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Is Addiction A Habit Or A Disease?

A neuroscientist takes on the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s assertion that addiction is a brain disease—a classification he finds not only …

Dylann Roof, 4chan, and the New Online Racism

4chan’s trolling culture didn’t just birth Guy Fawkes hacktivism—it also inspired the racist and neo-fascist sites where the Charleston terrorist …

Internet

What This Cruel War Was Over

The meaning of the Confederate flag is best discerned in the words of those who bore it.<p>This afternoon, in announcing her support for removing the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley asserted that killer Dylann Roof had “a sick and twisted view of the …

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Police Brutality and 'The Role That Whiteness Plays'

A scholar’s analysis of American culture presumes too much.<p>Last week, <i>Gawker</i> interviewed Robin DiAngelo, a professor of multicultural education at Westfield State University. She discussed aspects of her thinking on whiteness, which are set forth at length in her book, <i>What Does it Mean to be White?</i> …

Why A Journalist Scammed The Media Into Spreading Bad Chocolate Science

Earlier this spring, headlines around the world trumpeted an exciting bit of news that seemed too good to be true: "Eating chocolate ... can even help you LOSE weight!" as Britain's <i>Daily Mail</i> put it.<p>From India to Australia and Texas to Germany, news organizations shared findings published in the</i> …

Journalism

Jeb Bush Emailed With Education Secretary About Rick Scott's Common Core Concerns

When Florida Gov. Rick Scott called Arne Duncan to discuss Common Core, Duncan turned to an unlikely adviser: Jeb Bush.<p>Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sought — and received — advice from Jeb Bush about how to deal with Florida Gov. Rick Scott's concerns about Common Core, emails obtained by …

Government

The dozen Dems who'll decide Obama's trade deal

A handful of swing House Democrats are feeling the heat from all sides.<p>Scan the ranks of House Democrats and you’d be hard-pressed to find a lawmaker more loyal to President Barack Obama than Jim Clyburn — during the 2008 presidential primary the South Carolinian even incurred the wrath of Bill …

Free Trade

Scott Walker is a giant fraud: Reagan worship, bizarre religious beliefs, and the real story of his long crusade for 2016

Union busting, corruption charges, unfettered ambition — Walker won in blue-state Wisconsin but he’s no moderate<p>When Scott Walker met 91-year-old Nancy Reagan in 2012, he told her he had a personal connection with her late husband: Walker’s recall election had fallen on the anniversary of President …

Why Won't the GOP Declare War on ISIS?

Republican presidential candidates delight in slamming Obama's strategy, but won't vote on legislation to define the scope of the struggle.<p>Last week, in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, former Clinton and Bush administration counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke pointed out something …

How to Fix a Broken Police Department

Reforms were slow to take hold in Cincinnati, but when they did, they drove down crime while also reducing arrests.<p>CINCINNATI—Citizens were throwing stones and beer bottles at police officers in front of City Hall, and Maris Herold didn’t understand what they wanted.<p>She was a police officer …

Rand Paul’s civil rights fiasco: How Jon Stewart just unmasked him — and exposed libertarians’ perverted view of freedom

Rand Paul talks a good game about rights and liberty. What he’s actually promising is oppression of the worst kind<p>In addition to serially changing positions on several key issue areas, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is a slippery operator when it comes to LGBT rights and marriage equality. Tuesday night, on …

We Need More Class Traitors: Solving America’s Meritocracy Problem

America is not a level playing field: the privileged benefit from parental investment, strategic behavior, and capture of the institutions that hand …

Republican state lawmaker jokes about “battered women”: “I still eat mine plain”

New Hampshire state Rep. Kyle Tasker “joked” about victims of domestic violence on Facebook<p>A Republican state lawmaker on Monday made a sexually explicit comment about victims of domestic violence while defending another Republican state lawmaker who claimed some people "like being in abusive …

What Rand Paul Aide Jack Hunter and His Resignation Say About His Boss

Jack Hunter is out as Rand Paul’s aide. James Kirchick on how Hunter telegraphed what Paul truly thinks.<p>On Sunday, the aide announced his resignation …

Thank neoliberalism for our enslavement to capitalism

The corporations now ruling the world owe their dominance to the application of economist Milton Friedman’s ideas<p>Our current incarnation of capitalism -- variously referred to as savage capitalism, extreme capitalism or euphemistically as the "free market" (free of any constraints) -- is in one of …