Thomas A Carpenter

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The Bailouts for the Rich Are Why America Is So Screwed Right Now

Did they prevent a full-scale collapse? Yes. Was it necessary to do it the way we did? Not at all.<p>In 1948, the architect of the post-war American suburb, William Levitt, explained the point of the housing finance system. "No man who owns his own house and lot can be a Communist," he said. "He has …

Obama Administration

Barack Obama's return just reminds us how he fueled the distrust that led to Donald Trump

Who cares if Obama belatedly cheers for transparency and accountability? He should admit that he made the government more dangerous at home and abroad.<p>Former president Barack Obama is back. He kicked off a series of campaign appearances last week with a blistering attack on the Trump administration …

Barack Obama

Study: CRISPR may have cracked cancer’s “immortality switch”

CRISPR might be en route to halting the progress of certain aggressive cancers.<p>A new study finds that the gene editing tool is capable of limiting a common protein that enables cancer cells to keep reproducing. More than 50 types of cancers possess an “immortality switch” that essentially lets them …

Cancer Cells

Drooling over the newest full-frame cameras? You might not need one after all

Full-frame cameras are making headlines again. With Nikon and Canon recently announcing new lineups of full-frame mirrorless cameras, you might be …

Cameras

Liberals Find New Levels Of Low

Opinion<p>Posted: Aug 19, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>Every time I …

The Baking Soda Cure

The three trillion-dollar income stream produced by the medical industrial complex is about to come demolished by a home remedy – baking soda. Buy …

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and Google is not to blame for the wide assortment of gadgets that use the Android operating …

Social Media

Retiring broke? More than half of Americans are at risk of it happening

Too many employees are falling behind on their savings.<p>If you're falling behind on your retirement savings, you're not alone. Roughly 61% of Americans have less than $100,000 in total savings, and around 42% of those people have saved $10,000 or less, according to a recent GoBankingRates survey.<p>The …

Cancer not only mutates but evolves other mechanisms to beat drugs

Though chemotherapy might kill most of the cancer, tiny populations of drug-resistant cancer cells manage to survive and propagate.<p>Because of …

Yes, They Are Coming for Your Guns

Opinion<p>Posted: Apr 01, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>The anti-gun …

Newly-discovered human organ may help explain how cancer spreads

A newly discovered network of fluid-filled channels in the human body may be a previously-unknown organ, and it seems to help transport cancer cells …

Democracy is dying by natural causes

Toward what, exactly, are we plunging?<p>We feel that the momentum of events is carrying us down toward something dreadful. Is it a return to fascism? Or will our future look something more like the Eastern European present — illiberal democracy? Or is technology so rapidly inflecting our lives that …

Prostate screening saves no lives and may do more harm than good

Screening for prostate cancer does not save lives, and may do more harm than good, a major study has concluded.<p>The largest ever trial of PSA (prostate specific antigen) tests - which all men over 50 can obtain on request from their GP - found that death rates were identical among men, whether or …

This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

Biochemistry

10 Tips for Shooting Waterfall Photos

Here’s a straightforward guide on how to get something more out of your waterfall shots. The idea to this guide came to me when I recently visited …

The desperate cry of America's boys

Video<p>Vigil held for Florida shooting victims<p>In response to this week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a man named Michael Ian Black, whom I’ve never heard of but who’s apparently an actor and comedian, invited a “conversation” on Twitter that began with the following statement: “Deeper even …

Nikolas Cruz

The gun debate isn't about what you think

<i>This article was originally published after the Las Vegas shooting. It has been updated to reflect the shooting in Parkland, Fla.</i><p><i>"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." — The Second …

High School

Medscape Log In

Here's the Average Cost of Retirement: How Prepared Are You?

Your retirement is likely to be your biggest expense in life, so take it seriously and plan for it. Leaving much of it up to chance is risky and …

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

<b>In mid-2016</b>, Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an alarm. A few weeks before the 2016 election, he presented his concerns to technologists in San Francisco’s Bay Area and warned of an impending crisis of …

Artificial Intelligence

Will Tax Law Trigger Mass Exodus of Wealthy Blue-state Residents?

Opinion<p>Will Tax Law Cause a Flood of Wealthy to Relocate from High-Tax Blue States?<p>Posted: Feb 04, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists</i> …

Scientists have discovered two simple psychological differences that make you liberal or conservative

Political battles in the US are often portrayed as a clash between "bleeding heart" liberals and "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" conservatives.<p>Voters who favor opposing parties see various issues differently, but does that mean liberals and conservatives actually process the world through …

Gear Advice: The 5 Best Super-Telephoto Lenses for Wildlife Photography

(<b>Editor’s note</b>: Recommendations in this story are based on data and experiences the author has had while working as a photographer with …

Russia probe lawyers think Mueller could indict Trump

Many legal scholars doubt a U.S. vs. Trump case is possible, but two attorneys who have dealt with special counsel Robert Mueller's team disagree. One expects Mueller to move as early as this spring.<p>Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has gathered enough steam that some lawyers …

U.S. Department of Justice

Germany Becomes the New Poster Child for Climate Change Hypocrisy

Climate hypocrisy is nothing new.<p>Celebrities cruise around the world in their private jets, eating filet mignon while telling you to pack a salad and …

Hype Meets Reality as Electric Car Dreams Run Into Metal Crunch

By Elisabeth BehrmannElisabeth Behrmann, Jack FarchyJack Farchy and Sam DodgeSam Dodge<p>When BMW AG revealed it was designing electric versions of its …

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Congress plotting to cut a hole in the Fourth Amendment, again

Hidden beneath the controversy stirred up last week by the publication of a book called “Fire and Fury,” a highly critical insider’s view of the Trump White House that the president has not only denounced on national television but also tried to prevent from being published and distributed, are the …

Surveillance

The Fusion Transparency Rap

California Senator Dianne Feinstein is getting media raves for flouting Judiciary Committee rules Tuesday and releasing the testimony of Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson without committee approval. Mrs. Feinstein’s disrespect for procedure aside, she has the right idea. Let’s make all of the …

The Complete Guide to Manual Settings on Your DSLR Camera

<i>Everything you need to know to start shooting in manual mode. This is a syndicated blog post from Format originally done by Brit Weaver.</i><p>Ready to get …