4 maps that show who’s being left behind in America’s wind-power boom

4 maps that show who’s being left behind in America’s wind-power boom

President Trump has been mocking wind power a lot lately. In an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity, he asserted that the United States, “would have been powered by wind, which wouldn’t have worked by the way because it only blows sometimes and lots of problems come about.” Then, in a speech Tuesday, he claimed…
11 high-fiber foods to help America close the fiber gap

11 high-fiber foods to help America close the fiber gap

Fiber is the closest thing we have to a true superfood — or super-nutrient since it’s in so many different foods. Eating a fiber-rich diet is associated with better gastrointestinal health and a reduced risk of heart attacks, strokes, high cholesterol, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and even some cancers. That’s because fiber is amazingly helpful…
Us is Jordan Peele’s thrilling, blood-curdling allegory about a self-destructing America

Us is Jordan Peele’s thrilling, blood-curdling allegory about a self-destructing America

Jordan Peele’s Us, its title signals, is not a movie from which we as viewers can be detached. It demands from the start that we recognize an uncomfortable fact: Out in the audience, we’re part of the story. And it’s a movie about doubles and doppelgängers, so of course the title is pulling double allegorical…
This Cohen hearing fight was everything wrong with how America talks about “racism”

This Cohen hearing fight was everything wrong with how America talks about “racism”

Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday generally did not reflect well on the character of President Donald Trump. He accused Trump of committing crimes while in office; lying to the public about his business dealings in Russia and tacitly encouraging Cohen to do the same; and ordering Cohen to bully…
Democrats welcome an increasingly diverse America; Republicans aren’t so sure

Democrats welcome an increasingly diverse America; Republicans aren’t so sure

The United States is unquestionably becoming a more racially and ethnically diverse society. And new data from the Public Religion Research Institute shows that Americans have a fairly stark partisan disagreement in terms of how to feel about that. Few Republicans say outright that they wish the country would maintain its white, European majority forever,…
Ilhan Omar’s tweet revealed core truths about anti-Semitism in America

Ilhan Omar’s tweet revealed core truths about anti-Semitism in America

The controversy over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) tweets about the pro-Israel lobby will not die. After the Muslim Congress member tweeted Sunday night that American political leaders’ support for Israel is “all about the Benjamins,” a political firestorm broke out over the question of whether the tweet was anti-Semitic. Omar apologized on Monday under pressure…
Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” wins Song of the Year at the Grammys

Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” wins Song of the Year at the Grammys

Although he wasn’t actually in the house at the 2019 Grammys, Donald Glover brought the house down when his alter ego Childish Gambino won Song of the Year for “This Is America” during Sunday’s ceremony — becoming the first rap song in Grammys history to win the award. Later in the evening, he also picked…
Blackface isn’t just about the racism in America’s past. It’s also about the racism in America’s present.

Blackface isn’t just about the racism in America’s past. It’s also about the racism...

In the past few years, most high-profile blackface incidents have largely been confined to college campuses, ill-advised Halloween costumes, and bizarre television sketches. But over the past week in Virginia, several officials have come under increasing scrutiny for blackface scandals. It’s sparked a full-on crisis over the state’s leadership — and fueled a larger debate…
On Langston Hughes’s 115th birthday, read his ambivalent ode to America

On Langston Hughes’s 115th birthday, read his ambivalent ode to America

Friday is Langston Hughes’s 115th birthday. That means it is a perfect time to remember that in 1936, Hughes wrote what is still the most eloquent rejoinder to cries of “make America great again” that anyone could hope for. It’s a poem called “Let America Be America Again,” and it calls for a country that…
LeBron James, the most important athlete in America, explained

LeBron James, the most important athlete in America, explained

LeBron James is quite possibly the best basketball player who’s ever lived. I am, of course, hardly an objective party. I have rooted for LeBron James since I was 15 years old, when he first joined the Cleveland Cavaliers. But even for those who haven’t, James has compiled a résumé that rivals any player in…

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