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The Best Way to See New England’s North Forest Canoe Trail

<i>The North Forest Canoe Trail is a 740-mile water trail that follows Native American travel routes from Old Forge, New York, across Vermont, Qubec and</i> …

Hiking

These Are Five of Sinn’s Most Legendary Tool Watches

On February 14th, 2018, Helmut Sinn passed away at the ripe age of 102. Sinn was an influential figure in watchmaking during the latter half of the …

Watches

Attention, seniors: Trump’s budget is coming for your Medicare benefits

On the campaign trail, Trump promised — repeatedly — he wouldn’t cut Medicare benefits.<p>That was then: Trump promised over and over to ‘save’ Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Will he?<p>This is now: Seniors will pay the price for Trump’s Medicare cuts<p>Trump released his 2019 budget last week, and …

Retirement

We’ve just hit a new presidential low

Donald Trump has taken the presidency to yet another new low.<p>In a remarkable set of tweets over the weekend, the commander in chief sounded off on new revelations about the extent of Russia’s campaign to undermine our electoral system. His response: to lash out at his political adversaries and the …

Donald Trump

Trump Is Out of His League with the Mueller Investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors just dropped a big hammer on the Trump clan, and you can be sure that more is coming.<p>With …

Donald Trump

Trump tells a lot of little lies. This is the big one.

The Trump administration is an aberration, an outrage, a threat to the nation’s very soul. But most of all, it’s a great big fraud.<p>Voters who thought President Trump would at least try to fulfill his populist, America-first campaign promises were cynically and cruelly deceived. Trump placates these …

Donald Trump

Hope Hicks: The quiet one in Trump’s White House suddenly feels the glare

In a White House full of noise, she is the quiet one. Not the TV gladiator, not press room warrior, not a general. Certainly not the Mooch.<p>Hope Hicks, the discreet aide always at President Trump’s side and whose desk is just outside the Oval Office, is his right-hand woman. Improbably, the former …

Donald Trump

Constitutional Crisis in Slow Motion

Donald Trump will destroy this entire country — its institutions and its safeguards, the rule of law and the customs of civility, the concept of truth and the inviolable nature of valor — to protect his own skin.<p>We are not dealing with a normal person here, let alone a normal president.<p>This is a …

Donald Trump

Nunes paves Trump’s road to autocracy

The autocratic leader lies and then falsely charges his opponents with lying. He politicizes institutions that are supposed to be free of politics by falsely accusing his foes of politicizing them. He victimizes others by falsely claiming they are victimizing him.<p>The autocrat also counts on …

Donald Trump

This Mass Grave May Belong to 'Great Viking Army'

Bones are yielding new clues about the massive, mysterious Viking forces that invaded England.<p>For years, archaeologists were stumped. What happened to the Great Viking Army, a massive force that seized great swaths of England in the 9th century but left barely a trace?<p>Archaeologists now report that …

Archaeology

The cult of Mary Beard

How a late-blossoming classics don became Britain’s most beloved intellectual. By Charlotte Higgins<p>The first time I saw Mary Beard, I was 17. It was 1989, and she was speaking at a joint open day for the Oxford and Cambridge classics faculties. She was utterly unlike the other speakers, who, as I …

Literature

Artificial Intelligence May Have Cracked Freaky 600-Year-Old Manuscript

Since its discovery over a hundred years ago, the 240-page Voynich manuscript, filled with seemingly coded language and inscrutable illustrations, of …

Artificial Intelligence

The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

This new Trump book could do even more damage than Michael Wolff’s. Here’s why.

Michael Wolff's book is littered with errors. He has a track record that suggests that embellishment is par for the course for him. He misrepresented his way into the White House. How much of his Trump tell-all is embellished or misrepresented is unclear and may never be known.<p>All of which makes a …

Donald Trump

With the End in Mind and From Here to Eternity review – how to banish fear and shame around dying

Two very different books about death, by Kathryn Mannix and Caitlin Doughty, look at how we can face our final days with practicality, adventure and joy<p>When John Keats was dying of TB in Rome, just 25 and far from family and home, he wrote a series of beautifully judged, empathetic letters of …

Raging, isolated Trump retreats deeper into his bubble

<b>THE MORNING PLUM:</b><p>President Trump, having clearly spent the morning absorbed in the careful study of immigration issues, just unleashed this thoughtful and considered policy prescription:<p>We must have Security at our VERY DANGEROUS SOUTHERN BORDER, and we must have a great WALL to help protect us, …

Republicans

Jeff Flake isn’t just comparing Trump to Stalin. He’s comparing Republicans to Stalin’s enablers.

A sitting U.S. senator plans to give a speech this week comparing the president of his own party to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. That in itself is remarkable.<p>“It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Joseph Stalin to describe his …

Republicans

A Watergate moment? The Fusion GPS testimony could change history

Dianne Feinstein’s decision to release Glenn Simpson’s testimony has a long history, and could have a huge impact<p>One of the most misunderstood quotes from the Watergate scandal is also one of the most famous: "What did the president know and when did he know it?" That was uttered by Sen. Howard …

The Decline of Anti-Trumpism

Let me start with three inconvenient observations, based on dozens of conversations around Washington over the past year:<p>First, people who go into the White House to have a meeting with President Trump usually leave pleasantly surprised. They find that Trump is not the raving madman they expected …

Retirement

Trump Can Only Spew Hate After Obama Blows Him Out Of The Water With New Year's Message

Donald Trump reminded the nation why he is the least popular first-year president in history by releasing hate-filled message wishing the country a …

Consider That Trump Might Just Be Dumb

Donald Trump has spent the entire first year of his presidency doing the opposite of learning on the job. Nowhere is this more plainly obvious than …

‘We have tapped into something’: Impeachment drive builds digital army to take on Trump

Tom Steyer's trove of data is fueling speculation about how the Democratic activist might use his new political power.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — When billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer launched a digital petition drive to impeach President Donald Trump two months ago, some Democratic Party leaders …

Tom Steyer

If This Is America

If this is America, with a cabinet of terrorized toadies genuflecting to the Great Leader, a vice president offering a compliment every 12 seconds to Mussolini’s understudy, and a White House that believes in “alternative facts,” then it is time to “keep your head when all about you are losing …

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 …

The Vikings in Ireland

In early Medieval Europe, a prime subject of frightening tales-come-true were the famously marauding and pillaging Vikings, spilling out of their …

On Saying “I Love You” Only When You Mean It: Robert Browning on Protecting the Sincerity of Sentiment from Desecration by Misuse

“People would hardly ever tell falsehoods about a matter, if they had been let tell truth in the beginning.”<p>Just as we have drained the word <i>friend</i> of meaning by misuse and overuse, we are constantly abrading the integrity of the word <i>love</i> with insincerity of sentiment. Adrienne Rich wrote that in …

Literature

When You Die, You’ll Probably Be Embalmed. Thank Abraham Lincoln For That

If you died 200 years ago in America, your family would wash and dress your body and place it in a bed surrounded by candles to dampen the smell of …

History

The most memorable passage in George W. Bush’s speech rebuking Trumpism

George W. Bush — a former president whose verbal gaffes have, for many, been more memorable than his presidential addresses — delivered a speech Thursday that's unlikely to be forgotten. The remarks, given at a New York forum Thursday, will almost certainly be most remembered for how unusual the …

Political Science

Declutter Your Life in 7 Days

There are times in our lives when we get really burnt out and everything overwhelms us. We feel disorganized, we become forgetful, and we can't keep up with our work. One way to deal with this is to take some time to declutter things in your life that are not working for you anymore. The best way …