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Deadly Crackdown Stokes Fear Among Protesters in Venezuela

In Venezuela, History Seems to Repeat: the Strategy is Failing

Moving forward, the Trump administration needs to rethink its Venezuela strategy.

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Walmart Embracing Robots, Can Workers be Replaced

Walmart Embracing Robots, Can Workers be Replaced?

Walmart's plans begs the question: How can workers prepare for a future of increasingly automated work?
In an Uncertain Era, Expressing Certainty is a Potent Weapon

In an Uncertain Era, Expressing Certainty is a Potent Weapon

The practice of protagonists claiming definitive outcomes is as American as Hollywood endings.
A cloud Lifts Over Trump, but at a Cost

Analysis: A cloud Lifts Over Trump, but at a Cost

At its core, Mueller’s investigation gave the president what he wanted: public affirmation.
South Florida Sees a Boom in 'Birth Tourism'

Mother Russia: South Florida Sees a Boom in ‘Birth Tourism’

Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth.
Court Records Reveal a Mueller Report Right in Plain View

All Court Records Revealed a Mueller Report in Plain View

Mueller has spoken loudly, if indirectly, in court — indictment by indictment, guilty plea by guilty plea.
What Else Would a Tabloid Character Say

What Else Would a Tabloid Character Say?

As president, Trump is disconnected from reality and says things he wants to say.
Once Sanctuaries, Houses of Worship Struggle with Security

Once Sanctuaries, Houses of Worship Struggle with Security

A rabbi who packs a gun. A church installing security cameras. A police car protecting a mosque.
How Trump’s North Korea Summit Faltered

The Lunch that Never Was: Trump’s North Korea Summit Faltered

The summit that had started amicably enough had collapsed, a dramatic reversal of friendly greetings.
New Solutions for the Old Problem of Illegal Massage Parlors

New Solutions for the Old Problem of Illegal Massage Parlors

The Florida prostitution sting is a reminder of the human trafficking and abuse taking place in our country.
Does Kim Jong Un Want the Prosperity Trump Touts? - FL Daily Post

Trump Touts Prosperity, But is That What North Korea Wants?

Here’s a nagging question: does Kim Jong Un want the prosperity Trump touts?
Billy Porter, The Oscars Gown and Social Media Hate

Billy Porter, The Oscars Gown, and Social Media Hate

Before he walked the Oscars red carpet knew what he was in for among some social media users.
Sanders may not need 2016 magic to be 2020 force

Sanders May Not Need 2016 Magic to Be 2020 Force

Can Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders recapture the magic that fueled his first presidential campaign?
Must the President Be a Moral Leader

Must the President Be a Moral Leader?

Voters disagree about the extent to which the president must demonstrate moral leadership.
Parkland Attack Fueled Big Shift in America’s Gun Politics

Yes, Parkland Attack Fueled Big Shift in America’s Gun Politics

It sparked a movement among a younger generation angered by gun violence and inspired hashtags such as #NeverAgain and #Enough.
Telemedicine’s Challenge: Getting Patients to Click the App

Telemedicine’s Challenge: Getting Patients to Click the App

Only 8 percent of eligible employees used telemedicine at least once in 2017
In SOTU Address, Trump Calls for End of Resistance Politics 5 Takeaways from Trump’s State of the Union speech

5 Takeaways from Trump’s State of the Union Speech

From his now-familiar case for building a wall to appealing to his base, here are the SOTU highlights.
Blackface Photo Stirs Calls for Virginia Governor to Resign

Blackface Scandal Spotlights Deeply Embedded Racism

The incident is the third in recent weeks, one including Florida’s secretary of state.

