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Conservative tells CNBC the GOP is doomed because young people view them as ‘the dumb party’



Conservative columnist George Will went on CNBC Wednesday to dig a grave for the Republican Party.

While talking about the rise of economic populism on both the left and right in the United States, Will lamented the decline of traditional conservative belief in the free market.

He also warned that the Republican Party and its embrace of President Donald Trump was doing massive damage and all but guaranteeing that young Americans would flock toward Democrats for years to come.

“Young people have made up their mind about the Republican Party, that it’s kind of the dumb party,” he said. “These are the same young people who say they have warm feelings about socialism, but all they mean by that is that socialism means everyone being socialable and being nice to one another. They haven’t thought it through.”

Will then claimed that many young people, despite espousing favorable opinions of socialism, are nonetheless wary of the government — but he doubted the GOP could do anything to capitalize on these feelings.

“The same people who are suspicious — who like socialism — are suspicious of government so, I think that they’re uninformed at this point,” he said. “But the Republican Party is doing its very best to drive them away permanently.”


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The Trump rape allegations expose some appalling facts about history of the ‘rule of law’ in America



In last week’s New York magazine, journalist E. Jean Carroll recounts her rape in a New York department store dressing room, some 23 years ago. “[He] opens [my] overcoat, unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway —or completely, I’m not certain —inside me.” The alleged rapist? United States President Donald J. Trump.

Carroll joins more than a dozen other women who have publicly accused the sitting president of sexual assault or harassment, with no consequences yet for Trump.

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WATCH: Rosie O’Donnell takes a shot at Meghan McCain over her treatment of Joy Behar



Rosie O'Donnell took some shots at Meghan McCain for her recent behavior on "The View."

The former co-host left about two years before McCain joined the five-woman panel in October 2017, and O'Donnell said she should show more respect to the show's veterans, reported Hollywood Life.

“I do have some compassion for her," O'Donnell said, referring to the loss of her father, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). "Although I wish she wouldn’t be mean to Joy Behar, who is like a living legend and who should be respected for no other reason than she’s the elder statesman in the room.”

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Accelerating exoplanet discovery using chemical fingerprints of stars



Stars are born when huge clouds of dust and gas collapse in on themselves and ignite. These clouds are made up of raw elements, like oxygen and titanium, and each cloud has a unique composition that imprints on the star. And within the stellar afterbirth – from the material that didn’t find its way into the star – planets are formed.

Finding planets orbiting distant stars, or exoplanets, is difficult. There are tried and true methods that involve using large telescopes to detect these tiny objects. But I’ve developed a faster and more powerful strategy for planet hunting that is based on the chemistry of the star. I am a planetary astrophysicist. Admittedly, this is a title that I made up because I wanted something that actually described what I do. I study the elements within stars, their patterns, and how they are connected to planets.

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