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Thanksgiving is typically associated with feel-good food, friends and family. However, since this year it comes on the heels of a nasty election season, there may be an added guest at the dinner table: Hostility
Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make arrogant. William A
The irony of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s “America First” policy is that it could end the budding new Cold War that has been developing between the West and Russia and China. His non-ideological, deal-making approach, which doesn’t challenge how the Russians and Chinese govern themselves, promises to lessen tensions that have been getting dangerously out of control.
Members of the Afghan national women’s cycling team have kept on riding through misogyny, harassment and physical violence. Now a corruption scandal threatens to knock the trailblazers off their bikes for good
By Adelyn Zhou Every entrepreneur can likely relate: You wake up each morning to hundreds of unread emails, stare at a to-do list that never seems to die, and schedule meetings on a fully-booked calendar two months out. With a workload like this, every minute is essential. That’s why I constantly invest time in finding ways to automate the more mundane aspects of work
The inglorious TV election drama has finally ended. In Left Coast San Francisco, a post-election pall of fog hangs over our city, much like the hanging chads of 2000. We finally have a president-elect, but he might not be the one you wanted
Fox News host Sean Hannity apparently believes that CNN, The Washington Post and The New York Times should be excluded from the White House press corps while Donald Trump is president. Hannity attacked CNN host Brian Stelter on Sunday night after Stelter used the term “national emergency” on air to describe the shocking outcome of the election, which has so far sparked nationwide protests and has led to a disturbing uptick in racist incidents
Simply put, this the plan. Net Neutrality – is dead. Regulations and consumer protections – dead.
I suspect you’ve heard the definition of chutzpah – the child who kills his parents and then throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan. Saturday, November 12th, a New York Times editorial bemoaned the steady decline in school funding across America. Politicians and voters often say they want better schools, but that doesn’t mean they’re willing to pay for them.
Our Complete Thanksgiving Recipe Guide We understand the instinct. Poultry sometimes feels like it could use a little wash ― it can have a somewhat slimy quality to it
Friday marked the end of early voting in the battleground state of Nevada, and the final returns brought decidedly good news for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton . Registered Democrats turned out in force in Nevada’s largest counties, providing Clinton a critical boost in a state where polling aggregates show the former secretary of state and GOP nominee Donald Trump within a few points of one another . Over 57,000 votes were cast in populous Clark County, a single-day record that propelled Democrats to a statewide ballot edge larger than they held at the same point in 2012 , when President Barack Obama won Nevada by nearly 7 points
The latest of Hogarth’s retellings of Shakespearean plays by eminent authors is a match made in dystopian heaven. (If such a thing could exist.) Margaret Atwood, the author behind great ecological speculative fiction like the chilling MaddAddam trilogy, meets William Shakespeare’s most climate-obsessed drama: “The Tempest.” Not, of course, that Atwood goes with the obvious, stormy angle. Instead, Hag-Seed leans into the elements of theatricality, imprisonment and deception within “The Tempest,” telling the story of Felix, a once-ambitious artistic director who’s been living in grim isolation since his righthand man stabbed him in the back and took over the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival in his place
I just returned from a five day “spa souljourn” and my world-weary self was gifted a reprieve from the daily onslaught of challenges. Imagine feeding your mind/body/spirit with only the best in luxury pampering, gourmet healthy cuisine and loving experiences
A new survey finds there isn’t much respect to go around this election season. Polls agree that Hillary Clinton is winning, but not by how much. And a survey of Latino voters shows the group feels disengaged from major issue discussions.
A massive new marine reserve was created around Antarctica on Friday that will protect some 600,000 square miles of ocean in one of the world’s last vestiges of unspoiled wilderness. The new park, stretching throughout the Ross Sea, becomes the world’s largest protected marine area. A bloc of 24 nations and the European Union, tasked with Antarctic conservation, announced the decision in Hobart, Australia, following two weeks of negotiations.
Adnan Syed , the man whose murder conviction was at the heart of the smash hit “Serial” podcast, may be released on bail , The New York Times reports. Syed’s lawyers are arguing that he should be allowed out of prison while he awaits a new trail, according to court documents filed Monday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. Syed has been serving a life sentence since he was convicted of murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend in 2000.
