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Kavanaugh Has Exposed the Savage Amorality of America's Ruling Class

How the DC establishment has responded to his confirmation controversy tells us an awful lot.<p>For decades, Brett Kavanaugh has traveled through the ranks of the conservative movement as smoothly as food slides down the gullet of a force-fed foie gras duck. An elite private high school, Yale, Yale …

Brett Kavanaugh

Spooky Things That Have Happened Since They Opened That Sarcophagus in Egypt

<i>This summer, archeologists opened a mysterious sarcophagus that was discovered in Egypt. Ever since, some spooky things have been happening</i>.<p>The first spooky thing that happened is that I had to look up what the word “sarcophagus” meant and I normally am not interested in learning new things.<p>Next, I …

Archaeology

Rich People Broke America and Never Paid the Price

Lehman Brothers collapsed ten years ago, exposing a rotten system run only by greed. In an alternate universe, things actually changed.<p>What will you be doing on September 15, this year? Saturday marks ten years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the largest bankruptcy in US history and the …

Wall Street

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Reveals Stunning Records Showing the Trump Admn. Shifted Money from FEMA to ICE Ahead of Hurricane Season

The document shows that $10 million was taken from the department dedicated to responding to natural disasters.MSNBC's Rachel Maddow reported Tuesday …

Hurricanes

This Is the President on 9/11

Double fist-pumping his way into a memorial service in Pennsylvania.<p>On September 11, 2001, during the hours following the terror attacks that killed almost 3,000 innocent people in New York, DC, and Pennsylvania, then-real estate tycoon Donald Trump called into a local news station, bragging about …

Jersey City

Trump fabricates Obama quote to make himself look good

Is the president being dishonest, ignorant about how quotes work, or some combination thereof?<p>President Trump on Monday morning attacked former …

Donald Trump

Timeline of suspected Russian plot to infiltrate NRA, GOP

MOSCOW (AP) — As Siberian gun rights activist Maria Butina faces a hearing in Washington, here is a look at the unusual path that led to her arrest.<p>She's accused of working as an undeclared foreign agent, based on FBI suspicions that she and patron Alexander Torshin sought to infiltrate the NRA and …

U.S. Politics

The Last of the Universe’s Ordinary Matter Has Been Found

For decades, astronomers weren’t able to find all of the atomic matter in the universe. A series of recent papers has revealed where it’s been hiding.<p>…

Dark Matter

Oh My God Look at the Atlantic Ocean Right Now

Hurricane Florence is the biggest threat in the Atlantic right now, but it’s hardly the only storm. The tropics have gone wild, with three hurricanes …

Weather

Trump Launches Aggressive Poverty Disinformation Campaign

The middle class is starting to look poor, but the president’s Council of Economic Advisers now argues that not even the poor are poor—all the better …

Income Inequality

Why Stripping U.S. Citizens of Their Passports Is a Precursor to Genocide

It’s what happened to Jews in Germany in 1938 when their passports were declared invalid.<p>Taking away people’s passports and citizenship is a precursor to genocide.<p>It’s what happened to Jews in Germany in 1938 when their passports were declared invalid. That is what is beginning to happen here, now, …

Immigration

Trump's authority crisis deepens

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is making an aggressive effort to stem the crisis of authority afflicting his presidency at a critical moment.<p>With midterm elections looming, he's facing new questions about his fitness for office, and he's hunting a hidden rebel within his own camp.<p>The President took immediate …

The White House

Meet The Four-Dimensional Numbers That Led to Modern Algebra

Imagine winding the hour hand of a clock back from 3 o’clock to noon. Mathematicians have long known how to describe this rotation as a simple …

Mathematics

White House aides frantic return of Obama is getting ‘into Trump’s head’

According to a report on the reemergence of former President Barack Obama into the public square after giving a scathing speech attacking Donald …

Donald Trump

Trump’s response to Apple’s tariff-motivated price hike shows how clueless he is about economics

"Start building new plants now. Exciting!"<p>On Friday, Apple announced that in response to the $200 billion in tariffs that the Trump administration …

