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Reince Priebus’ sad world: It’s actually Democrats who are doing badly with women, he thinks

The RNC chair's recommendations for a more "inclusive" party have fallen flat, so now he's living in fantasy-land

Bill O’Reilly’s “Asian privilege” disgrace: The Fox News host needs some basic history lessons

Cherry-picked statistics and more race baiting from the Fox News host, in a condescending "Asian privilege" segment

Fox News hates men

Fox News thinks that teen boys can't be victims of sexual assault and that all men love to catcall. Misandry alert

We might have autism backwards: What “broken mirror” and “broken mentalizing” theories could have wrong

The dominant autism theories -- assuming a lack of or diminished social sensitivity -- need to be reexamined

California gets it right on sexual assault and abortion coverage

Affirmative consent and mandated insurance coverage shouldn't be unique. We should follow California's lead

Two volcanoes are erupting right now: What you need to know

Eruptions in Iceland and Papau New Guinea have captured the world's attention

The right’s “tyranny” paranoia: Why climate deniers are so afraid of Obama now

After a month of calling Obama a lazy checked-out president, conservatives are now angry that he's doing things

People’s War in India Clippings 29/8/2014

MHA upbeat about high number of Naxal surrender Buoyed by a significant spurt in the surrender of Maoist cadres, particularly in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, the Union Home Ministry has advised all Naxal-hit States to ensure proper rehabilitation measures and implementation of welfare schemes to encourage others to shun violence. The latest [...]

Paul Krugman says socialist President François Hollande is “failing France”

The Times columnist on the "very sad story" of the French president's fall from grace and Europe's bleak future

Cop killings erased from history: A tale of federal negligence

Serious problems that are measured can end up getting managed. Here's what happens when no one is keeping track

Kennewick Man and the Dorsets

It’s the  most beautiful morning ever here in Washington, but I’ve got Greenland on the brain, and the High Arctic, and permafrost, and seal meat. If you lived in the frozen north back in the day, you hunted seals, maybe lurking around the airholes so that when one popped up for a breath you could […]

Secrets of the right-wing lie machine: How Rush Limbaugh and others distorted CNN’s Ferguson scoop

It took only one guest to speculate a CNN recording was a hoax, and the right launched its master distortion plan

It’s not just Facebook anymore: In the future, your data is always for sale

Nobody is gathering more information more quickly than the providers of digital services. But do you trust them?

GOP’s crazy scapegoat: What their next shutdown will really be about

Republicans know shutdowns are toxic, but that doesn't mean they won't do one. They'll just blame you-know-who

NFL’s pathetic low point: Why it’s embarrassing itself over pot, domestic violence and homophobia

When it comes to sexuality, gender and morality, America's most popular pro sport is stuck decades in the past

This 11-Year-Old Was Locked Up Trying to Cross the Border. Read the Heartfelt Letter She Sent Obama.

On Tuesday, the nation's top immigration court allowed a Guatemalan woman who fled her abusive husband to petition for asylum in the United States. It's a landmark ruling that immigrant rights advocates hope will protect women who have escaped horrific marital violence in countries besides Guatemala. One of those women is a Honduran named Rosemary. Show More Summary

Here Are the Psychological Reasons Why an American Might Join ISIS

"Its Islam over everything." So read the Twitter bio of Douglas McAuthur McCain—or, as he reportedly called himself, "Duale Khalid"—the San Diego man who is apparently the first American to be killed while fighting for ISIS. According to NBC News, McCain grew up in Minnesota, was a basketball player, and wanted to be a rapper. Show More Summary

Is Boko Haram Teaming Up With ISIS for a Super Caliphate?

Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group with a foothold in northeastern Nigeria that's known for its mass kidnappings and violent tactics, released a video earlier this month making an unprecedented claim: The group announced it hadShow More Summary

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