complex …

The 15 least free countries in the world

The report found that overall freedom in the world dropped for the ninth consecutive year, with nearly twice as many countries suffering declines in freedom as registering gains.<p>The number of countries whose freedom improved is at its lowest point in nine years.<p>The report found a growing disdain …

Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns

If you're wondering why issues favored by a majority of Americans such as raising the minimum wage, gun control and net neutrality get scarcely any attention in the halls of<p>Congress, the Citizens United case is the reason.<p>The<p>Supreme Court's 2010 decision in the infamous campaign finance case marked …

Skipping Workouts? Your Fitness Progress Fades Faster Than You Think

You won't believe how short a time without cardio workouts or strength training will set your progress back<p>With temperatures plummeting and …

Which of these stunners is the year's best soccer goal?

FIFA unveiled its 10 nominees for the annual Puskás Award this week, an honor that recognizes the best-executed goals in soccer from leagues across …

How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

Alan Watts: What do you desire?

The Presidents of Mount Rushmore: Could Any of Them Win the Election Today?

One of the nation's renowned historic sites is Mount Rushmore, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It took 14 years to carve Mount Rushmore, cost just under a million dollars, and has nearly three million visitors a year. The four presidents whose faces are carved in this famous mountain …

USMNT: Diamonds are for Never

While the majority of U.S. soccer fans were still coming to terms with Landon Donovan’s absence from the World Cup squad, Jurgen Klinsmann threw out a few more head-scratchers this week that perhaps only the diehards could appreciate.<p>The first involved the eternal search for America’s next left …

Robert Reich: Inequality has warped the minds of America’s rich

The former labor secretary on why our country’s wealthy won’t pay anything close to the tax rate of 40 years ago<p>America has a serious “We” problem — as in “Why should we pay for them?”<p>The question is popping up all over the place. It underlies the debate over extending unemployment benefits to the …

Conservatives attacking Obamacare rediscover their love for indenture

<b>Ross Douthat</b><p>To keep their attacks consistent, conservatives have decided job lock is great — for people who want to work less!<p>Brian Beutler<p>February 6, 2014 7:43pm (UTC)<p>Imagine someone who's been employed consistently for 25 years. He doesn't earn big wages, but he's frugal and would have enough …

GMA unifies industry in label fight

The Grocery Manufacturers Association is calling in friends to help in its push for a federal GMO labeling law to preempt state requirements.<p>A lot of friends.<p>The influential food industry group announced the creation of its 29-member “ Coalition for Safe Affordable Food” Thursday.<p>“We’ve all been …

Paul Ryan’s Proposed War on Poverty Is Hobbled by Conservative Ideology

The congressman delivered a speech on poverty that did little more than resurrect the same tired arguments the GOP has been proposing for years.<p>On …

Big money is destroying American populism

Competition between the national political parties mostly represents competing blocs of the 1 percent<p>Did the ball that dropped in Times Square at midnight on January 1 really signal a new political era?<p>Headlines in the major media proclaim that a wave of “populism” is building. Inequality and the …

The U.S. Needs a New Constitution—Here's How to Write It

Let's face it: What worked well 224 years ago is no longer the best we can do.<p>America, we've got some bad news: Our Constitution isn't going to make it. It's had 224 years of commendable, often glorious service, but there's a time for everything, and the government shutdown and permanent-crisis …

The Abysmal, Pathetic Obamacare Rollout

It’s a colossal, expensive failure that projects a 1970s-era DMV experience into cyberspace. Welcome to Healthcare.gov, the lame website of Obama’s …

'It is time to tell Congress to go to hell'

Federal judges, long used to being blasted as “judicial activists” by members of Congress, are now directing a stream of anger and vitriol right back at Capitol Hill.<p>Driving judges’ ire: the budget austerity and chaos lawmakers have imposed on the judiciary. Jurists say funding for the courts has …