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Meet the nine Russian operatives who have dropped dead during Donald Trump-Russia scandal

Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has dropped dead in New York of an apparent heart attack. That may not stand out as …

Trump wasn't a real CEO. No wonder his White House is disorganized.

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump made much of his business experience, claiming he’s been “creating jobs and rebuilding neighborhoods my entire adult life.”<p>The fact that he was from the business world rather than a career politician was something that appealed to many of his …

Frederick Douglass On How Slave Owners Used Food As A Weapon Of Control

President Trump recently described Frederick Douglass as "an example of somebody who's done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice." The president's muddled tense – it came out sounding as if the 19th-century abolitionist were alive with a galloping Twitter following – …

Black History

Andrew Sullivan: The Madness of King Donald

I guess I should start by saying this is not a blog. Nor is it what one might call a column. It’s an experiment of sorts to see if there’s something …

How MLK’s Ghost Will Haunt Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell tried to silence Coretta Scott King—and Elizabeth Warren. Instead, all he managed to do was to add fuel to the resistance.<p>This week, …

It’s Already Happened Here

Unlike his products, Trump is all-American. / TeakwoodIt was 1855, and Abraham Lincoln was in a mood.“Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be …

The Black Finance Plan

<b>Let’s be real. America is ruled by money.</b><p>While racism does its job of keeping minorities ailing for more social power and respect, America’s classist …

We Can’t Rely on the Democrats to Stop Trump. We Have to Stop Him Ourselves.

<b>We Can’t Rely on the Democrats to Stop Trump. We Have to Stop Him Ourselves.</b><p>Donald Trump, and his network, illegally and intentionally purged and …

When It’s Too Late to Stop Fascism, According to Stefan Zweig

The Austrian émigré writer Stefan Zweig composed the first draft of his memoir, “The World of Yesterday,” in a feverish rapture during the summer of 1941, as headlines gave every indication that civilization was being swallowed in darkness. Zweig’s beloved France had fallen to the Nazis the …

Donald Trump

Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei Thanks Donald Trump for Showing America's 'Real Face'

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has said that Iranians are “thankful” to President Donald Trump for showing the “real face” of the U.S.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Ta-Nehisi Coates didn’t come here to give you any answers

<b></b>"I don't know," was Ta-Nehisi Coates's frequent refrain Tuesday night, as he fielded questions from Northwestern University sociologist Mary Pattillo …

US in middle of coup by Donald Trump, Michael Moore warns

The US is in the middle of a coup and hasn't realised, according to Michael Moore.<p>The filmmaker and journalist, who was one of the few famous people …

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Why Do Cooks Love the Instant Pot? I Bought One to Find Out

People have fallen in love with their Instant Pots.<p>They may like their blenders, cherish their slow cookers and need their food processors.<p>But the Instant Pot — a device that combines an electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker and yogurt maker in one handy unit — sends even mild-mannered …

Trump's Favorite Voter-Fraud Activist Hedges His Claims

His work prompted the president's call to investigate the election—but now, he warns it’s too early to draw firm conclusions.<p>Did 3 million people vote illegally in the 2016 election? There’s no evidence that’s true, but President Trump certainly believes so, making news his first week in the White …

After the Gold Rush

Unfortunately for Donald and Ivana Trump, all that glittered wasn’t gold. But the reign of New York’s self-created imperial couple isn’t over yet. Donald’s Midas touch may be tarnished, but the banks are still throwing money at him, while Ivana is busy brokering a future of her own. Marie Brenner …

Trial Balloon for a Coup?

Analyzing the news of the past 24 hours<p>The theme of this morning’s news updates from Washington is additional clarity emerging, rather than …

Donald Trump

Apple's 'theater mode' debuts on a smaller screen (CNET News)

Understanding Trumpism: Syllabus co-compiled by Johns Hopkins historian goes viral post-election

Even before he was elected, academics were clamoring to dissect the rise of Donald Trump. Johns Hopkins historian N.D.B. Connolly helped steer one …

7 Reasons Why You're Working Out and Still Not Losing Weight

Do you eat well, exercise often, and still feel like you’re not losing that stubborn weight? Truth is, eating well and exercising often is a very …

Fitness

What is an executive order? And how do President Trump’s stack up?

President Trump's first week in office has been marked by two things: controversy (over things like his inaugural crowd size and voter fraud accusations), and executive orders.<p>The first is old hat for Trump. But for casual observers — and even some political junkies who are paying close attention …

Full text of Trump's executive order on 7-nation ban, refugee suspension

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Friday banned nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for at least the next 90 days by executive order.<p>The order bars all people hailing from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Those countries were named in a …

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