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ROD DREHER'S BAD HISTORY

Rod Dreher, the American Conservative editor and blogger, has found himself in yet another race-related controversy. He was lately...

Why Do Carrot Hot Dogs Make You So Mad?

WHY DO CARROT HOT DOGS MAKE YOU SO MAD?

Every now and then, The Washington Post publishes something that provokes uniquely murderous rage from readers across the political...

 
 
 
Making the Movies Un-American

MAKING THE MOVIES UN-AMERICAN

“Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?” Members of the House Committee on Un-American Activities raised...

Poet of the People

POET OF THE PEOPLE

The poet Pablo Neruda was born in 1920 at the age of 16. It was in October of that year, anyway, that a young man whose unsuspecting...

 
 
 

‘THERE'S NO HAPPIER PERSON IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW THAN SCOTT PRUITT'

Vermont Law School professor Patrick Parenteau has given lots of interviews since Wednesday, when Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy...

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU IS A BRILLIANT BLACK COMEDY ABOUT RACE, LABOR, AND MAGIC

Cassius Green goes by Cash. “Is Cash Green?” he jokes to his girlfriend Detroit , in an “Is the Pope Catholic” kind of way. “Yes it...

 
 
 

HOW CONSERVATIVES ARE HOODWINKING BIG TECH

Tech companies are fending off criticism from all political corners. Democrats have called for greater regulation, comparing Facebook...

IN GLOW , WHO GETS TO BE EMPOWERED?

GLOW's second season opens with Ruth Wilder posing for a photo to mark the day she and her costars on the women's wrestling circuit...

 
 
 
The Echoes of Chinese Exclusion

THE ECHOES OF CHINESE EXCLUSION

On May 10, 1869, the transcontinental railroad linked America from east to west for the first time in history. It was a formidable...

How Big Pharma Was Captured by the One Percent

HOW BIG PHARMA WAS CAPTURED BY THE ONE PERCENT

Donald Trump's plan to lower prescription drug prices, announced May 11 in the Rose Garden, is a wonky departure for the president....

 
 
 

ANTHONY KENNEDY WAS NO MODERATE

Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement on Wednesday virtually guarantees that the most conservative U.S. Supreme Court in 85 years will...

ANTHONY KENNEDY'S GREAT LEGACY: HIS EXIT

For the past decade on the Supreme Court, Justice Anthony Kennedy wielded more influence over the lives and destinies of millions of...

 
 
 

THE OTHER SIDE OF JEFF BEZOS'S WASHINGTON POST

Since Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos purchased The Washington Post in 2013, the newspaper has been one of the great-and few- success stories...

The Remaking of Class

THE REMAKING OF CLASS

What do we talk about when we talk about class? Is it economic or is it cultural? Is it the working poverty of a nurse and single mother...

 
 
 
Rejected by A.A

REJECTED BY A.A

The applause rang out in the drab meeting hall across the river from David Hockenbury's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. David's heart...

Puzzled by Westworld ? Look to Shakespeare

PUZZLED BY WESTWORLD ? LOOK TO SHAKESPEARE

Season two of HBO's Westworld is, in the words of Janet Jackson, a story about control. As in the first season, the action mainly takes...

 
 
 

BERNIE SANDERS IS NOT THE LEFT

When CNN's Jake Tapper asked Bernie Sanders on Sunday if he wants to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, the senator...

THE CORPORATE GANGS WHO COULD PROFIT FROM TRADE WITH NORTH KOREA

South Koreans so far have responded with overwhelming optimism to Donald Trump's June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korean leader...

 
 
 

LIVING IN DAVID LYNCH'S ART LIFE

In 2016's documentary, David Lynch: The Art Life , one scene stands out from the others like a rip down the front of an evening gown....

No Shelter Here

NO SHELTER HERE

The photograph showed four young Eritrean men in the departure terminal at Ben Gurion International Airport. Dressed sharply in jeans...

 
 
 



MGM Resorts denies liability for Las Vegas shooting, asks courts for...

MGM Resorts denies liability for Las Vegas shooting, asks courts for protection from lawsuits

The entertainment giant is not seeking monetary damages but, citing a federal law, asks the courts to protect it from legal actions filed by the victims. Read more ...

Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor's sexual misconduct

Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor's sexual misconduct

The lawsuit filed on Monday by four former college wrestlers allege "rampant sexual misconduct." Read more ...

Woman seriously injured after finding bear in her kitchen

Woman seriously injured after finding bear in her kitchen

GROTON, N.H. - New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department says a 71-year-old woman suffered serious head injuries from an encounter with a bear in her home. The department says... Read more ...

Original 'Winnie the Pooh' map breaks auction record

Original 'Winnie the Pooh' map breaks auction record

The drawing sold for nearly $566,000. Read more ...

Man who walked 20 miles to work gets CEO's car

Man who walked 20 miles to work gets CEO's car

The man wasn't going to let a broken-down car keep him from getting to work... and now he doesn't have to. Read more ...

President Trump says he accepts US intelligence agencies conclusion Russia...

President Trump says he accepts US intelligence agencies conclusion Russia meddled in 2016 election

On Monday, Trump stood beside Russian President Vladimir Putin and challenged American intelligence agencies' findings that Moscow had interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections. Read more ...

President Trump says he accepts US intelligence agencies conclusion Russia...

President Trump says he accepts US intelligence agencies conclusion Russia meddled in 2016 election

On Monday, Trump stood beside Russian President Vladimir Putin and challenged American intelligence agencies' findings that Moscow had interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections. Read more ...

Most expensive ice cream in America costs $1,500

Most expensive ice cream in America costs $1,500

But most importantly: Does it taste good? Read more ...

Former Ohio court employee admits to helping drug dealers

Former Ohio court employee admits to helping drug dealers

The former Ohio clerk of courts worker received $1,000 each time she warned drug criminals of search warrants, authorities said. Read more ...

Mueller asks for immunity for witnesses in Manafort case

Mueller asks for immunity for witnesses in Manafort case

Special counsel Robert Mueller asked a federal judge Tuesday to grant immunity to five unidentified potential witnesses whose testimony he wants to compel at the criminal trial... Read more ...