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Columbus Day now Indigenous Peoples' Day in L.A.

Christopher Columbus, the man credited with “discovering” America, is a controversial figure in history. While he accidentally stumbled upon what became known as The United States of America, he also contributed to the death and downfall of the people who already inhabited the land he...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:30pm

The Foreman Forecast: Trump’s higher ground

Amid the record rainfall, scouring floods and human misery in south Texas, there was President Trump doing what presidents do: Offering reassurance, praising first responders and promising the federal government’s help until the suffering has passed. Such visits have become a supremely...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 5:05am

The Foreman Forecast: The primary issue

As much as people worry about being attacked by a shark, hit by lightning or trapped in a cab with Pauly Shore, such events are thankfully rare. If you are the president of the United States, here is something else you can add to the “long odds” list: Getting challenged for your own...

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 5:02am

Service improvements beat countdown clocks for 7 train

There are better investments the MTA can make to improve service on the No. 7 Flushing subway than the installation of countdown clocks. In March 1953, a super express began operating from Flushing–Main Street to Times Square in the morning rush hour. This 7 express stopped at Main Street and...

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 5:02am

Trump’s America: Why stop the pardons with Sheriff Joe?

Pardon me. No, really. I’d like to be pardoned – wouldn’t you? Pardoned for crimes I’ve already committed, pardoned for crimes I am only now dreaming up. Mark my words: When it comes to Donald Trump’s presidential pardons, Sheriff Joe was just a practice round. Jared...

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 5:07pm

Philly needs to change its street safety approval process

Essentially, after a chaotic public meeting in July, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson rejected plans for a West Center City safety improvement pilot project. The reason? "Near neighbor" concerns. Essentially, it was decided most people in the vicinity of Lombard Street were worried enough...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 5:00am

The Foreman Forecast: All in

All those patently false statements President Trump has made about – well, all kinds of things? Forget them. The vicious and at times violent words he heaves at his foes? Never mind. His explicitly distasteful statements about women, his disdain for members of his own party, the chaos in the...

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 5:00am

Trump’s America: Total eclipse of Donald’s decency

Aid and comfort to white supremacists. Confederate War statues treated like an oppressed minority group. Steve Bannon, out as Donald Trump’s senior advisor and back in his bunker at Breitbart.com, chortling to his locked-and-loaded comrades on the right: “I’ve got my hands back on...

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 5:11pm

Trump repeats debunked Pershing pig's blood lie

President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that the United States should take a page from history. No. 45 (in 140 characters or less) referred to Army Gen. John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing ending “Radical Islamic Terror” for 35 years by dipping bullets in pig’s blood...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 5:18pm

The Foreman Forecast: All the best people

When he was campaigning, Donald Trump constantly bragged about the power of his business contacts – about how he could bring the biggest names in corporate America to his side to spur the economy and promote jobs. “You need people that are truly, truly capable,” he said. Now, he...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 5:00am

There is no such thing as the ‘alt-left,’ say experts

President Trump might do well to take a page from "Mean Girls:" Stop trying to make "alt-left" happen. It's not going to happen. During yesterday's press conference in which Trump defended the white supremacists at Charlottesville, one of his arguments was that the...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 2:38pm

Greater Philadelphia: The future of healthcare

The Greater Philadelphia region has always been a hub for the life sciences. This hub was established hundreds of years ago with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In 1765, it stood as the first and only medical school in the original 13 colonies of our country. In Surgeon Hall on...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 5:06am

White nationalists: Who are they and what do they want?

The Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and men carrying Confederate flags stood side by side at a rally dubbed “Unite the Right” on Saturday in what a monitoring group called the “largest hate-gathering of its kind in decades in the United States.” Who are white nationalists and what...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 4:46pm

Neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website probably faked that 'Anonymous' hack

It appears the notorious neo-Nazi website, the Daily Stormer, faked an attack by the hacktivist collective “Anonymous” Monday in an attempt to drum up publicity and support for its message. An article published on the website had, at first glance, all the markings of a Anonymous attack...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 3:44pm

Trump’s America: Blaming everyone and no one in Charlottesville

Denouncing the white supremacists, neo-Nazis and KKKers in Charlottesville – that should have been the easy part. But now that he’s stumbled so badly there, will the suddenly tongue-tied Donald Trump ever stop seeking alliances with race-baiting, alt-right extremists? Does he even want...

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 5:20pm

Does smoking weed cause cancer?

The number of people using marijuana continues is steadily rising — more than 52 percent of Americans over 18 admit to using it at least once, legally or not — while the popularity of smoking continues to tumble. The reasons for weed’s popularity from person-to-person: Some use...

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 12:01pm

Breakthrough in gene editing gives hope to organ transplant waitlist

More than 117,000 Americans are currently on a transplant wait-list and 22 people die every day awaiting a match, according to federal figures. A scientific advance using genetically edited piglets could lower the fatality rate and make using pig organs, similar to our own, a common practice....

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 5:14pm

Walmart taking shots from social media after back-to-school banner hung above gun display

Walmart is playing defense after it hung a back-to-school banner above a rack of shotguns, sparking viral outrage Wednesday. Calling the display that urged customers to “Own the school year like a hero” a “regrettable situation,” Walmart apologized for the mishap in a...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 3:36pm

James Cameron is irritated by Titanic haters, and so am I

James Cameron has some strong words for Titanic haters, who he believes only started to attack the romantic disaster epic because it became fashionable. The legendary director recently lashed out at the detractors of his 1997 film, which went on to gross $2.187 billion at the box office and won 11...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 2:04pm

Does exercise really cause weight loss? This MD doesn't believe so

Abs are made in the kitchen, but exercise might help you avoid the kitchen altogether. At least according to small study conducted by researchers at Loughborough University in Britain. For the study, researchers recruited 16 fit men and separated them into two groups: one that completed intense...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:41pm