Penelope Yerigan

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Our Congress Is Aiding and Abetting Terrorism

Since 9/11, some 785,000 refugees have been admitted to the United States -- and yet only three of them have been arrested for terrorism-related charges. Today, the FBI's Terrorist Screening Center has more than one million people on its watch list -- a list that grows by more than 20,000 per month.<p>…

The Bible Does Not Condemn Homosexuality. Why Does Franklin Graham Not Get This?

<i>The word "homosexuality" didn't even show up in English translations of the Bible until 1946, so why do we say the Bible condemns it?</i><p>Billy Graham's son is terrified that President Obama and a whole host of us have chucked out our Bibles in order to support marriage equality. This week he was at it …

7 Books Arianna Huffington Wants You to Read for Personal Growth | Inc.com

In a society where a lack of sleep and burnout are worn as badges of honor, Arianna Huffington knows that there is a better way to find success and happiness.<p>While Huffington acknowledges that some people succeed despite exhausting themselves, no one succeeds because of it. "Many, many more people …

Pondering Clinton vs Clinton From Paris

Unexpectedly I got a free day in Paris because United airlines took out of its fleet a plane deemed too risky. I felt more lucky than frustrated when they decided to tow the plane away from the gate.<p>As a result I got to spend an evening and morning with nearly 300 other stranded passengers, mostly …

Paul Krugman: Whether Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Warren, the difference between Democrats and GOP is stark

“It’s hard to see how anyone who has been paying attention could be undecided even now,” he writes<p>Hillary Clinton just got into the race yesterday, but New York Times columnist Paul Krugman's piece today is already attacking those who would argue there's not enough difference between the two …

Marco Rubio’s ugliest moment: The mean-spirited ultimatum that showed the 2016 contender’s true colors

Salon looks back on a long since forgotten episode that exposed Rubio’s repugnant worldview<p>On June 11, 2013, the Russian parliament unanimously passed legislation prohibiting the dissemination of so-called gay propaganda, by which the Kremlin’s retrograde conservatives meant such heresies as the …

Abraham Lincoln would despise you all: Race, the South and the GOP’s most delusional fantasy

<b>(Jeffrey Malet/maletphoto.com/Reuters/Jason Reed/AP/Mark Humphrey)</b><p>Republicans call themselves party of Lincoln, then take stands on race the late president would never, ever back<p>Heather Cox Richardson<p>April 13, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>In an extraordinary amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court to oppose …

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Thomas Jefferson’s torturous afterlife: How Ronald Reagan and the Tea Party try to steal his legacy

The founder of the Democratic Party seems equally beloved by right and left. How did he become a Tea Partyer?<p>Today is Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. Number 272, if you’re counting. Democrats safely claimed ownership of the founder of their party for the longest time. Nowadays, however, Republicans …

David Cameron is becoming annoyed by a billionaire who keeps telling him the truth

On Monday, for instance, Ashcroft teased the coming release of his unauthorised biography of Cameron and strongly hinted that Britain's prime minister would not like it one bit.<p>More important, the FT story suggests Cameron and his allies dislike Michael Ashcroft — who made his fortune with …

The New Segregation

For generations, one promise in America has held true: if you work hard, your children can have a chance at a better life. It is why two generations after my grandfather arrived in the U.S. with nothing, his granddaughter is a Member of Congress.<p>But entrenched inequality is threatening that …

50 Healthy Meals Made Even Better With Sriracha Hot Sauce

Sriracha (pronounced sir-rotch-ah or sear-raw-chah) is a bright red hot sauce that’s getting seriously popular. The paste-like sauce—named after Sri …

“The anus of our country”: John Oliver perfectly explains why you shouldn’t hate the IRS — even if it’s the worst

Plus: Michael Bolton sings a rousing IRS-themed rendition of “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You”<p>Tax Day is Wednesday, which means it'll soon be time to start blaming the IRS for everything in life that doesn't go your way. John Oliver took a brave stand on yesterday's "Last Week Tonight" and …

“These guys are true believers”: CNN’s Bill Weir calls out climate deniers

Bill Weir talks to Salon about his globe-trotting series “The Wonder List”<p>Bill Weir is passionate about climate change. A bit too passionate, at times, for a CNN anchor, as he learned last summer when he fired off a vulgar -- if justified -- tweet at Fox Nation over its climate …

How to Defeat the Science Deniers: Even Wingnuts Learn That Reality Is Good Business

The unexpected furor and back-pedaling over Indiana’s anti-gay “religious freedom” law has already highlighted a problem for the entire 2016 GOP …