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San Francisco gets record-setting $100m donation to end homelessness

Largest ever pledge of its kind to the city will focus on the ‘chronically homeless’ with mental or physical disabilities<p>A private organization has pledged $100m to fight chronic homelessness in San Francisco, the largest donation of its kind to the city and possibly the biggest privately funded …

Hearing Set for Class Action Lawsuit Against DNC

The lawsuit was filed in response to evidence that the DNC favored Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries<p>After deliberating since October 2016, …

Trump: 'I Never Realized How Big It Was'

An interview with the Associated Press shows President Trump slowly coming to terms with the size of the government he now runs, and the challenges he must tackle.<p>Every president faces a steep learning curve when he enters the presidency. There is, as John F. Kennedy reportedly said, no school for …

Donald Trump

Don’t believe Theresa May. The election won’t change Brexit one bit | Guy Verhofstadt

From Europe, it just looks like an attempted power grab by the Tories<p>Having informed European leaders that Britain is leaving the European Union and, after laying out the UK’s negotiating position in a detailed notification letter, the prime minister is now asking the British people how they would …

Donald Tusk

The Most Stunningly Detailed 2016 Election Map Was Just Released—Democrats Should Be Scared, Very Scared

The Trump administration is off to a rocky start, as every week seems to bring new turmoil and drama. However, it is important to remember how …

Detained by US immigration: 'In that moment I loathed America' | Mem Fox

<b>Exclusive:</b> The celebrated Australian children’s author tells how on her 117th visit to the US she was suddenly at the mercy of Donald Trump’s visa regime<br>• News story: Australian children’s author Mem Fox detained by US border control<p>I was pulled out of line in the immigration queue at Los Angeles …

Immigration

Adam Curtis: why South Park is the best documentary of them all

The HyperNormalisation director believes that the traditional documentary has failed to explain truths about the real world. Instead, he says, we should look to fiction for answers…<p>Related: Hypernormalisation: Adam Curtis plots a path from Syria to Trump, via Jane Fonda<p>To be honest, I find the best …

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s supporters will be his first victims, says Nobel Prize winning economist

The core of Donald Trump supporters who have suffered most as a result of globalisation will be the first to suffer under the Trump administration, a …

Russia 'weaponising misinformation' to create 'post-truth age' and destabilise the West, defence secretary warns

Russia is "weaponising misinformation" to create a "post-truth age" in a sustained campaign of destabilisation against Nato and the West, the defence …

Designer Visit: Piet Oudolf’s Otherworldly Garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Somerset is one of those counties that keeps itself to itself. It’s a place that you make a point of going to; you don’t rush through (unless you’re …

The CEOs Revolting Against Trump's Travel Ban

Ford, Tesla, Google, Apple, Starbucks, Amazon, General Electric, and other companies are speaking up about the president’s executive order.<p>Members of the business community are speaking out against President Trump’s travel ban, which several companies and executives say could unfairly target their …

How Does Trump's Immigration Freeze Square With His Business Interests?

Even as President Trump takes steps to restrict visitors from some majority-Muslim countries, he and his family continue to do business in some of the others.<p>Ethics experts question whether that might indicate conflicts between Trump's business interests and his role as U.S. president.<p>The executive …

Donald Trump

Today Was Just the Beginning. The Reckoning Will Come.

Dispatches from the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump.<p><i>(Optional Musical Accompaniment To This Post)</i><p>WASHINGTON, D.C.—It was the very bizarre translation of the Beatitudes that threw me off for good. In the two-hole of the Inauguration Preachers batting order, a fellow named the Reverend Dr. …

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

Sixty-three years after the Supreme Court's ruling in <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i>, many schools across the country either remain segregated or have re-segregated.<p>Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross that when it comes to school segregation, separate is never truly …

Brown v. Board of Education

What Democrats should learn from 2016

Shortly after the election, David Roberts of Vox published an analysis of the words most commonly appearing in Hillary Clinton’s speeches. Rebutting …

Robert Reich: 3 big reasons Republicans can’t replace Obamacare

The only practical answer to these three dilemmas is Medicare for all — a single-payer system<p>Robert Reich<p>January 9, 2017 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>Republicans are preparing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, promising to replace it with something that doesn’t leave …

Health Care

A Giant Iceberg the Size of Delaware Is About to Break Away From Antarctica

Ice shelves are floating buttresses to glaciers on the mainland.<p>A massive iceberg the size of Delaware is likely to crack off of an ice shelf in West Antarctica sometime soon, British scientists have confirmed.<p>This would destabilize the ice shelf, known as the Larsen C, and put it in a precarious …

19 Ingenious Design Books to Inspire You in 2017

• Author: Margaret Rhodes. Margaret Rhodes Design<br>• Date of Publication: 01.01.17. 01.01.17<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>The best design books have …

Take It From A German: Americans Are Too Timid In Confronting Hate

In Germany, we were taught over and over again that Hitler came to power because ordinary people were afraid to stand up and speak out. Americans …

The DNC race has become another fight over Bernie Sanders when Dems need it least

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison hadn’t been campaigning for chair of the Democratic National Committee for more than a week before veteran party officials began publicly saying he wouldn’t have time to both hold the position and serve as a congressman.<p>Ellison then announced that he’d step down from …

The Wrong Eating Habits Can Hurt Your Brain, Not Just Your Waistline

Being overweight can raise your blood pressure, cholesterol and risk for developing diabetes. It could be bad for your brain, too.<p>A diet high in saturated fats and sugars, the so-called Western diet, actually affects the parts of the brain that are important to memory and make people more likely to …

Diets

How to Sew: Six Basic Hand Stitches

Hand stitching is sometimes seen as a lost art, and while that may be true, it’s not entirely accurate. Hand stitches are as useful and pertinent …

Donald Trump’s Post-Cold War Vision of U.S. Foreign Policy

“The day of the chess player is over,” the businessman once wrote.<p>In 2000, as Donald Trump toyed with the idea of running for president on the Reform Party ticket, the businessman co-authored a campaign book with the writer Dave Shiflett. It’s a long-forgotten work, vastly overshadowed by <i>The Art of</i> …

Geopolitics

Britain’s shame: the people who are homeless, even though they’re in work | Aditya Chakrabortty

So many of those on the minimum wage and zero-hours can’t afford a place to live. Yet ministers gloat<p>The people you are about to meet are invisible. Politicians don’t mention them. Much of the media ignore them. I can see why. To say such folk exist is to admit that much more is wrong in Britain …

Housing

Quinoa Is the New Big Mac

Every effort to incorporate fresh fare into fast food, it seems, wilts. Consider the McWrap. McDonald’s introduced the chicken-sandwich variant in fourteen thousand U.S. locations in 2013, after having spent two years building a supply chain for fresh cucumbers. Then, this past year, it pulled the …

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False News

Since the election last month of Donald Trump as the U.S. president, something considered to be a new phenomenon has become a focus of attention. …

MSNBC’s special forum with Bernie Sanders showed the promise (and limits) of his political appeal

It felt a little like stepping into a time portal to December 2015. In a nationally televised forum aired Monday night on MSNBC, Sen. Bernie Sanders told voters in a closely contested swing county that he heard their concerns, reiterated his campaign promises for transforming America, and promised …

For These Entrepreneurs, Cutting Food Waste Starts In A Maggot Bucket

Americans waste a staggering amount of food. Instead of letting it rot and wreck the environment, some entrepreneurs want to put it to work feeding insects, and see the potential to revolutionize how we feed some of the livestock that provide us our meat.<p>Phil Taylor's enthusiasm for insects is …