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Here’s How James Comey’s Favorite Theologian Helps Explain the Decisions He Made

The controversial figure's new book further highlights the influence. While James Comey’s most recent clashes with President Trump are foremost on everyone’s minds, he’s had quite a career. He was the U.S. attorney responsible for taking down the New York mafia, the acting U.S. attorney general who stopped the policy that George W. Bush’s administration called “enhanced interrogation” or, …

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Here’s How the US Became a Troll Nation: From Gamergate to the Rise of Trump

Before “MAGA,” Gamergaters claimed harassing women online was “about ethics in video game journalism” Troll To fish for by trolling a: to antagonize (others) online by deliverately posting inflammatory, irrelevant, or offensive comments or other disruptive content b: to act as a troll — Merriam-Webster.com, 2017 The national tragedy that was the election of 2016, …

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Here’s How the GOP Farm Bill Is an Unapologetic Assault on Public Health

The boring-sounding bill is actually a massive testament to conservative corruption. The words “farm bill” are unsexy on the best of days. That's especially true in an era when every time you turn on the news there's another political scandal involving Russians, sex workers or both. But the farm bill that Republicans passed out of …

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Here’s How the Fox News Presidential Pardon Pipeline Works

Right-wing criminal in need of a pardon? The president's favorite network is ready to help. Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s plea to overturn his 2010 criminal conviction and 14-year prison sentence on charges related to political corruption, his wife Patti Blagojevich appealed to a higher authority: Fox News. “If you could …

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Here’s Why Attorney-Client Privilege Might Not Save President Trump or Michael Cohen

The president has been frantic ever since federal agents raided his attorney's office. President Donald Trump is banking on attorney-client privilege to shield his sensitive communications with Michael Cohen from the prying eyes of federal investigators — but there's good reason to think it won't work. As Mimi Rocah, former assistant U.S. attorney for the …

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People With Depression Use Language Differently — Here’s How to Spot It

Scientists have long tried to pin down the exact relationship between depression and language, and technology is helping us get closer to a full picture. From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and …

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Here’s What Cable News Ratings Reveal About the 2018 Midterms

MSNBC’s numbers are on the rise, and strategists see a direct correlation between viewership and voter sentiment Embattled conservative cable personality Laura Ingraham returned to Fox News Monday night with significantly less advertisers after mocking 17-year-old Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg for being rejected by his preferred colleges last month. And her return to the …

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Here’s What Happened When Professional Atheist Sam Harris Tried — and Failed — to Embarrass Noam Chomsky

Chomsky's self-appointed antagonist is more off-base and offensive than many realize. In April 2015, Sam Harris—an author, neuroscientist and self-appointed provocateur—persuaded Noam Chomsky to participate in a private email exchange. Chomsky had refused any other form of interaction with Harris and, for reasons not made public, he agreed. Then when the email exchange was finally …

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Democrats can win by tackling race and class together. Here’s proof

The party is often asked to choose between courting white working-class voters and fighting racism but our research shows it can do both We’ve heard this line over and over again: Democrats need to woo the white working class. Of course, Democrats should endeavor to reach these voters – just as a basketball team that …

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Here’s Why the Media Kept Trump’s ‘Love Child’ Story Secret for So Long

Multiple news outlets knew about the story for months, but they didn't publish. One of President Donald Trump's former doormen says that the president had a child out of wedlock with a Trump Organization employee, according to multiple reports Thursday. But as salacious as the story is, the most shocking part may be that the …

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