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Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Mel Evans) In the wake of Donald Trump’s clinching of the Republican nomination, pundits are falling all over themselves to explain their failure to predict his success. For most, the mea culpas have a hollow quality. “Everyone was wrong,” says the New Yorker’s...

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Donald Trump (Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson) There is a lot of doomsaying about the rise of Donald Trump, with people declaring this is the end of the republic. Consider Andrew Sullivan’s recent piece in New York magazine, arguing that the nation is ripe for despotism—and Trump will deliver...

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Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck (Credit: AP/Reuters/Mike Segar/Chris Carlson/John Sommers II/Photo montage by Salon) Now Trending on Facebook: Conservative Crybabies. Actually, scratch that. Conservative Crybabies can’t be trending, because the “conservative movement”—which is...

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David Dayen (Credit: The New Press/ lumy010 via iStock /Salon) Earlier this week the New York Times featured  a depressing story  about homeless people living in the foreclosed and abandoned houses that still dot the landscape in Nevada, reminding everyone of that awful time just a few years ago...

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(Credit: AP/Dennis Van Tine/Reuters/Pascal Rossignol) Politicians and pundits in America wonder where the rip-roaring popularity of protest candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders originated. The answer may lie in Europe. Trump and Sanders, in defying conventional political expectations, follow...

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Omar Barghouti (Credit: AP/Nasser Nasser) The time has long passed when one could dismiss the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement–calling for Palestinian rights as enshrined in international law and human rights discourse—as something “merely symbolic.”   The attacks on BDS...

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Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street," Michael Douglas in "Wall Street" In 2009, Shirley Hall lost her job as a drug and alcohol counselor and received a foreclosure notice on her Philadelphia home. Her life, and the economy as a whole, went into total meltdown. And like many, Hall had...

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The New York Times wrote an exposé on Donald Trump’s treatment of women over the years. Fox News defended Trump 10 times in one day over it. Watch our video for each moment...

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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, speaks during a campaign event Sunday, May 1, 2016, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) (Credit: AP) The DNC just called for Bernie Sanders to keep his supporters in check after chaos at the recent Nevada Democratic...

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(Credit: AP) Zap! If momentum were a surge of electromagnetic energy, Donald Trump against all odds has it now. The appalled GOP voters he is losing seem overwhelmed in number by independents and crossover Democrats increasingly attracted by his bumptious, raucous, smash-the-cucumber-frames style...

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Marvin Gaye performs at Radio City Music Hall, May 17, 1983. (Credit: AP/Nancy Kaye)) “Sexual Healing,” a hit Marvin Gaye song, was not actually authored solely by Marvin Gaye. How the song came about is a long story that involves music writer David Ritz. “When I met [Marvin Gaye], the...

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Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Matt Rourke) The ideological makeup of the Supreme Court is arguably the most important issue at stake this election cycle, and the future of the court has been giving conservatives heartburn ever since Antonin Scalia passed away in February. One cannot overstate how...

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(Credit: WGBHForum) In an  interview  with Chris Hedges in 2010, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned linguist and dissident intellectual, remarked that he has “never seen anything like this.” By  this, he meant the state of American society, relative to the time in which he was raised...

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Ammon Bundy (Credit: AP/Rick Bowmer) It goes without saying that in a democracy everyone is entitled to his or her own opinions. The trouble starts when people think they are also entitled to their own facts. Away out West, on the hundreds of millions of acres of public lands that most Americans...

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Evidenced by the plot of every sitcom and rom-com ever made, one of the telltale signs of pregnancy is morning sickness. And while this may make for a fun and whimsical half-hour of TV, dealing with morning sickness IRL — that can actually last all day long — is no laughing matter. If...

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The ability to communicate in one or more languages has many advantages. Knowledge of Latin might help a high school student raise her score on the ACT or SAT, while knowledge of Mandarin Chinese might help a recent college graduate enter the field of international business. Of course, many...

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The news that my husband would be deploying on the due date of our second child was both familiar and heartbreaking. He had deployed on the due date of our firstborn and was thousands of miles away by the time I finally went into labor and delivered our son. We thought we’d planned better...

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Embed from Getty Images Kids don’t need to learn not to make mistakes, they need to be shown how to learn from them. — One constant in many John Hughes movies is the out-of-touch parent or adult. Authority figures are often presented as being clueless to the world around them, either...

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Being a tween girl is kind of awesome. You're at that age where people are still mostly completely decent to one another, but you're now old enough to watch big-kid movies and opt out of coming into the grocery store. You're allowed to earnestly and unabashedly still like things — horses...

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Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders (Credit: AP/Andrew Harnik/Michael Conroy/Photo montage by Salon) Hey, remember what I said about the coming civil war in the Democratic Party, and how it wouldn’t necessarily be a whole lot more polite than the Republican version? Well, everybody who spouts...

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Summertime is just around the bend, and you know what that means: Females between the ages of 9 and 99 are getting ready to cardio blast, calorie-count and cover their bodies in the way that will be the least offensive to the world at large as bikini season approaches. One school in the U.K., not...

