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Donald Trump’s most frequent campaign stop? His house.

There was a layer of symbolism to Donald Trump’s June 16 campaign announcement that may not have been obvious on the day of the event. As is now legendary, Donald Trump arrived at the lectern from which he would ramble his way into contention by escalator, riding down the shiny  [...]

Tell Us What You Really Mean By "Political Correctness," Conservatives!

Okay, I’ve had it. Led by Ben Carson and Donald Trump, Republicans are incessantly nattering about “political correctness.” Here is perhaps the ultimate abuse of the term by, unsurprisingly, Trump: Asians are very offended that JEB said that anchor babies applies to them [...]

Why William Kristol Keeps Returning to Donald Trump

While many political pundits have been thrown into a tizzy by Donald Trump’s unexpectedly strong and robust popularity as a GOP, none have been quite so addled as Weekly Standard editor William Kristol, who in the space of two months has gone from being Trump-curious, to being anti-Trump, [...]

Paid Leave This Week: What It’s Like to Have Cancer and a Baby While Working at Amazon

Ex-Amazon employee says she was pushed out after returning from maternity leave and cancer treatment. In an essay on Medium, the company’s former editorial director <a href="https://medium.com/@jcheiffetz/i-had-a-baby-and-cancer-when-i-worked-at-amazon-this-is-my-story-9eba5eef2 G [...]

Rewriting the Human Story

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Cartoon for August 28, 2015: Tale of the Tape

Go to Source : Cartoon for August 28, 2015: Tale of the Tape

Obama’s Ukrainian Forces Break Minsk Agreement: Resume Invasion

Go to Source : Obama’s Ukrainian Forces Break Minsk Agreement: Resume Invasion

Nazis’ Gold Train Is Said to Have Been Found in Poland

Go to Source : Nazis’ Gold Train Is Said to Have Been Found in Poland

Raising taxes on the wealthy? Calling out income inequality? Meet the new GOP.

We’re living in a time in which Americans feel like the economy is rigged against them. And it’s not just Elizabeth Warren whose saying that (or at least suggesting it) these days. It’s even many GOP contenders for president. [Why income inequality is no silver bulle [...]

Minorities face more discrimination than women, but need less affirmative action?

Poll after poll shows Americans believe “racial minorities” suffer from more discrimination than women. But Americans are also more supportive of affirmative action programs aimed at women than said minorities. That’s the public opinion landscape captured in a new Ga [...]

Americans think minorities face more discrimination than women, but should get less affirmative action

Poll after poll shows Americans believe “racial minorities” suffer from more discrimination than women. But Americans are also more supportive of affirmative action programs aimed at women than said minorities. That’s the public opinion landscape captured in a new Ga [...]

Morning Digest: Business owners remove all voters from business district, but forget one college kid

Map of the new Community Improvement District in Columbia, Missouri Leading Off: • Gerrymandering: Normally gerrymandering in a medium-sized town that doesn’t even pertain to city council elections would be too down-in-the-weeds, but this story from the Columbia Tribune is too funn [...]

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Trump continues to dominate the GOP primary

There’s just no oxygen for other GOP candidates. Eugene Robinson analyzes the situation: The Republican establishment seems to be slowly going through Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s five stages of grief, with many politicians and pundits unable to get past the first: denial. When it becam [...]

Donald Trump is headed to Nashville — a city that attempted its own Trumpian immigration laws

On Saturday, when Donald Trump lands at an airfield just a few miles from Nashville immigration lawyer Elliott Ozment’s office and heads toward a restaurant hot-spot not far from downtown, there’s a 50/50 chance that Trump’s route will take him past Ozment’s of [...]

Film Review: Steve Jobs, Man in the Machine

Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine MAGNOLIA PICTURES At an April showing of his Steve Jobs takedown, which already has generated plenty of heat in tech circles, director Alex Gibney admitted he’s basically wed to his iPhone. But boy, does his film avoid the worshipful tones of previous [...]

Liberals Are Wrong to Separate Race from Class

After shutting down a Bernie Sanders speech at a Seattle rally for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, Black Lives Matter activist Marissa Johnson <a href="http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2015/08/11/22680645/in-her-own-words-the-political-beliefs-of-the-protester-who-in [...]

Record numbers of veterans are getting jobs in the government — but a lot of them quit

The share of federal jobs going to veterans is at its highest level in five years, new data shows, with former service members comprising almost half of full-time hires in the last fiscal year. One in three people in government is now a veteran, proof that the White House’s six- [...]

Record numbers of veterans are getting jobs in the government — but a lot of them aren’t staying

The share of federal jobs going to veterans is at its highest level in five years, new data shows, with former service members comprising almost half of full-time hires in the last fiscal year. One in three people in government is now a veteran, proof that the White House’s six- [...]

The Anti-Birthright Citizenship Brigade

For the past several years, the issue of birthright citizenship has slowly worked its way into the Republican agenda. Bills to end birthright citizenship for undocumented immigrants have routinely cropped up in Congress. So-called “anchor babies” have become a political target [...]

How Top GOP Donors Got Jeb Bush to Facilitate a Hurricane Katrina Cruise-Ship Boondoggle

Trailing Donald Trump in the polls by a widening margin, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is trying to use the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday to highlight his successes in crisis response. On Tuesday, his presidential campaign released a two-minute ad promoting Bush’s [...]