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We are a deeply stupid country

By Dana Milbank<p>Dana Milbank<p>Op-ed columnist covering national politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Columnist<p>My fellow Americans, we are a deeply stupid nation.<p>I know this must be the case because President Trump has repeatedly informed us that we are a “stupid country” — he offered this opinion on at least nine …

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2 Police Officers Pull Over Black Fla. State Attorney, Can’t Explain Why

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How We Are Ruining America

Over the past generation, members of the college-educated class have become amazingly good at making sure their children retain their privileged status. They have also become devastatingly good at making sure the children of other classes have limited chances to join their ranks.<p>How they’ve managed …

How to Improve Your Sales Skills, Even If You’re Not a Salesperson

At some point in your career, even if you’re not a salesperson, you’re going to have to sell something — whether it’s your idea, your team, or yourself. So how can you improve your sales skills, especially if you don’t pitch people often? What should you focus on first? And what should you do if …

Watch: Trevor Noah grieves for Philando Castile, black lives, and American justice

Explainers<p>Politics & Policy<p>World<p>Culture<p>Science & Health<p>Identities<p>Energy & Environment<p>The Big Idea<p>Technology<p>Business & Finance<p>First Person<p>Video<p>Podcasts<p>✕<p>“It broke me”: The Daily Show host breaks down the wrenching footage of Castile’s shooting.<p>By<p><b>Share</b> Watch: Trevor Noah grieves for Philando Castile, …

Video of a White Woman Demanding a White Doctor Shocked Everyone ... Except Black Doctors

A viral video of a woman at a Canadian clinic demanding to see a white doctor has the internet buzzing about her demands. While many are shocked by …

What Happened To Black Lives Matter?

<b>The Highlander Research and Education Center</b> is one of the unsung mileposts of the struggle for civil rights. People like Rosa Parks, John Lewis, and Ralph Abernathy refined their organizing skills at Highlander. It was there, in 1957, that a young Martin Luther King Jr. first heard Pete Seeger …

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Add This to the List: The Dangers of Canvassing While Black in Ga.’s 6th District

“May I speak with Corbin, please?’ I said in my best “Not your neighborhood” smile.<p>A middle-aged white woman came to the door, dressed in a …

Ice Cube Leaves Bill Maher Shaken And Stirred Over The N-Word

You know America's turning cold again when Ice Cube freezes over. Like a thermostat set to gauge the temperature of our racial transgressions, gangsta rap's first political provocateur got triggered this past Friday night; it took the abuse of one of his favorite words to resurrect his former …

Sallie Krawcheck: Why Corporate America Will Never 'Get' Diversity

While we women have been leaning in, knowing our worth, asking for more, and following every other strategy that promises to bring us workplace …

Philly Cops’ Habit of Fondling Black Men Sparks Greatest Protest of All Time

In what may be the greatest protest ever, two Philadelphia police precincts received pairs of underwear from a local activist group Tuesday morning. …

Noose found at African American history museum in D.C.

(Reuters) - A noose, a symbol of racial lynching, was found on Wednesday on the floor of an exhibit about segregation at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution officials said.<p>FILE PHOTO - The Washington Monument rises behind the …

The Republican Hypocrisy Hall of Fame

We certainly don’t want leading Republicans to tumble into hypocrisy, so let’s refresh their memories.<p>Patriots like Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have eloquently warned of the importance of ferreting out the truth and holding politicians accountable, including for leaking classified information. …

ESPN: The Seahawks' D Really Resents Russell Wilson

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Mistrial Declared in Trial of Texas Cop Who Shot Black Man Holding Barbecue Fork in His Own Yard

A Tarrant County, Texas, judge declared a mistrial Wednesday morning in the case of a white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer who shot a black man …

Texas Police Chief Under Investigation for Arresting Black Pageant Winner and Allegedly Calling Her ‘Black Bitch’

<b>Updated Friday, May 26, 2017, 4:41 p.m. EDT:</b><p>The City of Commerce is doubling down on its suggestion that Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews was not …

#FarmingWhileBlack: Black Va. Farmer Says ‘Nervous White Women in Yoga Pants’ More Dangerous Than Blatant White Supremacists

When discussing the dangers of “____ while black” in this white-settler colonial project known as the United States, the media focus is typically on …

The Supreme Court Just Told North Carolina to Be Less Racist

The justices ruled the state violated the Constitution when it redrew its congressional districts based too heavily on race alone—a.k.a. egregious gerrymandering.<p>On Monday, the US Supreme Court decided that North Carolina violated the Constitution when it redrew two congressional districts to …

Black Judge Profiled for Speaking Against Racial Bias in Policing Will Not Step Aside in White Cop’s Murder Trial

After a reportedly contentious hearing Thursday morning, black Alabama Judge Greg Griffin denied a motion filed Monday by defense attorneys for white …

Minorities Who ‘Whiten’ Résumés More Likely to Get Interview

Black and Asian students who find ways to erase evidence of their race from their résumés are more likely to find jobs, according to a new study …

Exclusive: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the …

How the latest Trump headlines played out in conservative, liberal media

A great deal has been written and said about the media divide in the United States — or how Americans tend to follow news organizations that reinforce their political beliefs — and that divide was clearly in evidence Monday in the wake of a <i>Washington Post</i> story alleging President Trump shared …

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Andrew McCabe Is Known at F.B.I. for His Precision and Intellect

WASHINGTON — Andrew G. McCabe has risen so fast at the F.B.I. that he has become a source of both admiration and resentment. So a favorite way to criticize him is to offer one of the most backhanded compliments in the bureau’s lexicon: He’s a great briefer.<p>Mr. McCabe’s talent for briefing his …

The Pretrial Profit System: How Corporations Make Billions Arresting Poor Blacks

In 2008, 18-year-old Demorrea Tarver was out with some friends when he was stopped by the police. Officers found a handgun in the handbag of a minor …

Don't expect Mitch McConnell to defend the American republic | Ross Barkan

Were McConnell another kind of man, he would see that a special prosecutor is needed to look into the election. But self-preservation is all that animates him<p>Mitch McConnell has always liked to fight dirty. More than 20 years ago, at a Kentucky fundraiser, he took a cardboard cutout of Bill Clinton …

Why Did Bethune-Cookman Invite Betsy DeVos in the First Place?

As Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke, the graduating class of Bethune-Cookman University turned their backs and booed her every word. At one …

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These Actresses Are Sick of Auditioning for the 'Negro Woman' Role

Only one kind of role exists for women of color in the “uncomplicated, guilt-free entertainment” of historical fiction: subordination.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>The need for more complicated and human roles for women of color in today's film and television is pretty obvious—but …

Voters Describe Trump As ‘Idiot’ and ‘Liar’ in Disastrous New Poll

Over the last week, Quinnipiac University asked Americans for the first word that comes to mind when they think of President Trump. The answer given …

Donald Trump's Presidency Is Causing More Married Couples to Split Up

There's no denying that there has been quite a divide (more like a gaping chasm) between Democrats and Republicans since President Donald Trump's election back in November. And while our congressmen and women may be battling it out in the House and Senate, did you know they're not the only ones …

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