Inaction and Silence Rule Over Daily Gun Violence

Unfortunately, the media is doing a poor job putting the gun control debate on a larger scale nationwide.
Trump Rollbacks for Fossil Fuel Industries Carry Steep Cost

Trump Rollbacks for Fossil Fuel Industries Carry Steep Cost

Government projections show billions of dollars in savings by companies will come at a steep cost.
Facebook’s Murky Data-sharing Practices

Facebook’s Murky Data-sharing Practices

Mark Zuckerberg’s latest attempt to explain Facebook’s data-sharing practices is notable for its omissions.
Cohen Confesses to Lying About Trump Tower Moscow Deal

Fuzzy on Trump Tower Moscow? Here’s what we know so far

Here’s what we know so far about the business proposal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
Trump on the wall, drugs, Russia, vets

Fact Check: Trump on the Wall, Drugs, Russia, Vets

It was a week of half-truths, changed stories and outright fabrications in Trump’s Washington.
Who Blinks First Will Matter in Trump, Democrats’ Wall Fight

Who Blinks First Will Matter in Trump, Democrats’ Wall Fight

This is one of those perplexing snits that frustrates Americans and prompts them to blame both parties.
GOP Rep. King Loses Committee Posts over Racial Remarks

After Years of King’s Remarks, Why Now for the GOP Response?

Despite his seemingly endless string of racist comments and insults about immigrants, why now?
Growing Opioid Crisis Adds to Puerto Rico's Problems

Growing Opioid Crisis Adds to Puerto Rico’s Problems

Puerto Rico hasn’t been spared from the opioid crisis that has plagued the U.S. mainland— a problem that seems to have grown as a result of a devastating hurricane.
Wall Debate Obscures Other Struggles at the Border

Wall Debate Obscures Other Struggles at the Border

In Washington, it’s all about the wall. At the border, it’s only part of the story.
Trump Has Walls on his Mind as he Fights for Border Money

Trump Has Walls on his Mind as he Fights for Border Money

Everywhere President Donald Trump looks, he sees his long-promised border wall.
With Slump in iPhone Sales, Are We Post Peak Smartphone?

With Slump in iPhone Sales, Are We Post Peak Smartphone?

The tech industry has hit peak, a tipping point when everyone who can afford one already owns one.
Trump’s Reluctant Backers Sour on his Leadership, Policies

Trump’s Reluctant Backers Sour on his Leadership, Policies

Reservations about his personality and his policies reveal warning signs for Republicans.
Trump Disbands Business Councils after CEOs Exit in Protest

For Trump, the Economy is a Potential 2020 Storm Cloud

The greatest threat to President Donald Trump’s re-election bid may an economic slowdown.
Ruling to Strike Down Health Law Puts GOP in a Quandary

Ruling to Strike Down Health Law Puts GOP in a Quandary

Ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republican.
Reading between the lines of Trump's Oval Office tussle

Reading Between the Lines of Trump’s Oval Office Tussle

The heated, on-camera Oval Office exchange was an extraordinary public airing of grievances.
Escalating Riots with Hidden Populist Agenda

Escalating Riots in France Carry a Hidden Populist Agenda

Trump seized the moment to once again criticize the 2015 Paris climate accord that he is abandoning.
Dow Plunges 1,175 Points in Worst day for Stocks Since 2011

Could a Recession Be Just Around the Corner?

Why are Wall Street and some economists suddenly worried about a recession?
Prosecutors Detail Key Pieces in Russia Probe

Analysis: Legal Clouds over Trump Grow with New Disclosures

The president hasn’t been charged with any crimes, but he hasn’t been cleared of wrongdoing either.
Analysis: On this Trump trip, low drama, signs of acceptance

Analysis: On this Trump Trip, Low Drama, Signs of Acceptance

For the often-undisciplined leader, the whirlwind trip was an unusual moment of Zen.

Salaried Workers Beware: GM Cuts Are a Warning for All

Now that once-reliable route to prosperity appears to be vanishing.
Washington’s new power standoff - Trump, Pelosi

Washington’s New Power Standoff – Trump, Pelosi

Not quite friends, nor enemies, theirs is perhaps the most important relationship in Washington.
Dolce&Gabbana Fiasco Shows Importance, Risks of China Market

Dolce&Gabbana Fiasco Shows Importance, Risks of China Market

Don’t mess with China and its growing cadre of powerful luxury consumers.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are Increasingly Merging

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are Increasingly Merging

The physical rush of Black Friday and the armchair browsing of Cyber Monday are increasingly blending.
A Year Apart, Some Country Music Fans Face 2 Mass Shootings

