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Who protects democracy when democrats won’t?

The trouble with democracy is that it works. Generally people get what they want. But what if electorates vote for politicians who don’t care for democracy or don’t understand its values? Who steps in to keep democracy on course? You might think the answer would be the electorate, but you may be wrong. Now, democracy…MORE

Here are some tips to keep you safe this Memorial Day weekend

For many Americans, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial summer kickoff. Whether you’re celebrating in the backyard or on the water, here’s how to have a safe holiday. Food safety Memorial Day means dusting off the grill and enjoying a barbecue or potluck meal. Before you take a bite of that burger or potato salad,…MORE

How an internet mob falsely painted a Chipotle employee as racist

Dominique Moran knew something was wrong as soon as she awakened that Friday morning. She turned on her smartphone and saw the first of what would become a barrage of texts and voicemails. “Are you okay?” “I just wanted you to know there’s a video of you going around with you and this person…” “Hey,…MORE

Who’s up and who’s down in the 2020 Democratic primary? Basically no one.

First things first: The theme song of the week is the closing credits from Family Ties. Poll of the week: A new national Monmouth University poll of potential Democratic primary voters finds former vice president Joe Biden leading with 33%, Bernie Sanders at 15%, Kamala Harris at 11%, Elizabeth Warren at 10%, Pete Buttigieg at…MORE

Get it straight: The difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day

We are here to make sure you don’t embarrass yourself. Inevitably, someone says something demonstrating confusion over the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Allow us to explain it to you. Related: Veterans reveal personal stories about why they serve Memorial Day: Celebrated the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is the holiday set…MORE

Oscar winner calls Trump the greatest president since Lincoln

Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight has posted a pair of videos to Twitter in which he affirms his long-held support for President Donald Trump and calls him “the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.” The star of “Midnight Cowboy” and “Transformers” addresses his remarks to “the people of the Republican Party,” saying in the two-part video that…MORE

El Chapo’s demand for outdoor exercise may be part of an escape plot, US says

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s complaining about lack of outdoor activity may be part of a plan to escape from detention before his sentencing next month, federal officials allege. An attorney for Guzman this month asked a federal judge to intervene over “cruel and unusual” prison conditions for the drug kingpin detained in a federal prison…MORE

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