What Democrats Still Don’t Get About McGovern

What Democrats Still Don’t Get About McGovern

The party took all the wrong lessons from his landslide loss to Richard Nixon in '72.

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Hypersonic missiles could be operational in 2020s, general says

Hypersonic missiles could be operational in 2020s, general says

Hypersonic missiles could be here faster than you know it. By 2020, the Air Force is likely to have operational prototypes ready for a program of record and testing to develop an operational unit, said Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello, the commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory.

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Kim Jong Il’s bodyguard: 11 years serving North Korea

Kim Jong Il's bodyguard: 11 years serving North Korea

Sometimes, Lee Young Guk was mere feet away from Kim Jong Il. From the late 1970s till the late 1980s, Lee was a bodyguard for the then-future leader of North Korea and spent a decade in close proximity to the country's most powerful people. Today, Lee lives in the South Korean capital, Seoul, and travels the world to tell his story. On Tuesday, he was in Geneva at the Human Rights Summit. The 54-year-old has a clear mission…

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NC Student’s Attempt To Get Voter ID Shows Just How Bad Voter Suppression Has Become

NC Student's Attempt To Get Voter ID Shows Just How Bad Voter Suppression Has Become

Logan Graham, a student at North Carolina State University, recently wrote a column in the university’s newspaper, The Technician, expressing his outrage over the troubles he faced when he tried to get a voter ID as an out-of-state student after new, contentious voter ID laws were passed in North Carolina.

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Bernie Sanders calls back to America’s socialist roots

Bernie Sanders calls back to America’s socialist roots

Before the Soviet Union and then the Cold War confused and conflated the issues and the terms used to describe them, democratic socialism was the largest political movement in the United States outside the Republican and Democratic parties. Dozens of socialist mayors and several socialist congressmen were elected to office.

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Download All 36 of Jan Vermeer’s Beautifully Rare Paintings (Most in High Resolution)

Download All 36 of Jan Vermeer’s Beautifully Rare Paintings (Most in High Resolution)

Imagine the scene: you uncover a painting stored away in the closet of an elderly relative's home, coated in a blanket of dust so thick you can hardly make out anything but more dust underneath. You slide it out, begin to carefully brush it off, and find two piercing eyes peering out at you.

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History of science: When eugenics became law

History of science: When eugenics became law

Victoria Nourse reviews a study on a historic US misuse of biology, the case of Buck v. Bell. Adam Cohen's 'Imbeciles' relates a key chapter in this story. Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck.

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The Tunnels of Gaza’s Next War

The Tunnels of Gaza’s Next War

By all accounts, Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, is on a tunnel-building streak. Hamas has boasted of building fifty tunnels since the Israel–Gaza conflict of July, 2014, though Israel insists those numbers are exaggerated. But residents of kibbutzim that border Gaza are increasingly warning of clattering and drilling noises under their homes. “I’ve heard the sound of a hammer and chisel, and my neighbor says she can hear them…

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