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In a period in which reports of sexual abuse and sexual harassment by prominent men have led to the powerful #MeToo movement, the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the president — as well as a $130,000 payment by his personal lawyer to a porn star with whom Trump was alleged to have had an affair — have helped widen the gap further between Trump and many female voters. Given the issues that have risen to prominence early in this election year — school safety and guns — along with the continuing focus on sexual misconduct in the workplace and elsewhere, women could be more motivated to turn out, especially women in suburban districts that will play a big role in deciding who controls the House in January.
One of our absolute favorite musicians, Dan Deacon did the music for “Theo Anthony’s Rat Film.” The film, which uses the urban rat as a way to explore a deeper story of urbanization and segregation, is a unique blend of history, science and sci-fi, poetry and portraiture. And Deacon’s music, a unique blend of styles, genres and instruments is the perfect match for what Anthony was doing. In a Pitchfork review of Deacon’s album incredible album “America,” Jess Harvell wrote, “As carefully constructed as the work of any highbrow electronic savant you’d care to name, Deacon’s music alone should clearly paint him as a smart dude, a thinker, and a craftsman.” Click through to read the interview, and check out his incredible video for a song we love called “When I Was Done Dying” after the Latest Posts section below.
This isn’t any ordinary microscopic organism. It’s a tardigrade—the most ‘indestructible’ animal on Earth. Also called water bears, tardigrades can survive up to 30 years without food, live in volcanoes, and endure the vacuum of space. Researchers say they could even survive an asteroid impact like the one that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Only the eventual death of the sun may be enough to wipe out the tardigrades.
Kansas racist insults and spits on a black preschool-aged boy who was at a restaurant with his family, celebrating a birthday. The man repeatedly called the boy a nigger or other racial slurs. Police were called and upon arrival the racist attempted to use his first-responder status as cover, telling the police ‘It’s OK, I’m a fireman’
Many Americans can buy a gun in less than an hour. In some countries, the process takes months. Click through for the basic steps for how gun control by country affects how firearms are purchased by most people in 15 of them. Many countries have exceptions for specialized professions, and local laws vary. The process in the United States seems to most closely resemble that of third-world nations.
The stupidity and failure of Trumpcare: Government will spend $33 billion more to cover 8.9 million fewer Americans, as premiums soar.
The law’s role in boosting wages was overblown. Its deficits are scaring investors. And fears that it might accelerate inflation could push the Federal Reserve to choke off growth.
Unprecedented evidence of climate change as Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides.
Cruz became enraged and ran away in November after misplacing a photo of his recently deceased mother. Police found Cruz at a neighborhood park, he apologized for his outburst.
“You are so brainwashed that you believe anything NASA tells you, and now you believe Elon.”
One man sits in absolute despair writing his speeches to the victims of, to me, one of the most horrific shootings we’ve ever had.
Where do you go when you die? The increasing signs that human consciousness remains after death.
“A lot of times, by the time you go to court, it takes so long to go to court to get the due process procedures … take the guns first, go through due process second … I like taking the guns early.”