A Year Apart, Some Country Music Fans Face 2 Mass Shootings

Survivors of the massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival had another fatal encounter in California.
Democrats Take House Control, GOP Retains Senate

Trump’s Energy, Excesses Drove GOP’s Erratic Campaign

For Republicans, the sense the sky was falling formed since early this year.
Trump is the Fault Line of Widening Divide

Trump is the Fault Line of Widening Divide

Race, class and geography separate the parties as much as ideology, with the president as the dividing line.
Trump far off track on birthright citizenship

Trump Far off Track on Birthright Citizenship

President Trump has astonished legal scholars with his claim he can end birthright citizenship.
Fed-up Americans Crave Unity amid Violence

Enough is Enough: Fed-up Americans Crave Unity amid Violence

A shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that claimed 11 lives, a mail bomber; enough is enough.
Bomb Threats Highlight Risk of Violent Political Rhetoric

Bomb Threats Highlight Risk of Violent Political Rhetoric

The thwarted attacks — revealed in rapid succession — added volatility to midterm elections.
Purging Long-Forgotten Online Accounts

Purging Long-Forgotten Online Accounts: Worth the Trouble?

Sure, you should delete all those unused logins and passwords. And eat your vegetables. And go to the gym.
In Black Neighborhoods, Trump’s Economic Boasts Ring Hollow

In Black Neighborhoods, Trump’s Economic Boasts Ring Hollow

Data that counter the positive picture Trump often paints in campaign-style rallies before largely white audiences.
Trump Fudges History on Black Vote, Drug Cost

Trump Fudges History on Black Vote, Drug Cost

Trump is misrepresenting the history of African-American voting and exaggerating his influence.
As Joblessness Falls, Skilled Workers Might Be Hard to Find

As Joblessness Falls, Skilled Workers Might Be Hard to Find

Are America’s employers at risk of running out of skilled people to hire?
Supreme Court Moves Right, but How Far, How Fast?

Supreme Court Moves Right, but How Far, How Fast?

The moment conservatives have dreamed about for decades has arrived with Brett Kavanaugh as justice.
Help Wanted: Overseers for Social Security and Medicare

Help Wanted: Overseers for Social Security and Medicare

Key posts overseeing the financial health of Social Security and Medicare have been vacant for more than three years.
Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing: A Dramatic Lesson on Gender Roles

Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing: A Dramatic Lesson on Gender Roles

He let his anger flare repeatedly, interrupted his questioners and cried several times during his opening statement. She strived to remain calm and polite,...
Feds Seize Backpage.com, Websites in Enforcement Action

Side Effect of Trafficking Law: More Street Prostitution?

Crackdowns targeting the sex-for-hire industry may have had unintended consequences.
Trump Upends GOP Strategy on Assault Claim

Analysis: Trump Upends GOP Strategy on Assault Claim

President Donald Trump went there. In a single tweet, Trump appears to have upended that strategy.
What we’ve Learned About Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings

Shame, Fear: Survivors Explain not Reporting Sexual Assaults

Shame. Guilt. Embarrassment. Denial. Disgust. And fear — of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, safety, even one’s life.
A Warmer World Makes Hurricanes Wetter and More Intense

A Warmer World Makes Hurricanes Wetter and More Intense

A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because...
Trump’s Blustery Myths on Hurricanes, Income

Fact Check: Trump’s Blustery Myths on Hurricanes, Income

In a stormy week, President Donald Trump blustered and distorted reality.
What we’ve Learned About Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings

What We’ve Learned About Kavanaugh After 2 Days in Hot Seat

Judge Brett Kavanaugh revealed a few things about himself, professionally and personally.
A Sign There Could Be Hope for Our Divided Nation

A Sign There Could Be Hope for Our Divided Nation

The message of reconciliation by two former presidents McCain asked to testify at his memorial, is an effort worth making.
What’s Lost When the President Can’t Show Up

What’s Lost When the President Can’t Show Up?

