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VISALIA, Calif. — Charles Rothbaum has waited a long time for a presidential candidate to visit this traditionally red, Central Valle [...]

Open thread for night owls: Making America great again like it was in the ‘good old days’

 If you haven’t seen this, here’s your chance. The Donnie knows how to handle dissent.  x YouTube Video HIGH IMPACT STORIES • THE WEEK’S HIGH IMPACT STORIES TOP COMMENTS TWEET OF THE DAY x When #corporate polluters manipulate our political system with big $, our #climate pays the price [...]

SpaceX could help with military launches, but its primary goal is far more ambitious

It’s launch day at Kennedy Space Center in the not-too distant future. On the pad stands a gleaming rocket, pointed eagerly at the sky. Then the exciting countdown begins … 3 … 2 … 1 … and it rises on a pillar of fire. Clearing the gantry, it quickly rolls slightly and s [...]

Why #GambiaRising matters to Americans

Few things stir the passions of most Americans more than the struggle of oppressed people fighting for their freedom against a tyrant, a dictator, an authoritarian government, or a totalitarian regime. And to be sure, those feelings are greatly amplified when the uprising represents a pot [...]

ORLANDO — William Weld, a former governor of Massachusetts who made a late-career leap to the Libertarian Party, won its vi [...]

Last weekend I noted that the ongoing presidential primary between Sanders and Clinton is benefiting Democrats in California. That’s  [...]

Over at the Washington Monthly, D.R. Tucker is pretty fed up with Bernie Sanders. He agrees with me that Sanders seems too bitter these day [...]

Economists discover people don’t behave rationally

“Contrary to our original thinking, I’ve come to believe that people don’t behave like the economic textbooks say they should behave,” wrote Dr. Paul Wingfield, an economist at Cato University. “People don’t behave rationally.” Wingfield and his colleague, Dr. Summer Redaction, recently p [...]

A friend of mine sends me an email about Hillary Clinton: I have two daughters, 28 and 25, who live in NYC and a son, 23, just out of coll [...]

The Green Mile

Yesterday, I speculated about the possibility of Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson qualifying to appear in the fall presidential debates alongside Republican Party nominee Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. There’s another third-party candidate who [...]

The Good Future: Reclaiming Utopia

This is the 500th anniversary of Utopia. The word was created as the name of a fictional land from a book written in 1516 by Sir Thomas More. In the book, More recounts conversations with a man who has visited Utopia—a beautiful island off the coast of the then distant and exotic America. [...]

The Character of Our Content

Where, exactly, did people get the idea that President Obama was supposed to end racism? In a rather curious piece, conservative syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker scrutinized Obama’s May 7 commencement address at Howard University and apparently wasn’t too impressed: At a r [...]

A couple of days ago Donald Trump unloaded an extraordinarily blistering public attack on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is overseeing the class [...]

When did the United States get so damn uptight?

Last week my 16-year-old son and I were talking about my exploits as a teenager. My son said, “Dad, things were so less uptight when you were a kid. What happened?” My initial response to him was: “Ronald Reagan.”  Since then, I have given this a lot of thought. And while I do stand by my [...]

ORLANDO — Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson won the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination on Sunday, fending off five [...]

12 Fringe Conspiracy Theories Embraced By A Man Who Might Be The Next President

You can find conspiracy theorists on street corners, call-in radio shows and social media. Soon, you might be able to find one in the Oval Office. The post 12 Fringe Conspiracy Theories Embraced By A Man Who Might Be The Next President appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : 12 Fr [...]

An Incomplete List Of Fringe Conspiracy Theories Embraced By A Man Who Might Be The Next President

You can find conspiracy theorists on street corners, call-in radio shows and social media. Soon, you might be able to find one in the Oval Office. The post An Incomplete List Of Fringe Conspiracy Theories Embraced By A Man Who Might Be The Next President appeared first on ThinkProgress. G [...]

The difference between ‘I’m a businessman’ Trump and the Domino’s owners who stole wages? Not much

In the movie Billy Madison, Adam Sandler’s character is competing in an “academic decathlon” against his rival, an, ahem, ethically challenged executive, for control of his father’s company (please don’t ask me to explain any more). Way ahead on points, the sleazeball—played by Josh [...]

Sins of Emissions

Will the Democratic National Convention’s 2016 platform call for a federal investigation of ExxonMobil’s reported efforts to deceive the American public about the risks of human-caused climate change? Climate hawks have yet to finish celebrating the news that 350.org founder B [...]

After another week of controversies stemming from Donald Trump’s fight with members of the Republican Party, his campaign insis [...]