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Trump’s desperate attempts to escape legal and political trouble could lead America to catastrophe

<b>(Getty/Win McNamee)</b><p>We should prepare against any drastic measures from war to martial law Trump may undertake to escape his crises<p>Thom Hartmann<p>July 31, 2018 4:47pm (UTC)<p><i>This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute.</i><p>Is it now time to imagine how far Trump and his Republican cronies in …

DIY your own nontoxic laundry detergent using just 4 household ingredients

When you’re going chemical-free, cleaning up what goes in your body is only part of the equation. You also need to simplify what goes <i>on</i> your body. …

In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states

By Philip Bump<p>Philip Bump<p>National correspondent focused largely on the numbers behind politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In response to Post opinion writer Paul Waldman’s essay about the current power of the minority in American politics, the American Enterprise Institute’s Norman Ornstein offered a stunning …

Pew Research Center

Racism and authoritarianism go hand in hand

Two features of American politics are omnipresent in the current media landscape. First, Donald Trump’s rhetoric regarding nonwhites routinely betrays a dehumanizing prejudice. Second, there has been a proliferation of what Duke University law professor Jedediah Purdy sardonically labels …

Is Now the Time to Get a TV Antenna?

Just like turntables and long-playing records, TV antennas have made a comeback. But unlike the LP revival—which feeds on nostalgia and the appeal of …

Pay-TV

Trump’s brand is Ayn Rand

<b>Ayn Rand (AP)</b><p>Donald Trump’s circle seems to be influenced by Rand’s writing<p>Robert Reich<p>March 19, 2018 11:00am (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>Donald Trump once said he identified with Ayn Rand’s character Howard Roark in “The Fountainhead,” an architect so upset that a housing …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

The Thriller That Predicted the Russia Scandal

David Pepper’s 2016 novel is eerily similar to recent real-world political events. But wait until you read the sequel.<p>David Pepper recently had to block someone on Twitter for the first time in his life, because he was tired of being accused, repeatedly, of hiding his real identity as a Russian spy.<p>…

The Most European Cities Across the U.S.

These cities are in the states, but they have a distinctly European feel.<p>It’s no secret that the modern Americas and their cities have been heavily …

I Read 75 Books in 2017 & These Were My Top 10

In my mission to read as many books as I could in 2017, I explored new genres, new voices, and became the go-to girl for book recommendations. It's a …

Incoherent, authoritarian, uninformed: Trump’s New York Times interview is a scary read

The president of the United States is not well.<p>The president of the United States is not well. That is an uncomfortable thing to say, but it is an even worse thing to ignore.<p>Consider the interview Trump gave to the New York Times on Thursday. It begins with a string of falsehoods that make it …

Donald Trump

10 Mini Moves for a Cleaner, Calmer, and Happier Home in 2018

Make 2018 the year that you never run out of toilet paper, stop using dirty sponges once and for all, and take control of your tech. Don’t call them …

Increasingly a necessity: A 15-point guide to surviving authoritarianism

<b>(Getty/Jim Watson)</b><p>Rule #1: Always think critically and fight ignorance with facts<p>Kali Holloway • Martin Mycielski<p>December 18, 2017 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><i>Nearly a year ago, intuitively recognizing the Trump administration’s authoritarian aspirations, Polish</i> …

Longreads Best of 2017: All of Our No. 1 Story Picks

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2017. Here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our weekly Top 5 email.</i><i>If</i> …

Viva la difference: Runaway inequality helped elect Trump — but it can also help defeat him

<b>Jeff Bezos, Larry Page, Sheryl Sandberg, Mike Pence, Donald Trump and Peter Thiel meet at Trump Tower in New York, December 14, 2016. (Getty/Timothy A. Clary)</b><p>The bottom half of U.S. earners saw their incomes declined by 1 percent, while the top 1 percent saw a rise of 198<p>Les Leopold<p>February 18, …

