Business

CHART: LeBron James And Kevin Durant Have Had Remarkably Similar Careers

If we compare their careers by age, we can see that Kevin Durant's first seven seasons in the NBA have been remarkably similar to LeBron James. Using each players total points, rebounds, and assists per 40 minutes, as well as John Hollinger's … [Read More...]

Why America’s Slice Of The Global Stock Market Pie Is Shrinking

Bespoke Investment Group presents a variant of the above chart in a blog post on its website: America's share of world market capitalization has dropped sharply since around March 20, mirroring the rise that occurred over the preceding month. To … [Read More...]

We Just Found These Cool Screenshots That Show What The Internet Looked Like In 1996

18 years ago, in 1995, … [Read More...]

Conan O’Brien’s Elaborate MTV Movie Awards’ Opening Took 3 Weeks To Make

While the "Mad Men" season 7 premiere and "Game of Thrones" aired, MTV also aired its annual Movie Awards. Host Conan O'Brien opened the show with a pre-recorded segment where he met with MTV brass to figure out an opening gag that would work … [Read More...]

US Politics

Democrats are talking about race and the Republican Party an awful lot lately … – Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)Democrats are talking about race and the Republican Party an awful lot lately ...Washington Post (blog)Attorney General Eric Holder said Republicans have engaged in "ugly and divisive" attacks against President Obama and … [Read More...]

Will immigration undermine Republicans in 2016? – CBS News

Will immigration undermine Republicans in 2016?CBS NewsImmigration has long been a divisive issue that has stymied the GOP, and it is already shaping up to be one of the most challenging issues that Republicans must address in the next … [Read More...]

Statement by President Obama on Marathon bombing anniversary – Boston Globe

ABC NewsStatement by President Obama on Marathon bombing anniversaryBoston GlobeNote: The following is a statement by President Obama. A year ago, tragedy struck at the 117th Boston Marathon. Four innocent people were killed that week, and … [Read More...]

Foreign Policy

FBI Movie Warns American Students Overseas Are "Tempting and Vulnerable … – Businessweek

GroundReportFBI Movie Warns American Students Overseas Are "Tempting and Vulnerable ...BusinessweekShriver, who was born in Virginia but grew up in Michigan and studied international relations there, was recruited by Chinese agents while … [Read More...]

Globalizing World Requires Transatlantic Partnership and Leadership – Council on Foreign Relations

Globalizing World Requires Transatlantic Partnership and LeadershipCouncil on Foreign RelationsWith the economic structural reforms enacted in many southern European countries now beginning to show results, German finance minister Wolfgang … [Read More...]

Behind the scenes with Chiney Ogwumike, the WNBA’s top draft pick – USA TODAY

Behind the scenes with Chiney Ogwumike, the WNBA's top draft pickUSA TODAYShe graduated early with a degree in international relations in March, her academic mentor is former Secretary of State and current Stanford University professor … [Read More...]

Justice

Four People Could Face Execution Again After Their Death Sentences Were Thrown Out In Court

CREDIT: Shutterstock Four people in North Carolina removed from death row could soon face the death penalty again. The North Carolina Supreme Court will hear two cases Monday over the fate of four prisoners whose sentences were thrown out … [Read More...]

What Happens When An Entire City Becomes A Drug-Free School Zone

It was a muggy night in June 2004 when someone approached Tyrone King on the street corner in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The guy was looking to buy a few “slabs” of cocaine. King struggled with drug addiction, and said the guy offered to … [Read More...]

Wisconsin Republican Committee Votes To Uphold ‘Wisconsin’s Right… To Secede’

CREDIT: Shutterstock Earlier this month, the Wisconsin Republican Party’s Resolutions Committee voted to endorse a proposal expressing the party’s support for “legislation that upholds Wisconsin’s right, under extreme … [Read More...]

Elections 2012

FILE - This Oct. 18, 2013, file photo, shows the White House in Washington. Getting ready to run for president means working through a hefty checklist of activities long before most people are paying attention to the contest ahead. Prep work, positioning and auditioning don't wait for the primary season. Just about everyone thinking about running for president is kicking it into gear now, slowpokes included. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Pace of presidential prep picks up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just about everyone thinking about running for president is kicking it into gear now, slowpokes included. … [Read More...]

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Racialized politics, and America’s South African future

In fact, the demographic trends show that they will no longer be the majority of the population, starting sometime about 2050. Jamelle Bouie has a fine essay exploring what this might mean for American politics: Working at Northwestern … [Read More...]

The president of the Movement for the Society of Peace (MSP), the Algerian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, Abderrezak Mokri arrives for a press conference on April 11, 2014 in the capital Algiers

Islamists boycott Algeria vote as North African tide turns

Algeria's Islamists -- once the country's leading political force -- are boycotting this month's presidential election, chastened by recent poor performances at the polls and setbacks for ideological soulmates across North Africa. … [Read More...]

World News

China’s Actions in Hunt for Jet Are Seen as Hurting as Much as Helping – New York Times

Sydney Morning HeraldChina's Actions in Hunt for Jet Are Seen as Hurting as Much as HelpingNew York TimesChinese claims that its Haixun 01 vessel had twice detected underwater signals, perhaps from the missing plane, were discounted. Credit … [Read More...]

After Fire, Picturesque Hills of Chilean Port City Are Left in Ruin – New York Times

Washington PostAfter Fire, Picturesque Hills of Chilean Port City Are Left in RuinNew York TimesVolunteers cleared debris from a home in Valparaíso, Chile, on Monday. Thirteen people died as a result of the blaze, and at least 2,000 homes were … [Read More...]

Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigeria capital – Times of India

Times of IndiaBomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigeria capitalTimes of IndiaABUJA: Seventy-one people died in a bomb blast in a packed bus station in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Monday — the deadliest attack yet to strike the city … [Read More...]

Politics & Media

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Ukrainian Troops Seize Control of Airfield Held by Separatists

On Tuesday, Ukraine launched an offensive against several separatist movements in eastern Ukraine that have sought to declare independence from … [Read More...]

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Yet Another Crazy Conservative Conspiracy Theory Proven Correct

In 2009, in the earliest weeks of President Barack Obama‘s administration, the White House made the controversial decision to take the … [Read More...]

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Taibbi: ‘Bush, Hands Down,’ Was Tougher on Corporate America Than Obama Is

First Look Media’s Matt Taibbi talked a lot about Wall Street on Democracy Now! Tuesday, and argued why George W. Bush was much better at … [Read More...]

Obamacare

Census Bureau Changes Health Care Survey Questions Hiding Effects of Obamacare

The Census Bureau, which has been regarded as the source for authoratative and consistent information regarding health insurance data, is … [Read More...]

Economy

Here’s One Place Where The Gender Wage Gap Is Actually Shrinking

CREDIT: Shutterstock Across the American population, progress on closing the gender wage gap has stalled for a decade, leaving women making … [Read More...]

The Budget Deficit In March Was The Smallest Since 2000

The United States Treasury building CREDIT: Rchuon24/Creative Commons The federal budget deficit for the first half of this year was $413 … [Read More...]

Retirees Lose Last Shield Against Pension Cuts As Judge Approves Detroit’s Payoff To Banks

CREDIT: AP After rejecting two previous proposals for being too generous to banks, on Friday a federal judge approved Detroit’s plan to … [Read More...]

How Labeling Retirement Plans Like We Label Cigarettes Could Save Workers A Fortune

CREDIT: Shutterstock The financial industry routinely skims tens of thousands of dollars in fees off the top of American workers’ … [Read More...]