In John Oliver ’s latest segment on opioids during Last Week Tonight , he pulled up one of the key statistics pharmaceutical salespeople used to market prescription opioids to doctors in the 1990s: Less than 1 percent of patients taking opioids become addicted to painkillers. That figure is completely inaccurate, of course, and as Oliver points out, it has a disturbing origin story. “I know it may seem like they are pulling that number out of their ass, but they actually pulled it out of the letters to the editor section of the New England Journal of Medicine,” Oliver said. “Seriously
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – It was a battle of the sequels at the multiplexes this weekend, as “Boo! A Madea Halloween” narrowly edged out “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” to claim first place at the domestic box office. The latest film in the long-running Madea series racked up $27.6 million
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So we had the final presidential debate this week, and Donald Trump went right on being Donald Trump, which should have surprised precisely no one by now. Our subtitle today, of course, refers to the two most amusing (or horrifying, take your pick…) things Trump said during the debate. Since then, both “bad hombres” and “nasty women” are trending online
Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! A new report predicts that global markets would fall sharply if Donald Trump wins the White House, and considering how much the candidate likes market crashes , that might make defeat even more difficult for him. Merrick Garland’s FOMO was temporarily relieved when a short-staffed Supreme Court delayed hearing three cases
When it’s Alzheimer’s should the person be told the diagnosis?
Co-authored by U.S. Senators Brian Schatz and Sheldon Whitehouse An open letter to Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr.
Petros Papadakis, former USC college football captain and current analyst for Fox Sports, tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about the lure of the game for young people. The two also debate whether politics belong on the field and in the locker room.
The old fashioned is a classic cocktail. Actually, it’s as classic as they come. You see, historians believe cocktails only became cocktails around the early 1800s , when four simple ingredients were added together: sugar, bitter, water and booze.
After a Chinese-American editor at the New York Times shared the story of a racist encounter Sunday, the Asian-American community has refused to stay silent. The Twittersphere is standing in solidarity with Michael Luo, who was out with family and friends on New York City’s Upper East Side when a woman shouted at him, “go back to China … go back to your f―-ing country.” Well dressed woman on Upper East Side, annoyed by our stroller, yells: “Go back to China…go back to your f—ing country.” #thisis2016 — Michael Luo (@michaelluo) October 9, 2016 Luo, who is the deputy Metro editor at the Times, recounted the experience in a poignant open letter to the woman. He emphasized that although he has grown up in the U.S., he and so many other Asian-Americans feel they’ll always be seen as foreigners. “It’s this persistent sense of otherness that a lot of us struggle with every day.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump flatly denied during the presidential debate on Sunday that he had ever engaged in the sort of aggressive sexual behavior he detailed during a 2005 taped conversation with Billy Bush, at the time an “Access Hollywood” host.
Another week of early voting has passed and at least 429,337 people have voted in the 2016 election. I say “at least” because I do not have information from all the states, and information from some states is a little out-of-date
Gary Johnson , the Libertarian presidential nominee, can’t seem to catch a break. After a couple of very public mistakes, including asking an interviewer what Aleppo was and the time he struggled to name a foreign leader he admired, the former governor of New Mexico on Wednesday had another embarrassing moment. When The New York Times asked Johnson if he knew the name of North Korea’s leader, he answered simply, “I do.” But when the Times pressed him to produce a name, Johnson reportedly said, dryly, “You want me to name …
America’s newspaper of record ran a front-page article this past Thursday, “How Russia Often Benefits as Assange Reveals Secrets” that exemplifies the “New McCarthyism” at work. The article insinuated without providing any concrete proof that Russian intelligence was behind the leaked emails pertaining to the Democratic National Committee’s efforts to sabotage the campaign of Bernie Sanders and ensure the nomination of Hillary Clinton. The allegations are based on the claim by an unnamed CIA official that Wikileaks materials had the same bit of code and telltale metadata traced to previous intrusions attributed to Russian spy agencies.
Never one to avoid zeitgeisty commentary on the real problems we all face, The New York Times published what may be the sassiest Tech Tip ever to appear in the business section. Reporter Daniel Victor, apparently exhausted with some button-happy coworkers, published a one-word piece under the headline “When I’m Mistakenly Put on an Email Chain, Should I Hit ‘Reply All’ Asking to Be Removed?” One-word article in Friday's New York Times! Here's the weblink: https://t.co/0PstsL7mye But print does most justice pic.twitter.com/g9xYpioyAp — Neil Gough (@n_gough) September 2, 2016 The replyallpocalypse , as these things have become known, led to some major internal strife at the Times’ headquarters. You can read the entire exchange, including gems like “I am the wrong recipent,” “many of us are wrong” and “please take me off this list ― immediately,” over at BuzzFeed
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is not optimistic that he will be in charge of the Senate come November ― and Donald Trump , he implied, is not helping matters. McConnell told a civic group in Kentucky on Thursday that the chances of the GOP retaining control of the Senate were “very dicey,” the Associated Press reported . More..
