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Inside the evangelicals: How religion has shaped American politics over the past 50 years

Inside the evangelicals: How religion has shaped American politics over the past 50 years

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. On Oct. 3, Longwood University, a public university in Virginia, hosted the first and only 2016 vice presidential debate. In what were described as the debate’s “most sincere” and “most honest” moments, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) discussed their […]

Even Donald Trump’s lawyers think he’s a habitual liar

Even Donald Trump’s lawyers think he’s a habitual liar

It takes a lot for a lawyer to call one of his own clients a liar. But that’s how Donald Trump’s attorneys felt about him. According to a deposition from Trump’s 1992 bankruptcy hearing, his lawyers said that they would always meet with the real estate mogul in pairs, so he couldn’t backtrack on them. […]

How low can they go? Congress fails to do its job – then tries to blame Obama for it

How low can they go? Congress fails to do its job – then tries to blame Obama for it

There is chutzpah, and then there is whatever Congress did last week in the course of overriding President Obama’s veto of the JASTA bill. JASTA, or the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, will enable American survivors of terrorist attacks to sue the foreign governments that funded those terrorists. It was written and passed largely […]

Basest instincts: Donald Trump’s apology sounds like a rapist saying “she asked for it”

Basest instincts: Donald Trump’s apology sounds like a rapist saying “she asked for it”

The 2016 Republican presidential campaign is an Adam Sandler comedy. Donald Trump is the lead character — an amalgam of Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison and any number of others. During the Republican primaries, Donald Trump talked about the size of his penis, suggested that Marco Rubio urinated on himself during a debate, made allusions […]

What you need to know about Hurricane Matthew: Climate change may be affecting hurricane patterns

What you need to know about Hurricane Matthew: Climate change may be affecting hurricane patterns

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of stories related to hurricanes and storms. Mandatory evacuations have begun in coastal areas of Florida and other southern states as Hurricane Matthew continues its slow ascent from Haiti and Cuba toward the mainland U.S. Even […]

Thank your meteorologist: How forecasting sciences improved, and made us all safer from hurricanes

Thank your meteorologist: How forecasting sciences improved, and made us all safer from hurricanes

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. This article is part of The Conversation’s 2015 series on hurricanes. You can read the rest of the series here. In September of 1900, the cyclone that would become the Great Galveston Hurricane passed from Cuba, across the Straits of Florida and over […]