Wall Street

150+ Educational Websites For Lifelong Learners

This list keeps being updated with more online educational resources:<p>Take a look at EVERLEARNERS.COM<p>If you are anything like me, you have discovered …

Documentaries

Containing Trump

He may well try to govern as an authoritarian. Whether he succeeds depends less on what he does than on how civil society responds.<p>Whatever his intellectual and political gifts, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was a cunning and dangerous criminal. For him, issuing illegal …

President Chaos Collides With Reality

The first two weeks of Donald Trump’s Presidency made it clear: Trump’s Gonna Trump. No newfound dignity for him. It was instead, as the rules of …

Steve Bannon

Why Trump's presidency will be weaker than many have hoped or feared

One of the ironies of American politics is that while the U.S. presidency is arguably the most powerful elected position in the world, the office is also surprisingly weak. As Donald Trump prepares to take office he may be surprised that for all that he says he wants to do, he may have less power …

‘He Has This Deep Fear That He Is Not a Legitimate President’

On the eve of the inauguration, Trump’s biographers ponder his refusal to bend his ego to his new office.<p>In the days immediately after the election that shocked the world, POLITICO Magazine convened the group of people who know Donald J. Trump better than anyone outside his family. We asked his …

Donald Trump

Ill-informed. Impetuous. Reckless: The Trump years.

Donald Trump’s goal is not to damage America or our allies. But that may well be the result of his ill-informed, impetuous, reckless actions over the next four years.<p>What can we do about this? Our fight is not to flee to Canada or South America.<p>Our fight for the next four years is right here in the …

Kellyanne Conway

Donald Trump and the pod people: How “national security” Republicans became Russian tools

<b>(Getty/Mandel Ngan/United Artists/FX/Salon)</b><p>Republicans love to pose as hard-core patriots. But both the party leadership and its voters have flipped for Putin<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>January 10, 2017 6:53pm (UTC)<p>As indicated by a newly released report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, …

In North Carolina, Some Democrats See Their Grim Future

The GOP's moves have many on the left worried their bare-knuckle tactics will spread nationally.<p>In the end, even Phil Berger, the powerful Republican leader of North Carolina’s Senate, couldn’t stop the debacle. A state law that effectively banned legal protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and …

Unraveling the cult of Trump: American people must once again take power into their own hands

<b>FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. Trump is poised to meet with his incoming national security adviser on Wednesday, Dec. 20, in the aftermath of a rattling day of violence around the world.</b> …

This Is The Year You Finally Get Organized: Our Best Posts to Make It Happen

While an organized home doesn't guarantee an organized life, getting your home in order certainly supports that coveted, if fleeting, condition of …

As a white nationalist, what do you do? A conversation with a scholar of America’s extreme right

<b>Stephen Bannon (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)</b><p>“Part of the [alt-right] coalition is relatively angry people with guns. Part of the coalition is intellectuals”<p>A.C. Thompson<p>December 21, 2016 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on ProPublica.<p><i>Chip Berlet has spent the past four decades studying right-wing</i> …

Silver Linings In Our Ongoing National Catastrophe

Holding my granddaughter, who will be 84 at the turn of the 22nd century, has helped me shift my perspective to that about which I feel optimistic. Here are some of the potential upsides to this ongoing American tragedy:<p>• Voters for the fascist candidate often said, "He says what I think." <i>Il Duce</i> …

Climate Change Denial And The Rise Of Authoritarianism

One of the strangest stories about totalitarian regimes comes from Romania. Under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu, the official temperature in Romania was never below 10 degree Celsius. No matter the snow and ice, the weather reports would always have temperatures above 10 degrees. The …

Here's how to manipulate Trump

This week, in a volley of angry tweets, Donald Trump ridiculed the "badly defeated ... Dems," claimed he "won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally," and said anyone who burned the American flag should lose his or her citizenship or spend a year in jail. Trump's …

Rodale Wellness Is Now Books for Better Living - Books for Better Living

<p>Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and …