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Is the brash new president bending Washington to his will—or being tamed by the status quo?
From: The Atlantic | By: Molly Ball | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The military and older whites are the big winners in the president’s budget proposal, Democratic constituencies and Republican budget hawks are the big losers.
From: The Atlantic | By: Ronald Brownstein | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Anti-Semitic threats, space travel, the Oscars, and more.
From: The Atlantic | By: Rosa Inocencio Smith | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Trump's detour into war nostalgia suggests a profound ignorance of history and no understanding of the world
From: Salon.com | By: Bob Cesca | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Two toxic trends converged on Laura Hunter, who became an avid Trump supporter on the internet (except she isn't)
From: Salon.com | By: Matthew Sheffield | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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A deep appreciation of the gear of photography renews and invigorates Folds' affection for the instruments he uses
From: Salon.com | By: Annie Zaleski | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Jess and Dan were married in a big top tent, in a field in Nympsfield, Gloucestershire. Their wedding theme was 'rockabilly ska-punk festival' as they were inspired by their love of punk-rock, 50s style, Polaroid photography, leopard print, tattoo culture,...
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Rachel Webb | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The court says the law "bears no reasonable relationship to protecting the public."
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Monday, February 27, 2017
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  I’ve long thought that the most consequential thing I’ve ever done was write a newspaper editorial that helped stop development atop the highest wooded hilltop overlooking the New York metro. The hill is called High Mountain, and it is now home...
From: Doc Searls | By: Doc Searls | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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In a real way, it was failure that drove my father's success—failure to achieve his original goals was the prod that drove continued effort and accomplishment throughout his life. Just weeks before he died on February 16, my father finished writing...
From: Reason | By: J.D. Tuccille | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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"I would not want this to happen to anybody," says Grant Neal, formerly of Colorado State University-Pueblo. "I wouldn't wish this upon my worst enemy."
From: Reason | By: Robby Soave | Monday, February 27, 2017
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The year’s best movie shows the consequences of drug war authoritarianism without lecturing the audience.
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Today, marketers are challenged with higher expectations and thinner budgets. So figuring out where to invest your advertising dollars to drive the…
From: GigaOm | By: Chris Mohritz | Monday, February 27, 2017
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My personal guess is that it’s only a matter of time before Tinder gets replaced by something else as being the go-to app for dating.  There are already a slew of competitors that streamline the vetting process which leads to a less “trashy” experience...
From: TV Overmind | By: Nat Berman | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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This post We’re at a Critical Point in the Military-Tech Cycle appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Jim Rickards shows you why the military tech cycle has just opened a window of opportunity that’s only opened five times in the past 60 years... The...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: James Rickards | Monday, February 27, 2017
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The chorus of voices claiming that Apple will release a limited-edition iPhone with an OLED display just got a little bit louder. The Wall Street Journal's anonymous sources, familiar with the matter, claim that the 10th iteration of the device will......
From: Engadget | By: Daniel Cooper | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Once you reach a certain age, usually late 20’s/early 30’s, you can’t go on social media without seeing friends’ baby photos. Comedians MK Paulsen and Ella Gale have found a way to poke fun at this aspect of modern life by posing for a photo...
From: Awkward Family Photos | By: james | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The good news is the Supreme Court's Riley decision forces law enforcement to obtain warrants before searching cell phones. The bad news, apparently, is everything else. To begin with, particularity remains a problem. As the Supreme Court pointed out...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Monday, February 27, 2017
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The YBF couples stepped out to watch the Oscars in style. A pregnant Ciara, Russell Wilson, Jhene Aiko and Big Sean were all wrapped up in love at Elton John’s annual viewing party. Flicks inside… Elton John hosted his 25th annual AIDS Foundation...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Well, George Saunders, First Thursday Art Walk, And More Picks For Feb 27-March 5 by Stranger Things To Do Staff Here are our arts critics' picks in every genre—from Spectrum Dance Theatre's Rambunctious #3: The Immigrants to Genre Bender, and...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Things To Do Staff | Monday, February 27, 2017
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I work at a bridal salon. As an Offbeat Bride myself, I'd like to say that I work in one of the cool, mom-and-pop boutiques that specifically cater to offbeat weddings, but no. I work in a bastion of Wedding Industrial Complex influence. But I do work...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Clairebear | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Human rights activists say the change could roll back efforts to curtail teenage pregnancy and maternal and infant mortality in a nation with already-high rates of child marriage.
