The GOP plan to get Americans off food stamps puts 4 million children and seniors at risk

Republican work rules will do more harm than good. Republican efforts to make it harder for low-income Americans to qualify for government social programs could jeopardize the food supply of more than 4 million children and seniors, and potentially leave 22 million people without health insurance, according to a report released Monday by the Brookings Institution. Researchers at the Washington,

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The Proud Boys, the bizarre far-right street fighters behind violence in New York, explained

They hate Muslims and refuse to masturbate: Meet the shock troops of the weirdo right. On Friday night on the streets of Manhattan, members of a far-right organization kicked and punched counterprotesters they believed to be members of Antifa — and weren’t arrested. The brawl between the “Proud Boys” and counterprotesters started outside the Metropolitical Republican Club, where the group’s

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Hillary Clinton’s defense of Bill Clinton is why women don’t come forward

It’s another example of the way powerful people too often protect their own, rather than survivors. The rise of the #MeToo movement has prompted many politicians and public figures to reexamine President Bill Clinton’s relationship with Monica Lewinsky. Hillary Clinton, it seems, isn’t one of them. In a CBS interview on Sunday, correspondent Tony Dokoupil asked Clinton if she thought

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Hurricane Michael showed how woefully unprepared the military is for extreme weather

The military says climate change is a “threat multiplier.” It’s still struggling to prepare for those threats. Hurricane Michael roared through the Florida Panhandle last week with 155 mph winds and a storm surge that reached 14 feet, killing at least 18 people in four states, destroying homes, and knocking down power lines serving millions of customers. Tyndall Air Force

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Why Bill Gates is worried

What Gates thinks about global poverty, artificial intelligence, political freedom, clean meat, and humanity’s future. Is the world becoming a better place? Are human beings, on average, becoming healthier, richer, safer? And if they’re not, why not? And how can we do better? Each year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation releases its annual Goalkeepers Report. The publication is thick

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Trump taps Medicaid critic to run Medicaid

Mary Mayhew has urged other states not to expand the public insurance program. The Trump administration’s choice to run the Medicaid program nationwide is Mary Mayhew, a strident Medicaid critic who has urged states not to join the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Mayhew previously served in the administration of Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who has refused to implement a

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Proportional representation could save America

Sometimes there are simple solutions to complicated problems. And I, personally, have long thought that the thorny complex of issues related to polarization and the increasing bitterness of American politics might have a relatively simple solution: multi-member House districts. The way this would work is that most states, instead of being split into one or two or three or four

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