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David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar (Credit: AP/Reuters/Shaun Best/Lucy Nicholson/Scott Roth) These days, jazz is in a funny state. Musicians like Kamasi Washington and Cecile McLorin Salvant are making memorable music grounded in both the past and the future. Films about trumpeters Miles Davis...

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(Credit: Marvel) “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” might be the biggest disaster to ever make $870 million. Those numbers would be unspeakably enormous for any other franchise (the folks behind “Divergent” would be dancing in the streets), but they were a huge disappointment for Warner...

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In what may be the hottest gender reveal ever, Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel took to Instagram to share the news with the world. In a gorgeous black-and-white photograph, she said that she and her fiancé, Hermann Nicoli, are expecting a little boy... or perhaps one that's not so...

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The public perception of the cesarean birth is changing. For a growing number of parents, a "natural" C-section can be the next best thing to a vaginal delivery and a world away from the image of a distressed baby being whipped out of — and away from — its mom. More: Is it ever OK to...

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We have rounded up the cutest pregnant celebrities of the week, starting with Blake Lively, who showed off her amazing maternity style at the Cannes Film Festival. Pregnant Megan Fox dressed her baby bump down in a plaid shirt, while Kerry Washington was spotted showing off her baby bump on Jimmy...

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There once was a time when neighborhood children played together outside and were monitored by whoever's front yard they happened to be playing. You may have heard a neighbor call out for one of the children to get back home before it got dark. This would also have been the time that aunts, uncles...

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We’ve all faced days at the office where we’re just not feeling motivated. Off days happen to everyone and it’s tough — if not unrealistic — to constantly do your best work. There are bound to be times when you procrastinate too much, lack focus, or struggle to start important...

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Bernie Sanders (Credit: Reuters/Mike Blake) I’ve been an unapologetic shill for Bernie Sanders, writing articles, sending small donations and attending rallies, but after the recent debacle in my home state of Nevada, coupled with undeniable delegate math, it has became clear to me that Bernie...

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(Credit: Twitter via Don Willett, a justice on the Texas Supreme Court who was included in Trump's Wednesday list of potential nominees) Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump got a little presumptuous on Wednesday and released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court picks likely to...

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Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump (Credit: Reuters/Ap/Charles Rex Arbogast) Donald Trump’s history in the business world is inconsistent at best, but he’s masterfully cultivated his brand over the years. The perception, true or not, is that he’s a first-rate businessman, the consummate...

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Chloë Sevigny (Credit: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz) The amount of BS that gets cloaked in the guise of work culture is staggering. And if the field involves creativity and entertainment, what’s the difference between harassment and just… Hollywood? Speaking at Variety’s Cannes Film Festival...

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Istanbul, Turkey on October 18, 2015 (Credit: Reuters/Tolga Bozoglu) Germany appears to have sided with the Turkish president over its own citizen’s free speech, as Europe makes concessions to Turkey’s...

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Questlove, Robin Wright (Credit: AP/Carlo Allegri/AP/Mario Anzuoni) Few things are as thrilling to TV fans as seeing our favorite performers inhabit, in real life, the traits of the characters they play. “House of Cards” fans got their fix today as news spread of star Robin...

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Embed from Getty Images How to best handle yourself and your pup at the park — Many of our city parks are going to the dogs – literally. There are already about 1,200 off-leash dog parks in the United States. That number is growing rapidly, with an increase of 20 percent between 2010 and...

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(Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid/ Vibe Images via Shutterstock /Photo montage by Salon) While many evangelical voters supported Donald Trump during the primary, most prominent evangelical leaders ( with a few exceptions ) balked, preferring candidates like Ted Cruz that offered a more convincing...

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Bernie Sanders (Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri) The Democratic race inched a little closer to its conclusion yesterday. Hillary Clinton appears to have won Kentucky by the narrowest of margins (46.8 percent to 46.3 percent), while Bernie Sanders won Oregon by close to ten points (54 percent to 45...

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Republican Arizona Senator John McCain has already admitted he is in the political fight of his life. The former Republican presidential nominee announced early this year that he would actually skip out on this year’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland to focus on campaigning for...

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(Credit: MSNBC) While awaiting the close election results out of the Democratic Kentucky primary on Tuesday, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow took a moment to further investigate what exactly occurred at another recent, albeit much more rowdy, closely contested Democratic competition over the weekend. A...

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Nate Silver, Donald Trump (Credit: MSNBC/Reuters/Brian Snyder/Photo montage by Salon) American sports fans who don’t pay much attention to soccer might not know it, but 2016 was the year of what was likely the greatest sports upset of all time:  Leicester City overcoming 5000-to-1 odds to...

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Embed from Getty Images Don’t just celebrate the big things in your family; celebrate the small ones, too. — For previous posts in this series, click here. What is your reaction when your team wins an important game? How do you respond when your child comes home with a trophy or award...

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Phil Robertson (Credit: AP/A&E/Zach Dilgard) “Duck Dynasty” patriarch and child-bride proponent Phil Robertson appeared on Fox & Friends Wednesday morning and offered Republican front-runner Donald Trump the benefit of his spiritual assistance. He said he was “on the...

