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It’s a watershed year fraught with turmoil for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Across the American South, queer, trans and gender-nonconforming people are facing wave after wave of legislation that threatens our safety, well-being and very existence
I’m standing on Pennsylvania Avenue watching Donald Trump’s Inauguration Parade. As he waves to the crowd, I try to shout, but my voice is drowned out by the screaming masses around me. I struggle to speak, but things start spinning and then I’m falling.
It has been almost a week and I am still not prepared for President Trump. I was sure that Hillary Clinton had it in the bag. I had convinced myself that Donald Trump’s arresting, but toxic, message, his misogyny and rage against the “other”, together with his general lack of discipline, organization or depth would do him in.
Last night, history was made in the United States of America — Americans passed the power into the hands of President-Elect Donald Trump, the first man to take office with no political/government background. A majority of Americans throughout the nation are experiencing a surge of emotions — some joyful, and some fearful
After a season of high-profile protesting, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has revealed that he did not vote in the 2016 election. When asked if he had already voted Tuesday, Kaepernick told reporters no, according to San Francisco Chronicle reporter Eric Branch.
“If I had Aladdin’s lamp for only a day, I’d make a wish and here’s what I’d say…” Lexington, North Carolina: It feels very much like Ground Zero here. Hillary will wrap up her campaign in Raleigh tonight. Here in the “Piedmont” people on both sides believe that whatever they can do in the final hours can make the difference, not just for North Carolina, but for the country
Donald Trump gave an important and revealing speech in Pennsylvania this week, although the significance may have been less what he said and more who said it with him.
LOS ANGELES ― Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals blasted county Sheriff Sandra Hutchens in court Friday over a seeming refusal to turn over all evidence related to a tainted jailhouse informant program that has allegedly violated the rights of numerous defendants and threatens to upend multiple murder cases in the county. “This court has been waiting a long time. I am patient, but I have been waiting a long time,” Goethals said to Deputy County Counsel Elizabeth Pejeau
By AsiaToday reporter Kim Ye-jin – Leaders of Japan, Russia, and China are paving the way to extend their tenure.
Watching the Australian Government try to navigate the difficult shoals of energy policy in the 21st century is like watching a ship adrift without a compass, or perhaps a map provided by the fossil fuel industry back in 1950. While major emitters in Europe, North America and Asia are setting out structured plans to transition their economies away from the dirty, polluting energy sources of the 19th and 20th centuries – coal, oil and gas – the Australian Government appears to be engaging in a debate that many thought would not still be underway in 2016
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in Berkeley: A scorching revival of Albee’s Domestic Demolition Derby
Sizzling: Josh Schell as Nick, Beth Wilmurt as Martha, David Sinaiko as George Photos by by Jessica Palopoli Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? strips bare the deceptions and bonds that hold together two horrible marriages. Shotgun Players’ current staging of the 1962 classic strips bare the dynamics of those relationships, without distractions.
Leslie Jones is no one’s victim. The “Saturday Night Live” star stood up to online bullies and hackers in a powerful “Weekend Update” segment that reminded us that no one but you can embarrass and bring you down. “I have spent decades getting roasted by comedians, black comedians at that,” the “Ghostbusters” actress said
“It makes me so sad.
ATLANTA ― For Republicans nervous about an electoral catastrophe next month, Lesley Jones could be a harbinger of doom.
In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Robert Scheer speaks with David Dayen, author of the book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud . Dayen and Scheer discuss the federal government’s failure to respond to millions of people who suffered from the mortgage fallout from the 2008 bank crisis
Minnie Driver has a starring role on the critically acclaimed sitcom “Speechless,” but, if she had it her way, she’d be on “ Game of Thrones .” The actress sat down with The Huffington Post during a Build Series interview this week and relived her fangirl moment with the “GoT” cast at the HBO Emmys After-Party last month. “I’m a total Throner,” she said. “I embarrassed myself at the after-party.
Who will fill the gap when there is no more Donald Trump to kick around (remember Nixon’s famous Checkers speech). Voters are likely to feel a mixture of postpartum depression and PTSD when there are no more revelations about taxes or groping and that goes for Hillary Clinton too
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “ The Girl on the Train ” pulled into the station with a $24.7 million opening, a solid result despite the fact that the mystery debuted as much of the U.S.
Billy Bush will discuss the vulgar 2005 conversation between him and Donald Trump during his anchor slot on the “Today Show” Monday morning, according to The Hollywood Reporter . “The plan is for him to have a chance to apologize,” an NBC source told the entertainment news outlet.
Gary Johnson , the Libertarian presidential nominee, can’t seem to catch a break. After a couple of very public mistakes, including asking an interviewer what Aleppo was and the time he struggled to name a foreign leader he admired, the former governor of New Mexico on Wednesday had another embarrassing moment. When The New York Times asked Johnson if he knew the name of North Korea’s leader, he answered simply, “I do.” But when the Times pressed him to produce a name, Johnson reportedly said, dryly, “You want me to name …
Secretary of State John Kerry’s tireless, frenetic drive to short-circuit mass homicide in Syria by finding common ground with Russia has come to naught. It has gone up in the flames with the smoke now rising above Aleppo. It has died with defenseless, terrified civilians in their homes, hospitals, markets, and mosques: a population top-heavy with children targeted mercilessly by Russian pilots and their Assad regime counterparts
I have read Chicago Tribune editorials for almost half a century. The Tribune ‘s September 30 editorial endorsing Gary Johnson for President of the United States is the first one that ever caused me to consider cancelling my subscription – not just because I disagree with the editorial, but because it was so bizarre in its reasoning.
