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WHAT'S NEXT FOR RENT CONTROL?

Last night, more than 100 protesters occupied the downtown Santa Monica offices of The Blackstone Group, a real estate and private...

THE OUTSIDER DEMOCRATS WHO BUILT THE BLUE WAVE

On Saturday, November 3, three days before the midterms, 200 volunteers gathered in Modena, New York, to canvass for Antonio Delgado,...

 
 
 
What Do Our Oldest Books Say About Us?

WHAT DO OUR OLDEST BOOKS SAY ABOUT US?

There are four original manuscripts containing poetry in Old English-the now-defunct language of the medieval Anglo-Saxons-that have...

Is Climate Bipartisanship Dead?

IS CLIMATE BIPARTISANSHIP DEAD?

In 2016, two members of Congress-one Republican and one Democrat-decided they wanted to end partisan gridlock over global warming....

 
 
 

THE AGONY AND MALICE OF JEFF SESSIONS

Jeff Sessions, who resigned on Wednesday, ranked as one of the most regressive political figures to ever lead the Justice Department....

AMERICA VOTED. THE CLIMATE LOST

The last two years in American politics have spelled trouble for the global climate, thanks largely to the Trump administration. And...

 
 
 

IT WAS A BIG, BEAUTIFUL BLUE WAVE

Only two hours after election results started trickling in, CNN correspondent Jake Tapper brought the gavel down. “This is not a blue...

THE KAFKAESQUE MACHINERY OF THE DEATH PENALTY IN AMERICA

The Supreme Court, its conservative majority in place for years, no longer debates whether state-imposed death is morally right or...

 
 
 
Is a Liberal Takeover Afoot in Colorado?

IS A LIBERAL TAKEOVER AFOOT IN COLORADO?

Colorado voters won't just be choosing elected officials when they go to the polls on Tuesday. They'll be deciding, via a controversial...

A Hopeless Election

A HOPELESS ELECTION

Stumping for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams last week, former President Barack Obama made the case that Tuesday's midterms...

 
 
 

CLIMATE CHANGE IS AGGRAVATING THE SUFFERING IN YEMEN

When I asked Moosa Elayah to describe where he was born-a province in Yemen called Ibb-the first thing he said was “green,” which makes...

Can Megachurches Save El Salvador?

CAN MEGACHURCHES SAVE EL SALVADOR?

At a small jail outside San Salvador, Brother David Borja lifted his sunglasses to talk a guard into letting us inside. The cell, originally...

 
 
 

HOW THE ROBERTS COURT CAUSED GEORGIA'S ELECTION MESS

Chief Justice John Roberts made a bold declaration on the state of American race relations in 2013. “Our country has changed,” he concluded...

Paul Ryan Wrote His Own Obituary, and It's Delusional

PAUL RYAN WROTE HIS OWN OBITUARY, AND IT'S DELUSIONAL

Ever since he announced his retirement in April, Speaker Paul Ryan has largely avoided the limelight, emerging now and then to repel...

 
 
 

THE EXTINCTION OF WILDERNESS

In 2016, an international team of scientists set out to determine how much of the earth's land is still wild. They were alarmed at...

How Did Life Emerge?

HOW DID LIFE EMERGE?

How did life begin? Two common answers come to mind. One is that, at some point, a deity decided to suspend the laws of physics and...

 
 
 

WHY TRUMP'S IMMIGRATION POLICY WILL HURT ALL AMERICANS

In a bid to whip up his base in the closing days before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump announced his intention to end...

Is Your Halloween Candy Destroying the Rainforest?

IS YOUR HALLOWEEN CANDY DESTROYING THE RAINFOREST?

Spencer Platt/Getty Images The trick-or-treaters who hit the streets on Wednesday night might spook a few people with their costumes....

 
 
 

THE FINAL GIRL IS ALL GROWN UP

Halloween is a porous time for the American household. Children you've never met come all the way up to your door and expect you to...

An Illogical Reason Not to Vote

AN ILLOGICAL REASON NOT TO VOTE

The midterm elections next week could be the most consequential in modern U.S. history. But a staggering number of young people aren't...

 
 
 



Reports: Homeless man, couple made up story for GoFundMe campaign that...

Reports: Homeless man, couple made up story for GoFundMe campaign that raised $400,000

Reports indicate all three will face criminal charges of conspiracy and theft by deception related to the GoFundMe campaign. Read more ...

Man shouts 'Heil Hitler' during 'Fiddler on the Roof' show

Man shouts 'Heil Hitler' during 'Fiddler on the Roof' show

An audience member said a man interrupted a performance of "Fiddler on the Roof" in Baltimore with a pro-Nazi and pro-Trump salute. Read more ...

‘Hee Haw' and country music star Roy Clark dead 85

‘Hee Haw' and country music star Roy Clark dead 85

Clark died Thursday of pneumonia complications at his home in Tulsa, OK. Read more ...

Disney World bans man who flashed 'Trump 2020' banner on Splash Mountain

Disney World bans man who flashed 'Trump 2020' banner on Splash Mountain

A man who displayed signs supporting Donald Trump is permanently not permitted at all Walt Disney World properties for violating the rules. Read more ...

Indiana woman pleads not guilty in students' bus stop deaths

Indiana woman pleads not guilty in students' bus stop deaths

A northern Indiana woman has entered a preliminary not guilty plea to charges that she struck and killed three children crossing a highway to board a school bus. Read more ...

Former Cowboys LB Jeff Rohrer comes out as gay, set to marry partner

Former Cowboys LB Jeff Rohrer comes out as gay, set to marry partner

Rohrer will be the first known current or former NFL player to be in a same-sex marriage. Read more ...

Trump Names Mar-A-Lago Member And Handbag Designer As Ambassador

Trump Names Mar-A-Lago Member And Handbag Designer As Ambassador

If confirmed, Lana Marks would bring no prior diplomatic experience to her role as the U.S. ambassador to South Africa. Read more ...

Warriors' Green not apologizing, he and Durant moving on

Warriors' Green not apologizing, he and Durant moving on

HOUSTON - Draymond Green isn't apologizing for his part in a dustup with Kevin Durant that led to a one-game suspension by the Golden State Warriors. Read more ...

Crown Prince Mohammed comes out on top of Khashoggi case that could see 5...

Crown Prince Mohammed comes out on top of Khashoggi case that could see 5 others killed

Saudi officials on Thursday claimed that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was innocent in the death of Jamal Khashoggi, and said it requested the death penalty of five people... Read more ...

The government wants to crack down on candy-flavored e-cigs and menthol...

The government wants to crack down on candy-flavored e-cigs and menthol cigarettes in a huge move against tobacco products

America's food and drug regulator is proposing to crack down on the sale of flavored e-cigs like the Juul at convenience stores and gas stations, citing their skyrocketing... Read more ...