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Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling.

The white supremacists marching at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year were not ashamed when they shouted, “Jews will not replace us.” They were not ashamed to wear Nazi symbols, to carry torches, to harass and beat counterprotesters. They wanted their beliefs on …

Full text: Jeff Flake on Trump speech transcript

<i>Prepared remarks for Sen. Jeff Flake, who delivered a speech to the Senate on Jan. 17, 2018.</i><p>Mr. President, near the beginning of the document that made us free, our Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote: “We hold these truths to be self-evident...” So, from our very beginnings, our …

Fake News

Rex Tillerson Is Running the State Department Into the Ground

Skilled and patriotic diplomats are leaving like never before in an exodus that is damaging the United States.<p>On November 10, 2016, my colleagues and I at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations gathered on the top floor of the building, which overlooks the U.N. General Assembly. My boss at the …

Fact check: Trump makes misleading boasts on economy and foreign issues in U.N. speech

In his first speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump reprised misleading talking points on everything from job growth to defense spending.<p>We’ve written about variations of some of these claims numerous times, but since these comments were made to a world audience, we are revisiting …

Behind Support For 'Adoption,' A Web Of Clandestine Russian Advocates

There aren't any case workers manning the phones at the offices of the Human Rights Accountability Global Initiative Foundation on a tree-lined street in Wilmington, Del. In fact, there isn't anyone there at all.<p>The foundation exists on paper as an institution dedicated to making it possible for …

Donald Trump Jr

Here’s every law Trump has signed in his first 200 days

Monday marks President Donald Trump's 200th day in office.<p>While the White House has consistently touted its legislative success in the face of "historic Democratic obstructionism," the administration has yet to fulfill any major legislative achievements, even with Republicans in control of both …

The White House

Trump seeks sharp cuts to housing aid, except for program that brings him millions

By Shawn Boburg<p>Shawn Boburg<p>Investigative reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President Trump’s budget calls for sharply reducing funding for programs that shelter the poor and combat homelessness — with a notable exception: It leaves intact a type of federal housing subsidy that is paid directly to private …

Housing

Agency-by-agency look at Trump's budget

How President Donald Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion federal spending plan would affect individual government agencies.<p>AGRICULTURE<p>Up or down? Down 5 …

The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's Russia problem is getting worse -- and more complicated.<p>Questions about his campaign's alleged ties to Moscow seem to proliferate by the hour. The mushroom cloud surrounding his baseless allegations that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower is spreading faster. The …

Robert Reich: Donald Trump’s government faces a crisis because there’s no adult in charge

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>The legislative and executive branch are, together, a ruderless ship<p>Robert Reich<p>March 22, 2017 3:48pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>America is in a crisis of governance. There is no adult in charge.<p>Instead, we have as president an unhinged narcissistic …

University of California

The Other Trump Scandal Hiding in Plain Sight

While the president battles accusations of collusion with Russia, he is doing nothing to hide his glaring financial conflicts in Washington and Palm Beach.<p>Amid the many scandals threatening to tear down the White House brewing barely beneath the surface, it is easy to lose sight of the audacious …

Investigate Trump's wiretapping claim — AND HILLARY CLINTON'S ALIEN BABY!

It may turn out the Weekly World News was right all along.<p>You remember that black and white tabloid, don't you? You'd see it in grocery store checkout lines, easily outgunning other reputable news sources like the National Enquirer and The Globe with its outlandish headlines: "Civil War Babies …

‘1984’ Sales Spike After Kellyanne Conway’s Orwellian Interview

People are suddenly very interested in the enduring story of a dystopian society.<p>George Orwell’s novel <i>1984</i> is more than 60 years old ― but in the days following President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the classic tale of a dystopian society, where an authoritarian government uses language to control …

We Now Enter the Most Dangerous Chapter of American History.

We saw a deep contrast between President Obama's farewell speech in Chicago and President-Elect Trump's first press conference in Washington. With Obama, saw heard the soaring rhetoric that we have become accustomed to over the past eight years. We have also listened as the outgoing president …

Evolution Is Happening Faster Than We Thought

Amsterdam — A FRIEND recently invited me over to see the blackbird that had taken up residence in a potted plant on her balcony.<p>Serenely incubating eggs in the inner city, this bird had little in common with its shy, reclusive ancestors that nested in Europe’s forests. Early in the 19th century, …

American Cities

The Kafka Effect

A few years ago, researchers at the University of British Columbia brought two groups of study participants into their lab and asked them to read a …

20 Fascinating Facts About The Exorcist

From Krampus to Santa Claus, the holiday season is filled with all sorts of memorable characters. On December 26, 1973, the studio executives at …

This Guy Has Mastered The Art Of Animal Selfies

Allan Dixon is master of convincing wild animals to pose for the perfect selfie shot. Time and time again, the fun-loving Aussie has proven himself …

Republican presidential hopefuls tout big government as the cure for terror fears

The Republican presidential candidates debating on CNN tonight (Dec. 15) fit right in with the trailer for Michael Bay’s Benghazi techno-thriller that all too briefly interrupted their squabbles: They were stoked for big, explosive government to take over and blow voters’ fears away.<p>Following the …

Malala Shuts Down Donald Trump In The Most Elegant Way Possible

"The more you speak about Islam and against all Muslims, the more terrorists we create."<p>Malala Yousafzai offered up a reality check for Donald Trump and any other politician attacking the entire Muslim faith.<p>"The more you speak about Islam and against all Muslims, the more terrorists we create," …

Get a College-Level Computer Science Education with These Free Courses

We're lucky to have access to so many excellent free online courses for just about anything you want to study, including computer science. Here's a …

We created Islamic extremism: Those blaming Islam for ISIS would have supported Osama bin Laden in the ’80s | Salon.com

The newspaper noted that bin Laden organized a militia of thousands of foreign fighters from throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and "supported them with weapons and his own construction equipment" in their fight against the USSR in the 1980s. "We beat the Soviet Union," bin Laden …

10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind

Textiles made of organic fibers are easily destroyed by the ravages of time, as anyone who dragged around a favorite childhood blanket for years …

11/08/2015 — Major Seismic Unrest taking place across the Pacific Plate

The past 7 days of United States earthquake activity M4.0 and greater shows the WHOLE Western to central portion of the craton (plate) moved on at …

Geology

Scholars Doubt Donald Trump’s Approach to the Presidency

Donald Trump’s promise to overhaul both foreign and domestic policy through his leadership skills vastly overstates and misunderstands the power he would hold if elected president, according to political scientists and scholars of the presidency.<p>The real estate mogul has said that he would convince …

Cat Care Guide: Top 5 Cat Care Mistakes to Avoid

<b>4. Use products made for dogs (or horses, or any other species, including people) on your cat.</b> Tylenol can kill your cat. So can aspirin. So can …