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Politics, Culture, Philosophy
  • Rachel Maddow
  • Frank Schaeffer
  • Roberto Ruiz

Friday's Mini-Report, 4.20.18Today's edition of quick hits. [...]

Why the GOP's failure over the Comey memos seems so familiarIf the Republicans' failure over the Comey memos seems familiar, it's because they stuck t [...]

Friday's Campaign Round-Up, 4.20.18Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country. [...]

Trump used alter ego to exaggerate his financial wealthTrump is insecure about his wealth? Check. Trump pretends to be made-up people? Check. Trump combine [...]

Republican tax plan delivers massive rewards for Wall StreetWall Street's biggest banks are making out like bandits under the GOP tax plan, but don't [...]

Rubio's argument on presidential 'deference' starts to unravelThe more important a position, the more the Senate should rubber-stamp a president's nominee? T [...]

Cruz tries to sing the praises of the president who bullied himTrump's success as president has little to do with governing and everything to do with his abil [...]

Rachel Maddow interviews James Comey: Read the full transcriptIf you missed Rachel's interview with former FBI Director James Comey, we've published the [...]

House Republicans obtain, quickly leak Comey memosThe Republican gambit to obtain evidence from an ongoing criminal investigation was apparently point [...]

Trump's legal team adds Giuliani, moves in an odd directionTo hear Donald Trump tell it, "many lawyers and top law firms" are eager to represent him [...]

Evangelical leaders are meeting this week at Wheaton College to try and figure out post-Trump how to [...]

A visitor from another planet – or perhaps an angel sent by the Lord to check in on the church – whe [...]

Trump has a lifetime of criminal activity to hide. The dumbest thing he ever did was run for preside [...]

Evangelicals who won’t hold Trump the mobster accountable for the way he has lived, brutalized women [...]

An authentic Christian democracy would be just what its label says: a form of democratic politics in [...]

ICYMI, here’s my appearance this morning on AM Joy on MSNBC. Joy and I discussed how Stormy Daniels’ [...]

Was Laura Ingraham always a crass bully or did she get that way by imitating the crass bully who fak [...]

Why do evangelicals support Trump instead of the evolution of empathy that is best represented by th [...]

Trump embodies the worst of male sexual entitlement and rank misogyny. And white evangelicals put hi [...]

We used to regulate how many media channels one person could own. We used to regulate monopolies. Wh [...]

The Philosophy of Christopher NolanEver since I first watched Memento and its fascinating exploration of the philosophical question of [...]

Voltaire - CandideThe philosophical problem of evil—the question of how the existence of unnecessary suffering is poss [...]

Arrow - A Celebration of LoveLife is hard enough as it is. Existence, in many ways, is suffering. Obviously, some have it much wo [...]

If 'Despacito' Were Written by an Evo-Devo BiologistIf you are a geek, you are likely to get excited over things others might find boring, laughable, la [...]

James Baldwin Debates William F. BuckleyJames Baldwin, the great essayist, poet, civil rights activist, writer and orator, would have turned [...]

Genius of the Ancient World - SocratesFew figures have been more important and influential in the history of civilization than the ancient [...]

The PresocraticsAnyone who's ever contemplated Raphael's celebrated painting The School of Athens knows th [...]

President Obama's Farewell AddressAs his presidency sadly comes to an end, President Obama delivered last night what is sure to become [...]

John Berger - Ways of SeeingArt critic John Berger's recent death has left a huge void in the world of art appreciation. Wh [...]

Some Thoughts and Feelings on the Aftermath of the ElectionWhen I saw that anger, hate and bigotry were going to win two nights ago, I had to unplug for a whil [...]

Right Living, Thinking, Etc
  • Two Truths News
  • Natural Living-Healthy Planet

"How can I give my children hope for the future when it looks bleak?" Sylvia Boorstein on [...]

His Holiness the Dalai Lama takes us step by step through the famed logic of Madhyamika, the Middle [...]

Pot use is having its moment, finding new acceptance across America. So why, after a long love affai [...]

The simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to cultivate our good qualities. Here [...]

Karen Maezen Miller on how meditation helps her bring "doing nothing" into everything she [...]

Lama Willa Miller talks to Lion's Roar deputy editor Andrea Miller about how to build a movemen [...]

Guo Gu offers a practical four-step process for integrating the Yogacara teachings in your practice [...]

The newly-formed union is the first organization speaking on behalf of Irish Buddhists. The post Iri [...]

Hamill was known for his devotion to Zen Buddhist teachings, his vivid poetry, his dedication to pub [...]

From a young age, Cameron Conaway was trained to channel rage into violence. Many years later, he le [...]

(Natural News) As hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto for personal injury and wrongful death move [...]

(Natural News) Chron’s disease is a long-term, chronic health condition that affects 700,000 people [...]

(Natural News) You probably don’t think twice about reaching for a blueberry muffin when you want a [...]

(Natural News) A Dallas-area doctor was recently suspended by the Texas Medical Board following a sp [...]

(Natural News) Just as special counsel Robert Mueller is beginning to squeeze anyone and everyone wh [...]

