This Week in God, 10.29.16

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to a question at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Ia., July 18, 2015. First up from the God Machine this week is a look at an interview Donald Trump did this...

What would happen if nonvoters actually showed up? Hint: Republicans wouldn’t be happy

What would happen if nonvoters actually showed up? Hint: Republicans wouldn't be happy The election coming in just over a week will be decided by the people who vote. It’s an obvious statement, but it carries profound importance, because...

A message to Jim Comey: The FBI chief’s letter about Hillary Clinton’s emails raises...

Speak up soon, Jim Comey. (YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images) The fact that the perverted and deeply troubled Anthony Weiner appears to be responsible for bringing Hillary Clinton’s email troubles back with a vengeance is, we admit, darkly funny. The way...

Refugees exchange squalor of Calais for vineyards of Burgundy

A migrant (right) arrives from the Calais camp at the Montlaville castle in Chardonnay. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Outside the Château de Montlaville in the wine village of Chardonnay, the faint tapping sound of a table tennis match coming from...

Suzanne Evans: ‘There’s a gaping hole in British politics for a party like Ukip’

‘It’s not nice, being out campaigning and being called a racist in the street’ … Suzanne Evans. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian In the weird world of Ukip, there are stranger characters than Suzanne Evans. She isn’t even...

The 5 Lamest Excuses For Obamacare’s 22% Premium Hike

US President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the Affordable Care Act at Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida, October 20, 2016. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) On Monday, the Obama administration announced...

Uber Has Revolutionized Transit More In 7 Years Than The Government Has In 7...

Shutterstock There’s a revolution occurring in mass transit, something I’ve witnessed firsthand while traveling the nation. Many newly-christened urbanites who didn’t grow up riding transit now view it as essential to mobility. And it is more convenient than yesteryear’s...

NHS to offer safer Down’s syndrome test to pregnant women

The new test will be offered to about 10,000 women each year. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA A safer test for Down’s syndrome that allows pregnant women to be screened without the risk of miscarriage is to be introduced on the...

BBC series Planet Earth II will be unparalleled, says Attenborough

The pygmy sloth, the smallest of the species, in Planet Earth II. Photograph: BBC A lone eagle soars high above craggy mountain tops, the tips of its wings lifting lightly in the wind. A lemur leaps from tree to...

Obama’s Golf Trip with Tiger Woods Cost Taxpayers $3.6 Million

President Barack Obama, who for the last eight years has lived the lifestyle of an 18th-century monarch while liberally billing 21st-century taxpayers, mounted up a massive tab when he met up with his friend Tiger Woods to play golf....