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Thursday signed a bill into law scaling back a controversial practice that allows police in the state to permanently seize people’s cash and property without obtaining a conviction or even charging someone with a crime.
Here we are again — only this time the issue of racism and bias has been ignited by the 2016 Presidential Candidates and it is more divisive than ever before. Because of this it is critical to explore new perspectives about race relations and to engage in a conversation that can be constructive and transformative
By Katie for DivorcedMoms.com I have spent time dating during the first year post-divorce.
August may be coming to an end, but there’s still plenty of time to make some magical summer food. From the veggies you can still pick up at the farmer’s market ― we’re looking at your, zucchini , eggplant and basil — to the sweet summer fruits and berries that are still hanging around, you’ve still got options before it turns into pumpkin season. And of course, the weather’s still warm enough to fire up your grill and make some barbecue (and barbecue sides ) and burgers .
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I would have expected more adeptness from Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former intelligence superstar in the Soviet Union’s legendary KGB. His amateurish attempt to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in the United States by tasking Russian hackers to steal 20,000 emails from the servers of the Democratic National Committee and share them with WikiLeaks to embarrass Hillary Clinton and favor Donald Trump showed his talents are in decline
First Nighter: "The Merchant of Venice" in Jonathan Munby’s First-Rate Shakespeare’s Globe Production
William Shakespeare has certainly posed challenges for directors these many decades and centuries later. What to do, for instance, in the 21st century about the relentless anti-Semitism in The Merchant of Venice ?
If 2016 has been a year for anything, it has been a year of turmoil. it has been a year in which the relations between national and international institution have been rewritten forever, and a year in which the established elites of the developed world have suffered from a bloodied nose
In 1781, Benjamin Franklin wrote a satirical letter, purporting to be a proposal for a subject for European scientists to study. Franklin, an amateur scientist himself, was making a snide point about what he considered to be rather frivolous research by the Europeans. The equivalent today would be those American politicians who routinely point out some of the more far-fetched research the federal government now funds.
We’re only a few weeks into the presumptive general election, and the wheels are already coming off Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The Trump team is struggling with internal discord over his overtly racist tirade against a federal judge, MSNBC’s Katy Tur and Benjy Sarlin reported Monday. Trump has repeatedly accused the judge, who was born in Indiana, of bias against him due to the judge’s Mexican heritage
When it’s really embarrassing, rely on the calendar… More…
On the final Memorial Day weekend of the Obama administration, the soon to be astonishingly young ex-Commander-in-Chief has some recent successes to savor on the security front.
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who was recently selected to chair the Republican National Convention ‘s platform committee, shied away from criticizing Donald Trump ’s proposed ban on Muslim entry to the U.S.
Last month, four days after Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa stood next to Secretary John Kerry at a press conference and announced that dissident Zainab Al Khawaja and her baby son Abdulhadi would be released from jail, I wrote a piece here pointing out that four days was a long time to fill in some paperwork and find the prison key. Tomorrow will be 50 days, and she’s still in jail. You can fly to the moon and back, sail the Atlantic and climb Mount Everest in 50 days if you put your mind to it.
Transcripts of a recorded conversation between then Senator Romero Jucá, and former oil industry executive Sergio Machado, indicate that what many people suspected about the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is true: some of the most corrupt and powerful politicians in Brazil are using impeachment as a means of protecting themselves and their power. It is of course deeply ironic: Dilma, who is not accused of any corruption, is being impeached by corrupt members of Congress whose power is threatened by the unprecedented capacity that she gave prosecutors and the judiciary to go after corruption
Embed from Getty Images When Governor Chris Christie famously said, “I don’t consider myself a wealthy man,” the $699,000 earner with a net worth of $3.8 million may be excused for his confusion; he didn’t have this handy calculator to set him straight. The Pew Research Center’s latest tool for determining who’s rich and who’s not brings reality to the fore, but class delusion has a funny way of enduring despite the facts
Hillary Clinton’s stump speech is painfully unoriginal and also it rained today.
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Verizon is now in over 150 countries and has over 330 ‘investments’ worldwide. AT&T is now touting its investments in Mexico and the 100+ locations in the Middle East and Africa. And both companies claim that they are digital entertainment companies
It’s been five years since Mike Wilklow was slinging sandwiches at a Jimmy John’s shop in Minneapolis. No longer a 20-something activist, Wilklow is 31 years old and punching the clock as a computer programmer, earning far more than he did during his fast-food days. And yet, thanks to some recent legal developments, Wilklow now finds himself pondering a return to Jimmy John’s to dress Totally Tunas for next to minimum wage.
