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Why Bullshit Hurts Democracy More than Lies

Why Bullshit Hurts Democracy More than Lies

The philosopher Harry Frankfurt uses the idea of bullshit as a way of understanding what’s distinctive about this sort of deception. How can we compare it to our current political world?
Americans Are Becoming More Anxious Than Before

Americans Are Becoming More Anxious Than Before

Americans are becoming more anxious about their safety, health, finances, politics and relationships, a new online poll from the American Psychiatric Association finds.
Cosby’s Life of Achievement Stained by Assault Conviction

Cosby’s Life of Achievement Stained by Assault Conviction

His wildly successful stand-up concerts and albums, the smash hit TV shows, the immense comedic talent that gave him power to change pop culture — nothing is left unstained.

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Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Facing Credibility Questions

‘Were You Lying?’ Sanders Faces New Credibility Questions

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is facing a barrage of questions about whether she purposely misled the American people.
Raul Castro Leaves Cuba with New Freedoms, Deep Problems

Raul Castro Leaves Cuba with New Freedoms, Deep Problems

In 2008 Raul Castro took over a country where most people couldn’t own computers or cellphones, leave without permission, run most types of private businesses. Will there be change now?
What’s in Those Seized Records? Trump’s Biggest New Worry

What’s in Those Seized Records? Trump’s Biggest New Worry

President Trump and his allies have hit a new level of anxiety after the raid on his personal attorney’s office, fearful of deeper exposure for Trump.
Xi vs Trump: Who Has the Better Hand in Potential Trade War?

Xi vs Trump: Who Has the Better Hand in Potential Trade War?

The brewing China-U.S. trade conflict features two leaders who’ve expressed friendship but are equally determined to pursue their nation’s interests
Trump Escalates Attack on Amazon, Focusing on Tax, Shipping

Why Trump Attack on Amazon Focusing on Tax, Shipping is Wrong

Without evidence any evidence to back up his criticisms or suggest any specific actions he planned to take, President Donald Trump accused Amazon.com Inc...
Stormy Daniels’ Media-Savvy Lawyer is Trump’s Newest Nemesis

Stormy Daniels’ Media-Savvy Lawyer is Trump’s Newest Nemesis

Daring Trump to underestimate him, Avenatti, 47, says this case is a natural fit for a “dragon slayer” who has spent his career trying to help Davids fight Goliaths.
Kim’s Trip Shows China’s Value in Korean Diplomacy

Kim’s Trip Shows China’s Value in Korean Diplomacy

Just how much is still open to debate, but the visit shows Kim Jong Un hasn’t forgotten his only major ally despite recent antipathy.
Decision to Add Citizenship Question to Census Draws Protest

Decision to Add Citizenship Question to Census Draws Protest

The Trump administration’s decision to ask people about their citizenship in the 2020 census set off worries among Democrats.
Parkland Teens Keep Gun-Control Grown-ups at Arm’s Length

Parkland Teens Keep Gun-Control Grown-ups at Arm’s Length

Within days of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland shooting, they launched a crusade against gun violence. And they are worked furiously.
Trump Views Designs for Border Wall While Bashing California - No Way to Gauge President Trump’s Border Wall Promises

No Way to Gauge President Trump’s Border Wall Promises

Here’s a look at some of President Trump's remarks Tuesday in San Diego and how they compare with the facts.
Lots of Talk, Little Action on Curbing Health Care Costs

There’s Lots of Talk, but Little Action on Curbing Health Care Costs

Congress’ effort to stabilize the nation’s insurance markets is faltering amid escalating demands by each party and erratic positions by President Trump.
Gun Background Check System Riddled with Flaws

Gun Background Check System Riddled with Flaws

It only works if federal agencies, the military, states, courts and local law enforcement do a better job of sharing information with the background check system
Trump Risks Trade War to Fulfill Political Pledge

Trump Risks Trade War to Fulfill Political Pledge

Most GOP lawmakers have balked at Trump’s approach and lawmakers fear a trade war could wipe away economic gains and leave them on shaky ground with voters in November.
Lobbyists Get Ethics Waivers to Work for Trump

What Swamp? Lobbyists Get Ethics Waivers to Work for Trump

President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries they worked for.
Puerto Ricans still Stranded in Hotels 6 Months after Storm

Puerto Ricans still Stranded in Hotels 6 Months after Storm

Nearly six months after the storm, almost 10,000 Puerto Ricans are scattered across 37 states and the U.S. territory, still receiving temporary housing assistance from FEMA.
Trump’s Tariff Talk Provokes Rarely Seen Urgency Among GOP

Trump’s Tariff Talk Provokes Rarely Seen Urgency Among GOP

Trump’s decision to seek steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports has provoked rarely seen urgency among Republicans.
Congress Has Ideas on Gun Violence, but No Consensus

Congress Has Ideas on Gun Violence, but No Consensus

No plan appears ready to take off despite a long list of proposals, including many from President Donald Trump.
Ex-Trump Campaign Associates Face more Charges by Special Counsel

Latest Mueller Indictment Spells Trouble for Bankers

The most serious exposure may be for a Rhode Island-based bank that employed a “conspirator” in Manafort’s scheme to obtain a loan he couldn’t afford.
Trump Roars on Twitter about Russia Probe but Misses

Trump Roars on Twitter about Russia Probe but Misses

Fact checking the President's tweets over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive.
#MarchForOurLives: Breaking the Silence to Confront the Status Quo

Breaking the Silence to Confront the Status Quo on Gun Violence

Listen to the voice of a movement created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer be silent and risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action.
Indictment: Social Media Companies Got Played by Russian Agents

Indictment: Social Media Companies Got Played by Russian Agents

And it’s not clear if the companies like Facebook and Twitter have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again.
Takeaways from Mueller’s Russian Meddling Indictment

Key Takeaways from Mueller’s Russian Meddling Indictment

President Donald Trump tweeted that the indictment proves there was “no collusion!” What does the indictment mean for Trump?
Trump’s Economic Policy Rooted in Debt

Analysis: Trump’s Economic Policy Rooted in Debt

One clear principle runs through President Donald Trump’s emerging economic policy: Debt is good. The White House budget plan released Monday is the latest example of the Trump principle.
Agency-by-Agency Highlights of Trump’s 2019 Budget

Agency-by-Agency Highlights of President Trump’s 2019 Budget

These are agency-by-agency highlights of President Donald Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2019, released Monday.
False Alarms Highlight Weaknesses in National Alert System

False Alarms Highlight Weaknesses in National Alert System

Last month’s bogus ballistic missile warning in Hawaii and, now, this week’s tsunami snafu have highlighted trouble spots.
Trump Support Vital as Congress Tackles Immigration Issue

Trump Support Vital as Congress Tackles Immigration Issue

If the aim is to pass a legislative solution, Trump will be a crucial and, at times, complicating player. Yet his ultimate support will be vital.
How Sports Can Start a Movement

Method vs. Message: How Sports Can Start a Movement

Kaepernick and LeBron helped set a stake in the ground, declaring to athletes across all sports that their platforms could be used for more than fun and games.
Will Intelligence Agencies Stop Confiding to Congress?

Will Intelligence Agencies Stop Confiding to Congress?

Spy agencies could start sharing less information with Congress, weakening oversight. Lawmakers will try to declassify more intelligence for political gain.
More Teens Identify as Transgender in the United States

Not Just Boy and Girl; More Teens Identify as Transgender

Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, new research suggests.
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