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Only God Knows What Michelle Bachmann Should Do Next

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Michele Bachmann is considering running for Al Franken’s former Senate seat, but not without asking a specific higher-up whether she should; if all science fails, maybe an illustration can explain climate change to deniers; meanwhile, raw water, a new Silicon Valley trend, is not only unsafe, it’s out-of-touch. These discoveries and more below.

Michele Bachmann Is Asking God Whether She Should Run For Al Franken’s Senate Seat
Former Minnesota congresswoman and current “pastor to the United Nations” Michele Bachmann joined End Times prepper pastor Jim Bakker for a series of television programs during which she revealed that she is currently considering making a run for the U.S. Senate seat that is set to be vacated by Al Franken.

What Is to Be Done?: On “Democracy in America?”
Concrete solutions may still be out of reach, but the first step is diagnosing the problem.

The Republicans Are Now the Party of Identity Politics
Donald Trump’s presidency has been dominated by a huge effort to protect the narrow interests of one particular demographic group: wealthy white men.

The Debate Over Cornel West’s Critique of Ta-Nehisi Coates
When the history of resistance to oppression is written, it will be replete with the names of people who, at great personal cost, resolved to tell the truth.

A Symbol of the Palestinian Resistance for the Internet Age
Viral videos of the Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi confronting Israeli soldiers reveal how the conflict is evolving with technology.

It’s Been an Open Secret All Along
The scandal of Michael Wolff’s new book isn’t its salacious details—it’s that everyone in Washington has known its key themes, and refused to act.

Show This Cartoon to Anyone Who Doubts We Need Huge Action on Climate Change
Why would you believe earth is in a dire situation?

Some Real Data on Fake News
Fake news is rampant, and it’s poisoning our politics. Many people are saying this — on the right, on the left, and on whatever remains of the center. But is that truism, itself, fake news?

Largest Prime Number Ever Found Has Over 23 Million Digits
Maths fans can’t get enough of numbers that are millions of digits long and can only be divided by themselves and one.

How Raw Water Tries to Make Poverty Hip
A Silicon Valley phenomenon reveals the ugly side of back-to-the-earth, stripped-down lifestyle trends.

Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury Is a Gift to Donald Trump
How the gossipy tell-all of the White House’s first year feeds the president’s narrative about a reckless, dishonest news media.

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