Mae Chamberlain

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Trump vs. Clinton: A Battle Between Two Opposite Americas

The presumptive presidential nominees are winning and losing almost all of the same states. But their coalitions couldn’t be more different.<p>Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are on track to capture the Republican and Democratic nominations, despite both losing a majority of their parties’ primaries …

Government

Religious-Liberty Laws That Have No Meaning

Tennessee is just the latest state to pass legislation claiming to protect conservatives who object to LGBT relationships and identity.<p>An overwhelming three-fourths of Americans identify as religious. Listening to some religious conservatives in the U.S., though, one might think believers were a …

LGBTQI

The Impossibility of Reviving American Manufacturing

It’s easy for candidates to talk about bringing jobs back from China, but making factories the centerpiece of the U.S. economy is another matter.<p>Every election has its signature issues, which candidates ignore at their peril. This year, the Republicans have the border; the Democrats are making do …

Manufacturing Sector

House committee votes to require women to register for draft

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee's bill that comes just months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units.<p>A divided Armed Services Committee backed the provision in a sweeping …

South Carolina

The Latest: Powder sent to Trump office deemed harmless

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern):<p>11 p.m.<p>Police say an envelope containing a white powdery substance that was mailed to Donald Trump's campaign office in New York City is harmless.<p>Emergency crews had been called to Trump Tower in Manhattan around 8 p.m. Thursday. …

Government

First Read: Cruz and Allies Have Five Days to Stop Trump

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p><b>Cruz and allies have five days to stop Trump</b><p>When Ted Cruz unveiled Carly Fiorina as his running mate on Wednesday, and when he struck that alliance/truce …

Government

Conservative Arthur Brooks breaks with Trump on deporting undocumented immigrants

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's plan to deport millions of undocumented immigrants is immoral and unrealistic, according to Arthur Brooks, the conservative president of the American Enterprise Institute.<p>"It's not realistic to think that he would kick (out) 11 …

University of Chicago

Banishing the Ghost of Willie Horton to Promote Criminal Justice Reform

Senators pushing for a reform bill enlist new supporters<p>The ghost of Willie Horton is haunting some senators considering a criminal justice overhaul, …

Mitch McConnell

What Sanders and Trump Understood

By speaking to the discontents of neglected groups of voters, the two men—who share little else in common—have both found political success.<p>The most important message from this year’s tumultuous presidential primaries may be that millions of voters in both parties have grown sufficiently …

High School

Trump pressed on 'woman card,' foreign policy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday said Hillary Clinton would pose less of a challenge than most of his GOP rivals.<p>"She's 'Crooked Hillary' and I say that I will beat her easier than beating some of the people that I've just won (against)," Trump told …

Foreign Policy

Ex-Romney aide compares Trump to Reagan, says he'll win

BOSTON — Veteran Republican insider and key Mitt Romney confidant Ron Kaufman has conceded that Donald Trump will be his party’s nominee, and said …

New year, new speaker – but same budget mess on Capitol Hill

My crystal ball has been in the shop lately. But even in April, you don’t have to be a soothsayer to know what is likely to happen this September and December on Capitol Hill.<p>A little congressional clairvoyance:<p>There’s work in the House and Senate on a series of annual spending bills, and it …

Republicans

How is Donald Trump affecting American culture?

Donald Trump, the real estate mogul turned politician, has upended the election conversation like no other recent candidate. Whether he wins or loses the Republican nomination, his run for president is unarguably one for the history books.<p>To better understand and explain Trump's impact, we asked …

‘If we do not win’: Sanders admits things aren’t adding up for his campaign

The senator from Vermont is Hillary Clinton’s rival in the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination.<p>The senator from Vermont is Hillary Clinton’s rival in the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination.<p>WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — As Bernie Sanders stepped back out on the campaign trail …

Government

John Boehner says Ted Cruz is “Lucifer in the flesh” and a “miserable son of a bitch”

Former Republican House speaker John Boehner is retired, but he clearly misses a good Capitol Hill brawl.<p>Speaking at Stanford University yesterday (April 27), Boehner called Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh,” The Stanford Daily reports. He added: “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get …

Republicans

Picasso Exhibit Opens in Marseille: Pictures

The Arts

What to watch on Super Tuesday

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump can't lock up the Republican nomination Tuesday -- but he can counter his two opponents' divide-and-conquer strategy and reassert his dominance in the race by running the table in five states.<p>Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, could finally start to see the finish line. If she's able …

Government

The simplest ways Americans can dramatically reduce their carbon footprint

Tweaking our diets and eating habits will limit greenhouse gas emissions and conserve global natural resources<p><i>This article was originally published on ClimateWire.</i><p>If Americans made changes to their diets and stopped wasting food, they could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help conserve global …

Agriculture

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this community of microbes to a range of psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, autism, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive …

Microbiology

Hadley Freeman: I like Bernie as much as the next idealist, but Hillary gets my vote

Young Americans don’t like Hillary Clinton – she’s the broccoli candidate – but would Sanders get anything done as president?<p>Donald Trump talking about the size of his genitals during a presidential debate: I should have predicted that. But who’d have thought that young, liberal American women …

Middle-class

The Jewish story is under assault

Who are the Jews? A religion? A people? The question has taken on a special urgency in our time. At the heart of the anti-Zionist assault is the notion that the Jews aren't a people but only a faith. That premise is normative throughout the Arab world, and especially in the Palestinian statehood …

What Happened When Bernie Sanders Met the Pope

On the eve of the New York primary, the presidential hopeful met with the progressive Pope.<p>The New York primary, a crucial juncture in this hotly contested race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, may be close at hand, but candidate Bernie Sanders took this past weekend to visit the …

Government

White America’s Obama-era freakout: What research can tell us about racial animus since 2008

The election of America’s first black president somehow led even more conservative whites to change parties<p>Racism may be the single most important feature of contemporary American politics and the key to understanding the Obama Presidency. This is not to say that other things don’t matter: class, …

Political Science

Superdelegates have destroyed the will of the people: As a political activist and hopeful millennial, I won’t support a broken system by voting for Hillary

If Clinton is the Democratic nominee, I’ll leave the presidential column of my general election ballot blank<p>Four years ago, I attended a College Democrats conference in Chicago. I set foot inside Obama’s campaign headquarters and felt the enthusiasm about his presidency first-hand. For the first …

Government

Read the Speech Bernie Sanders Gave at the Vatican

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is speaking at the Vatican Friday, praising Pope Francis and denouncing income inequality.<p>The Democratic presidential …

Middle-class

Prince William and Kate Middleton Recreate Famed Princess Diana Photo at Taj Mahal

The royal couple capped their tour of India and Bhutan with a nod to a visit the prince’s mother paid in 1992.<p>AGRA, India — When Prince William and Kate Middleton visited the Taj Mahal on Saturday, the royal couple didn’t disappoint the thousands who had gathered in the searing heat to see one of …

Exploring Bali and Lombok: readers’ travel tips

Cycling in the rainforest, discovering secret beaches, eating with the locals, bathing in a volcanic spring … Readers get well off the beaten track on the isalnds of Bali and Lombok<p>LOMBOK<p>Winning tip: Tempeh and sunsets in Senggigi<p>Strung out along the western edge of Lombok, the resort-dotted strip …

Asia Travel

This Is What Air Travel Will Actually Look Like In 100 Years

Things are about to get a lot more exciting.<p>Say goodbye to turbulence, mechanical delays, and airport security lines, and hello to a slew of crazy …

Aviation