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Bill Kristol, Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Janet Van Ham/Reuters/Nati Harnik/Photo montage by Salon) It’s hardly surprising, that Breitbart recently referred to William Kristol as a “renegade Jew” in one of its headlines. The conservative website has been shilling pretty hard for Donald Trump...

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From riding a hoverboard on the edge of a skyscraper in Dubai to climbing a 1,150-foot bridge without safety equipment these adrenaline junkies stay one step away from their last. Watch this vertigo-inducing video to see these real life daredevils in action...

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Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon in "Ghostbusters" (Credit: Columbia Pictures) How’s this for a strange blend of irony, defiance, and cognitive dissonance? The new trailer for a much-awaited film by a very smart director drops just after an odd announcement by a reviewer that he would not...

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Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Carlos Osorio) Just a few weeks ago, Donald Trump gave a big speech laying out his uniquely Trumpian vision for America’s foreign policy. The speech itself was a largely incoherent grab bag of contradictions, but a few themes managed to tumble out. Chief among them was...

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Blac Chyna (Credit: AP/Star Max) If there’s any comfort to be had in the consistently awful and destructive comments that mouth breathing idiots like to make toward women online — especially women who commit the crime of being famous and possibly happy — it’s that they will...

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Peter Johnson Jr. (Credit: Fox News) On Fox & Friends Wednesday morning, legal “expert” Peter Johnson Jr. joined Ainsley Earhardt to discuss an offhand remark Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton made at a campaign event about charging her husband, former President Bill Clinton...

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Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Matt Rourke) The Daily Beast has republished  a 12-year-old recording of Donald Trump describing a woman who claimed to have briefly dated him as a “third-rate hooker” who was not physically attractive enough to date. In 2004, a former Playboy Playmate and...

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“Late Night” host Seth Meyers last night took a “Closer Look” at so-called “bathroom bills.” North Carolina’s bathroom bill, HB2, requiring transgender people use public restrooms corresponding to their birth gender, sparked partisan debate over whether the...

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Bill O'Reilly (Credit: Fox News) In the “Talking Points Memo” segment of The O’Reilly Factor Tuesday evening, host Bill O’Reilly criticized The New York Times for allowing a feminist to write a story about Donald Trump, claiming that because “Donald Trump’s...

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Bernie Sanders, Paul Krugman (Credit: Reuters/Mark Kauzlarich/Tim Shaffer/Photo montage by Salon) In two separate blog posts published at The New York Times Tuesday, economist Paul Krugman slammed Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders for being unable to “accept...

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Since launching his presidential campaign last year, there have been numerous occasions where Donald Trump’s campaign should have collapsed. But in this surreal year, Trump’s many “gaffes” — from arguing that Sen. John McCain was not a war hero because he was captured in Vietnam...

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Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly (Credit: Fox News) “Megyn Kelly Presents” was a colossal disappointment. I had high hopes for the primetime special, in which Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly sat down with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump in a kind of truce after a nine-month long “feud.” To be exact, the...

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Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Mary Altaffer) he unexpected successes of the two political outsiders, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, in this presidential primary season has everyone grasping for some kind of explanation that would easily explain it. The most commonly held assumption is that people are...

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Would you leave your baby home alone? More: My kid got a real history lesson when she skipped school How about if your child is sound asleep, and you're only going to be gone for a few minutes? When a mother asked this question on parenting site Mumsnet, opinion was divided but the majority of...

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Picking a name for your baby can feel like a huge responsibility, because it is. It's the name they're almost certainly going to be using for the rest of their life, and most parents work hard to choose a name with a lovely sound and cadence that has nothing but positive connotations. For baby...

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Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly (Credit: Fox News) Megyn Kelly’s much ballyhooed tête-à-tête with Donald Trump was exactly as awkward and fawning as most predicted it would be — but never was it more awkward than when she asked the presumptive Republican nominee to discuss what he felt was...

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“Daily Show” host Trevor Noah last night discussed the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated decision (or lack thereof) on a case involving whether the Affordable Care Act can require religious groups to offer female employees coverage for contraceptives. Fearing another 4-4 tie...

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Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer is under fire again, and this time it's for giving her daughter a special treat. People have taken to Twitter to slam Messer for allowing her youngest daughter, Adalynn, to *gasp* eat frosting straight from the can. Imagine! More: I finally understand how inspiration...

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We've all heard stories of women breastfeeding their sister's and friend's babies — stepping in with a big heart and a boob full of milk to give an infant what it needs. But breastfeeding a baby who has been abandoned in the street? How many of us could honestly say we'd do that without...

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Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Michael Conroy) “I’m really rich,” Donald Trump said  when he was announcing his run for president and many times since. The image of Trump as a billionaire businessman, impervious to donor influence and thus fully able to do and say as he pleases, has been a key...

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The director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, Thomas Jordan, made an announcement recently that would have sent a chill down the spine of every Californian: that the San Andreas fault appears to be in a critical state and as such, could generate a large earthquake imminently. Of...

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Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Gerald Herbert) If Republicans have any hope at all in November, it’s that Donald Trump can grow the party. In particular, working class whites will have to respond to Trump’s vaguely populist message. There are indeed many voters who feel displaced in this...

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