What’s lost when the president of the United States can’t — or won’t — show up?
High Court Pick Kavanaugh and his Carefully Constructed Life

High Court Pick Kavanaugh and his Carefully Constructed Life

He’s a team player — the conservative team — stepping up to make a play at key moments in politics.
Gaming Tournament Shooting Highlights Security or Lack of It

Gaming Tournament Shooting Highlights Security or Lack of It

The Jacksonville shooting has prompted calls from gamers for more security at esports tournaments.
Maine’s Senator Susan Collins to Vote Against Republican Health Care Bill

McCain Helped Build a Country that no Longer Reflects his Values

Arizona Sen. John McCain – scion of Navy brass, flyboy turned Vietnam war hero and tireless defender of American global leadership – a scholar of American politics.
Today’s GOP leaders have little in common with those who resisted Nixon

Today’s GOP Leaders Have Little in Common with Those Who Resisted Nixon

Republican leaders in 2018 are profoundly different than the ones who dealt with Watergate in the 1970s.
Back-to-Back Legal Blows in Trump Circle Jolt Presidency

Fact Check: Trump’s Alternate-reality Week

A look at Trump’s alternate-reality week regarding Michael Cohen, the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Manafort and more.
Russia Inquiry Expands to Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen

Money and Loyalty: a Look Inside Dramatic Trump-Cohen Rift

For Michael Cohen and Donald Trump, it’s always been about money and loyalty.
A President Who Demands Loyalty Finds it Fleeting in DC

A President Who Demands Loyalty Finds it Fleeting in DC

President Donald Trump is learning the hard way that in politics, it doesn’t always last.
Sex Scandals Fester at Unhealthy Organizations

Sex Scandals Fester at Unhealthy Organizations

When sex-abuse cases dominate headlines, a familiar pattern often emerges.
How Trump’s Big Military Parade Turned into a Big Nothing

How Trump’s Big Military Parade Turned into a Big Nothing

Will it be cheaper next year, as Trump contends? Here's why the idea turned into a big nothing.
Trump Craves Good Press from the ‘Fake News’ Media

Trump Craves Good Press from the ‘Fake News’ Media

As mainstream press coverage has been unfavorable, Trump craves good press from the ‘fake news’ media.
Marco Rubio Isn't Gearing up for a White House Run in 2020

Marco Rubio Isn’t Gearing up for a White House Run in 2020

The once-rising star used to be criticized for being in too much of a hurry, but now he’s hunkered down.
The Infantilization of Western Culture

The Infantilization of Western Culture

Everyday interactions with computer technologies have accelerated and normalized our culture’s infantile tendencies.
No, Twitter Will Not Ban Trump, Here’s Why

Tech Giants Stumbling in the Social World they Created

Tech giants stumbling in the social world they created as they make big profits by turning information into lucrative targeted advertisements.
Why Won't President Donald Trump Condemn White Nationalism?

Why Hasn’t President Donald Trump Condemned White Nationalism?

Trump has faced such a moment before, as a candidate and now as president.
Republicans Promote Fear, Not Tax Cuts, in Key Elections

Republicans Promote Fear, Not Tax Cuts, in Key Elections

Republicans promote fear, not tax cuts, in key elections, for example: there’s a border crisis in Pennsylvania, and Nancy Pelosi is a threat to New York.
Millennials Are So Over US Domination of World Affairs

Millennials Are So Over US Domination of World Affairs

Millennials see America’s role in the 21st century world an intriguing mix of continuity and change.
Who Chooses Abortion? More Women Than You Might Think

Who Chooses Abortion? More Women Than You Might Think

The abortion debate is at the center of U.S. political dialogue. But, who chooses abortion? More women than you might think.
Donald Trump Jr.’s Evolving Statements

Analysis: Why the 2016 Trump Tower Meeting Matters

A look at the details, the Trump team’s shifting explanations of the meeting, and why it matters.
Who is Q? Behind Conspiracy Theory Erupting at Trump Rallies

Who is Q? Behind Conspiracy Theory Erupting at Trump Rallies

Who is Q that is spreading like wildfire? What makes Q different and what does Q believe?
Reality Check: Inflation, Gas Prices, Tariffs Squeeze Consumers