America’s newspaper of record has a checkered history of supporting dubious wars including the Iraq War following the WMD debacle and Libya War of 2011 which destabilized and devastated Africa’s wealthiest country. One would think The Times might have smartened up given the consequences of recent wars
I would have expected more adeptness from Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former intelligence superstar in the Soviet Union’s legendary KGB. His amateurish attempt to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in the United States by tasking Russian hackers to steal 20,000 emails from the servers of the Democratic National Committee and share them with WikiLeaks to embarrass Hillary Clinton and favor Donald Trump showed his talents are in decline
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Sunday that he would consider pulling the United States out of the World Trade Organization should he end up winning the election. The comments, made to NBC’s “Meet the Press,” are the latest in a series of Trump threats to pull the U.S. away from international institutions and compacts
Now that the Republicans are about to nominate Donald Trump as their party’s presidential nominee, a look at his religious background seems in order. It will likely tell us how well he will fare with churchgoing voters, and especially the most committed Christians among them, this fall.
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Earlier this month, I thought Notre Dame was being clueless when it chose this year to honor Vice President Joseph Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner. The Catholic men both received Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal for their “leadership, civility and dedication to the nation.” Catholic commentator Christopher J
ESSAY: We are in a "Camus Moment" — but What Can the Great French-Algerian Author Teach Us About the World Today?
The following article first appeared in The National Book Review : By Madeleine Dobie More…
Voters in Oregon and Kentucky are heading to the polls to decide the next election fraud theory that Bernie Sanders supporters will whine about incessantly. Melania Trump stated that her husband is “not Hitler,” meaning Donald Trump will soon retweet a meme comparing her hotness to Eva Braun’s. And D.C
With Europe wracked by a variety of challenges – Russian aggression in Ukraine, terrorism, waves of immigrants from the Middle East, sluggish economies, and populist movements questioning the very democratic foundations of their societies.- it is wise to recall the spirit of Lennart Meri, the Estonian president in whose memory a major international conference is being held this weekend in Tallinn. Since its inception a decade ago, the conference has been attended by prominent European and US scholars, politicians and policy makers, who have often praised the open and intellectual rigor of the proceedings
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) argued during Thursday’s Democratic debate that the Palestinian people should be treated with dignity and that the United States shouldn’t always kowtow to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Hours earlier, Sanders’ campaign suspended its new Jewish outreach director for advocating the exact same positions
“The Joker” singer was definitely not joking this time. After playing at his induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday night, legendary rocker Steve Miller used his acceptance speech to jab at the institution for not being more inclusive of women.
For decades now, Yemen’s people have suffered from bad governance, underdevelopment, and prolonged civil conflict. Despite enduring these multiple hardships, Yemenis have largely been ignored by the rest of the world. During the past year, Yemen’s pain has been compounded by a devastating air war.
It’s possible your favorite candies may never be the same. Mars, Inc. recently announced it would be removing artificial colors from all of its food products “as part of a commitment to meet evolving consumer preferences.” More than 50 products will be effected, including M&Ms, Skittles, Starburst, Wrigley’s Gum and Snickers. Mars joins dozens of other companies that’ve pledged to remove artificial colors from their products in recent years. While there is no evidence that artificial colors pose risk to human health, natural ingredients have grown in importance to consumers. If you’re upset by the possibility of your favorite M&M’s colors changing slightly, there’s no need to begin hoarding them now: According to a company press release, the change will take up to five years
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A 3-month-old baby was shot in the face and died on Tuesday when gunfire erupted on a Los Angeles street, law enforcement officials said.
After Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) handily beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, it’s worth taking a look at how unlikely the media considered his bid less than a year ago
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If you are a high school senior in the United States, or one’s parent, the next few months will be a whirlwind as you wind down your high school career and begin receiving acceptance letters from the colleges and universities to which you applied. These letters represent the culmination of years of planning and preparation: working to get good grades, studying for SAT and ACT tests, researching colleges and completing applications that will make you stand out among your peers. They also represent one of the most important decisions of your life.
Justice Clarence Thomas will soon celebrate 10 years of not speaking during oral arguments at the Supreme Court, The New York Times reported on Monday. That is, he hasn’t asked a single question to lawyers appearing before the court to try to make their case. For a decade
FENTON, Iowa — Three days before the crucial Iowa caucuses, Sen.
