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    Don’t Be Fooled by These 12 Foods With Really Tricky Names
    Nov17

    Don’t Be Fooled by These 12 Foods With Really Tricky Names

    Rocky Mountain oysters aren’t actually oysters. “What’s in a name?” Shakespeare once asked. Well, everything. Food-wise, when it comes to names, the particular label or nickname an ingredient or dish carries can mean the difference between enjoying your meal or being repulsed by testicles when you really wanted seafood. Naming...

    McCarthyism Inc: Introducing the Counter-Terror ‘Experts’ Hyping the Russian Threat to Undermine Free Speech
    Nov11

    McCarthyism Inc: Introducing the Counter-Terror ‘Experts’ Hyping the Russian Threat to Undermine Free Speech

    Revelations about Russia’s use of social media in the 2016 elections are being used as a pretext for suppressing dissent by some dubious characters. Read part 1 of this investigation here. This September, Oklahoma GOP Senator James Lankford alleged that the widely popular #taketheknee Twitter hashtag that promoted NFL protests against...

    What Leon Wieseltier’s Fall Reveals About Washington
    Nov03

    What Leon Wieseltier’s Fall Reveals About Washington

    The Beltway has a long history of excusing sexual abuse. Does anyone in Washington still remember Leon Wieseltier now that indictments and a guilty plea involving the political misdeeds of associates of the sexual harasser-in-chief have sidelined the national paroxysm over sexual harassment itself? Even so, we should ponder Wieseltier’s...

    Trump’s Favorite Media Outlets Are Melting Down Over News Paul Manafort’s Home Was Raided
    Aug11

    Trump’s Favorite Media Outlets Are Melting Down Over News Paul Manafort’s Home Was Raided

    Breitbart and company are working overtime to distance the president from his former campaign manager. After President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was issued a search warrant regarding the Russia investigation, pro-Trump media — including Fox personalities, fringe blogs, neo-Nazi sites, and fake news...

    White House as Crime Scene: How Robert Mueller Is Closing In on Trump
    Aug06

    White House as Crime Scene: How Robert Mueller Is Closing In on Trump

    There is a grand jury in Washington DC. The special counsel’s team is full of experts in financial crime. On Russia, the president can feel the net closing. The legal net around Donald Trump’s beleaguered presidency tightened dramatically this week with news that a grand jury has been established a few hundred yards from the White...

    Energy Department Scientists Barred From Attending Nuclear Power Conference
    Aug02

    Energy Department Scientists Barred From Attending Nuclear Power Conference

    No one can explain why the U.S. scientists were prevented from attending the conference in Russia. Edwin Lyman, a physicist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, was one of 30 U.S.-based scientists scheduled to speak at the quadrennial International Atomic Energy Agency conference on fast breeder nuclear reactors in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in late...

    Does a Serial Liar Like Trump Become Truthful Under Oath?
    Jul31

    Does a Serial Liar Like Trump Become Truthful Under Oath?

    Perhaps his answers to questions about business associate Felix Sater offer a clue. “Would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of the events?”ABC News’ Jonathan Karl asked Donald Trump on June 9, 2017. A day earlier, former FBI Director James Comey’s appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee had put Trump...

    What the Hell Is Trump’s Worldview, Anyway?
    Jul31

    What the Hell Is Trump’s Worldview, Anyway?

    Trump’s global dance with Vladimir Putin has played out in Syria and Ukraine in deeply bewildering fashion. When Trump administration officials announced an end to the covert CIA program to arm and train Syrian rebels in their fight against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, many framed it as a win for Russia — and while it was indeed...

    Is There Method to Anthony Scaramucci’s Madness?
    Jul29

    Is There Method to Anthony Scaramucci’s Madness?

    New White House enforcer abuses Bannon and Priebus and meets with Sessions—it looks like a massive power play. I’m not sure how many more days like Thursday this country can take. The most important event was the defeat of the “skinny repeal” bill in the Senate — which actually happened in the wee hours of Friday morning — with Sen. John...

    ‘Sessions Has a VERY Weak Position on Clinton Crimes’: Trump Issues New Loyalty Test to Attorney General
    Jul25

    ‘Sessions Has a VERY Weak Position on Clinton Crimes’: Trump Issues New Loyalty Test to Attorney General

    Trump sharpened his attack against Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday in a series of tweets. President Donald Trump has made clear to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he must launch an investigation of Hillary Clinton to keep his job.The president has been attacking Sessions, the first Republican senator to endorse his campaign, for...

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