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The Iconic Images Behind Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ Video

“Storyville Girl Posing Out of Doors” by E. J. BellocqWikimedia Commons Dressed in white, twirling a parasol, or seated primly on a sofa, in the boudoir sequences of her “Formation” video Beyoncé reaches a century back into New Orleans history. The friends arrayed around her flutter the [...]

Why Bernie Sanders sees Henry Kissinger’s controversial history as an asset

As time passes, the extent to which the Vietnam War split the American public recedes from memory. We generally recognize the war’s futility at this point, after years of sending young men against their will into southeast Asia to die fighting a mostly symbolic effort to curtail [...]

Trumpism at Malheur

A novelist would have a hard time topping what actually just happened out in Oregon, as the six-week standoff at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge finally came to an end. After repeatedly threatening to shoot himself, complaining that he couldn’t get marijuana, and ranting about UFO [...]

West Virginia Moves Toward Becoming The Next State With Voter ID

“I feel pretty certain it’s going to pass,” one advocate said. The post West Virginia Moves Toward Becoming The Next State With Voter ID appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : West Virginia Moves Toward Becoming The Next State With Voter ID

Scarborough lectures head of Urban League on what’s best for black people

Look, Joe Scarborough is a hectoring blowhard. That has to be factored into any reading of anything he says. But even so, it’s a little much to have him essentially lecturing Marc Morial, president of the Urban League, on how the Urban League’s endorsement priorities are all wrong.  [...]

Hitting Trump in South Carolina, the Club for Growth dusts off an old playbook

The Club for Growth, one of the first Beltway conservative groups to actually put money behind attacks on Donald Trump, is putting down $1.5 million to air a new 30-second negative ad. In the new spot, Club for Growth Action assembles a portrait of Trump from catch phrases — “ [...]

The words ‘agree’ and ‘disagree’ were uttered more than 50 times in Thursday’s debate [Video]

If you turned off Thursday night’s Democratic debate at the halfway point, you might be forgiven for thinking Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton agreed on just about everything. The string of agreements began with Clinton’s opening statement, in which she said she agreed w [...]

Tighter limits on appeal rights of VA execs being considered

Senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department would be even further restricted in their rights to challenge disciplinary actions against them under a plan being discussed between the department and congressional committees overseeing the VA. While the roughly 350 Senior Executi [...]

Julia Belluz writes today about one of my saddest pet peeves: the sad state of tomatoes in America. Harry Klee, a horticulture professor a [...]

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Here are the stunning social costs of the Flint water crisis

The situation in Flint is bad. Very, very bad. It is hard-to-believe-this-is-happening-in-America bad, even for people who might not have huge faith in their country’s government. If you doubt that or remain fuzzy on the essential, non-political toll of Flint’s water crisi [...]

Cruz, Trump want to secure the border to keep out heroin. But will it work?

In his victory speech after the New Hampshire primary, Donald Trump addressed one of the biggest issues facing both the state and nation: heroin addiction, and how he plans to stop it. “We’re going to end it at the southern border,” Trump said Tuesday night. “W [...]

5 Times Both Democratic Candidates Slipped Up On Foreign Policy During The Debate

They gave really, really bad answers for their foreign policy inspiration. The post 5 Times Both Democratic Candidates Slipped Up On Foreign Policy During The Debate appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : 5 Times Both Democratic Candidates Slipped Up On Foreign Policy During The Debate

The Pro-Life Issue That Republicans Aren’t Lining Up To Support

“Infant mortality rates are similar to that of a third-world country for black women in America.” The post The Pro-Life Issue That Republicans Aren’t Lining Up To Support appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : The Pro-Life Issue That Republicans Aren’t Lining Up [...]

Online dating sites and apps are transforming relationships. More than 10 percent of American adults—and almost 40 percent of people who id [...]

Hate-Watching the Election

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Why Bernie Sanders Is Not George McGovern

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Ben Carson not dropping out because ‘South Carolina will be the turning point’

Ben Carson’s “no, really, I’m staying in the race” tour continues. After his distant fourth-place finish in Iowa, his eighth-place finish in New Hampshire, and with polls putting him in fifth in South Carolina, Carson is finding himself having to explain the decision not to drop out.  &# [...]

Donald Trump Thinks The Mexican Government Forced The Pope To Support Immigrants

“I think Mexico got him to do it.” The post Donald Trump Thinks The Mexican Government Forced The Pope To Support Immigrants appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : Donald Trump Thinks The Mexican Government Forced The Pope To Support Immigrants

Cooking For Vegans: A Column For Kelly’s Birthday

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