The Silence in Kelly Clarkson’s Call for ‘Action’ on Mass Shootings

The script for what happens after a mass shooting—the thoughts, the prayers, the arguments, the forgetting—has come to, even, include mourning that such a script exists at all. At least as far back as 2012, after the killings ...
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The Higher Education Nearly All Americans Love

Two surveys last year painted an unambiguous picture: Republicans had soured on higher education. They thought colleges had a negative impact on the country and the “way things were going.” But a new survey shows that Americans’ attitudes ...
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The President Who Cried Wolf

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The president of the United States is seizing on vague news reports to allege a vast political conspiracy against him, demanding an investigation, and searching for vindication. Of course you’ve heard ...
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Pakistan's comments on wanting peace will be taken seriously, says Indian defence minister

India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that India will take any “comment on wanting peace” by Pakistani officials “seriously”, The Times of India reported on Monday. Sitharaman, while talking to Indian media on the sidelines of a ...
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Pompeo Declares Economic War on Iran

The Trump administration’s new strategy on Iran essentially amounts to economic war. In a speech on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed “unprecedented financial pressure in the form of the strongest sanctions in history” unless the Islamic ...
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What Didn’t Work in Season 43 of <em>Saturday Night Live</em>

The opening sketch of Saturday Night Live’s 43rd season finale epitomized the show’s direction this year. It was chock-full of celebrity guests, with Alec Baldwin in his usual role as Donald Trump, Ben Stiller as the president’s beleaguered ...
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There Is Only One Trump Scandal

The sheer volume of Trump scandals can seem difficult to keep track of. There’s the ongoing special-counsel investigation into whether the Trump campaign aided a Russian campaign to aid Trump’s candidacy and defeat his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton; ...
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5 KP lawmakers accused of selling votes in Senate polls send defamation notices to Imran Khan

Five estranged Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers on Monday sent defamation notices to party chief Imran Khan for levelling allegation that they sold their votes during the Senate elections held in March. Imran Khan, in a press conference in ...
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How a Pyramid Scheme Doomed the World’s Largest Amphibians

The world’s largest amphibian should have been easy to find. While most salamanders are the size of your finger, Chinese giant salamanders can be as big as your entire body. Even average individuals can grow to Labrador size. ...
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