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Poll finds fewer Americans are concerned about climate change

Even though humans are experiencing the hottest months in recorded human history, and scientists warn our species is living on “borrowed time,” a recent poll found a notable dip in the number of people who view climate change as an urgent issue. 

In the latest poll by Monmouth University, less than half (46%) of the American public perceives global heating as being a very serious problem....

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When a president taught in a segregated school — and it changed history

Lyndon B. Johnson with the 6th and 7th grade students in the class he taught in 1928 and 1929. Cotulla, Texas. CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images

Last month I found myself in a friend’s kitchen, perched on a wooden stool while pointing a cracked iPhone screen at my laptop’s voice recorder. I was interviewing a pair of climate activists in their 20s, who were hunger striking to protest ongoing political inaction in the face of climate change....

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Anti-Asian violence is nothing new: It has a long, disturbing history in the United States

Less than a year before the COVID-19 pandemic hit America, leading to a surge in hate incidents against people of Asian descent, I spoke with “Star Trek” actor George Takei about a graphic memoir he had written. The erstwhile Ensign Sulu described living in a Japanese-American internment camp as a small child. His book was a harrowing depiction of a shameful chapter in American history: During World War II, roughly 120,000 Americans of Japanese heritage (a majority of them U.S....

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Palantir, data-mining company that helped ICE track down and deport immigrants, is going public

Palantir | Peter Thiel | Border Patrol agent arresting a man Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images/WikiCommons

One of Silicon Valley’s most despised companies is secretly going public.

Palantir Technologies, a Silicon Valley data-mining company appropriately named after the seeing stones used by Sauron for surveillance in “The Lord of the Rings,” has secretly filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to go public....

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Ivanka’s sister-in-law says she will not vote for President Trump in 2020

Karlie Kloss and Ivanka Trump Christoph Dernbach/Ian Tuttle/Getty Images

Karlie Kloss, the sister-in-law of President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, revealed on the show “Watch What Happens Live” that she will not vote for the Republican president in 2020.

“I’m sure I’m not the only person in this country who does not necessarily agree with their family on politics,” the “Project Runway” host told host Andy Cohen in a segment which aired Thursday night....

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Former Trump official claims that immigration crackdown has meant fewer rapes

Tom Homan, former ICE Director Fox News

Tom Homan, a former Trump administration official who served as acting ICE director for more than a year, claimed Wednesday to “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade that the president’s immigration policies have led to less rapes across the country.

“Look, I think you’re going to get 400 miles of wall by the end of the year....

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The Significance of Mike Pence

Published: The Good Men Project (July 16, 2016) As The New York Times recently reported, there are an awful lot of social issues in which Donald Trump doesn’t now or didn’t in the past line up with his new vice presidential running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. These...

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America has had a tyrant like Trump before: We fought a revolution to get rid of him

Published: Salon (July 4, 2016) As America celebrates its 240th anniversary, the Donald Trump campaign confronts us with the vivid possibility that our democracy could look vastly different if he’s elected. No, I’m not implying that Trump is another Adolf Hitler. You...

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