(Natural News) Cryptocurrency wallets were invented to allow those who owned cryptocurrencies, such [...]

(Natural News) When SHTF and the economy comes crashing down, money will become useless while mundan [...]

(Natural News) The LGBT community is having an increasingly difficult time catering to all of the co [...]

(Natural News) Most older women will tell you menopause is a difficult stage in life. They experienc [...]

(Natural News) Ever since humanity’s first foray into space, our astronauts have had to contend with [...]

Science News
  • The Universe Today
  • Perimeter Institute
  • Science Daily
  • Sky and Telescope

The ESA's Swarm satellites recently began monitoring Earth's oceans to determine how they [...]

According to two new papers submitted by a Harvard Professor and an independent scientists, extra-te [...]

A new study provides evidence of a so-called lost planet that was formed in the early days of the So [...]

Elon Musks hints in a tweet that SpaceX wants to use "giant party balloons" to retrieve up [...]

Hosts: Fraser Cain ( / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter ( / @PaulMattSutter) [...]

A pair of scientists who were part of the first gravitational wave discovery have developed a way to [...]

Next year, Randy Chung and Sean League of Space Fab will be launching the world's first space t [...]

Aurora Station will be the first luxury hotel in space. The station will be open for business in 202 [...]

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Gadi Eidelheit at his The Venus Transit blog. Click here [...]

According to a new study by a team of researchers, it is possible that we might find evidence of ano [...]

Three new appointments bolster mathematics, cosmology at PerimeterMonday Apr 09, 2018 Cosmologist Wi [...]

Emmy Noether Fellowships to expand, six new fellows announcedWednesday Mar 21, 2018 Perimeter’s flag [...]

Perimeter Institute mourns the passing of friend and colleague Stephen HawkingWednesday Mar 14, 2018 [...]

Researcher explores the universe's roughest neighbourhoodsTuesday Mar 13, 2018 Astrophysicist W [...]

Perimeter partners with Chapman University to conduct collaborative researchThursday Mar 01, 2018 Pe [...]

Perimeter welcomes cosmologist Neal Dalal to facultyWednesday Jan 31, 2018 New Faculty member Neal D [...]

Perimeter hosts international planning session for G7 SummitTuesday Jan 30, 2018 Representatives fro [...]

“Big bounce” work earns cosmology award for Turok and GielenTuesday Jan 09, 2018 With second- and th [...]

Perimeter Founding Faculty member named to Order of CanadaTuesday Jan 02, 2018 Raymond Laflamme, a f [...]

2017: Perimeter’s scientific year in reviewTuesday Dec 19, 2017 Science typically advances in increm [...]

Bottlenose dolphins recorded for the first time in Canadian Pacific watersA large group of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) have been spotted in Canadian Pacif [...]

Museum researchers rediscover animal not seen in 30 yearsResearchers have rediscovered the San Quintin kangaroo rat (Dipodomys gravipes) in Baja California. [...]

Clear as mud: Desiccation cracks help reveal the shape of water on MarsAs Curiosity rover marches across Mars, the red planet's watery past comes into clearer focus. [...]

Male contraceptive compound stops sperm without affecting hormones: Study in monkeysA new study details how a compound called EP055 binds to sperm proteins to significantly slow the ov [...]

A complete cell atlas and lineage tree of the immortal flatwormFrom one stem cell to many differentiated body cells: Scientists have now published a comprehensive [...]

Unprecedented wave of large-mammal extinctions linked to prehistoric humansHomo sapiens, Neanderthals and other recent human relatives may have begun hunting large mammal spec [...]

Atoms may hum a tune from grand cosmic symphonyResearchers playing with a cloud of ultracold atoms uncovered behavior that bears a striking resembl [...]

3-D human 'mini-brains' shed new light on genetic underpinnings of major mental illnessResearchers are leveraging gene-editing tools and mini-organs grown in the lab to study the effects [...]

How to bend and stretch a diamondBrittle diamond can turn flexible and stretchable when made into ultrafine needles, researchers at M [...]

Dogs could be more similar to humans than we thoughtDog and human gut microbiomes have more similar genes and responses to diet than we previously thoug [...]

A mini-satellite demonstrates exoplanet-hunting technology, a superconducting camera tests its abili [...]

Friday, April 20 • This evening the dark limb of the crescent Moon will occult 4th-magnitude multipl [...]

The post Crescent and venus appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

The post M13 le Grand Amas d’Hercule appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

Meet the brightest stars near Earth. Next up: Polaris, the North Star, the star within a degree of t [...]

This is what the largest available image of the Milky Way using only off-the-shelf photographic equi [...]

  NAME Cangar Observatorium ADDRESS Candi lontar 43b/36 Surabaya, east Java Indonesia Batu, ndonesia [...]

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched successfully on April 18th at 6:51 p.m. ED [...]

  NAME BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium ADDRESS 301 Gervais Street Loading Zone D [...]

Astronomers have found the gamma-ray-emitting remains of three exploded stars, and the remnants migh [...]