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Billionaire charter advocates get schooled: Inside an Arkansas education dogfight

<b>(mygueart via iStock)</b><p>A unique coalition in Little Rock is pushing back hard on a Walton Family-funded attempt at a charter takeover<p>Kali Holloway<p>September 2, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The debate over public schools in Arkansas has been, for decades, ongoing and …

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

47 Things Every Self-Respecting Man Should Own

<i>By: Supercompressor</i><p><i>Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor</i><p>Deep down in every man lies a kind of instinct, a sense perhaps, for what makes him a man. It's a tough sensation to articulate but we feel it when we pick up something of permanence with our hands, feel the way it was thoughtfully crafted and …

Here are 10 of the Best Sounding Cars of All Time

Prepare your ears.<p>With so many cars piping artificial sound into the cabins these days, it's easy to forget that once upon a time cars were revered for the way their engine notes would make you weak in the knees and make your heart flutter.<p>These cars can still do that, because they sound like cars …

'Lord of the Flies' comes to Baltimore

<i>Watch a CNN special report, "Police Under Fire," at 9 p.m. ET/PT Monday.</i><p><b>Baltimore, Maryland (CNN) —</b> He was a quiet man who once stood watch on his front porch, just three blocks away from where a riot erupted in West Baltimore this week.<p>We called him "Mr. Shields" because no one dared use his first …

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Infrastructure 2: Congress and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Roads

How many politicians does it take to make people pay attention to our infrastructure problem? None, apparently. All it takes is John Oliver and a fake movie trailer.<p>Some people see infrastructure as about as exciting as watching paint dry. We here at the Eno Center for Transportation, a national …

7 Pieces of Advice I'd Like to Give to My Younger Self

<b>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</b><p>Looking back to my younger years, I am sometimes amazed at how life has turned. Nothing is exactly what I had originally planned for. The only thing that stays the same is who I am, my values, and my interests.<p>Fast forward to today, I have moved to …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What She Said<p>Master the fine art of managing (sexy) expectations.<p>By Sophia Benoit3 days agoView More<p>Ask a Bartender<p>Bartenders tell us what to do with …

America’s Hinge Moment

Presidential politics in 2016 will reflect the shifting reality of America.<p>D <i>emocratic strategist Doug Sosnik was a close adviser to President Bill Clinton, and he’s famed in Washington circles for his closely held, big-think memos on the state of American politics. Here’s his latest.</i><p>***<p>The country …

Jeremy Clarkson made Top Gear, then damned it

Top Gear is as dead as disco and TVR sports cars—thanks to the guy who made it great.<p>It's almost not fair that Jeremy Clarkson, the man who grabbed an unassuming little motoring show by the scruff of the neck and turned it into a genre-defying entertainment empire through sheer passion, raw force …

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Why the Earth Will Never Be Invaded

Why haven't the Borg invaded the Earth yet? I have watched every episode of <i>Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager,</i> and <i>Enterprise</i>, and myriad movies where the Earth is invaded by aliens. I love science fiction. But it is only fiction and will remain so.<p>Many people, …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

Securing the Republican Advantage

The GOP is already making gains with middle-class voters—if it follows the right path, it can solidify them.<p>In the summer of 2002, as President George W. Bush coasted at popularity levels that looked like the traveling speeds on a German highway, two liberal writers published an audacious prophecy: …

The Antidote: Self-Help for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

Everyone wants to be happy. But despite our goal to be happy, many of us still go through life unfulfilled, unsatisfied, and stressed out. Oliver …

The 5 Secrets of Effective Body-Weight Training

You don't have to lift weights to get fit. Just push yourself. Discover five ways to turn your body into the most effective muscle-building tool on the planet<p>Warning: your whole concept of strength training is about to change. How can we be so sure? Because for years, fitness insiders have told men …

You Can Be Completely Mentally Alert While In A Coma

When Martin Pistorius was 12, he was felled by a mysterious illness that slowly stripped him of his ability to move and speak. Doctors told his parents that Pistorious was a vegetable, and that he ought to be placed in an institution where he could die comfortably. But he didn’t die. For 12 years, …

The Dos and Don'ts of LinkedIn

Because, really, what ARE the rules?<p>You rely on LinkedIn a lot, right? Us too, but here's an arresting professional thought: We're doing it wrong.<p>Like, <i>are</i> you supposed to accept all the invitations you get, or does that mess with the algorithm of your network (or something)? Is there a way to …

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

Is This Country Crazy?

<b>Inquiring Minds Elsewhere Want to Know</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Americans who live abroad -- more than six million of us worldwide (not counting those who work for the U.S. government) -- often face hard questions about our country from people we live among. Europeans, Asians, and Africans …

25 Artists You Need To Start Listening To In 2015

2015 should be an amazing year for music. Between expected releases from Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Kanye West, Radiohead, Drake, Adele, Chance The Rapper, Frank Ocean, James Blake and Fleetwood Mac, to name but a select few, this year should make up for the lack of impact albums that marked …

Suburbs and the New American Poverty

More people with low incomes now live outside of cities, and some areas are ill-equipped to deal with the influx of the poor.<p>NORCROSS, Ga.—Every weekday around 3:15 p.m., a big, yellow school bus stops on Pelican Drive outside Norcross Extended Stay, near the intersection with Best Friend …

To Stop Al Qaeda We Must Change the Way We React to Its Attacks

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula announced on Friday evening that it was responsible for the three-day rampage in France that started with the killing of 12 people at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine.<p>It's been nearly a decade and a half since al Qaeda announced itself. Despite the shock and …

Hilarious Mustang vs FR-S vid is pure gearhead satire

You'll laugh every time they get something wrong. They get a lot wrong.<p>"Say hello to the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang," the voiceover says. The narrator calls out the pony car's new independent rear suspension and turbocharged EcoBoost engine, over <i>Top Gear</i>-style panning glamour shots. There's just one …

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The Only 12 Exercises You Need To Get In Shape

Learn these moves and you'll never need to pay for a gym membership again.

America’s dark imperial legacy: It goes much deeper than George W. Bush

While our 43rd president rightly takes blame for his disastrous failed wars, there’s much more blame to go around<p>The United States unique today among major states in the degree of its reliance on military spending and its determination to stand astride the world, militarily as well as economically. …