Michael L. Porter

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Danny Glover says racism is the "foundation of this country"

There's a reason racism in America is so pervasive and intractable, says actor and activist Danny Glover. Plantation capitalism is woven into the …

Rights & Freedoms

Republicans rigged our democracy. Here's how Democrats can fight back

Republicans have been using the constitution’s flaws to wage a one-sided war against their political opponents. It’s time for Democrats to respond<p>Donald Trump wasn’t elected because Democrats lost a policy fight in 2016. What Democrats did was lose a procedural fight that has been going on since …

Political Science

Stephon Clark was shot six times in the back by police, independent autopsy finds

Stephon Clark, the unarmed African American man whose shooting by police sparked protests and national outcry, was shot six times in the back, an independent forensic pathologist said Friday.<p>Dr. Bennet Omalu conducted an autopsy days after Clark was killed by police. He told reporters that his …

Justice

Prince Toxicology Report Shows ‘Exceedingly High’ Drug Level

Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)MINNEAPOLIS …

New Jersey

How to Group Mac App Icons More Prominently in Your Dock

In macOS, the Dock provides convenient one-click access to your most frequently used Mac applications. The simplest way to organize docked apps is to click and drag them into your preferred place, but here we're going to show you a lesser-known trick for arranging docked items more clearly.<p>To …

College Coaches Are the Highest-Paid Employees in Almost Every State

Sports is big business around the globe. The sports industry generated more than $90 billion in 2017. And in America, the NCAA is one of the …

College Sports

School Is for Fools: Why the NCAA Is a Joke

The NCAA reckoning is finally here.<p>For far too long, players who’ve violated rules, like selling autographs or getting free shit like clothes and …

See a Timeline of Gun Control in the United States

When did the gun control debate begin in this country?<p>Some say it started shortly after November 22, 1963 when evidence in the assassination of …

Guns

These Twins, One Black and One White, Will Make You Rethink Race

Marcia and Millie Biggs say they’ve never been subjected to racism—just curiosity and surprise that twins could have such different skin colors.<p>When Amanda Wanklin and Michael Biggs fell in love, they “didn’t give a toss” about the challenges they might face as a biracial couple, Amanda says. “What …

Color Management

Study: How Arming Teachers Can Put Students Of Color At Greater Risk

Some of the concern about Florida's law allowing teachers to be armed is based on a 2014 study by Center for Policing Equity's Phillip Atiba Goff. Goff talks to NPR's Michel Martin about his research.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>For more on this complex issue, we called Phillip Atiba Goff. He is …

Education

We Must Cancel Everyone’s Student Debt, for the Economy’s Sake

Late last year, congressional Republicans passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut, which delivered the lion’s share of its benefits to the wealthy and …

Researchers Identify Five Different Types of Diabetes, Not Just Type 1 and Type 2

For many years, diabetes cases have largely been classified as either type 1 or type 2. But a new study suggests that there may actually be five …

Diabetes

Where Do AK-47s Come From? Florida, Thanks to Russia Sanctions

A week and a half after a gunman took the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a group of protesters …

NRA discount that triggered Delta showdown was barely used

A Delta Air Lines spokesman confirmed that only 13 members of the National Rifle Association bought discounted tickets using a perk that the airline …

A new, huge review of gun research has bad news for the NRA - Vox

The findings, while limited, point in one direction: Gun control can save lives.<p>For decades, the federal government, with the support of the National Rifle Association, has made it very difficult to answer a question at the heart of American public health and safety: Does gun control work?<p>The …

Guns

Yes, bacon really is killing us

Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe? By Bee Wilson<p>There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a …

Processed Meat
Crime

Proposed ban on popular bullet triggers run on ammo sales

A proposed federal ban on the manufacture and sale of popular ammunition for AR-15 semiautomatic rifles has prompted angry gun enthusiasts to stock …

This Is How Much Money You Should Have in Savings at Every Age

And the steps that will get you there.<p>Are you falling behind? Ellevest recently talked to 1,000 women about their money—and their lives. Based on the …

Retirement

Clarence Thomas Angry That SCOTUS Doesn’t Love Guns

It’s well-known that Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas often stakes out positions distinctly to the right of his fellow conservatives on the …

How Does Trump Stack Up Against the Best — and Worst — Presidents?

How scholars of politics rate the presidents — including the current one.

This Is the Real Source of the NRA's Political Power

In the aftermath of a Florida school shooting, gun control advocates and others have repeatedly brought up the financial contributions from the …

Guns

Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other …

Guns

In Wake of Florida Massacre, Gun Control Advocates Look to Connecticut

In the aftermath of the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, where 20 children and six educators were killed in 2012, state lawmakers in Connecticut set out to draft some of the toughest gun measures in the country.<p>They largely succeeded — significantly expanding an existing ban on …

Guns
Nikolas Cruz

The Troll Farm: What We Know About 13 Russians Indicted by the U.S.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Operating from St. Petersburg, they churned out falsehoods on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. They promoted Donald J. Trump and denigrated Hillary Clinton. They stole the identities of American citizens. They organized political rallies in several states, and …

Russia

AR-15 Inventor's Family: This Was Meant to Be a Military Weapon

In the wake of the Orlando shooting that left 49 victims dead, the family of the inventor of the AR-15 rifle says that the gun was not intended for …

Guns

Brief History of the Iconic AR-15 Rifle

Many rifle enthusiasts will be able to pick this semi-automatic rifle out of a line-up. Known for its distinctive features, the AR-15 rifle has a …

U.S. Army

The history of the AR-15

<i>Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story’s headline incorrectly identified the weapon used in Sunday’s shooting in Orlando as an AR-15. Orlando Police officials first classified the weapon used in the rampage as an “AR-15-type assault rifle.” On Monday, officials said the weapon used was a</i> …

Guns

Smith & Wesson Made the AR-15 Used in Florida School Massacre

The semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifle used in the Parkland, Florida school shooting Wednesday was manufactured by American Outdoor Brands Corp., …

Guns