A writer argues that progressives “have no power” in the Democratic Party and “Elizabeth Warren will not save us”; an orangutan was freed in Argentina after being declared a “non-human person”; meanwhile, scientists are getting closer to finding a cure for memory loss. These discoveries and more below.

Let’s Abandon the Democrats: Stop Blaming Fox News and Stop Hoping Elizabeth Warren Will Save Us Progressives have no power in a corporate, focus-grouped, Wall Street-leaning party. But we are the change we need.

The Trans-Everything CEO Futurist, pharma tycoon, satellite entrepreneur, philosopher. Martine Rothblatt, the highest-paid female executive in America, was born male. But that is far from the thing that defines her. Just ask her wife. Then ask the robot version of her wife.

Performance Artist Does the Impossible, Shows Up Courbet’s ‘Origin of the World’ Picture it: Paris, 2014. A twentysomething woman in a shimmering gold dress that echoes the frames all around the Musée d’Orsay walks into one of the institution’s most famous galleries.

A Less-Precarious Precariat As a result of the National Labor Relations Board’s latest decision, the members of the university precariat find themselves in a stronger, less-precarious position.

Court Rules Orangutan Held In Argentina Zoo Is ‘Non-Human Person’ And Can Be Freed An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognized the ape as a “non-human person” unlawfully deprived of its freedom, local media reported on Sunday.

The New York Cop Killer Was Arrested 19 Times. Why Was He Able to Get a Gun? The last year when Ismaaiyl Brinsley—the man who killed two New York City cops on Saturday—should have been able to buy or carry a gun was 2008, when he was convicted of felony shoplifting, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Cure for Memory Loss Could Be on the Horizon Breakthrough study could hold the key to ending memory loss and offer a lifeline to Alzheimer’s sufferers.

Strangers in Their Own Country Israeli liberals and democrats feel alienated from their government. The upcoming elections could mend that rift.

FCC Delays Comcast-Time Warner Cable Review Again as New Documents Found Miffed Federal Communications Commission lawyers stopped the informal clock for reviewing Comcast’s $45 billion deal to acquire Time Warner Cable after lawyers belatedly turned over thousands of documents the agency had previously requested.

The 20 Most Powerless People in the Art World: 2014 Edition While other art publications sing the praises of the rich and powerful, we like to look at those who are largely overlooked (or worse, exploited) in order to understand the real state of the art world and its discontents.

The Secret CIA Document That Could Unravel Case For Torture As the public grapples with the gruesome realities put forth in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s damning report on the CIA’s torture program, the agency has dug in to defend itself.

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