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Fox News’s appalling past 72 hours, analyzed

A data analysis shows how Fox News spun the Mueller indictment and Florida shooting into a defense of the president.<p>On Friday, FBI special counsel Robert Mueller filed the first charges against Russians in his investigation. The indictment details how a small group of Russian internet trolls tried …

Donald Trump

Scandal-Ridden Scoundrel

Donald Trump has turned the political world upside down, again and again, like a kid flipping a coin. Every day we wake up to either a new scandal or several lingering ones.<p>It is astounding. It is maddening. It is numbing.<p>At this moment, he is embroiled in a scandal of a six-figure payment to a …

Donald Trump

Christopher Steele is a hero – and Americans owe him their thanks

Christopher Steele, the former British spy whose claims about Donald Trump’s ties with Russia hold center stage in Washington right now, drives Republicans crazy. They have recommended that the Department of Justice open a criminal investigation into his work. They released a formerly classified …

Christopher Steele

Cory Booker just got pulled over for being a senator while black

Rude? A black senator decrying racism to a Cabinet member who says she can't recall whether Trump called an entire continent a 's---hole'? Please.<p>The legacy of Barack Obama is secure. It was never the Affordable Care Act. It was Barack Obama. Sen. Cory Booker proved that last week in a Senate …

With 1 Sentence, This NBA Champion Coach Teaches Everything You Need to Know About Emotional Intelligence

Controlling our emotional responses is hard to do, but when the stakes are high, nothing is more important.<p>Over the summer, San Antonio Spurs five-time all-star basketball player LaMarcus Aldridge asked his coach, Greg Popovich, to be traded. That's basically the worst thing a coach or leader wants …

Week 31: Bannon Puts Jared Through the Grinder

Ever quotable, the Breitbart chief lays the swirling Russia scandal at the feet of his old White House nemesis.<p>Former Trump chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon milled his former Oval Office colleague Jared Kushner into a bloody chunk of battle sausage this week and smeared him across the shiny pages …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Just Pulled Off the Greatest Long Con in History

Winners: Wall Street, corporations, Donald Trump’s kids, and Vladimir Putin. Losers: The rest of us. That about sums it up.<p>Bernie Madoff must be …

This Week in Washington: Roy Moore, the Travel Ban, and the Contradiction of Trump’s Legal Defense

It takes a lot to turn the iron stomach of someone who has been watching the disintegration of American political life over the last 12 months. But yesterday, when the president, who not even a day before had rousingly campaigned for Roy Moore (known for his extreme views and accused of improper …

Pious

Beat the airlines at their own carry-on rules with the AirPocket

Airlines are becoming increasingly stingy about what you’re able to bring aboard an aircraft. Really, these days, you’re lucky if your sweater is …

Airlines

Slavery, the Plantation Myth, and Alternative Facts

Earlier this year, NBC journalist Chuck Todd pressed the Counselor to the US President, Kellyanne Conway, to explain spurious claims made by then …

Black History

Our favorite mesh Wi-Fi system can now boost any router you already have

We absolutely love the AmpliFi HD (High-Density) Home Wi-Fi System, which is by far the fastest and most reliable mesh wireless solution in this …

Wi-Fi

How to Fight White Backlash

What three seminal books by black intellectuals, all published in 1967, can teach us about fighting racism in the Trump era.

Black History

The most humiliating play from Iowa’s humiliation of Ohio State came from 1950s backyard football

Kirk Ferentz’s Hawkeyes busted out the trick play to break the game open.<p>I still haven’t gotten over Iowa straight-up housing Ohio State, 55-24.<p>As always with upset blowouts, it’s not simply <i>that</i> the winning team dunked all over the losing team, it’s <i>how</i> they did it.<p>The Hawkeyes played nearly the …

A Civil War Historian’s Talking Points

Yesterday historian Aaron Astor posted a list of talking points on his Facebook page that he utilizes when discussing the Civil War with the general …

American Civil War

The NFL Protests Are a Perfect Study of How White Supremacy Works

NFL, players have one easy answer for how to end protests on their own terms

If there was any doubt about who really is fighting whom in the continuing saga of the NFL anthem protests, Wednesday morning’s back and forth between Donald Trump and the league should settle matters once and for all.<p>At 6:47 a.m. ET, Trump tweeted the following: “It is about time that Roger …

Hey, Mike Ditka: Being old, white and tough doesn’t mean you have to be an idiot

By now you’ve heard about the NFL protests. You’ve heard about Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment; about Mike Pence's taxpayer-funded luxury box stunt; about Mike Ditka, legendary Chicago Bears tight end and coach, hopping on national radio airwaves Monday night to issue the following, shameful …

Golf

Standing for the national anthem does not make you a patriot. Here’s what does.

In the United States, our armed forces pledge an oath to the Constitution, not to the flag and not to any individual leader. That oath would carry me all over the country and to some unpleasant corners of the world.<p>The Constitution acts as the touchstone of our service; service that for many of us, …

Darren Rovell

There Is Now Hope for Thousands of Women Who Were Told They Hit an IVF Dead End

Monica Halem calls it the “fertility train.” Every woman who embarks on a cycle of in vitro fertilization is familiar with the ride: the multiple …

Pregnancy

What It Takes To Hit A Baseball Makes Baseball Players Look Like Superheroes

If you were standing on home plate with a baseball bat in your hand and a pitch was thrown, you'd have a lot of decisions to make. Where will the …

The Brain

George Takei: And We Thought Eric Trump Was the Stupid One

The short-sightedness of Donald Trump Jr. seeking highly sensitive, damaging information on Hillary from Russia is matched only by his insipid …

Donald Trump

France Trolls Trump With 'Corrected' Video On Paris Climate Accord

It adds further shade after the French president's message to “make our planet great again.”<p>The French again jabbed the Trump administration ― this time with a clever “corrected” version of a White House video explaining why President Donald Trump is pulling America out of the Paris climate …

Border Collie Who Almost Became Trump’s White House Pet Discusses Narrow Escape

“Imagine my terror as they told me I might have to go live with that doaty dobber,” said Merle, speaking from a farm outside of London<p>REPORTING FROM …

Why The Russia Investigation Matters And Why You Should Care

<b>Updated June 20, 2017, at 2:42 p.m. ET</b><p>A lot of people wonder why there is such a focus on the Russia investigations, what Trump's campaign did (or didn't do) and whether there was obstruction of justice.<p>Below, we laid out the case for why you should care about those items.<p>And in his testimony …

Donald Trump

How La.’s Legislature Voted in Favor of White Supremacy

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s historical ignorance reveals a great truth: The party of Lincoln has become the party of Jefferson Davis

Beneath Trump’s idiotic Andrew Jackson rant lies a real history of neo-Confederate sentiment and overt racism<p>Donald Trump is proudly ignorant. He does not read. Trump reminds the world of this almost every day. During an interview with the Washington Examiner's Salena Zito on Sunday, Trump made a …

Ancient Ruins in America Photos

When you think of ancient ruins, your thoughts might wander to the Colosseum in Rome, the Egyptian pyramids of Giza, or the Great Wall of China. After all, these architectural masterpieces were erected in destinations that were once home to massive civilizations thousands of years ago. You might …

Operation Barbarossa: Unseen Second World War photographs by Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen

German History

The Bombs of Steve Bannon

Like much of the world, I’ve been trying to understand Stephen K. Bannon, the chief strategist and guiding force behind the chaos of Donald Trump’s bizarre presidency — chaos by design.<p>He has been called the most dangerous political operative in America, the second most powerful man in the world …