Donald Trump

Trump Demands to Know Who Put “Entering Crazytown” Sign on Oval Office Door

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump demanded on Friday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions investigate who put a sign reading “Entering Crazytown, U.S.A.” on the door to the Oval Office.<p>Trump reportedly noticed the sign for the first time Friday morning, and became enraged after asking …

Political Satire

Why Trump is so frantic right now

President Trump’s incoherence grows to keep pace with his desperation. These days, he makes less sense than ever — a sign that this malignant presidency has entered a new, more dangerous phase.<p>I can’t be the only one who thinks he sounds less like an elected official than like the leader of some …

Fake News

Trump's rollback of pollution rules to hit coal country hard

GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country.<p>So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan rolling back Obama-era pollution controls on coal-fired power plants.<p>Trump left one thing out of his …

Fossil Fuels

Donald Trump Must Have Been Told Of Hacked Clinton Emails In Advance By George Papadopoulos, Experts Say

'Coffee Boy' Papadopoulos knew Russia had hacked emails months before their release, told others, but has not acknowledged telling Trump — yet.<p>A …

Donald Trump

On Labor Day, Trump slams union leader who criticized him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.<p>Trump tweeted Monday that Trumka "represented his union poorly on television this weekend." He added: "It is easy to see why unions …

Donald Trump

President Trump's Description of What's 'Fake' Is Expanding

President Trump was bombarded with negative news cycles last month, so he turned to Twitter, venting frustrations and dismissing an increasingly wide variety of things he doesn't like as "fake" or "phony." Presidential tweets about "fake news" aren't new, but August was unique in the sheer …

Donald Trump

'Doom' player uncovers a secret that's been hidden for 24 years

Video games are often filled with secrets. They just don't usually stay hidden for this long.<p><i>Doom</i> series co-creator John Romero took to Twitter on …

id Software

Papadopoulos: Trump 'nodded' at suggestion of Putin meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump "nodded with approval" at the suggestion of a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a court filing that seeks leniency for a former campaign aide who lied to the FBI.<p>Lawyers for George Papadopoulos are seeking probation, saying the …

Donald Trump

Meghan McCain Tears into Trump at Her Father’s Funeral

“America was always great,” she said, slamming the “cheap rhetoric” from those who “lived lives of comfort and privilege.”<p>Though <b>Donald Trump</b> was not invited to John McCain’s funeral service, he was not entirely absent from the proceedings. <b>Meghan McCain,</b> while eulogizing her late father, was not …

Meghan McCain

Trump is latching on to a popular right-wing talking point about Michael Cohen that experts say is 'nonsense'

President Donald Trump has echoed a popular right-wing talking point in recent days as his latest defense from the plea deal to which his former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen agreed earlier this week.<p>The campaign-finance crimes Cohen pleaded guilty to? Well, they aren't actually crimes, Trump and …

Campaign Finance

Donald Trump Mis-Colored American Flag Worksheet On Visit To Children’s Hospital, Drew Russian Flag Instead

Pictures of the miscolored flag went viral online.<p>Donald Trump had a little bit of trouble with his American flag worksheet in a visit to a …

Donald Trump

Teenage Youtube star McSkillet dies in 100mph crash going wrong way down California highway

A teenage Youtube star has been killed in a car crash after driving 100mph down the wrong side of the motorway in California.<p>The online star, who called himself McSkillet, was reportedly driving faster than 100mph when his £200,000 McLaren sports car crashed head-on into an SUV, killing its driver …

San Diego

Trump trillion-dollar-plus deficits are putting America on a path to fiscal ruin

Though no one in Washington will admit it, our nation's finances are in deep trouble. Spending is up, revenue is down, and this will only get worse.<p>It became very clear this month that neither the Trump White House nor its allies on Capitol Hill want you to know that the federal budget is already …

Trump Administration

Belarusian Escort Says She Made a Deal With an Oligarch to Keep Quiet About Russian Meddling

(PATTAYA, Thailand) — A model and escort from Belarus who caused a sensation by claiming to have information linking Russian interference to the …

Trump’s Lawyers May Have Already Bungled the Obstruction of Justice Issue

John Dean was the White House’s legal counsel under President Nixon. When Nixon was forced to resign in 1974, it was in part because of information …