Peter Donald Stanislaw

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Richard Rorty’s prescient warnings for the American left

This liberal philosopher predicted Trump’s rise in 1998 — and he has another warning for the left.<p>A prescient passage from a forgotten book made the rounds after Donald Trump’s election. It was plucked from a 1998 book titled <i>Achieving our Country</i>. The author is Richard Rorty, a liberal philosopher …

How To Make Your Own Space Buckets

The latest cultivation trend: growing lush pot plants in tiny grow chambers that anyone can build. Here’s how to make your own space …

Trump shrinks Utah monuments in historic move

<b>Bears Ears National Monument, Utah (CNN) —</b> If only the rocks could talk.<p>If only the sandstones could sing, imagine the stories they'd tell, of dinosaurs, mammoth hunters and the "ancient ones" known as the Anasazi.<p>All roamed southern Utah over the eons, long before Native Americans struggled to …

Forests

Judge to weigh sentence for South Carolina ex-policeman who killed black man

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors said on Monday that a white former South Carolina policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back committed murder, while defense lawyers argued their client did not deserve to go to prison for life for his crime.<p>Michael Slager, 36, …

Justice

We're forgetting what 'nature' really means - Futurity

Your idea of what counts as being "in nature" probably differs from that of your grandparents.

Howard Dean Expects Jared Kushner To Be Indicted For Money Laundering

“The next step is going to be the Trump family itself."<p>Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont and once head of the Democratic Party, said he believes special counsel Robert Mueller is moving in on President Donald Trump’s family.<p>“I expect there’s a good likelihood Jared Kushner will be indicted …

Donald Trump

The Paradise Papers leak is about one thing: growing inequality

Thanks to yet another massive data leak, the world has been gifted more secretive information about how the rich move their money around the world, avoiding taxes and hiding their association to dodgy financial deals. Featuring intel on everyone from the British queen to close aides of Donald …

Corruption

Paradise Papers Shine Light on Where the Elite Hide Their Money

It’s called the Paradise Papers: the latest in a series of leaks made public by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists shedding light on the trillions of dollars that move through offshore tax havens.<p>The core of the leak, totaling more than 13.4 million documents, focuses on the …

Corruption

Science says children will grow up happier if you teach them a habit you probably do without realizing

Growing up, when your parents stressed to always say "thank you", who would've thought they were also teaching you the secret to lasting happiness—not just proper manners? It turns out, sincere gratitude is a key factor in reducing depression, not to mention increasing happiness and life</b> …

Happiness

In Catalonia Independence Push, Policing Becomes Politicized

SANT BOI DE LLOBREGAT, Spain — Standing in front of his apartment across from barracks occupied by Spain’s national police, Xavi Gomez recounted the dueling protests over Catalonian independence that unfolded on his street the previous night.<p>He talked about the secessionists who protested recent …

Europe

Beheaded by the Nazis at age 21, Sophie Scholl died fighting against white supremacy

As a member of the White Rose, she called on the German public to wake up<p>“Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go,” 21-year-old Sophie Scholl …

Salon.com

Facebook

As Maduro takes Venezuela into uncharted waters, the opposition has few options

CARACAS, Venezuela — The Trump administration on Monday imposed sanctions on President Nicolás Maduro, after an election that critics called a tipping point toward dictatorship. But even with international pressure building and Venezuela’s economy collapsing, beleaguered opposition activists here …

Venezuela

Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Convicted Of Criminal Contempt

Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff who garnered nationwide attention for his crackdown on illegal immigration, has been convicted of criminal contempt by a federal judge in Arizona. The ruling carries a possible maximum sentence of six months in jail and a monetary fine for the 85-year-old Arpaio.<p>The …

Immigration

Scientists May Have Just Created the Most Absorbent Solar Cell Ever

The Solar Panel of the Future<p>Scientists have developed a solar cell that is capable of converting direct sunlight into electricity with 44.5 percent …

The Bespoke High Is the Future of Marijuana

A California company makes weed vaporizers to suit every mood—here’s what happened when I tried them.<p>I’d been traveling for work—to Europe then to Asia then to Europe again while pinging back and forth from L.A. to New York. For months my carryon contained the sneakers that I didn’t use in the …

Cannabis

Despite Exposés and Embarrassments, Hundreds of Judges Preside in New York Without Law Degrees

The news releases are sent out with considerable regularity, brief and basic accounts of actions taken by the New York State Commission on Judicial …

Mental Health

Video footage shows Minn. traffic stop that ended with Philando Castile’s death

The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year fired a volley of bullets within seconds of learning the driver was armed, according to a video recording released publicly Tuesday.<p>When the traffic stop began, the two men interacted calmly. Officer …

Law Enforcement

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Israel

The California Senate Just Passed Single-Payer Health Care

If health care is a right—and it is—the only honest response to the current crisis is the single-payer “Medicare for All” reform that would bring the …

Health Care

Republican candidate charged with assault after 'body-slamming' Guardian reporter

Audio of Greg Gianforte attacking Ben Jacobs corroborated by Fox News journalists in the room, who described candidate ‘slamming him to the ground’<p>The Guardian is committed to holding power to account. Support our independent journalism by making a contribution or becoming a member Montana …

Journalism

Cannabis' Impact on the Brain in This New Study Should Encourage Marijuana Stock Investors

Cannabinoid-based drug developers could really start turning some heads.<p>The marijuana industry, and marijuana stocks for that matter, have been …

The Unrecognized Terrorism of Police Shootings

Taken altogether, these are killings that have the impact of terrorism—this is violence against civilians that sends a message to others.<p>The pain is …

Justice

Texas police officer who killed black teen could spend rest of his life in prison

A Texas police officer turned himself in on Friday after he was charged with murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old.<p>Roy Durwood Oliver, a patrol officer in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs since July 2011, was released on $300,000 bail.<p>While dispatched on complaints about drunk teenagers …

Law Enforcement

US economy expanded at weakest pace in 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their …

Economy

'Hourglass' Exposes The Fissures That Develop In A Long-Term Marriage

Dani Shapiro's new memoir, <i>Hourglass,</i> opens on a scene from a marriage: On a winter's day, Shapiro looks out a window of her old house in Connecticut, and spots her husband. Now pushing 60, he is standing in the driveway in his bathrobe, his pale legs stuffed into galoshes, aiming a rifle at the …

Books

On This Day in 1978, the Blues Brothers Rocked SNL

On April 22, 1978, the Blues Brothers made their first performance on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>. Although the act can trace its earliest incarnation to a …

Royal Navy

Run, Don't Walk Away

Leaked document spills the details of Microsoft’s Chromebook alternative

Chromebooks are very quietly taking the computer world by storm. First, they came for the classrooms, using absurdly low per-device prices and …

Windows 10