Reality Check: Inflation, Gas Prices, Tariffs Squeeze Consumers

Coca-Cola, Pampers, plane tickets, and other items may cost more in the coming months.
‘Koch Brothers’ Rebrand Underway, Still a Conservative Force

‘Koch Brothers’ Rebrand Underway, Still a Conservative Force

The conservative Koch brothers are no more — even if they remain a political powerhouse.
No, Twitter Will Not Ban Trump, Here’s Why

No, Twitter Will Not Ban Trump, Here’s Why

It’s not going to happen, at least not while he’s in office.
Americans in Blended Families Cope with Toll of Deportation

Americans in Blended Families Cope with Toll of Deportation

As the United States takes a harder line on immigration, thousands of families are fractured apart.
The White House Week of Walk-backs

Let’s Be Clear: The White House Week of Walk-backs

This was the week when “would” turned into “wouldn’t” and “no” meant “yes.”
Study Links Air Pollution to Drop in National Park Visitors

Study Links Air Pollution to Drop in National Park Visitors

Air quality warnings issued by parks and other government agencies may be causing the visitation drop.
Alcohol’s Health Benefits Hard to Prove, Harms are Easy to Document

Alcohol’s Health Benefits Hard to Prove, Harms Easy to Document

Alcohol is the most widely used drug in the world, including in the United States.
Why Trump’s Presidency Draws Criticism from All Sides

Why Trump’s Presidency Draws Criticism from All Sides

Trump's “America First” slogan morphed into “Me First”as unloaded on his own intelligence community.
Breastfeeding, the Best Public Health Policy throughout History

Breastfeeding, the Best Public Health Policy throughout History

Breastfeeding has long been the gold standard for infant nutrition. Why does breastfeeding matters?
As the Summit Nears, Trump is Playing Putin’s Game

In the U.S.-Russia Helsinki Summit, Trump Played Putin’s Game

The first U.S.-Russia summit of the Donald Trump Presidency, one-nil, Vladimir Putin. And the game hasn’t even begun.
U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Russians for US Election Meddling

Conspiring to Commit an Offense Against the United States

Editorial: Russians conspirators 'want' to promote discord in the United States and undermine public confidence in democracy.
5 Takeaways from FBI Agent Peter Strzok’s Congressional Hearing

5 Takeaways from FBI Agent Peter Strzok’s Congressional Hearing

The cameras were on, and the theatrics were high. But despite the partisan hubbub, the stakes were high.
Analysis: Trump Court Pick Aimed at Cementing Legacy

Analysis: Trump Court Pick Aimed at Cementing Legacy

Trump poured accelerant on his campaign to shift Washington’s balance of power toward conservatives.
Where Americans Stand on Issues Likely to Face a New Justice

Where Americans Stand on Issues Likely to Face a New Justice?

Here’s a look at public opinion on some of the key issues facing the justices in the coming years.
Trump’s Economic Gamble: Solid Job Gains vs. Risky Trade War

Trump’s Economic Gamble: Solid Job Gains vs. Risky Trade War

From the safety of a resilient U.S. economy, President Donald Trump has lit the fuse on a high-risk trade war with China.
How the Trade War is Changing Minds in a Senate Battleground

How the Trade War is Changing Minds in a Senate Battleground

Many of the hardest hit states are those that backed Trump and feature top-tier Senate races in November.
Today’s Protests: Many Voices, Social Media, Not 1 Leader

Today’s Protests: Many Voices, Social Media, Not 1 Leader

Have America’s protests changed so they rely more on the masses and less on one captivating leader?
By Trump’s own yardstick, NKorea pact falls flat

By Trump’s Own Yardstick, North Korea Pact Falls Flat

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fell short of the kind of deal the U.S. president himself has long said is needed.
Summit Day: What Happened at Historic Trump-Kim Meeting?

Summit Day: What Happened at Historic Trump-Kim Meeting?

Here’s a look at what happened on Singapore’s Sentosa Island on Tuesday.
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