Why Republicans Want the 2020 Census to Fail

Why Republicans Want the 2020 Census to Fail

The writers of Article I Sec. 2 of the Constitution, which mandates a census every ten years, did not have satellite analysis and probabilistic sampling in mind. Neither did they imagine a United States with more than 325 million people spread...
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Two Cousins Charged in Grisly Pennsylvania Murders

Two Cousins Charged in Grisly Pennsylvania Murders

A missing persons case in Pennsylvania took a shocking turn on Friday afternoon when the Bucks County district attorney Matthew D. Weintraub charged 20-year-old cousins with killing four men, burning their bodies and burying them on a family farm in...
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Russiagate and the Magnitsky Affair, Linked Again

Russiagate and the Magnitsky Affair, Linked Again

When I first read the explosive New York Times story about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with “Kremlin-linked lawyer” Natalia Veselnitskaya, I had multiple reactions. The first was amazement at Junior’s sheer stupidity (responding affirmat...
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Kid Rock's Politics: Everything You Need to Know

Kid Rock's Politics: Everything You Need to Know

Republican rocker Kid Rock coyly teased a run for the United States Senate on his social media this week. Though his formal candidacy is uncertain, in the age of a Trump presidency, officials – including Senator Elizabeth Warren – are taking...
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25 Best 'Game of Thrones' Episodes – Updated

25 Best 'Game of Thrones' Episodes – Updated

When you play the Game of Thrones, you play it one hour at a time. With a novelistic sprawl inherited from author George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, the popular HBO show often feels...
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Mitch McConnell's Precarious Health Care Balancing Act

Mitch McConnell's Precarious Health Care Balancing Act

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday he was delaying a scheduled congressional recess by two weeks – the legislative equivalent of locking his conference in a room and telling them no one is leaving until this Obamacare repeal thing...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wants to Revive D.A.R.E. Program

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wants to Revive D.A.R.E. Program

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is advocating to reinstate the D.A.R.E. program, an anti-drug curriculum launched in 1983 by the Los Angeles Police Department, which has been criticized for being ineffective. “D.A.R.E. is, I think, as I indicated, the bes...
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'I Don't Think That's Relevant': Congress Reacts to Trump Jr. Emails

'I Don't Think That's Relevant': Congress Reacts to Trump Jr. Emails

Senate Republican leaders had hoped to focus on getting their unpopular health insurance reform bill over the finish line when they returned from a week of BBQs and fireworks. Instead, their first full day back in Washington after their July...
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North Korea Isn't the Only Rogue Nuclear State

North Korea Isn't the Only Rogue Nuclear State

As if the last few years weren’t bad enough, we now have a real nuclear crisis. North Korea’s loony regime of Kim Jong-un conducted a successful missile launch test – landing about 60 miles south of the Russian city of Vladivostok,...
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Culture Index: 'Spiderman,' 'The Ronna & Beverly Podcast' and More

Culture Index: 'Spiderman,' 'The Ronna & Beverly Podcast' and More

Ah yes, the summer slog begins. Even with summer Fridays, beach-y Sundays, road trips and more fun on your agenda, you’ll need to pace yourself for the many weeks of blazing sun and mugginess ahead. On that score, Rolling Stone...
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