From: New York Times | By: MAHER SATTAR and ELLEN BARRY | Monday, February 27, 2017
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St. Therese’s Chapel, a home to Roman Catholic worshipers in an outlet mall in Paramus, N.J., will offer its final Mass there on Ash Wednesday.
From: New York Times | By: RICK ROJAS | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The proposed Pentagon increase has been criticized in part because White House officials say President Trump will call for a cut to programs that military officials say contribute to global stability.
From: New York Times | By: HELENE COOPER and PETER BAKER | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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A transgender boy won the girls’ state wrestling championship in Texas on Saturday after the league forbade him from competing against other boys. The spectacle of an undefeated teenage boy demolishing his female opponents—or advancing after they...
From: Slate | By: Christina Cauterucci | Monday, February 27, 2017
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In Monday’s paper, the New York Times published an opinion piece arguing that the mainstream feminist movement should accept into its fold groups that equate abortion with murder. Lauren Enriquez, a public relations manager at the anti-abortion Human...
From: Double X | By: Christina Cauterucci | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Listen to Episode 688 of Slate’s The Gist:
From: Slate | By: Mike Pesca | Monday, February 27, 2017
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President Donald Trump's initial address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night may be the most anticipated in memory -- because, when it comes to substance, we don't know who he is.
From: Denver Post | By: Albert R. Hunt | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Ireland juggles contradiction of beef farming with targets for cutting carbon emissions
From: Irish Times | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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This morning, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions, a case that arose from the U.S. government’s effort to remove a lawful permanent resident for a “sex crime.” Judging from today’s argument, the justices appeared...
From: SCOTUSblog | By: Kevin Johnson | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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My first experience with manias was in the 1950’s. As a pre-schooler, I was dragged along to the Filene’s Basement annual designer dress sale. Thousands of women of all types and sizes pressed against the glass doors opening into the subway station....
From: Chicago Boyz | By: Kevin Villani | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The spread of misinformation, as well as deliberate, fabricated news content online, has many heads, and no single weapon exists to defend against it. At MisinfoCon, a summit this past weekend hosted by the First Draft Coalition, the Nieman Foundation...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Shan Wang | Monday, February 27, 2017
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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Old coworkers who won the lottery now want to come back I’m a divisional manager. I manage several smaller teams and report to the manager of our entire department. Several years ago (long before...
From: Ask a Manager | By: Ask a Manager | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Being social shouldn't make you feel like crap the next day. Yet even as adults, many of us feel peer pressure to drink. Anyone who's uttered the words "I'm not drinking tonight" knows how awkward it can feel. Suddenly, you're a huge downer. Some friends...
From: FitSugar | By: Annie Gabillet | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Two experts break down its immune-boosting properties.
From: New York Magazine | By: Lisa Ryan | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Rewire identified multiple federally qualified health centers that restrict access to contraception or refuse to provide it altogether for religious reasons. Together, those centers operate health clinics in dozens of locations throughout the nation...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Amy Littlefield | Monday, February 27, 2017
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A horrific little nugget of  malignant stupidity, even for Trump, came out of his mouth this morning, talking about the ACA:"Let it be a disaster, because we can blame that on the Dems that are in our...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from last week’s private conference. The justices added three new cases to their merits docket for the next term, but – like last week – the most interesting development may have come in a death penalty...
From: SCOTUSblog | By: Amy Howe | Monday, February 27, 2017
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The smell of flopsweat is in the air The post Cecile Richards Hits the Panic Button appeared first on RedState....
From: Red State | By: streiff | Monday, February 27, 2017
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When you turn a profit on the sale of assets, such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds or real estate, it’s called a capital gain. And that's generally considered taxable income....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Monday, February 27, 2017
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One of the joys of early spring is watching for the first plants to emerge and bloom in the landscape.
From: Christian Science Monitor | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Pro: They are absurdly easy to grow. Con: Not everyone likes their scent.
From: Christian Science Monitor | Monday, February 27, 2017
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A baby seal, a giraffe and a teddy bear walk into a library ......
From: CNN | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Sen. Tom Udall has an idea that could place both Judge Neil Gorsuch and Judge Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court at the same time....
From: CNN | Monday, February 27, 2017
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President Donald Trump is set to give an address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday -- but it technically won't be his first State of the Union address....
From: CNN | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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