There’s a growing theory that American romance is becoming an All-or-Nothing Institution. Or as I like to think of it, a “Hell Yeah or No” Institution. We’ve reached a pivotal moment in the history of courtship, teetering between romantic enlightenment and extinction.
With constant reminders that they wouldn’t be in any way, shape, or form disturbing the way Broken Windows policing operates in New York City, the city council today rolled out a new set of bills said to adjust some penalties for low-level offenses. For about a year there had been talk about ‘decriminalizing’ some of offenses often associated with the Broken Windows theory, which says cracking down on low-level behaviors deters serious crime. It didn’t even go that far.
“We’re hearing a lot about diversity. I hate that word so, so much.” So said Ava DuVernay to a room of reporters and fellow members of the film industry at a Sundance Film Festival luncheon on Sunday, reports The New York Times .
While a report by a British judge found that Russian president Vladimir Putin probably approved of the Russian security service’s plan to kill Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB officer turned Kremlin critic, justice remains far for many other dead, disappeared or jailed Putin critics. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 56 journalists have been killed in Russia since 1992. Here are some of the most prominent Kremlin critics who have been killed or jailed in the last decade: Boris Nemtsov Nemtsov, a prominent critic of Putin who exposed corruption in the government, was gunned down in February near the Kremlin. At the time of his murder, Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, had been working on a report on Russia’s role in separatist uprisings in eastern Ukraine in 2014
WASHINGTON — Ted Cruz may wind up becoming Donald Trump’s greatest weapon. The Republican establishment has spent the last few months warning that the rise of Trump’s presidential candidacy represented a grave threat, not just to the party, but to the country itself. That may still be the case.
The news industry today is all about experimentation. In the face of great change and opportunity, news outlets are constantly developing fresh strategies, offerings and partnerships to further engage with audiences, communities and advertisers.
by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition When I began my undergraduate years at the University of California-Berkeley, I chose cellular biology as my premed major.
We’re all a little social media obsessed. But for some entrepreneurial It-Girls, tweeting, posting, ‘gramming, and snapping became more than a hobby.
WASHINGTON — Ted Cruz on Sunday stood by his claim that the U.S. should “carpet bomb” the Islamic State group out of existence and falsely stated that the George H.W. Bush administration carpet bombed Iraq during the first Gulf War.
It’s become common knowledge that populations are rapidly aging across the world. Increasing longevity during the last century has contributed to unprecedented global economic growth–and new opportunities for personal fulfillment that previous generations could only dream of. A result of advances in medicine, sanitation, and safety, the longevity dividend may, in fact, be the most extraordinary accomplishment in human history.
Jan 13 (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz failed to disclose to the Federal Election Commission a loan from Goldman Sachs for as much as $500,000 that was used to help finance his successful 2012 U.S.
A gruesome discovery briefly shut down a commuter train station in Berkeley, California, on Monday. At about 3 a.m., BART workers found a severed human foot on the train tracks. It’s believed the foot had been there for more than three weeks, and belonged to a woman who was struck by a train on Dec. 20
This week President Obama announced a series of actions on guns. The word that journalists most often used to describe them was “modest.” Obama clarified exactly who is “in the business” of selling guns, and thus must perform a background check on potential customers.
Daryl Johnson once worked in the branch of the Department of Homeland Security that studied the threats posed by antigovernment groups. His former office was shut down more than five years ago.
ATLANTA (AP) — A 2-year-old and his father died Wednesday night after the man shot the boy and then himself at the end of an 18-hour standoff in Atlanta’s northeastern suburbs, police said. Thy Ho, 43, and son Philip Nguyen were each found with a gunshot wound when authorities entered the master bedroom of the Buford home after hearing gunfire about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, Gwinnett County police Cpl
Do you remember ABC’s television show The Dating Game ? The format of the original series was simple: a bachelorette would have three minutes to ask the same set of questions to each of three hidden bachelors, and then select one bachelor as her “date” based strictly on their responses
It is one of the central political puzzles of our time: Parts of the country that depend on the safety-net programs supported by Democrats are increasingly voting for Republicans who favor shredding that net. In his successful bid for the Senate in 2010, the libertarian Rand Paul railed against “intergenerational welfare” and said that “the culture of dependency on government destroys people’s spirits,” yet racked up winning margins in eastern Kentucky, a former Democratic stronghold that is heavily dependent on public benefits