The Bank Whistleblowers United announce the inaugural Financial Fraud Lemons of the Week award. There can be no more fitting recipient than the ironically named Department of Justice (DOJ). The “lemon” is used in the economics and criminology literature to refer to a car of surpassingly terrible quality
If politics were, in fact, a game of beanbag, the South Carolina primary would be a bag of rusty nails. Alas, politics ain’t beanbag . And South Carolina is just the campaign equivalent of throwing rusty nails at your rivals. The first projectiles came on Thursday, as the remaining Republican presidential candidates descended on the Palmetto State to engage in some good ole-fashion dirt-slinging and innuendo
The American Heritage Dictionary defines a kenning as “a figurative, usually compound expression used in place of a name or noun, especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry.” In a recent article about metaphor and law , I had occasion to list a few favorite kennings. However, that pleasure reminded me of two sources of displeasure. First, I’ve yet to find an ample yet convenient inventory of old kennings and their kin.
Tilting toward Mecca. REALITY TV “Thou doth protest too much.” That’s my reaction to President Barack Obama’s visit to a mosque yesterday.
I recall meeting with one of my former colleagues at a University where we were both Professors. We were talking about obesity and how it is viewed culturally in the U.S. vs.
I recently saw a paper written by a fourth grader that was returned by her English teacher with more red ink than student handwriting. And, the teacher had literally re-written the entire student piece in red.
Two years ago I was 50lbs heavier and if you had asked me, “Hey Sarah, you wanna go for a jog or a hike or a yoga class or something?” I’d be like, “Shut up. Pizza.” © via Canva.com I’m not saying it’ll work for everyone, and I can’t promise you won’t embarrass yourself, but give it a shot
Ryan Reynolds has dad jokes for days, y’all. The “Deadpool” actor delightfully showcased his comedy skills in a tweet directed at former boybander Zayn Malik , who apparently pulled out of an appearance with Reynolds at the last minute. “Zayn isn’t on the Graham Norton show with me anymore,” Reynolds tweeted. “I’ll still go … But obviously I got my lips done for nothing.” Zayn isn't on the Graham Norton show with me anymore.
Kids getting footballs is still pretty great pic.twitter.com/949LSvUHEQ — The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) January 25, 2016 As has recently become a weekly tradition, the Carolina Panthers just made yet another young fan’s dream come true. Seemingly every Sunday, Cam Newton’s squad turns on-field success into off-field elation, as players run to the stands to give touchdown balls to Carolina loyalists
Whether you chose to gather your team on a weekly or monthly basis, make sure everybody walks away feeling recharged and with a game plan. Here’s how 12 entrepreneurs make run-of-the-mill staff meetings worthwhile. A.
The Clintons have no shame, that much you can count on. That stupefying arrogance was on full display in the most recent presidential campaign debate when Hillary Clinton countered Bernie Sanders’ charge that she was compromised by her close ties to Goldman Sachs and other rapacious Wall Street interests with the retort: “Sen.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At his only criminal court appearance to date, aging TV icon Bill Cosby stumbled past a scrum of photographers while two lawyers held him up on either side, walking him into a suburban Philadelphia courtroom. The attorneys hired to defend Cosby in the sex-assault case are a study in contrasts: — Outsider Monique Pressley, a lawyer-turned-TV legal analyst with side jobs as a pastor, motivational speaker and radio host, who got a taste of the limelight as a law student, posing a question about race in the O.J. Simpson trial on CNN’s Larry King Live
Most of us have experienced that sickening moment when you realize you’ve made a serious mistake. Perhaps it was a typo that threw off a financial forecast, or maybe you forgot to reserve a venue for an important meeting that’s scheduled for the following day. The details are different for everybody, but at some point, we’ve all felt that rising tide of dread and panic.
It’s as predictable as the terrible twos: Any time groups try to pass a progressive workplace policy, opponents warn of the unintended consequences to jobs and businesses. That has certainly been the case with proposals to establish a family and medical leave insurance fund. The facts say otherwise: A growing body of evidence shows that such a policy does not unintentionally harm businesses or jobs or profitability or the economy.
In April on CNBC , I called a top in the China market and urged a move to cash. The accompanying chart — see the red arrow — underscores the prescience of the call.
How can ISIS and other Muslim terrorists be defeated? This is the question of our generation and maybe of the century. First, a simple quiz
Fourteen years ago this Monday, President George W. Bush opened the Guantanamo Bay detention center as an emergency measure to hold and interrogate men suspected of participation in the September 11 attacks and the subsequent fight against the United States in Afghanistan.
Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Mike Munchak has absolutely no chill. Towards the end of the first quarter of the Steelers’ Wild Card matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday night, Munchak yanked a handful of Bengals safety Reggie Nelson’s dreadlocks. Nelson barrelled into the Steelers’ sidelines after pushing running back Jordan Todman out-of-bounds. Munchak may have felt like Nelson unnecessarily shoved his running back into the sideline — Todman was nearly out-out-bounds when Nelson hit him, and the extra push sent Todman crashing into the bench. Todman should have been the star of the play for his darting run, but one of his coaches overreacted to a bit of chippiness on Nelson’s part.